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July 30, 2004Press Item
House Democrats, led by Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, intend to make rising tax complexity an election year issue. Republicans are devoting floor time to tax simplification in the House this week, but there is no denying that they have dropped the ball on this growing problem.
August 16, 2004Press Item
With the 2004 presidential election on the horizon, disabilities advocacy groups like UCP are now stepping up their rhetoric in support of the Help America Vote Act, which establishes higher standards of voting accessibility at polling places.
August 27, 2004Press Item
Both the poverty rate and the ranks of the uninsured increased in 2003 for the third straight year, the Census Bureau said Thursday in a report that gave Democrats new ammunition for their assaults on President Bush’s domestic policies.
August 30, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today as the Republican Party prepared to convene at its national convention, at which the Party will re-nominate George W. Bush as its presidential nominee:
August 28, 2004Press Item
Hoyer, who is seeking reelection in November, has represented the 5th Congressional District since 1981 and has been the House minority whip since November 2002. He has spent nearly all of his professional life in public office, winning a seat in the Maryland Senate in 1966, the same year he graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. Later he became the youngest president of that body in the state's history.
July 25, 2004Press Item
THE DEMOCRATS opened their national convention last night, heeding the call to accentuate the positive but mindful that there is one reason for their extraordinary party unity.
August 2, 2004Press Item
"I am extremely proud to introduce the Full-Service Community Schools Act. My late wife Judy was a dedicated educator who taught me about the importance of early education and the potential of full service schools...
August 26, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Census’ annual report today on poverty and annual income rates in America.
August 26, 2004Press Item
Whip statement and economic reports...
August 5, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer issued the following statement today marking the 39th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which is tomorrow. Rep. Hoyer was the lead sponsor of both the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the 2002 Help America Vote Act (HAVA):
August 6, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that job growth in July amounted to a paltry 32,000, far less than economists had predicted...
August 14, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding a new Congressional Budget Office report that shows the Bush Administration’s tax cuts have shifted the tax burden from the highest-income Americans to middle-income taxpayers:
August 23, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the implementation of unprecedented new rules by the Department of Labor that will strip up to 6 million workers of their right to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Bush Administration forced the regulation changes through despite bipartisan opposition of Congress:
August 3, 2004Press Item
The possibility that the Democrats could retake the Senate in November has recently become a staple of discussion among political consultants and reporters.
August 5, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, a congressional champion for redeveloping the Anacostia Waterfront, issued the following statement on the signing of the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation (AWC) Legislation today:
July 26, 2004Press Item
At home, Maryland Democrats have been struggling with internal squabbles and an inconsistent message in the two years since losing the governor's mansion. But in Boston this week, several of the state's top Democrats will be thrust into the national spotlight at the party's convention.
July 27, 2004Press Item
The Democratic National Convention is underway in Boston - and several well-known Maryland lawmakers are on hand for the important event.
July 28, 2004Press Item
While most of the Democratic faithful view today’s conventions as a largely ceremonial event with few surprises, some aspects of the past remain — including the tapping of a referee to ensure the nomination goes off without a hitch.
July 14, 2004Press Item
House Democrats, led by Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, intend to make rising tax complexity an election year issue.
July 22, 2004Press Item
Could it be that House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., secretly wants a lame-duck session?
July 25, 2004Press Item
Congress, departing for its summer recess, left behind few achievements and a backlog of business to accomplish this fall amid election rancor, political analysts said.
July 20, 2004Press Item
With the Democratic National Convention just a week away, the mood of Congressional Democrats heading into their all-important political rally verges on the smug.
July 22, 2004Press Item
U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer has a lot of ground to cover on any given day. Hoyer's district includes parts of Prince George's, Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties.
July 22, 2004Press Item
House Minority Whip Hoyer said Wednesday that positive generic polling numbers, promising Democratic candidates and an unproductive Republican-controlled Congress would boost Democratic chances of taking the House.
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.