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November 21, 2004Press Item
Problems at the polls and allegations of other irregularities in the Nov. 2 election are gaining serious attention in the nation's capital.
November 17, 2004Press Item
Although the Republican leadership in the House and Senate has been emboldened by the gains made in the Nov. 2 election, cracks are begging to show in the veneer of party invulnerability that GOP leaders sought to promote over the last two weeks.
November 18, 2004Press Item
Emboldened by their election success, House Republicans changed their rules yesterday to allow Majority Leader Tom DeLay (Tex.) to keep his post even if a grand jury indicts him, and Senate GOP leaders continued to weigh changing long-standing rules governing filibusters to prevent Democrats from blocking President Bush's most conservative judicial nominees.
November 18, 2004Press Item
House Republicans changed their Conference rules Wednesday to allow indicted party leaders and committee chairmen an opportunity to remain in their posts, even as Democrats moved to toughen their own internal guidelines on the subject.
December 8, 2004Press Item
Intelligence Reform Floor Feature
December 10, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s nomination of Samuel Bodman for Energy Secretary:
November 10, 2004Press Item
Congressional Democrats returned to Washington in a defiant mood yesterday, making no apologies for the campaign in which they lost congressional seats and the presidential race and vowing to hold President Bush accountable for his handling of the deficit, the Iraq war and other issues.
November 12, 2004Press Item
As the 108th Congress prepares to take its final votes, this also will be the week that the 109th Congress starts to take shape.
December 7, 2004Press Item
Rep. Bob Menendez, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and a conferee on the 9/11 bill, today made the following statement on passage of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, following months of negotiations. The bill passed by a vote of 336 to 75.
December 7, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement this evening on the final version of the 9/11 intelligence reform bill, which passed the House by a vote of 336 to 75:
November 24, 2004Press Item
Last week, the American people saw Washington at its worst. Partisan politics, turf battles and status quo complacency took precedence over Congress's most fundamental and sacred obligation - to protect the citizens of this country against our enemies. America saw members of Congress sent scurrying home by Speaker Hastert, leaving unfinished the most important legislation of all - fixing the core problems that allowed 9/11 to happen.
December 3, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning regarding the disappointing November employment data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics today:
December 6, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House considered legislation directing the Clerk of the House to delete a provision from the Omnibus Appropriations Bill that could have given staff members of the Appropriations Committee broad access to Americans’ tax returns:
December 6, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the expected passage tonight of the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Benefits Enhancement Act of 2004, which enjoyed wide bipartisan support:
December 7, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today regarding House passage of the 9/11 Intelligence Reform bill:
November 24, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today regarding the inclusion of a controversial provision which would have given certain Congressional staff access to taxpayers' tax returns in the massive 2005 Omnibus Appropriations Conference Report...
November 20, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC -- House Democratic Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ), a conferee on the 9/11 Conference Committee, today made the following statement in response to the House Republican leadership’s decision to pull the National Security Intelligence Reform Act of 2004...
November 20, 2004Press Item
Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement this afternoon on the failure of the Republican Congress to enact the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission...
November 20, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives adjourned without enacting the intelligence reform conference report...
November 15, 2004Press Item
Debt Limit Floor Feature
November 20, 2004Press Item
Statements from the Democratic Leaders...
November 20, 2004Press Item
Thomas H. Kean and Lee H. Hamilton, former Chair and Vice Chair of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9-11 Commission) today released the following statement...
November 17, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Members of the Democratic Caucus unanimously re-elected him to serve as the Whip, the Party’s second-ranking leadership position:
November 17, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement in response to a rules change approved by the House Republican Conference that will allow leaders indicted by a state grand jury to continue to serve:
November 18, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in anticipation of a House vote to raise the limit on the amount of debt America can incur: