Press Releases

April 27, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Republican retreat on the partisan ethics rules they pushed through the House earlier this year:
April 26, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after participating in a Social Security Rally on Capitol Hill:
April 22, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of the 35th celebration of Earth Day:
April 22, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the resignation of Election Assistance Commission Buster Soaries:
April 21, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after House Republicans defeated an amendment to the Energy Bill offered by Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA). Rep. Capps’ amendment would have struck a provision inserted in the bill that would immunize the producers of the fuel additive MTBE from responsibility for contaminating ground water, and shift the costs of cleanup to taxpayers. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) insisted that the provision be included in the bill:
April 20, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon regarding the proposal on ethics rules by the new Chairman of the Ethics Committee, Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA):
April 14, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after House Republicans defeated a Democratic effort to create a bipartisan task force to make recommendations to restore public confidence in the House ethics process:
April 13, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today at a press conference with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (NV), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA), and Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI), highlighting Republican abuses of power in Congress.
April 8, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC – A bipartisan group of 120 U.S. Representatives, led by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), sent a letter today to the Chairman and Ranking member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee urging them to include funding in the FY 2006 Homeland Security Appropriations bill for fire fighter staffing.
April 8, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to news reports regarding comments made by Majority Leader Tom DeLay and other leading Republicans:
April 6, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today on the passing of Pope John Paul II. Rep. Hoyer will join the Congressional Delegation traveling to Rome tonight to attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II on Friday.
April 5, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s visit to the Bureau of the Public Debt in Parkersburg, West Virginia, where the President spoke about Social Security:
March 31, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a leading Democratic proponent of tax reform and simplification in the House of Representatives, released the following statement today regarding the sixth meeting of the President’s Advisory Panel on Tax Reform:
March 23, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Social Security Trustees’ Report on the program:
March 17, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the House Republican budget for Fiscal Year 2006, and the Democratic alternative offered by Rep. John Spratt (SC), the Ranking Democrat on the Budget Committee:
March 17, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today praising the inclusion of tax reform language in the House Democratic 2006 Budget. Whip Hoyer worked with John Spratt, the Ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, to include the language in this year’s Democratic budget:
March 16, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement on the House Floor this morning, urging Members on both sides of the aisle to support a Resolution introduced by Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV) to restore bipartisan ethics rules:
March 16, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after a press conference with Democratic leaders Representative Nancy Pelosi (CA), Senator Harry Reid (NV), Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI), Senator Dick Durbin (IL), Representative Charlie Rangel (NY), Senator Max Baucus (MT), and Representative Robert Menendez (NJ):
March 11, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement today in response to comments on ethics by the Republican leadership:
March 10, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) highlighted the negative impact that GOP proposals to privatize Social Security would have on Americans with disabilities and their families. Disabled workers, people with disabilities and their families account for 17% of Americans receiving Social Security benefits.
March 9, 2005
Deborah Mason of Waldorf, Maryland stood up at House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer’s (MD) recent Social Security Town Hall in La Plata, Maryland and spoke eloquently about her concerns with Social Security privatization and how it could affect her autistic son’s future.
March 3, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement today in response to the second meeting of the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform and in recognition of the anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. Income Tax on March 8:
March 3, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement today in response to President Bush’s continued campaign to divert money from Social Security into private accounts, which will force benefit cuts and add trillions of dollars to already record deficits:
March 2, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding comments by House Republican leaders attacking Democrats and the AARP for opposing the privatization of Social Security:
March 2, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after speaking to the National Treasury Employees Union at a Capitol Hill rally: