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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:
July 15, 2004Press Item
U.S. Representative Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) released the following statement today at a press conference highlighting Republican failures on the budget with Assistant to the Leader / Budget Committee Ranking Member John Spratt, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and Blue Dog Coalition Co-Chair Charlie Stenholm.
July 15, 2004Press Item
The Mystery of the Missing Mid-Session Review...
July 19, 2004Press Item
Appropriations, Trade, and Taxes
July 19, 2004Press Item
Military Construction Appropriations, Defense Appropriations, "tax simplification week" ...
July 15, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding House Republicans’ failure today to fund HIV/AIDS programs at levels previously supported by Republicans and authorized by law.
July 15, 2004Press Item
Statement of Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) on Missing Mid-Session Budget Review
July 9, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement regarding H.R. 3598, the Republican “Manufacturing Technology Competitiveness Act,” which reauthorizes the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program. Democrats are long-time supporters of this program while Republicans have tried to cut its funding:
July 9, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), who led the largest Congressional delegation to Israel in its history in August 2003, released the following statement today regarding a non-binding ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that held the Israeli security barrier violates international law:
July 15, 2004Press Item
The House Transportation, Treasury Subcommittee accepted an amendment by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today in subcommittee markup of the Fiscal Year 2005 Transportation, Treasury Appropriations Bill that will correct two serious deficiencies in the most recent A-76 revisions. Those revisions, which were adopted on May 29, 2003, put federal employees at a competitive disadvantage and did not guarantee that taxpayer money will be economically spent.
July 15, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed a Resolution condemning the ruling last week by the International Court of Justice that Israel’s security barrier is illegal. In August 2003, Hoyer led the largest Congressional delegation to visit Israel in its history.
July 15, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer, joined by Budget Committee Ranking Member John Spratt (SC), Blue Dog Coalition Co-Chair Charlie Stenholm (D-TX), and Budget Committee Member Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), today assailed the Republican Congress and Bush Administration for failing to pass a budget for Fiscal Year 2005, a budget enforcement bill, or to produce a budget forecast as called for in U.S. Law.
July 14, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer spoke on the House Floor today in favor of H.R. 4759, the United States-Australia Free Trade Implementation Act. The following is Representative Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
July 9, 2004Press Item
Republican leadership holding a 15-minute vote open for 38 minutes...
July 12, 2004Press Item
Trade, Appropriations, Bioshield
July 12, 2004Press Item
Military Construction Appropriations...
July 13, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) addressed the pressing need for federal tax reform, laid out principles for simplification and fairness, and critiqued Republican tax policy in a speech at a Tax Policy Center Forum (a joint venture of the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute) earlier today.
July 14, 2004Press Item
The House Appropriations Committee accepted by voice vote today an amendment introduced by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) to the Fiscal Year 2005 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill that would prevent Health and Human Services officials from blocking the flow of information between the Office of the Medicare Actuary and Congress.
July 14, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the recent vote by the D.C. City Council to establish an Anacostia Waterfront Development Corporation:
July 8, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after the Republican leadership held a 15-minute vote open for 38 minutes on an amendment offered by Bernie Sanders (I-VT). The Republican leadership only closed the vote on this Amendment after it had twisted the arms of eight Republicans who initially voted for the provision and then changed their votes at the leadership’s urging.
July 6, 2004Press Item
CJS, Legislative Branch Appropriations, Economy
July 7, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today regarding the House Administration Committee hearing on voting systems today. Congressman Hoyer was the lead House Democratic sponsor of the Help American Vote Act of 2002, the landmark election reform legislation.
June 14, 2004Press Item
re-scheduled Energy Week...
June 21, 2004Press Item
extension of Transportation Bill, and Budget Enforcement...
July 5, 2004Press Item
All Talk, No (Floor) Action...