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September 30, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today at a press conference drawing attention to the failed Republican Congress’s decision to wait for a lame-duck Congress to finish 12 of 13 appropriations bills and other important legislation. A six-foot mallard duck on a crutch, Mr. DeLayme Duck, particpated in the press conference (see picture attached):
September 30, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer spoke today on the House Floor in opposition to the Republican leadership’s effort to amend the United States Constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage. The following is his statement as prepared for delivery:
September 30, 2004Press Item
Report and Release from the Democratic Whip...
October 1, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) sent the following letter to recently appointed House and Senate National Defense Authorization Act Conferees drawing their attention to a letter Democrats sent last month to the Committee Chairmen and Ranking Members. The letter, signed by 8 leading Democrats, encouraged them to retain language (the “Harkin Amendment”) that would bring balance to the political programming of the tax-payer funded Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS):
September 28, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer spoke on the floor today in support of the Democratic Motion to Instruct conferees on the FY 2005 Department of Defense Authorization Bill. The Motion to Instruct would retain the Senate-passed hate crimes legislation in the Conference Report to ensure that state and local law enforcement can effectively investigate and prosecute hate crimes. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
September 29, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer today on the House Floor lambasted the legislative failures of this Republican Congress – no budget, intelligence reform, comprehensive energy reform, or transportation reauthorization bill and no tax bill to stop billions of dollars in European Union sanctions against American manufacturers. Now a Continuing Resolution must be passed to keep the government running. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
September 30, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a special conference meeting of House Republicans on tax reform and the implementation of a national sales tax:
September 23, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer delivered the following statement regarding the Republican tax conference report on the House Floor today. He assailed the Republican Majority for turning surpluses into deficits and running up the nation’s debt, while refusing to pay for tax cuts:
September 27, 2004Press Item
Marriage, Gun Rights
September 24, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer delivered the following statement regarding the Republican tax conference report on the House Floor today. He assailed the Republican Majority for turning surpluses into deficits and running up the nation’s debt, while refusing to pay for tax cuts:
September 20, 2004Press Item
...short on substance and long on trying to score political points...
September 13, 2004Press Item
Transportation, Treasury Appropriations...
September 7, 2004Press Item
Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Act...
September 23, 2004Press Item
House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) today introduced legislation authorizing several programs for Special Olympics, including the design and implementation of Special Olympics education programs, the expansion of international participation, and the improvement and implementation of the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program.
September 22, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this evening after speaking on the House Floor earlier in support of a House resolution calling for the suspension of Sudan's membership on the United Nations Commission on Human Rights:
September 23, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in opposition to President Bush’s and Republican Leaders’ support for moving to a national sales tax as a replacement for federal taxes:
September 22, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today joined House Democrats in the announcement of the Democrats' New Partnership for America's Future at an event on the steps of the West Front of the United States Capitol. The Partnership reflects our values and a Democratic vision for a better America. It consists of six core values: national security, prosperity, fairness, opportunity, community and accountability. Menendez made the following statement:
September 22, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, House Democrats, and Americans from across the country unveiled House Democrats' New Partnership for America's Future at an event this morning on the Capitol steps. Below are Leader Pelosi's opening and closing statements.
September 22, 2004Press Item
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today applauding the passage of the Fiscal Year 2005 Transportation, Treasury Appropriations Bill which provides for parity in the 2005 pay adjustments for both military and civilian federal employees:
September 22, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding House Republicans’ commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the “Contract with America”; their legislative failures in the 108th Congress; and Democrats’ commitment to aggressively address the problems facing America today:
September 23, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the war in Iraq:
September 22, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today joined House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA), the Democratic Caucus leadership, Democratic House members, and citizens from around the country in announcing the “New Partnership with America.” The Partnership is a broad values-based agenda that reinforces Democrats’ commitment to America’s national defense, working families, and economic prosperity. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
September 17, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) asked the Governors of all 50 states in a letter sent today to recognize and honor provisional ballots in the upcoming November election in order to protect voters’ rights from administrative or technical error. Provisional ballots are a crucial part of the landmark election reform legislation the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA), of which Hoyer was the lead House Democratic sponsor:
September 20, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) led a bipartisan group of 85 lawmakers in urging members of the Fiscal Year 2005 Homeland Security Appropriations conference committee to retain $100 million in funding for the “Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Firefighters” (SAFER) Program in a letter sent late Friday. The SAFER Program would provide much-needed funding for career and volunteer fire departments across America to hire new firefighters, recruit and retain volunteer fire fighters, and relieve the thousands of fire stations across the country that are currently operating short of staff.
September 20, 2004Press Item
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