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May 15, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight in response to President Bush’s nationally televised address concerning immigration reform and his proposal to send some 6,000 National Guard troops to the United States-Mexico border:
May 16, 2006Press Item
FY 07 Appropriations, the Forest Emergency Recovery and Research Act, and the Budget
May 17, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President Bush signing a $70 billion tax bill and House Republicans' third attempt to pass their irresponsible FY07 budget.
May 18, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following Floor statement on the Fiscal Year 2007 budget, which is being debated in the House tonight (as prepared for delivery):
May 17, 2006Press Item
Washington - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement on the House Ethics Committee announcement this evening that they have established investigative subcommittees for Representatives Robert Ney and William Jefferson, would have investigated Congressman Tom DeLay had he not resigned, and begun an inquiry to determine whether other House Members and staff were involved in the Cunningham scandal.
May 19, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to House Republicans' attempt to blame Democrats for the House Ethics Committee's delay in investigating allegations of unethical behavior by Members.
May 15, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement calling on President Bush and Congressional Republicans to act to extend the enrollment deadline for the prescription drug plan. Many seniors who do not enroll by the end of the day will be hit with a lifetime "Medicare tax" of at least 7 percent on future premiums.
May 11, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Republican leadership pulled consideration of the Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Resolution from Floor consideration for the second time this year:
May 8, 2006Press Item
Each day this week, the Democratic Whip's Office has counted down the top 5 reasons Republicans should extend the Medicare Part D enrollment deadline
May 12, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today concerning news reports that the National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of American households and businesses:
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: