Press Releases

January 21, 2004
A bipartisan Washington, DC regional delegation, led by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), sent a letter today to President Bush urging that he support the principle of pay parity in his upcoming fiscal year 2005 budget proposal.
January 21, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on President Bush’s visit to Ohio, a state that has been severely impacted by the loss of millions of jobs under President Bush’s watch:
January 21, 2004
John Gage, National President of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), today issued the following statement in response to the release of a bi-partisan letter from Washington, D.C. area lawmakers urging President Bush to support pay parity in his fiscal year 2005 budget proposals:
January 20, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding former House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt’s decision to end his candidacy for the Democratic Presidential nomination:
January 20, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight in response to President Bush’s State of the Union Address:
January 15, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) sent the attached letter earlier today to Interior Department Inspector General Earl Devaney regarding the leaking of a classified report regarding security on the Mall.
January 15, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today released the following statement in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 75th birthday:
January 12, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke today at a press conference regarding a landmark test of the historical Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA.) The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this week in State of Tennessee v. George Lane and Beverly Jones, a case that could drastically limit enforcement of key provisions in the ADA that protect millions of people with disabilities from discrimination by public entities.
January 9, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning regarding unemployment figures for December released this morning by the Department of Labor:
January 8, 2004
On the two-year anniversary of the No Child Left Behind Act, the Bush Administration is still trying to avoid its responsibility to fund these far-reaching education reforms by claiming that $6 billion in federal education funds have not been spent by the states.
January 8, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in response to President Bush’s visit to a Knoxville elementary school marking the two-year anniversary of the signing of the “No Child Left Behind Act”(NCLB):
January 7, 2004
WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's plan to open the U.S. job market to temporary immigrant workers drew fire on Wednesday
January 7, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon in response to immigration reform proposals announced by President Bush today:
January 7, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the second anniversary of the signing of the "No Child Left Behind Act" tomorrow (Jan. 8)...
December 31, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the President’s executive order providing a 2% pay adjustment in 2004 for federal employees...
December 19, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Republican Party’s failure to extend emergency unemployment benefits before Congress adjourned for the year.
December 15, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), a House leader on AIDS related issues, sent the attached letter to President Bush in response to press reports that the Administration is planning on requesting Fiscal Year 2005 AIDS funding at levels below those he trumpeted beginning with the 2003 State of the Union Address...
December 14, 2003
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the capture of Saddam Hussein...
December 12, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the decision by the Bush Administration to bar nations that did not support the Iraq invasion from winning reconstruction contracts, and the continuing pattern of Republican retribution against critics:
December 10, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today in response to recent news reports that U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers has been placed on administrative leave because she answered questions posed to her by a Washington Post reporter regarding the force under her command:
December 10, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today criticized the Republican majority that controls Congress for ending the first session of the 108th Congress before completing the 2004 appropriations process.
December 10, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the confirmation of nominees to the Election Assistance Commission, which was established by the landmark election reform law the Help America Vote Act.
December 9, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to news reports of the passing of former Illinois Senator Paul Simon...
December 9, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the announcement by Rep. William Janklow (R-SD) that he plans to resign from Congress on January 20. Congressman Janklow’s announcement came one hour after a jury found him guilty of felony manslaughter...
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...