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March 15, 2005Press Item
I was a staff member for the late Democratic Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York and provided him with advice on Social Security reform in 1983. I am tired of seeing his views distorted for political purposes by Republican supporters of individual Social Security accounts.
February 28, 2005Press Item
A number of prominent economists have two problems with Mr. Bush's pitch. First, they say it's too optimistic about the long-term prospects for stocks. Second, it ignores an irrefutable rule of finance: There is no free lunch. Or, put another way, greater returns bear greater risks.
April 11, 2005Press Item
In barnstorming the country over Social Security, administration officials predict that American economic growth will slow to an anemic rate of 1.9 percent as baby boomers reach retirement.
March 22, 2005Press Item
President Bush has been talking about Social Security for weeks, but even some of his supporters have misconceptions and qualms about his plan to overhaul the retirement system.
March 31, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a leading Democratic proponent of tax reform and simplification in the House of Representatives, released the following statement today regarding the sixth meeting of the President’s Advisory Panel on Tax Reform:
March 16, 2005Press Item
COLLEGE PARK - With President Bush flooding cable TV screens with town meetings around the country peddling his approach to Social Security reform, the Democrats are finally moving to fill the vacuum on their side, in their fashion.
March 16, 2005Press Item
The U.S. House approved $81.4 billion in additional spending in 2005 for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, about $500 million less than President George W. Bush had requested.
March 21, 2005Press Item
After Bob Dole lost the White House race to President Bill Clinton in 1996, a group of prominent neoconservatives saw a void in foreign policy and decided to fill it.
March 23, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Social Security Trustees’ Report on the program:
February 24, 2005Press Item
As members of Congress wage intellectual and policy battles over the future of Social Security, Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) went to La Plata on Tuesday to make his case against privatizing parts of the program.
February 25, 2005Press Item
Last week's White House fact sheet on Social Security contains anything but the facts. It asserts that by 2027 the government will somehow have to come up with an extra $200 billion a year, and by 2033, more than $300 billion.
February 7, 2005Press Item
President Bush will propose a 3.1 percent pay raise for members of the armed forces and a 2.3 percent increase for civilian federal employees under the fiscal 2006 budget plan the White House will release on Monday.
February 7, 2005Press Item
A top House Democrat Monday called President Bush's $2.75 trillion budget plan "fiscally irresponsible fraud" that will be rejected by members of the president's own party.
February 9, 2005Press Item
A top House Democrat is urging the ethics committee to investigate whether Rep. Joel Hefley (R-Colo.) was forced out as the panel’s chairman in retaliation for the committee’s decision to admonish Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) on two different occasions during the 108th Congress. Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters Tuesday that the ethics committee should look into whether Hefley was threatened, if it has not done so already, and whether Hefley’s removal from the chairmanship of the panel last week was a response to the committee’s rulings during its investigation of allegations made by former Rep. Nick Smith (R-Mich.), as well as an ethics complaint filed against DeLay by former Rep. Chris Bell (D-Texas).
February 16, 2005Press Item
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) waded into Republican territory yesterday, releasing a whip count of 29 Republicans he says are on record opposing “all or major parts of President Bush’s plan” for Social Security reform.
March 17, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the House Republican budget for Fiscal Year 2006, and the Democratic alternative offered by Rep. John Spratt (SC), the Ranking Democrat on the Budget Committee:
March 17, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today praising the inclusion of tax reform language in the House Democratic 2006 Budget. Whip Hoyer worked with John Spratt, the Ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, to include the language in this year’s Democratic budget:
February 5, 2005Press Item
President Bush will propose a 3.1 percent pay raise for members of the armed forces and a 2.3 percent increase for civilian federal employees under the fiscal 2006 budget plan the White House will release on Monday.
March 16, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement on the House Floor this morning, urging Members on both sides of the aisle to support a Resolution introduced by Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV) to restore bipartisan ethics rules:
March 16, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after a press conference with Democratic leaders Representative Nancy Pelosi (CA), Senator Harry Reid (NV), Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI), Senator Dick Durbin (IL), Representative Charlie Rangel (NY), Senator Max Baucus (MT), and Representative Robert Menendez (NJ):
March 16, 2005Press Item
Hoyer Joins Democratic Leaders to fight Republican plan to privatize Social Security
March 11, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement today in response to comments on ethics by the Republican leadership:
March 11, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the announcement today by Maryland’s senior United States Senator, Paul Sarbanes, that he will not stand for re-election to a sixth Senate term in 2006:
March 11, 2005Press Item
Democratic Whip Highlights Social Security and Disability Benefits