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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:
November 18, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in anticipation of a House vote to raise the limit on the amount of debt America can incur:
October 27, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the continuing impasse on an intelligence reform bill and the failure of this Republican Congress to enact legislation on other major issues:
October 15, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Treasury Secretary John Snow announced on Thursday that the federal government had hit the debt ceiling set by Congress (now $7.384) and that he would have to borrow funds from federal employees’ pension systems to prevent the government from defaulting on its debt...
October 14, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the Treasury Department’s announcement that the statutory debt ceiling has been reached, and that the Secretary of the Treasury can avoid default only by undertaking bookkeeping acrobatics:
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:
October 7, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement regarding the decision reached by the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct on the actions of Majority Leader Tom DeLay (TX):
October 1, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the report released late last night that publicly admonished Majority Leader Tom DeLay for his conduct surrounding the vote on the controversial Medicare Prescription Drug Bill:
September 30, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today at a press conference drawing attention to the failed Republican Congress’s decision to wait for a lame-duck Congress to finish 12 of 13 appropriations bills and other important legislation. A six-foot mallard duck on a crutch, Mr. DeLayme Duck, particpated in the press conference (see picture attached):
September 22, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding House Republicans’ commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the “Contract with America”; their legislative failures in the 108th Congress; and Democrats’ commitment to aggressively address the problems facing America today:
September 15, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in support of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus which held a press conference today to protest the use of offensive language on the House Floor last night during debate regarding the Matricula Consular Identification Card:
September 9, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House approved a Democratic Amendment to the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill that would block any funds from being spent to enforce a new Bush Administration rule that would strip an estimated 6 million American workers of their right to overtime pay. A unanimous Democratic Caucus was joined by 22 Republicans in voting for the Amendment, which prevailed 223 to 193:
September 2, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the first three days of the 2004 Republican National Convention:
August 30, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today as the Republican Party prepared to convene at its national convention, at which the Party will re-nominate George W. Bush as its presidential nominee:
July 30, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the Mid-Session Budget Review released by the Bush Administration's Office of Management and Budget this morning. OMB is required by law to present the Mid-Session Review by July 15, but was two weeks late:
July 22, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC – As Congress prepares to recess for a six-week August break, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), House Democratic Caucus Chairman Robert Menendez (NJ), House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair James Clyburn (SC), and Assistant to the Democratic Leader John Spratt (SC) today lambasted the dismal policy and political record of the Republican majority. The GOP Congress has failed to pass a budget blueprint, created record deficits, and the House is on track to work the least number of days in 48 years. The Democratic leaders today highlighted this absence of leadership, voters’ desire for change in America, the Democrats’ positive agenda, and what that means for the November election. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery: