Press Releases

April 18, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after President Bush announced the nomination of former Rep. Rob Portman (R-OH), the current U.S. Trade Representative, to be the director of the Office of Management and Budget, and the promotion of Deputy Trade Representative Susan Schwab to replace Portman as Trade Representative:
April 17, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement as millions of Americans navigated our nation’s increasingly complicated tax code and prepared to file their annual income tax returns before the filing deadline today:
April 10, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today in response to EAC Commissioner Raymond Martinez’s announcement of his resignation from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
April 9, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered the Democrats’ National Weekly Radio Address on Saturday morning, April 8, at 11:06 a.m. (EST). Hoyer discussed the Democrats’ Real Security Agenda, a comprehensive plan to protect America and restore American leadership in the world, which was unveiled by House and Senate Democrats on March 29. The Radio Address is broadcast by major radio networks, including ABC, AP, AURN, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, NPR, American Forces Radio, Voice of America, BBC, CBC, and Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
April 6, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today following the revelation that President Bush may have been involved in the leaking of classified intelligence information:
April 6, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after House Republican leaders pulled their Party’s Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2007 from further Floor consideration and called off votes for Friday:
April 5, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC- Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, called on the House Appropriations Committee to increase funding for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Firefighters (SAFER) and the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Programs.
April 5, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after President Bush made remarks on Health Savings Accounts in Bridgeport, Connecticut:
April 5, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House Floor against H.R. 513:
March 29, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding a letter from employees of the Architect of the Capitol (AoC) about working conditions in the tunnels underneath the Capitol:
March 29, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House and Senate Democrats held a joint press conference unveiling a national security agenda, “Real Security: The Democratic Plan to Protect America and Restore Our Leadership in the World.”
March 28, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding Rep. Lane Evans’ (D-IL) retirement after serving eleven terms in the United States Congress:
March 20, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s speech in Cleveland on Iraq:
March 18, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Rep. Martin Sabo (D-MN) announced he would be retiring after serving fourteen terms in the United States Congress:
March 16, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Senate passed legislation increasing the statutory debt limit by $781 billion – the fourth debt limit increase in five years under President Bush and the Republican-controlled Congress. The House of Representatives did not have to pass a stand-alone debt limit increase. This latest debt limit increase was deemed to have been passed by the House as part of the Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Resolution:
March 15, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after President Bush made remarks on the Medicare prescription drug program in Silver Spring, MD:
March 14, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today following reports that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in a letter to Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) that he was “quite concerned about the intermediate to long-term federal budget outlook:”
March 9, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon regarding the announcement by Dubai Ports World (DP World), a company owned by the United Arab Emirates, that it will divest itself of all American interests and transfer the operation of U.S. ports to an American entity:
March 8, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s visit to the Gulf Coast to view the ongoing relief and recovery efforts in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina:
March 7, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding Democrats’ effort to force a vote to increase the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25:
March 6, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after returning from the Gulf Coast region to assess the damage done by Hurricane Katrina, as well as the ongoing rebuilding and reconstruction efforts:
March 6, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s request for line-item veto power:
March 2, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding his support for the Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2006.
February 21, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today concerning a deal under which Dubai Ports World of the United Arab Emirates would manage six major U.S. seaports, including the Port of Baltimore:
February 16, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks today on the House floor in support of H.Con.Res. 341, which condemns the Government of Iran for violating its international nuclear nonproliferation obligations and expresses support for efforts to report Iran to the United Nations Security Counsel: