Press Releases

July 20, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President Bush’s visit to the Port of Baltimore.
July 19, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), who led a Congressional delegation to India in January 2004, released the following statement today after an address to a Joint Session of Congress by Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India:
July 15, 2005
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Democratic Caucus Chairman Robert Menendez, and Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman James E. Clyburn sent a letter to Speaker Dennis Hastert today calling on him to direct House committees to immediately schedule hearings into the White House's involvement in leaking the identity of CIA covert agent Valerie Plame.
July 13, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the White House’s announcement that the government will post the third highest deficit in the nation’s history and continues to face massive deficits as far as the eye can see:
July 12, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning concerning four bills that the Republican leadership put on the House Floor today that will weaken worker protections, and the Republicans’ refusal to consider Democratic legislation to raise the minimum wage for the first time in eight years:
July 12, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today at a rally of the American Federation of Government Employees/United Department of Defense Workers Coalition:
July 8, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after the Department of Labor announced that the economy gained 146,000 jobs in June, or 4,000 fewer jobs than are needed each month to keep pace with population growth:
July 7, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today concerning the terrorist attacks in London:
July 1, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Republican leadership backpedaled on trying to unilaterally change the House Ethics rules, and instead agreed to follow House rules and hire a non-partisan professional staff for Ethics Committee:
June 30, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding House passage (222-203) of an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2006 Transportation, Treasury and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill:
June 30, 2005
Representative Mike Ferguson (R-NJ) and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) introduced legislation today that would allow “medically necessary” dental care for seniors and the disabled to be covered under Medicare.
June 29, 2005
Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) today joined all 206 House Democrats in sending a letter to the President urging him to address the $1 billion shortfall in veterans’ health care funding acknowledged by the Administration last week.
June 28, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after President Bush spoke at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, regarding the war in Iraq:
June 28, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the “Secure America’s Vote Act of 2005,” which he introduced today:
June 27, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and Representative Mary Bono (R-CA) released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court’s 9-0 decision in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd.:
June 24, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today at a press conference with members of the House Democratic leadership.
June 23, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding White House political strategist Karl Rove’s shameful comments last night:
June 22, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon:
June 21, 2005
The full House Appropriations Committee included a Federal Employee Pay Parity amendment in the FY 2006 Transportation, Treasury, and Housing and Urban Development bill today.
June 21, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Intelligence Authorization Act:
June 21, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) proposed an amendment today to the FY 2006 Foreign Operations Appropriations bill during the Full Committee markup, which would mirror a change adopted by the House International Relations Committee two weeks ago in the State Department Authorization bill.
June 20, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the FY06 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which is expected to pass the House later today:
June 17, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a leading proponent in the House for tax reform and simplification, released the following statement today in response to the Bush Administration’s announcement on Thursday that it push back the deadline for the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform to issue recommendations:
June 13, 2005
Facts, Suggestions, and Information Regarding Men's Health Week.
June 9, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement today after the House Republican leadership pulled the Intelligence Authorization Act from the Floor schedule for today. The bill was pulled from consideration after Republican leaders failed to agree on a measure that would allow the Director of National Intelligence to transfer personnel within the intelligence community: