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July 16, 2003Press Item
Bowing to the concerns of their own caucus — along with expected absenteeism —House Republican leaders decided to pull a reauthorization of Head Start (HR 2210) from Friday's floor schedule...
July 18, 2003Press Item
House Democrats today announced they would hold a "national day of prescription drug town hall meetings" in Democratic districts across the country Saturday to oppose the Republican approach to a Medicare benefit and to promote what they say is a more generous Democratic alternative...
July 23, 2003Press Item
House Democrats head into the August recess furious at Republican leaders who they claim have crossed the acceptable boundaries of partisanship...
July 30, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – Today marks 38 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson fulfilled his promise to seniors and signed the landmark bill that established the Medicare program. In recognition of this anniversary, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon and vowed to keep the Democrats’ promise to strengthen the program by adding a prescription drug benefit under Medicare that seniors can count on...
August 1, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after the Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in July dropped to 6.2 percent from 6.4 percent – a nine-year high – in June...
July 9, 2003Press Item
In an attempt to regain an issue they fear the GOP has snatched away, House Democrats will fan out across the country later this month and host a series of town hall meetings to tell voters why they remain the party to trust on prescription drug reform...
July 10, 2003Press Item
The House was poised to pass the massive Labor-Health and Human Services-Education spending bill before adjourning for the week Thursday afternoon. But the massive appropriations bill has drawn harsh criticism from Democrats...
July 24, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the moment of silence memorializing Officers Chestnut and Gibson..
July 29, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Conference Board reported a sharp drop in consumer confidence in July while Bush Administration Cabinet members tour the country to tout their economic achievements...
July 24, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Full House Appropriations Committee adopted the Hoyer-Wolf-Moran amendment to the Fiscal Year 2004 Transportation Treasury Appropriations Bill to provide a 4.1% pay adjustment for federal civilian employees, including blue collar employees, providing them with pay parity with military employees...
July 25, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) joined with a working family from St. Mary’s County, Maryland (part of the 5th Congressional District) to speak out on behalf of the 6.5 million working, tax-paying families who will not receive the increase in the child tax credit today like millions of others because of Republican obstructionism. Democrats have pursued a series of procedural motions this week on the House Floor to compel the Republican leadership to bring the child tax credit bill to the floor, but Republican leaders have refused. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
July 25, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after meeting with representatives of manufacturing companies and organized labor to discuss the foreign sales corporation/extraterritorial income (FSC/ETI) issue...
July 28, 2003Press Item
Statement by Whip Hoyer, as well as many articles from around the country.
July 28, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in honour of the 13th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Rep. Hoyer was the lead House sponsor of the Act, which was signed by the first President Bush...
July 25, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement last night on the House Floor during debate on the reauthorization of the Head Start program (H.R. 2210). All House Democrats voted against the misguided bill, which passed by one vote (217-216)...
June 27, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON — House Democrats have declared war on the Republican leadership, vowing to gum up the legislative process in retaliation for what they say is systematic and unfair treatment by the majority...
July 23, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the House and Senate Republican Medicare bills, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement...
July 23, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today following Chairman Bill Thomas’s statement on the House Floor regarding his conduct on Friday, July 18th during a Ways and Means mark-up...
July 23, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today urged Republicans to immediately accede to Senate-passed legislation to accelerate the child tax credit for millions of working American families and their children, as Democrats engaged in a series of procedural tactics on the House Floor designed to force the GOP to act on this important tax legislation before adjourning for the August District Work Period on Friday...
July 24, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement and an accompanying chart on Democratic unity in the 108th Congress today...
July 24, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today released the following statement in support of the United States-Singapore/Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation Acts...
June 26, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- The top two Congressional Democrats, along with most of the House Democratic caucus, demanded today that President Bush intervene to deliver an increased child tax credit for low-income families this month, but Republican officials said a decision on credits would have to wait for weeks, if not longer...
July 20, 2003Press Item
Jack Duane, 78, of Denver is worried. He suspects his medical insurance provider is trying to dump him from his policy...
July 20, 2003Press Item
U.S. Rep. Sherrod Brown, D-Lorain, [Rep. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)] had sympathetic ears when he championed a better Medicare plan for senior citizens on a visit Saturday to Akron...
July 20, 2003Press Item
The proposed law that would add a prescription drug benefit to Medicare is more confusing than promising, an audience of about 300 senior citizens told U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) [Rep. John Lewis (D-GA)] on Saturday...