Press Releases

October 16, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today released the following statement in response to a press report in Aviation Daily that House Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Mica is going to remove air traffic control towers in Republican districts from the privatization list in order to buy off votes for the FAA Reauthorization Conference Report...
October 16, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President Bush’s second speech in California as in many days on the economy...
October 16, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer delivered the following statement today on the $87 billion Iraq supplemental currently being debated...
October 16, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today released the following statement requesting that the Department of Justice apply a fair and non-partisan evaluation of the new Republican-drawn Texas redistricting map...
October 15, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President George Bush’s economic speech in Dinuba, California...
October 15, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today spoke on the House floor in support of the American Jewish community and the designation of “American Jewish History Month.” The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
October 15, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today spoke out on the House Floor in favor of H.R. 1828, the bipartisan Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act, which would impose sanctions and other penalties on Syria. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
October 9, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, successfully amended the 2004 Iraq Supplemental Appropriations bill today in the full House Committee mark-up to require greater accountability on such areas as the money spent and progress made in Iraq and Afghanistan and the effect the war is having on our troops and readiness, as well as language requiring advanced review of the awarding of no-bid contracts. Congressman Hoyer released the following statement regarding his amendments...
October 9, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, will offer two amendments at today’s House Appropriations Committee mark-up of the fiscal year 2004 Iraq Supplemental bill. The first amendment requires quarterly reports that provide accountability in past and future spending, detail progress in reconstruction and obtaining international assistance, and estimate expected future costs, among other items. The second requires advanced review of no-bid contracts, rather than after-the-fact review. Congressman Hoyer released the following statement regarding his amendments...
October 7, 2003
WASHINGTON D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today met with leaders from numerous Native organizations, including the National Congress of American Indians, the National Indian Business Association, the Native American Indian Housing Council, the Native American Rights Fund, the National Indian Gaming Association, the National Indian Health Board, the First Nations Development Institute and the National Native American Bar Association to discuss the current Congressional agenda and issues significant to Native communities. The following is a statement from Congressman Hoyer regarding the meeting...
October 3, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in response to the Labor Department’s announcement that unemployment held steady at 6.1% in September and President Bush’s anticipated remarks in Wisconsin today:
October 2, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the motion to instruct conferees on the 2004 Labor Health and Human Services Appropriations Bill regarding overtime regulations. The motion instructs conferees to accept the Senate-passed provision to block the Bush Administration’s proposed rule changes denying overtime pay to millions of American workers:
October 2, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after the Democratic Motion to Instruct House conferees on the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill passed by a vote of 221-203. This Motion instructs conferees to accept Senate-passed language to block the Bush Administration’s proposed rule changes denying overtime pay to millions of American workers:
October 2, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD); Maryland Delegate Sheila Hixson of the National Conference of State Legislatures; New Haven (CT) Mayor John DeStefano of the National League of Cities; New Mexico Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron, President Elect of the National Association of Secretaries of State; Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan of the National Association of Counties; and BJ Thornberry, Exec. Director of the Democratic Governors’ Association met today to discuss various issues including the need for immediate federal funding for election reform. The group released the following statement following their meeting:
October 2, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the partial-birth abortion conference report being debated on the House Floor today...
October 1, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in observation of the start of the new fiscal year...
September 30, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Conference Board reported this morning that consumer confidence plunged in September. In addition, the Census Bureau has reported in the last several days that the poverty rate has gone up, median household incomes have gone down and the number of uninsured Americans has increased:
September 26, 2003
WASHINGTON D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today responded to the U.S. Census’ annual report on poverty rates in America. The study shows that more than 1.7 million Americans sank into poverty last year, and median household income declined by 1.1%. This is the first time in a decade that the number of poor increased for two years in a row. The following is Representative Hoyer’s statement...
September 25, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – El Coordinador de la Bancada Demócrata en la Cámara de Representantes Steny H. Hoyer (MD) se unió al Congresista Ciro Rodriguez (D-TX), Presidente del Caucus Congresional Hispano, líderes hispanos, y a millones de estadounidenses en todo el país para celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, que es celebrado del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre. El Congresista Hoyer, quien participó en dos eventos esta semana en honor del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, hizo la siguiente declaración...
September 25, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) has joined with Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (D-TX), chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Hispanic leaders, and millions of Americans across the country to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed from September 15th through October 15th. Rep. Hoyer, who will attend two events this week in honor of National Hispanic Month, today released the following statement:
September 24, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Rep. James Oberstar (D-MN), Ranking Democrat on the House Transportation Committee, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Ranking Democrat on the Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation, John Carr, President of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, and Jeremy Yahn, an experienced Air Traffic Controller, held a press conference this afternoon in opposition to Republican attempts to privatize air traffic control and weaken air safety. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
September 23, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a principal sponsor in the U.S. House of Representatives of landmark federal election reform, released the following statement today after the full Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said that the October 7 gubernatorial recall election in California should proceed as scheduled...
September 17, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the announcement that health insurance premiums for federal employees and retirees will rise an average of 10.6 percent next year, the fourth consecutive year of double-digit increases:
September 17, 2003
WASHINGTON D.C. - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and House Administration Committee Chairman Bob Ney met today with the Honorable Mary Kiffmeyer, President of the National Association of Secretaries of State, to discuss their intention to seek $1.86 billion in funding for the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). Congressman Hoyer released the following statement following the meeting:
September 17, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Whip Steny Hoyer and Caucus Chair Bob Menendez released the following statement today in support of House Democrats’ tech friendly agenda and H.R. 49, the Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act, which permanently extends the moratorium on Internet access taxes and multiple and discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce by state or local governments: