Press Releases

March 19, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to criticism by Republican leaders of Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle...
March 17, 2003
The Republican Budget Resolution that will be on the House Floor this week would slash funding for crucial domestic priorities in virtually every area – education, veterans’ health care, the environment and research, to name a few – to pay for the President’s $1.4 trillion tax plan. Furthermore, this GOP Budget Resolution requires nearly every authorizing committee to cut direct spending within its jurisdiction by its pro-rated share of mandatory spending, including funding for Medicare, Medicaid, school lunches, and veterans’ health care. Cuts to mandatory spending would total $470 billion over the next decade if Republicans enact a $400 billion prescription drug plan.
March 17, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight in response to the president’s speech on Iraq...
March 14, 2003
Late in the evening of March 11, the House Budget Committee – on a party-line vote of 24 to 19 – voted out a House GOP budget resolution...
March 13, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today regarding the Republican fiscal year 2003 budget which is to be considered on the House Floor next week...
March 13, 2003
U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) issued the following statement today on the House Republican budget...
March 12, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the outlines of the House Republican’s Fiscal Year 2004 Budget...
March 11, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and leaders of the Blue Dog Coalition spoke out today on the need to raise the debt limit for the second time in a year following years of budget surplus, and the damaging consequences of President Bush’s fiscally irresponsible budget plan. The following is Congressman Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
March 10, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today in response to news reports of the latest incident of a Republican Member of Congress, Representative Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), bashing unions in an effort to raise campaign contributions...
March 10, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today in response to news reports of the latest incident of a Republican Member of Congress, Representative Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), bashing unions in an effort to raise campaign contributions...
March 6, 2003
The House Republican Leadership today cancelled consideration of H.R. 878, a bill providing tax relief targeted to men and women in the armed services, because they lacked the votes to prevent Democrats from stripping several unrelated special interest tax breaks from the bill...
March 6, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) applauded the failure of House Republicans to pass a bill today they had loaded down with special interest tax provisions. Democrats supported the underlying bill which gave tax relief to members of the armed services...
March 4, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding competing prescription drug proposals offered by the Bush Administration and House Democrats today...
March 4, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the President's statement on medical malpractice issues...
February 13, 2003
The substitute includes the following provisions to reduce poverty, promote State flexibility, and move welfare recipients into real jobs...
February 3, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Fiscal Year 2004 Budget released by the Bush Administration today...
February 3, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), the lead Democratic House sponsor of the landmark Federal election reform bill (the "Help America Vote Act") that was signed into law by President Bush last October, released the following statement regarding funding in the President's Fiscal Year 2004 Budget to implement those reforms...
February 3, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the fiscal year 2004 Budget released by the Bush Administration today and its affect on federal employees...
January 28, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement today in anticipation of the President's State of the Union Address...
January 28, 2003
Two congressional leaders on federal employee issues, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Government Reform Chairman Tom Davis (R-VA), joined forces today to introduce a bipartisan Sense of the Congress Resolution which calls for parity in pay adjustments between military and civilian employees...
January 28, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement tonight after President Bush's State of the Union address...
January 24, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today in response to news reports that the Administration is planning to propose a plan that would force Medicare beneficiaries to join private health plans to obtain prescription drug coverage...
January 10, 2003
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today in response to Vice President Cheney's speech in defense of the Bush Administration's economic plan and today's report that the economy lost 101,000 jobs in December ...
January 9, 2003
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today regarding the Democratic Governors' Association's Economic Stimulus plan ...
January 3, 2003
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), the incoming House Democratic Whip, released the following statement today regarding an economic stimulus plan...