Press Releases

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October 4, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President Bush’s remarks today at a Rose Garden press conference and Republican legislation to be considered in the House later this week on high gas prices:
September 15, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight concerning President Bush's speech to the nation on the rescue, relief and rebuilding efforts in the Gulf Coast region as the result of Hurricane Katrina:
July 29, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today at a press conference with other Democratic leaders highlighting the failure of Republicans in Congress to address issues important to the American people.
July 15, 2005
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Democratic Caucus Chairman Robert Menendez, and Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman James E. Clyburn sent a letter to Speaker Dennis Hastert today calling on him to direct House committees to immediately schedule hearings into the White House's involvement in leaking the identity of CIA covert agent Valerie Plame.
July 1, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Republican leadership backpedaled on trying to unilaterally change the House Ethics rules, and instead agreed to follow House rules and hire a non-partisan professional staff for Ethics Committee:
June 23, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding White House political strategist Karl Rove’s shameful comments last night:
June 9, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans voted down a Democratic Resolution ordering the Ethics Committee to hire non-partisan staff and move forward on pending business:
May 26, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks today at a press conference with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA), House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair James Clyburn (SC), Assistant to the Democratic Leader John Spratt (SC) and Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Rahm Emanuel (IL), to highlight five months of overreaching and abuses of power by Washington Republicans.
April 27, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Republican retreat on the partisan ethics rules they pushed through the House earlier this year:
April 20, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon regarding the proposal on ethics rules by the new Chairman of the Ethics Committee, Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA):
April 14, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after House Republicans defeated a Democratic effort to create a bipartisan task force to make recommendations to restore public confidence in the House ethics process:
April 13, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today at a press conference with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (NV), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA), and Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI), highlighting Republican abuses of power in Congress.
April 8, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to news reports regarding comments made by Majority Leader Tom DeLay and other leading Republicans:
April 5, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s visit to the Bureau of the Public Debt in Parkersburg, West Virginia, where the President spoke about Social Security:
March 16, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement on the House Floor this morning, urging Members on both sides of the aisle to support a Resolution introduced by Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV) to restore bipartisan ethics rules:
March 11, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement today in response to comments on ethics by the Republican leadership:
February 16, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the recent firing of professional staffers on the House Ethics Committee by the new Republican Chairman of the Committee, Rep. Doc Hastings (WA):
February 15, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement regarding revelations that a man who went by the name of “Jeff Gannon,” and who was given White House media credentials despite his lack of qualifications, was given access to classified documents which disclosed the identity of Undercover CIA Operative Valerie Plame:
February 9, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding a new estimate on prescription drug costs by the Bush Administration
February 1, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the State of the Union Address by President Bush that is scheduled for Wednesday evening:
January 7, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the third anniversary of the signing of the "No Child Left Behind Act" tomorrow (January 8):
January 4, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today spoke on the House Floor in opposition to Republicans’ weakening of the House’s ethical standards. The following is Representative Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
December 6, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House considered legislation directing the Clerk of the House to delete a provision from the Omnibus Appropriations Bill that could have given staff members of the Appropriations Committee broad access to Americans’ tax returns:
November 24, 2004
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today regarding the inclusion of a controversial provision which would have given certain Congressional staff access to taxpayers' tax returns in the massive 2005 Omnibus Appropriations Conference Report...
November 19, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight regarding the raising of the debt limit for the third time in three years: