Press Releases

August 1, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after the Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in July dropped to 6.2 percent from 6.4 percent – a nine-year high – in June...
July 30, 2003
WASHINGTON – Today marks 38 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson fulfilled his promise to seniors and signed the landmark bill that established the Medicare program. In recognition of this anniversary, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon and vowed to keep the Democrats’ promise to strengthen the program by adding a prescription drug benefit under Medicare that seniors can count on...
July 29, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Conference Board reported a sharp drop in consumer confidence in July while Bush Administration Cabinet members tour the country to tout their economic achievements...
July 28, 2003
Statement by Whip Hoyer, as well as many articles from around the country.
July 25, 2003
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) joined with a working family from St. Mary’s County, Maryland (part of the 5th Congressional District) to speak out on behalf of the 6.5 million working, tax-paying families who will not receive the increase in the child tax credit today like millions of others because of Republican obstructionism. Democrats have pursued a series of procedural motions this week on the House Floor to compel the Republican leadership to bring the child tax credit bill to the floor, but Republican leaders have refused. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
July 25, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after meeting with representatives of manufacturing companies and organized labor to discuss the foreign sales corporation/extraterritorial income (FSC/ETI) issue...
July 24, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Full House Appropriations Committee adopted the Hoyer-Wolf-Moran amendment to the Fiscal Year 2004 Transportation Treasury Appropriations Bill to provide a 4.1% pay adjustment for federal civilian employees, including blue collar employees, providing them with pay parity with military employees...
July 24, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement and an accompanying chart on Democratic unity in the 108th Congress today...
July 24, 2003
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today released the following statement in support of the United States-Singapore/Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation Acts...
July 23, 2003
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the House and Senate Republican Medicare bills, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement...
July 23, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today following Chairman Bill Thomas’s statement on the House Floor regarding his conduct on Friday, July 18th during a Ways and Means mark-up...
July 23, 2003
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today urged Republicans to immediately accede to Senate-passed legislation to accelerate the child tax credit for millions of working American families and their children, as Democrats engaged in a series of procedural tactics on the House Floor designed to force the GOP to act on this important tax legislation before adjourning for the August District Work Period on Friday...
July 18, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement at the Kick Off for Democrats’ National Day of Prescription Drug Town Hall Meetings (Saturday, July 19th), on which over 70 members in 27 states will hold town hall meetings with seniors in their districts...
July 18, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement this afternoon after Rep. Bill Thomas (R-CA), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, called the Capitol Police and ordered officers to remove Ways and Means Democrats from a Committee library in the Longworth House Office Building...
July 17, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on the Slaughter-Shays-Dicks-Leach Amendment to fiscal year 2004 Interior Appropriations Bill...
July 16, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after the House Republican leadership pulled the “School Readiness Act of 2003" (H.R. 2210), which reauthorized the Head Start program, from consideration on the House Floor this week...
July 16, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), Education Committee Ranking Democrat Rep. George Miller (D-CA), Education Reform Subcommittee Ranking Democrat Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Education Committee Members Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ), Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX), and Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) along with children who participate in Head Start, today held a press conference to criticize the Republican bill to dismantle and undermine the hugely successful Head Start program. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
July 15, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to news reports that the budget deficit for fiscal year 2003 is expected to exceed $450 billion dollars according to White House estimates, which is 50 percent higher than the Administration’s forecast 5 months ago and nearly $50 billion more than economists anticipated just last week...
July 15, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) spoke today on the House Floor in opposition to the Smith/Hyde amendment to strip the Crowley amendment from the State Department Authorization bill (H.R. 1950), which reinstated desperately needed funding to the United Nations Population Fund. The funding is crucial for health care and education to improve the health of women and their families, and to address rapid population growth...
July 14, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning announcing his support for free trade agreements with Chile and Singapore...
July 14, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the Democratic Motion to Instruct Conferees on the Medicare Prescription Drug Bill. The motion would instruct conferees to support the Senate-passed provision requiring a federal “fallback” prescription drug benefit to protect all seniors, and reject turning Medicare into an expensive, undependable voucher program...
July 10, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) assailed the House Republican cuts to education and America’s schools on the House floor today. Breaking promises, Republicans removed needed funding for essential programs such as Title I, No Child Left Behind, health and science research, and job training. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
July 10, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today regarding a report by the Office of Personnel Management on cash bonuses awarded to political appointees by the White House. Mr. Hoyer requested the report 8 months ago, on December 10, 2002. The report details, by agency, the number of political appointees who are eligible to receive cash award and the average salaries of those employees; a list, by agency, of the number of political appointees who received within -grade increases in 2002; and a list, by agency, of the numbers and amounts of cash awards granted to political appointees during that same period...
July 9, 2003
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement today after the House passed the fiscal year 2004 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill...
July 7, 2003
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), released the following statement today in response to President Bush’s visit to Highland Park Elementary School in Landover, Maryland. The House Republican Head Start plan, endorsed by the President, would turn a successful, federal-to-local program into a state-led experiment on low-income children...