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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:
March 25, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and Democratic leaders on defense and security issues, including Armed Services Ranking Democrat Ike Skelton (MO), House Budget Committee Ranking Democrat John Spratt (SC), Homeland Security Committee Ranking Democrat Jim Turner (TX), and Rep. Ben Chandler (KY) this morning praised the House Democratic Budget alternative. The Democratic Budget alternative matches the House Republican budget on defense and provides more funding for homeland security than the Republican budget.
March 18, 2004
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and the Blue Dog Coalition inflated a giant red balloon today as a symbol of the ballooning Bush Debt. The Democrats also denounced the Republican leadership’s and Administration’s “hot air” on their ineffective “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO) budget mechanism that only applies to spending and not to tax cuts.
March 17, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today vowing to fight for pay parity for federal civilian employees and military employees in Fiscal Year 2005 after an amendment to add language in support of the bipartisan principle failed in committee:
March 12, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning regarding the House Republicans’ failure on Thursday to finish their Budget Committee markup of the FY05 Budget Resolution due to internal conflicts over spending levels and deficit reduction:
March 11, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the fiscal year 2005 House Republican Budget:
March 10, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, along with Representative Baron Hill and the House Democratic Leadership, today signed a discharge petition that would force the House to vote on the bipartisan Rangel-Manzullo manufacturing bill.
March 8, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in response to recent comments by Ways and Means Chairman Bill Thomas (R-CA) to the Federation of American Hospitals Forum in which he alluded to raising taxes on not-for-profit Credit Unions which provide basic financial services to low and middle income Americans:
March 2, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after remarks by President Bush on the first anniversary of the creation of the Department of Homeland Security:
February 19, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a recent Dear Colleague regarding the bipartisan principle of pay parity distributed to the press by Chairman Ernest Istook (R-OK):
February 13, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC – The House leadership of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, led by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), sent a letter yesterday to President Bush urging him to reconsider his decision to significantly reduce funding for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
February 5, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding language in President Bush’s Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Analytical Perspectives (page 218) which states:
February 5, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a new Center on Budget and Policy Priorities report that shows that President Bush’s Fiscal Year 2005 Budget contains larger cuts in domestic spending than has been previously reported:
February 4, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed a Democratic amendment to the “Improving the Community Services Block Grant Act” (H.R. 3030) to authorize funding for a six-month extension of unemployment benefits.
February 2, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s Fiscal Year 2005 Budget:
February 2, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a lead sponsor of landmark, bipartisan election reform legislation in 2002 (the “Help America Vote Act”), today expressed extreme disappointment in the President’s FY05 budget request for election reform and urged Members on both sides of the aisle to support full funding for the Act:
February 2, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the civilian federal pay adjustment proposed by President Bush in his Fiscal Year 2005 Budget:
January 30, 2004
The bipartisan Washington, DC regional delegation, led by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), will introduce a resolution next week that would put Congress on record in support of the bipartisan principle of pay parity in its upcoming fiscal year 2005 budget proposal.
January 26, 2004
U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) issued the following statement on today’s new budget forecast by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
January 26, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the new budget forecast by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The CBO predicts a $477 billion deficit for Fiscal Year 2004, which is 4.2 percent of GDP:
January 21, 2004
A bipartisan Washington, DC regional delegation, led by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), sent a letter today to President Bush urging that he support the principle of pay parity in his upcoming fiscal year 2005 budget proposal.
July 25, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after meeting with representatives of manufacturing companies and organized labor to discuss the foreign sales corporation/extraterritorial income (FSC/ETI) issue...