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January 5, 2005Press Item
The House yesterday loosened its internal ethics guidelines by voting to make it more difficult for ethics probes to be launched against members of Congress.
January 5, 2005Press Item
House Republicans opened a new session of Congress yesterday by pushing through a new rule curtailing the ways ethics investigations can be launched, a day after they retreated on two other ethics moves.
January 7, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s appointment of former U.S. Senators Connie Mack (FL) and John Breaux (LA) to head a bipartisan tax reform panel:
January 7, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the third anniversary of the signing of the "No Child Left Behind Act" tomorrow (January 8):
January 10, 2005Press Item
Social Security Floor Feature
January 11, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after a press conference on Social Security held at the White House:
January 5, 2005Press Item
A new rule, backed by GOP leaders, would require the vote of a fellow party member before a lawmaker could be investigated.
January 4, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Clay Johnson III offering to discuss with the Bush Administration any alternative federal employee pay proposals. Representative Hoyer was the lead sponsor of the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act, which currently governs federal employee pay.
January 4, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today spoke on the House Floor in opposition to Republicans’ weakening of the House’s ethical standards. The following is Representative Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
January 4, 2005Press Item
Ethics Issues Floor Feature
January 4, 2005Press Item
In a letter to House members on Monday, the Congressional Ethics Coalition called on members to oppose rule changes that would hamper the Congressional ethics investigation process.
January 2, 2005Press Item
GOP drive in nation's capital and Texas to shield DeLay shows contempt for ethics in government and the impartial rule of law.
January 4, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) announced today that he has appointed Representatives John Tanner (TN) and Diana DeGette (CO) as Chief Deputy Whips, which makes them part of the Democratic Leadership and of the senior team of Democratic whips.
December 16, 2004Press Item
The House Democratic Leadership released the following letter to President Bush on the need to act now on tax simplification. The President is meeting with his advisors today on the economy.
December 16, 2004Press Item
House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) led a congressional delegation to the Middle East to assess ongoing preparations for the upcoming national elections in Iraq and the Palestinian Authority.
January 2, 2005Press Item
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today...
December 11, 2004Press Item
Madison Avenue would call it “building brand identity.” In a tightly contested election year, Republicans and Democrats used the machinery of Congress and their members’ votes to polish their images with voters and distinguish themselves from the competition.
December 15, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Bush Administration’s two-day “economic summit,” which is focusing on issues such as tax reform and Social Security:
November 29, 2004Press Item
Meeting Tuesday for the first time since the Nov. 2 election, members of the Election Assistance Commission breathed a collective sigh of relief about the relatively smooth operation of this year’s Election Day — but they promised to do more in the coming year to improve the nation’s balloting system.
November 25, 2004Press Item
The hasty and haphazard completion of nine overdue fiscal 2005 spending bills raised new appeals from lawmakers that Congress figure out a better way to enact its annual budget.
December 7, 2004Press Item
Despite President Bush's clear margin of victory in the 2004 presidential race, voting and civil rights advocates say the election did not go as smoothly as Americans might think.
November 17, 2004Press Item
Despite losing seats Nov. 2, House Democratic leaders said Wednesday their caucus is energized and ready to confront the Republican majority in the new Congress.
November 21, 2004Press Item
Congressional negotiators reached agreement yesterday on a spending package that provides a 3.5 percent raise for federal civilian employees, more than double that sought by President Bush.