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October 30, 2007
Today, rather than working with Democrats and Republicans in Congress who are determined to extend health insurance to 10 million low-income, working-class American children, the top two Republican leaders in the House of Representatives chose to stand with the one person who constitutes the biggest obstacle to providing that health coverage – President Bush.
October 30, 2007
Today, the House passed legislation extending the Internet tax moratorium for seven years, the longest extension since the moratorium began.
October 29, 2007
Tomorrow the House will bring the Senate version of H.R. 3678, the Internet Tax Freedom Act Amendments Act of 2007, to the Floor under suspension of the rules.
October 23, 2007
April 17, 2007
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD), who has long advocated tax simplification and reform, released the following statement on House Democrats' commitment to this issue, as well as continuing Democratic efforts to fix the Alternative Minimum Tax.
March 7, 2007
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee held a hearing on the Alternative Minimum Tax.
January 23, 2007
...the true measure of the President's commitment to bipartisanship is not the rhetoric he used tonight, but the results that we will achieve together in the months ahead on energy, immigration and health care...
January 3, 2007
First, we will help bring integrity back to the House by breaking the link between lobbyists and lawmakers, and holding Members and staff more accountable...
January 3, 2007
Democrats ran on this agenda and were elected on this agenda. We promised the American people swift passage of these bills and we fully intend to make good on that promise...
December 21, 2006
Today’s announcement, while disappointing, is not a surprise. Unfortunately, the failure of the 109th Congress to pass all but two spending bills for fiscal year 2007 has given the administration the opportunity to mandate the lowest annual raise in almost 20 years...
November 7, 2006
"Today, millions of citizens all across America cast their ballots, voting to take our nation in a new direction and giving Democrats the House Majority in the 110th Congress...
May 10, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks today on the House floor in opposition to the Republicans’ misguided Tax Reconciliation Act of 2005:
April 17, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement as millions of Americans navigated our nation’s increasingly complicated tax code and prepared to file their annual income tax returns before the filing deadline today:
February 15, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the release of the bipartisan 2004 HIDTA Program Annual Report, which highlights HIDTA’s success in disrupting the nationwide market for illegal drugs:
February 6, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Bush Administration’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2007:
December 19, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the 1 % across-the-board cut to all discretionary federal spending, including national defense, passed by the House early this morning:
December 18, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Fiscal Year 2006 Defense Appropriations Bill:
December 18, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight regarding House passage of the Republican Budget Bill that will cut billions of dollars for programs that benefit students, seniors and children:
November 18, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House Republican leadership pulled its tax reconciliation bill from Floor consideration:
November 18, 2005
Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today applauding the decision by Congress to stop the White House from closing down 68 taxpayer assistance centers. The provision protecting the centers was included in the FY 2006 Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Conference Report. The House passed the conference report today.
November 1, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a leading proponent of tax reform and simplification in the House of Representatives, released the following statement regarding the recommendations of the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform that were released today:
October 31, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and House Ways and Means Committee Member Representative Rahm Emanuel (D-IL)released the following letter that was sent today to Treasury Secretary John Snow regarding the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform's report that will be released tomorrow: