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May 9, 2006Press Item
(Washington, DC) – In an effort to move the nation towards greater energy independence, House Democratic Whip Hoyer, House Science Committee Ranking Democrat Rep. Bart Gordon and House Armed Services Committee Member Rep. Mark Udall submitted an amendment today to the Fiscal Year 2007 Department of Defense Authorization Bill that would increase the use of alternative fuels in the military. The Department of Defense is the largest single buyer of fuel in America and must be a part of any energy independence effort.
May 12, 2006Press Item
Washington - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statment today praising the life and public service of long-time House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery who died earlier today:
May 11, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks today on the House floor in opposition to the Republicans’ Rule on the FY07 Defense Authorization Act, which barred consideration of an amendment offered by Whip Hoyer, Rep. Bart Gordon, and Rep. Mark Udall that would have shifted excess funds from the ballistic missile defense program to programs moving America towards energy independence:
May 9, 2006Press Item
Democrats Push to Increase Alternative Fuels Use in the Military
May 9, 2006Press Item
Defense Authorization and the Budget
May 10, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after President Bush refused yet again to extend the Medicare Part D enrollment deadline for seniors in a speech in Orlando:
May 10, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks today on the House floor in opposition to the Republicans’ misguided Tax Reconciliation Act of 2005:
May 4, 2006Press Item
(Washington, DC) – As Americans struggle to afford near record high gas prices, Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee rejected a proposal to increase funding for alternative fuels programs at the Department of Defense by $63 million. The committee rejected the alternative fuels amendment offered by Rep. Mark Udall (D-CO) by a vote of 25-30 during debate on a bill to authorize programs at the Defense Department in 2007.
May 4, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after the House passed H.R. 4954, the SAFE Port Act by a vote of 421 to 2. Before the vote on final passage, House Republicans defeated a Democratic effort to require that 100 percent of the shipping containers be scanned and sealed using the best available technology before being loaded onto ships destined for the United States:
May 5, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today in celebration of Cinco de Mayo and in recognition of the notable contributions of Mexican Americans to our country:
May 3, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after President Bush made remarks on tax and spending to the American Council of Engineering Companies:
May 3, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House Floor in opposition to the Republicans’ Sham Lobbying “Reform” Bill:
May 3, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Hoyer released the following statement today after the White House released its response plan in the event of a Pandemic Flu:
April 28, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House Arm-- Services Committee called this week for members of the military to receive a pay raise of 2.7 percent in 2007, which is higher than the 2.2 percent raise the Bush Administration requested in its FY07 budget proposal in February for both military and civilian employees:
May 1, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after President Bush made remarks to the American Hospital Association regarding health care initiatives and Health Savings Accounts. This week is recognized as “Cover the Uninsured Week.”
May 1, 2006Press Item
Port Security, Lobby Reform, and the Budget
May 3, 2006Press Item
Whip Says Republicans' Actions Don't Match Their Rhetoric
April 26, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in favor of H.R. 282, the Iran Freedom Support Act, which passed the House today by a vote of 397 to 21:
April 27, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to an announcement by Exxon Mobil Corp, the world’s largest publicly traded oil company, that its 1st quarter profit is up 7% over last year’s to more than $8 billion and Speaker Hastert’s statement that Republicans would bring energy provisions to the House Floor in the coming week:
April 25, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after President Bush spoke at the Renewable Fuels Summit 2006 in Washington:
April 25, 2006Press Item
Intelligence Authorization Act and Lobbying Reform
April 26, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding an article in The Hill reporting that employees of the Architect of the Capitol (AoC) working in utility tunnels may have been exposed to asbestos levels over the personal exposure limit set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration:
April 18, 2006Press Item
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 21, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of the 36th Anniversary of Earth Day, which will be observed on Saturday, April 22: