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October 1, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in observation of the start of the new fiscal year...
September 23, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a principal sponsor in the U.S. House of Representatives of landmark federal election reform, released the following statement today after the full Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said that the October 7 gubernatorial recall election in California should proceed as scheduled...
September 17, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the announcement that health insurance premiums for federal employees and retirees will rise an average of 10.6 percent next year, the fourth consecutive year of double-digit increases:
September 17, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON D.C. - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and House Administration Committee Chairman Bob Ney met today with the Honorable Mary Kiffmeyer, President of the National Association of Secretaries of State, to discuss their intention to seek $1.86 billion in funding for the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). Congressman Hoyer released the following statement following the meeting:
September 24, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Rep. James Oberstar (D-MN), Ranking Democrat on the House Transportation Committee, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Ranking Democrat on the Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation, John Carr, President of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, and Jeremy Yahn, an experienced Air Traffic Controller, held a press conference this afternoon in opposition to Republican attempts to privatize air traffic control and weaken air safety. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
September 25, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) has joined with Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (D-TX), chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Hispanic leaders, and millions of Americans across the country to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed from September 15th through October 15th. Rep. Hoyer, who will attend two events this week in honor of National Hispanic Month, today released the following statement:
September 25, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer addressed the Committee for Education Funding regarding the importance of federal investment in the No Child Left Behind Act today at the National Press Club. Hoyer encouraged members of the Committee, which is the nation’s largest education coalition, to support the policies and goals of the landmark education legislation despite the challenges that it entails. Attached below is his statement as prepared for delivery...
September 9, 2003Press Item
Fourteen months out from the 2004 election, House Administration Chairman Ney and Minority Whip Hoyer are discussing how to secure the full $3.9 billion authorized over three years for election reform under the Help America Vote Act.
September 17, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Whip Steny Hoyer and Caucus Chair Bob Menendez released the following statement today in support of House Democrats’ tech friendly agenda and H.R. 49, the Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act, which permanently extends the moratorium on Internet access taxes and multiple and discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce by state or local governments:
September 9, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), the lead Democratic House sponsor of the landmark Federal election reform bill (the “Help America Vote Act”) and a senior Democrat on the Transportation, Treasury Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement regarding funding for election reform contained in the House Fiscal Year 2004 Transportation, Treasury Appropriations bill approved by the House this evening...
September 10, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today following passage of the bipartisan Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT Act, H.R. 2622), which is the reauthorization of the Fair Credit Reporting Act...
September 15, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer, a principal sponsor in the U.S. House of Representatives of landmark federal election reform, released the following statement today after a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals postponed California’s October 7 gubernatorial recall election...
September 15, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement in response to remarks today by Secretary of Commerce Don Evans before the Detroit Economic Club...
September 10, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon in response to President Bush’s speech on homeland security at the FBI Academy today in Quantico, VA...
September 9, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a senior member of the House Transportation-Treasury Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement tonight after the House passed the Fiscal Year 2004 Transportation, Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act. The bill contained a 4.1% pay adjustment for federal civilian employees, including blue collar employees, providing them with pay parity with military employees...
September 9, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a leader on federal employee issues and a senior Democrat on the Transportation, Treasury Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement supporting the adoption of the Van Hollen amendment to the House Fiscal Year 2004 Transportation, Treasury Appropriations bill approved by the House this evening...
September 10, 2003Press Item
The House yesterday approved a 4.1 percent pay raise for federal civilian employees and killed new rules designed to speed Bush administration efforts to require federal workers to compete with the private sector for their jobs...
September 10, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's $87 billion request to stabilize and rebuild Iraq and Afghanistan appears headed for approval in Congress, but at the same time it is giving new impetus to Democratic efforts to scale back his tax cuts and reap political gains from the administration's large budget deficits...
September 8, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Opposition to privatizing air traffic control towers paired with a Congressional turf battle has left a bill reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration in trouble in the U.S. House of Representatives...
September 8, 2003Press Item
While House Democrats acknowledge that their Caucus is unlikely to reverse its eight-year minority status in the immediate term, they are not resigning themselves to becoming a permanent second-tier party...
September 8, 2003Press Item
In the decade since Republicans took control of Congress, GOP partisans have relentlessly worked to transform members of Washington’s business community into powerful advocates for the party’s priorities on Capitol Hill...
September 9, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 — Members of Congress said today that President Bush would get the $87 billion he requested for Iraq and Afghanistan, but that he would have to walk through a bit of fire first. Lawmakers said they expected sharp questioning of the request and a renewed debate about the effect on federal spending, taxes and the record-setting deficit...
September 9, 2003Press Item
On the eve of the Sept. 11 anniversary, House Democrats have adopted a new strategy that will step up criticism of President Bush’s efforts to improve homeland security against future terrorist attacks...
September 4, 2003Press Item
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury and General Government approved legislation Wednesday that includes language supporting military-civilian pay parity and granting civil service employees a 4.1 percent pay raise in 2004. The House Appropriations Committee approved similar legislation in July...
September 5, 2003Press Item
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 4 -- President Bush, hailing signs of recovery in the American heartland, said today that the U.S. economy is "looking up" and renewed his call for further tax cuts that would cost about $1.1 trillion over 10 years...