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December 16, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement concerning his “present” on the Republican Resolution on Iraq:
December 16, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today at a press conference with Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (NV), House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA), and Senate Assistant Democratic Leader Dick Durbin (IL).
December 16, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the election of Representative Jim Clyburn (SC) as the Chair of the House Democratic Caucus:
December 9, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after the announcement that Democratic Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez was selected to fill the New Jersey Senate seat of Governor-elect Jon Corzine:
December 2, 2005
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer made the following statement today in reaction to a Washington Post article reporting that Justice Department political appointees overruled a unanimous staff opinion that Texas’ 2003 redistricting plan violated the Voting Rights Act.
October 7, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after the Republican leadership held open a five-minute vote on its energy bill for nearly 45 minutes, because it was losing the vote and needed additional time to twist arms and subvert the will of the House.
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:
September 15, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today to mark the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, which will be observed today through October 15th.
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:
September 9, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the announcement by the Department of Homeland Security that FEMA Director Michael Brown would be removed from onsite management of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in the Gulf Coast region and replaced with Coast Guard Vice Admiral Thad Allen:
September 8, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House floor:
September 7, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today concerning the federal government’s response to victims of Hurricane Katrina and the $51.8 billion emergency supplemental appropriations bill for hurricane relief that will be considered on the House Floor on Thursday:
September 2, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts:
September 1, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon regarding consideration of a $10 billion emergency supplemental spending bill for disaster relief in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, which have been crippled by Hurricane Katrina. The supplemental spending bill is expected to be on the House Floor on Friday.
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 27, 2005
House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (MO) and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today introduced the “Capitol Airspace Enforcement Act”, bipartisan legislation that aims to prevent violations of restricted airspace around Washington, D.C.
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 26, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after participating in a Social Security Rally on Capitol Hill:
April 21, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after House Republicans defeated an amendment to the Energy Bill offered by Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA). Rep. Capps’ amendment would have struck a provision inserted in the bill that would immunize the producers of the fuel additive MTBE from responsibility for contaminating ground water, and shift the costs of cleanup to taxpayers. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) insisted that the provision be included in the bill:
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: