Press Releases

June 19, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), a senior member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, released the following statement today at the subcommittee markup of the fiscal year 2004 funding bill...
June 18, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House Floor in opposition to H.R. 8 and in support of the Pomeroy substitute to reform the estate tax (as prepared for delivery)...
June 17, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, a leader in the House of Representatives on federal employee issues, released the following statement today regarding Senator Collins’s bill to reform the Department of Defense personnel system which was marked up in committee today...
June 17, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon in support of the Democratic substitute to H.R. 8, Republican legislation that would permanently repeal the estate tax. Representative Earl Pomeroy (ND) introduced the substitute earlier today at a press conference with Bill Gates, Sr. H.R. 8 will be considered on the House Floor on Wednesday...
June 12, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today following the House vote on the “motion to instruct conferees” (a non-binding motion that tells House members of the House-Senate conference committee how to work out differences between House and Senate bills) on the child tax credit bill. The motion instructed House conferees to report out the Senate bill, effectively adopting the Democratic position of dropping the House bill in favor of the Senate bill...
June 11, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding efforts to defeat the rule that will allow the child credit tax ploy unveiled last night by Ways and Means Chairman Bill Thomas to be considered on the House Floor on Thursday as expected, if the rule does not allow for consideration of the Senate passed bill. If the rule is defeated, House proponents of the bipartisan Senate bill to expand the child tax credit increase to include low-income working families will bring that bill to the Floor, quickly pass it and immediately send it to the President to become law...
June 10, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today concerning the Bush Administration’s failure to fund the “No Child Left Behind Act”...
June 10, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this evening in response to the House Republican child tax credit bill released late today:
June 6, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s announcement that the nation’s unemployment rate continued to climb upwards to 6.1 percent, the highest unemployment rate in 9 years. The country has lost 3.1 million jobs under President Bush, the worst job creation performance of any president in recent history...
June 5, 2003
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Representative Tom Udall (D-NM) and four other members of Congress sent a letter to Director-Designee of the Office of Management and Budget, Josh Bolton, today criticizing administration plans to hire private contractors at America's national parks and make it harder for federal employees to compete for their jobs.
June 4, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Greenwood-Hoyer-Johnson substitute to the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban that is being debated on the House Floor. The statement is as prepared for delivery on the House Floor...
June 4, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) joined Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Rodney Alexander (D-LA) and other Democratic Members of Congress in introducing legislation to expand the refundable portion of the child tax credit that the Republican Leadership chose to leave out of their tax plan. This bill serves as companion legislation to Sen. Blanche Lincoln's (D-AK) Child Tax Bill and will speed efforts to provide the tax credit to more working families...
June 4, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the GOP leadership announced that it would not consider the misnamed “Family Time Flexibility Act” (H.R. 1119) - otherwise known as “Comp Time” - on the Floor on Thursday, as originally scheduled...
June 3, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and members of the Democratic Caucus today announced that they would introduce legislation to counter the Republican tax bill, which excluded millions of working families from tax relief in the form of a child tax credit. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
June 3, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today urging Members of Congress to support the Hoyer-Greenwood Late-Term Abortion Restriction Act (H.R. 809), which will be on the House Floor tomorrow as an amendment in the nature of a substitute to the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (H.R. 760)...
June 2, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve regulations governing media ownership...
May 22, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez (NJ) met today with numerous members of the media and entertainment industry and consumer interest groups who are opposed to the changes to media ownership rules expected to be made by the FCC on June 2...
May 22, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and Representatives from states with high unemployment, including Rodney Alexander (LA), Chris Bell (TX), Tim Bishop (NY), and Darlene Hooley (OR), called today for a broader extension of unemployment assistance for out of work Americans. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
May 21, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement in response to news reports that Republicans are close to a deal on a tax package...
May 21, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Bush Administration’s request that Congress increase the statutory debt limit by $984 billion before May 28th to prevent the government from defaulting on its obligations...
May 20, 2003
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today objecting to Republican claims at a news conference this morning that their budget adequately funds programs for our veterans...
May 20, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and senior members of the Democratic Caucus today questioned certain portions of the 2004 Department of Defense Authorization Bill, which contains extraneous and damaging provisions to the environment, civil service and nuclear policy...
May 19, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a letter from the Treasury Department to Speaker Hastert warning that the United States will be unable to make $78 billion in payments to Social Security recipients, defense contractors and taxpayers awaiting refunds if Congress does not raise the debt limit by May 28...
May 14, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and members of the Democratic Caucus today asked Federal Communications Chairman Michael Powell to delay a decision on media ownership rules and expressed concern that the process will not allow for proper public comment and examination of the new rules...
May 9, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) spoke on the floor today in opposition to the misguided, irresponsible Republican tax plan and the GOP leadership’s refusal to allow Democrats to put their alternative on the Floor...