Press Releases

December 8, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in praise of the inclusion of $1.5 billion in funding for election reform and a 4.1 percent pay raise for federal employees in the Fiscal Year 2004 Omnibus Appropriations Conference Report. Representative Hoyer voted against the bill for unrelated provisions...
December 8, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement at a rally with other Members of Congress and seniors in opposition to the Republican prescription drug bill that the president signed into law today:
December 8, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) this afternoon spoke out on the House Floor in opposition to the Republican FY 2004 Omnibus Appropriations Bill.
December 5, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning regarding November’s unemployment report and the Bush Administration’s failure to articulate a plan to create jobs for American workers:
December 1, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning regarding the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision today invalidating new Congressional Districts redrawn by the state’s Republican legislature:
November 25, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today regarding the announcement that the House and Senate Republican leadership have agreed to include a provision in the Transportation, Treasury conference report that would undo fair competition processes for federal employees and weaken federal worker protections.
November 24, 2003
Just before dawn today, House Republicans stole a 'victory' on the Medicare Conference Report, and it came at the expense of America's seniors...
November 19, 2003
WASHINGTON D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today joined members of the American Nurses Association at a press conference in voicing opposition to the Republican Medicare bill, which undermines the protections Medicare provides for America’s seniors, leaves a glaring gap in coverage, and could result in higher drug prices for the elderly.
November 18, 2003
WASHINGTON D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Republican energy bill, which fails to help the American consumer, guts protections for the environment, weakens liabilities for corporate polluters, and does not promote smart energy independence. Democrats were once again undemocratically shut out of the negotiations on this bill...
November 13, 2003
WASHINGTON, D.C. –House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in response to President Bush’s speech on Medicare this afternoon in Orlando, Florida...
November 7, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke out on the House floor in opposition to a Republican provision in the Defense Authorization Conference Report, which would deny worker protections and rights to hundreds of thousands of Department of Defense civilian employees. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
November 7, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a news report in today’s Washington Post that the Bush White House will “not entertain any more questions from opposition lawmakers,” effectively preventing “Democrats from getting questions answered without the blessing of the GOP committee chairmen"...
November 7, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Democrats succeeded in collecting 200 Democratic signatures on a “discharge petition” to force House consideration of H.Res.398, a rule which would allow consideration of H.R. 3244 (sponsored by Reps. Rangel/Cardin) and H.R. 3270 (Sponsored by Rep. Dunn). A discharge petition is a procedural device that allows House Members to force a vote on legislation – usually over the objection of the House leadership – when they collect the signatures of 218 Members (a majority of House Members)...
November 7, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today released the following statement in response to the new national unemployment numbers announced this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics...
November 6, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the imminent increase in health insurance premiums for federal employees and retirees, which will rise an average of 10.6 percent on Monday, November 10th. This is the fourth consecutive year of double-digit increases...
November 5, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a chief sponsor of the bipartisan “Late Term Abortion Restriction Act,” released the following statement today after President Bush signed the “Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act” into law...
November 5, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) in a statement today voiced his support for full funding of the United States’ commitment to the global effort to fight HIV/AIDS. He encouraged the House to follow the Senate’s lead in providing full funding in the Fiscal Year 2004 Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill. The following is his statement as prepared for delivery...
November 4, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – In a letter delivered to House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (TX) this afternoon, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) expressed his deep concern with the tactics being utilized by Republican leaders in the House to exclude Democratic members from conference negotiations. Representative Hoyer requested that Democratic conferees, as is tradition, be included in the conferences to which they were appointed. Currently, many Democratic conferees are shut out of “conference” meetings. The text of the letter is as follows...
October 31, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) lambasted the Republican FAA Reauthorization conference report on the House Floor today – particularly the absence of a prohibition of privatizing air traffic control towers, which was included in the original House and Senate bills.
October 29, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez, Rep. Darlene Hooley (D-OR), and Senators Paul Sarbanes (D-MD), Patty Murray (D-WA), and Hillary (D-NY) Clinton this afternoon to call on Congress to extend and expand unemployment benefits before they expire in December.
October 29, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today released the following statement today criticizing Republicans for failing to include the privatization prohibition in the FAA Conference Report, which was in both the House and Senate passed bills:
October 29, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after President Bush’s statements today on Medicare and the progress of a prescription drug benefit bill in Congress.
October 29, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined House Administration Committee Chairman Bob Ney (R-OH) today to call on Congress and President Bush to support full funding for the 2002 Help America Vote Act. The next national election is only 369 days away, yet states still lack the funds to implement essential reform initiatives. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
October 28, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the Federal Employee Student Loan Assistance Act (S. 926). The Act would increase the annual amounts that federal agencies can offer employees to help repay student loans and will be considered on the House Floor today:
October 28, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement tonight on the House Floor criticizing the anti-Semitic comments made by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad at the Organization of Islamic Conference on October 16. Hoyer, Majority Whip Roy Blunt (MO) and Reps. Shelley Berkley (D-NV) and Eric Cantor (R-VA) introduced a Resolution that is being debated on the House Floor tonight condemning Prime Minister Mohammad’s comments: