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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.
July 22, 2004Press Item
The House Appropriations Committee approved legislation Thursday that would provide equal pay adjustments for military and civilian federal employees in 2005.
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.