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July 20, 2004Press Item
House Democrats will offer a discharge petition today in an attempt to force floor consideration of mandatory electricity reliability standards.
July 14, 2004Press Item
House Minority Whip Hoyer criticized GOP leaders Tuesday for what he called an "abuse of power" for holding floor votes open until the majority position prevails.
July 13, 2004Press Item
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Tuesday he would push fellow Democrats to put an overhaul of the U.S. tax system at the top of their agenda if they regain control of the House in the November elections.
July 15, 2004Press Item
House Democrats plan to take the argument for tax simplification to voters this fall, thus venturing into traditional Republican territory.
July 19, 2004Press Item
Eight Washington area House members have announced plans to offer an amendment that would ensure civil service employees get the same raise next year as the military -- 3.5 percent.
July 16, 2004Press Item
House Minority Whip Hoyer met today with members of the recently formed Diplomats and Military Commanders for Change, an organization dedicated to the electoral defeat of President Bush made up of a bipartisan group of 27 former government and military officials.
July 19, 2004Press Item
A senior Democratic lawmaker will introduce an amendment later this week to grant federal civilian employees the same 3.5 percent pay raise that military personnel will receive in 2005.
July 14, 2004Press Item
House Minority Whip Hoyer charged Tuesday that Republican tax cuts enacted over the last four years have added layers of complexity to the tax code, offering a preview of the Democratic message as House members debate tax policy this week and next.
June 28, 2004Press Item
House Republicans endured a rare legislative setback last week, as dozens of their own Members voted with Democrats to kill a budget enforcement measure that some GOP leaders were reluctant to bring to the floor in the first place.
June 30, 2004Press Item
A deep rift in the Republican Party has left Congress unable to pass a budget this year, raising the probability that, for the third time in three decades, lawmakers will not agree on a detailed blueprint for government spending and tax policy.
July 6, 2004Press Item
Ending months of suspense, Sen. John Kerry on Tuesday turned to his vanquished primary election rival, fellow Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, as his running mate for this fall’s presidential campaign.
July 8, 2004Press Item
The annual appropriations process in the U.S. Senate has ground to a halt as Republican leaders put off floor action on federal-budget matters until at least September for potential political gain, but they are playing a dangerous game.
July 9, 2004Press Item
An extraordinary political drama played out this past week in the U.S. House of Representatives as Democratic and Republican lawmakers feuded over a proposal aimed at watering down part of a key law passed after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
July 30, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the Mid-Session Budget Review released by the Bush Administration's Office of Management and Budget this morning. OMB is required by law to present the Mid-Session Review by July 15, but was two weeks late:
June 24, 2004Press Item
Congressional Republicans are on the brink of a truly remarkable three-stage abandonment of their tradition of fiscal responsibility.
July 22, 2004Press Item
The full House Appropriations Committee included, by a solid bipartisan vote of 42-16 (25 Democrats and 17 Republicans), a Federal Employee Pay Parity amendment in the Fiscal Year 2005 Transportation, Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act today that was offered by Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD).
July 22, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission:
July 22, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House Floor during debate on H.R. 3313, which would bar Federal courts, including the Supreme Court, from considering the constitutionality of Federal legislation:
July 26, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, the lead House sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), issued the following statement in observance of the fourteenth anniversary of the signing of the ADA on July 26th:
July 22, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission:
July 22, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is grounding his claim that Democrats “are in striking distance” of taking back the House with a heavy statistical comparison to the Republican watershed election of 1994.
July 22, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House Floor during debate on H.R. 3313, which would bar Federal courts, including the Supreme Court, from considering the constitutionality of Federal legislation:
July 20, 2004Press Item
After nearly a year of urging the Republican leadership in the House to consider electricity reliability legislation to prevent another massive blackout, Democrats today launched a discharge petition to try to force consideration of H.R. 3004, the “Electricity Reliability Improvement Act of 2003.”
July 21, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding House Republicans’ “Tax Reform and Simplification Week,” the highlight of which was consideration of two non-controversial, minor tax bills today that will do little to reduce the incredible complexity of America’s tax system.
July 22, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – As Congress prepares to recess for a six-week August break, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), House Democratic Caucus Chairman Robert Menendez (NJ), House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair James Clyburn (SC), and Assistant to the Democratic Leader John Spratt (SC) today lambasted the dismal policy and political record of the Republican majority. The GOP Congress has failed to pass a budget blueprint, created record deficits, and the House is on track to work the least number of days in 48 years. The Democratic leaders today highlighted this absence of leadership, voters’ desire for change in America, the Democrats’ positive agenda, and what that means for the November election. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery: