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October 18, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Rep. Rahm Emanuel, a Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement today after the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform met for the last time in preparation for the release of its formal recommendations to the Administration on November 1.
September 29, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and Ways and Means Committee Member Representative Rahm Emanuel, two leading Democrats on the push for tax reform, released the following statement in response to news reports that the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform will submit its final report to the Bush Administration by the end of October instead of tomorrow, September 30th, as previously scheduled:
September 29, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the need for a Continuing Resolution to keep the federal government running:
July 20, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a leading proponent of tax reform in the House of Representatives, released the following statement this morning, as the Members of the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform met to discuss tax reform proposals:
June 30, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding House passage (222-203) of an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2006 Transportation, Treasury and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill:
June 17, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a leading proponent in the House for tax reform and simplification, released the following statement today in response to the Bush Administration’s announcement on Thursday that it push back the deadline for the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform to issue recommendations:
June 7, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Ways and Means Ranking Democrat Charles Rangel (D-NY), and Ways and Means Committee Member Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) released the following statements today in anticipation of tomorrow’s House Ways and Means Committee hearing on tax reform.
May 18, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement on the House Floor in favor of the Sabo-Weldon-Hoyer Amendment to the FY06 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill
May 12, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, a leading proponent of tax reform in the House, released the following statement today regarding a hearing on business tax reform proposals held today by the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform:
March 31, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a leading Democratic proponent of tax reform and simplification in the House of Representatives, released the following statement today regarding the sixth meeting of the President’s Advisory Panel on Tax Reform:
March 17, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today praising the inclusion of tax reform language in the House Democratic 2006 Budget. Whip Hoyer worked with John Spratt, the Ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, to include the language in this year’s Democratic budget:
March 3, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement today in response to the second meeting of the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform and in recognition of the anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. Income Tax on March 8:
January 25, 2005
The bipartisan Washington regional delegation, led by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), today sent a letter to President Bush requesting that he include the principle of pay parity for federal civilian and military employees in his upcoming fiscal year 2006 budget proposal.
January 14, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in response to reported remarks by Office of Management and Budget Director Josh Bolten to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today:
January 7, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s appointment of former U.S. Senators Connie Mack (FL) and John Breaux (LA) to head a bipartisan tax reform panel:
January 4, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Clay Johnson III offering to discuss with the Bush Administration any alternative federal employee pay proposals. Representative Hoyer was the lead sponsor of the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act, which currently governs federal employee pay.
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:
December 6, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the expected passage tonight of the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Benefits Enhancement Act of 2004, which enjoyed wide bipartisan support:
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 18, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning concerning tax reform and simplification:
November 15, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement in observance of American Education Week (November 14 – 20). American Education Week was founded by the National Education Association in 1921. This year’s theme is “Celebrating the American Dream.”
November 10, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in observance of Veterans Day tomorrow, November 11:
October 9, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today praised the inclusion of $65 million for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Firefighters (SAFER) Program and $650 million for the Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program in the fiscal year 2005 Homeland Security Appropriations Conference Report. As a co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, Hoyer helped establish and fund both of these federal grant programs to assist fire departments across the country.
October 8, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement in strong support of the effort by Rep. Chet Edwards (D-TX) to end the “military widows tax.” Rep. Edwards led the Democratic fight to force the Republican leadership to reverse the reduction of military survivors’ benefits annuities, which currently begins when the survivor reaches 62. The reversal is included in the Department of Defense Reauthorization Conference Report, which is expected to pass the House today:
October 8, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez, and Assistant to the Democratic Leader John Spratt to denounce the failed Republican Congress which is expected to limp out of town today after failing on policy, politics and ethics: