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September 30, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a special conference meeting of House Republicans on tax reform and the implementation of a national sales tax:
September 23, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer delivered the following statement regarding the Republican tax conference report on the House Floor today. He assailed the Republican Majority for turning surpluses into deficits and running up the nation’s debt, while refusing to pay for tax cuts:
September 23, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in opposition to President Bush’s and Republican Leaders’ support for moving to a national sales tax as a replacement for federal taxes:
September 22, 2004
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today applauding the passage of the Fiscal Year 2005 Transportation, Treasury Appropriations Bill which provides for parity in the 2005 pay adjustments for both military and civilian federal employees:
September 20, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) led a bipartisan group of 85 lawmakers in urging members of the Fiscal Year 2005 Homeland Security Appropriations conference committee to retain $100 million in funding for the “Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Firefighters” (SAFER) Program in a letter sent late Friday. The SAFER Program would provide much-needed funding for career and volunteer fire departments across America to hire new firefighters, recruit and retain volunteer fire fighters, and relieve the thousands of fire stations across the country that are currently operating short of staff.
September 8, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and other leading members of Congress sent the attached letter today to House and Senate Department of Defense Authorization Conferees encouraging them to retain language (the “Harkin Amendment”) that would bring balance to the political programming of the tax-payer funded Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS).
September 8, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement on the House Floor today in opposition to the Republican Labor, Health, and Human Services Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2005. The bill cuts essential funding for education, health care and research and job training. Rep. Hoyer strongly supported the Democratic alternative crafted by Rep. David Obey (D-WI) which would have added an additional $7.4 billion for these important services:
August 14, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding a new Congressional Budget Office report that shows the Bush Administration’s tax cuts have shifted the tax burden from the highest-income Americans to middle-income taxpayers:
July 15, 2004
The House Transportation, Treasury Subcommittee accepted an amendment by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today in subcommittee markup of the Fiscal Year 2005 Transportation, Treasury Appropriations Bill that will correct two serious deficiencies in the most recent A-76 revisions. Those revisions, which were adopted on May 29, 2003, put federal employees at a competitive disadvantage and did not guarantee that taxpayer money will be economically spent.
July 14, 2004
The House Appropriations Committee accepted by voice vote today an amendment introduced by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) to the Fiscal Year 2005 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill that would prevent Health and Human Services officials from blocking the flow of information between the Office of the Medicare Actuary and Congress.
July 14, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the recent vote by the D.C. City Council to establish an Anacostia Waterfront Development Corporation:
June 25, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after a united Democratic Caucus, and 72 Republicans, defeated the Majority’s sham budget enforcement bill on a vote of 146-268. This bill would have required budget offsets (through “pay-as-you-go” or PAYGO budget rules) for mandatory spending increases but not tax cuts. This defeat was yet another embarrassment for House Republicans on the Fiscal Year 2005 Budget.
June 23, 2004
WASHINGTON DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), House Budget Committee Ranking Democrat John Spratt (SC), and Blue Dog Coalition co-chairman and House Agriculture Committee Ranking Democrat Charlie Stenholm (TX) held a press conference today to denounce the sham Republican “pay-as-you-go” or budget “enforcement” bill scheduled for the House floor tomorrow, and also discuss the Democratic alternative.
June 2, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in response to an important study released today at a press conference with the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center and the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). The joint report examines the effects of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, illustrating that while wealthy taxpayers benefited from the tax cuts, low- and middle-income households are likely to lose significantly once costs of the tax cuts are paid for:
May 20, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Ranking Democrats from three key House Committees assailed Republicans’ failure to complete legislation important to job creation, the economy and the country’s future.
May 13, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today criticized the latest Republican attempt to foist irresponsible tax bills on the American people. Instead of supporting a paid-for Democratic substitute that would extend the 10 percent bracket through 2010, and make the tax cuts permanent after 2010 contingent on balancing the budget, House Republicans backed a bill that costs $218 billion over 10 years and does not include any provisions to offset its huge cost. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
May 11, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) met with senior executives from the semiconductor industry today to discuss progress on the FSC/ETI legislation and other important issues. Representative Hoyer released the following statement after the meeting:
May 5, 2004
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today in response to press reports that the Bush Administration is going to request another $25 billion for the war in Iraq...
May 5, 2004
WASHINGTON DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today regarding the Alternative Minimum Tax and fiscal responsibility on the House Floor (as prepared for delivery)...
April 28, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement on the House Floor today in support of the fiscally responsible Democratic Marriage Penalty Elimination Bill, and in opposition of the irresponsible GOP bill that will contribute to the already out-of-control deficits:
April 15, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steny Hoyer released the following statement today on Tax Day...
March 31, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the bipartisan resolution H.Res. 581, which expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that pay adjustments should be the same this year for both civilian and military Federal personnel.
March 30, 2004
A look at the past four White House Administrations shows Republicans spend more than Democrats:
March 30, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans “defeated” a Democratic Motion to Instruct conferees on the budget on a tie vote, 209-209.
March 25, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this evening after the Democratic Caucus united in voting against the Republican Budget Resolution for FY05 and for the Democrats’ budget alternative: