Press Releases

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:
February 2, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a lead sponsor of landmark, bipartisan election reform legislation in 2002 (the “Help America Vote Act”), today expressed extreme disappointment in the President’s FY05 budget request for election reform and urged Members on both sides of the aisle to support full funding for the Act:
February 2, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the civilian federal pay adjustment proposed by President Bush in his Fiscal Year 2005 Budget:
January 30, 2004
The bipartisan Washington, DC regional delegation, led by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), will introduce a resolution next week that would put Congress on record in support of the bipartisan principle of pay parity in its upcoming fiscal year 2005 budget proposal.
January 28, 2004
"Estos Principios Satisfacen las Expectativas de los Inmigrantes, Reflejan las Necesidades de los Empleadores, y Respetan nuestras Necesidades de Seguridad Nacional"
January 28, 2004
Says President’s Plan on Health Care, like Jobs Plan, Falls Short
January 28, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the announcement of the Democratic Immigration Principles at a news conference today:
January 26, 2004
U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) issued the following statement on today’s new budget forecast by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
January 26, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the new budget forecast by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The CBO predicts a $477 billion deficit for Fiscal Year 2004, which is 4.2 percent of GDP:
January 23, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) participated in a media conference call today with House Administration Chairman Bob Ney (OH) on the landmark election reform legislation, the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), and the first test of its implementation in the New Hampshire presidential primary this Tuesday.
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: