Press Releases

March 3, 2004
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer spoke to close to 200 members of the National Treasury Employee’s Union (NTEU) today at a rally at the Capitol.
March 3, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the passage of H.R. 1417, the Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2003:
March 2, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after remarks by President Bush on the first anniversary of the creation of the Department of Homeland Security:
March 2, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) recently sent the attached letter to the Director of the Office of Personal Management Kay Coles James expressing deep reservations regarding the inclusion of Health Savings Accounts in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program:
February 27, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon concerning a new projection by the Congressional Budget Office that shows the President’s budget would produce deficits totaling $2.75 trillion over the next decade...
February 25, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) called on President Bush and the Republican Congressional leadership to immediately extend temporary federal unemployment benefits for out-of-work Americans in response to a report released today by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.
February 25, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding Federal Reserve Chairman Greenspan’s testimony today before the House Budget Committee regarding the federal deficit:
February 25, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding legislation that would provide the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the “9/11 Commission”) a two-month extension for its inquiry:
February 24, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today congratulating Representative Ben Chandler on his swearing-in this evening...
February 24, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President Bush’s statement that he will support a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage:
February 19, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a recent Dear Colleague regarding the bipartisan principle of pay parity distributed to the press by Chairman Ernest Istook (R-OK):
February 19, 2004
House Democratic Leaders released a letter sent to President Bush today in response to the refusal by two Cabinet officers to support President Bush’s prediction that the economy will add 2.6 million jobs this year.
February 19, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s comments on the economy:
February 13, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC – The House leadership of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, led by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), sent a letter yesterday to President Bush urging him to reconsider his decision to significantly reduce funding for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
February 12, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President Bush’s remarks on the economy in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:
February 11, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement this afternoon in response to President Bush’s speech at the National Defense University on preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction:
February 10, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of federal employees’ protest of Department of Defense personnel changes on Capitol Hill today:
February 9, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the President’s remarks on the economy in Springfield, Missouri:
February 6, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today released the following statement in response to the January national unemployment numbers announced this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
February 6, 2004
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) today released the following statement in observance of the 11th anniversary of the passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act this week:
February 5, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the announcement by the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct late last night that it had initiated an “informal fact-finding” into allegations that Representative Nick Smith was offered bribes in return for a yea vote on the controversial Medicare Prescription Drug legislation in November 2003:
February 5, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding language in President Bush’s Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Analytical Perspectives (page 218) which states:
February 5, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a new Center on Budget and Policy Priorities report that shows that President Bush’s Fiscal Year 2005 Budget contains larger cuts in domestic spending than has been previously reported:
February 4, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed a Democratic amendment to the “Improving the Community Services Block Grant Act” (H.R. 3030) to authorize funding for a six-month extension of unemployment benefits.
February 2, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s Fiscal Year 2005 Budget: