Press Releases

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:
September 15, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer, a principal sponsor in the U.S. House of Representatives of landmark federal election reform, released the following statement today after a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals postponed California’s October 7 gubernatorial recall election...
September 15, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement in response to remarks today by Secretary of Commerce Don Evans before the Detroit Economic Club...
September 10, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today following passage of the bipartisan Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT Act, H.R. 2622), which is the reauthorization of the Fair Credit Reporting Act...
September 10, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon in response to President Bush’s speech on homeland security at the FBI Academy today in Quantico, VA...
September 9, 2003
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), the lead Democratic House sponsor of the landmark Federal election reform bill (the “Help America Vote Act”) and a senior Democrat on the Transportation, Treasury Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement regarding funding for election reform contained in the House Fiscal Year 2004 Transportation, Treasury Appropriations bill approved by the House this evening...
September 9, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a senior member of the House Transportation-Treasury Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement tonight after the House passed the Fiscal Year 2004 Transportation, Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act. The bill contained a 4.1% pay adjustment for federal civilian employees, including blue collar employees, providing them with pay parity with military employees...
September 9, 2003
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a leader on federal employee issues and a senior Democrat on the Transportation, Treasury Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement supporting the adoption of the Van Hollen amendment to the House Fiscal Year 2004 Transportation, Treasury Appropriations bill approved by the House this evening...
September 8, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the President’s request for $87 billion in supplemental funding for military operations and rebuilding in Iraq and Afghanistan:
September 8, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon in response to President Bush’s speech on education and the No Child Left Behind Act at a Nashville elementary school, which the Republican education appropriations bill for FY2004 under-funded by more than $8 billion:
September 8, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the President’s request for $87 billion in supplemental funding for military operations and rebuilding in Iraq and Afghanistan:
September 6, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC -- House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), who led the largest Congressional delegation ever on a trip to Israel in August -- during which the 29 House Members on the trip met with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas -- released the following statement today in response to announcement of Abbas's resignation from that position...
September 5, 2003
WASHINGTON D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) joined House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Jim Turner (D-TX), Ranking Member on the Select Committee on Homeland Security, and other committee members today to brief reporters on a Democratic plan to address homeland security vulnerabilities. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
September 5, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after the GOP-controlled House defeated a Democratic Motion to Instruct conferees to accept the Senate version of the child tax credit legislation. The House defeated this motion by a vote of 210 to 186. Democrats are offering an identical motion again today...
September 5, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced new unemployment figures for the month of August...
September 4, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President Bush’s speech on the economy in Kansas City...
September 2, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to Representative Cal Dooley’s (CA-20) announcement that he will retire from the House of Representatives at the end of the current term...
September 2, 2003
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in observance today of the birthday of Christa McAuliffe, the first participant in the NASA Teacher in Space program. Her inaugural flight was on the Challenger space shuttle on January 28, 1986. McAuliffe, along with six other crew members, died when the Challenger exploded after launch...
August 28, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today in observance of the 40th anniversary of the March on Washington, which was the first national civil rights demonstration and a pivotal event in the struggle for equality for black Americans...
August 28, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a letter from President Bush to Speaker Dennis Hastert announcing his decision to invoke a national emergency to avoid implementing the federal employee pay adjustment provided for in the Federal Employee Pay Comparability Act. The President continued to advocate a 2 percent pay raise and a $500 million Human Capital Performance Fund as he proposed in his 2004 budget earlier this year...
August 27, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in response to President Bush’s speech today to the American Legion in Chicago on military action in Iraq and veterans’ issues...
August 26, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) new budget forecast...
August 19, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), who led a Congressional delegation of 28 House Democrats to Israel earlier this month and who met with both Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas during the eight-day trip, released the following statement this afternoon concerning the apparent homicide bombing of a bus in Jerusalem as well as the truck bombing of United Nations headquarters in Baghdad: