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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:
April 24, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after President Bush addressed a group in Irvine, California, on immigration reform:
April 8, 2006Press Item
Democrats said Saturday the nation isn't as safe as it should be because the Bush administration and Republicans in Congress "have failed to back up their rhetoric with robust action."
April 7, 2006Press Item
House Republican efforts to forge a budget blueprint for the coming fiscal year collapsed last night amid acrimony and name-calling, as the fissures between GOP moderates and conservatives once again burst into the open.
April 13, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Republican Congressional leaders – who are feeling the political heat for the punitive measures in the House immigration bill – tried to pin the blame on Democrats for that measure:
April 17, 2006Press Item
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 9, 2006Press Item
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 8, 2006Press Item
Whip Highlights Democrats’ Real Security Agenda
April 5, 2006Press Item
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.