Newsroom

March 17, 2004Press Item
A seven-year ethics truce between congressional Republicans and Democrats has begun to fray under the weight of mounting alleged abuses by House GOP leaders and tensions among Democrats over how aggressively to pursue the matters.
March 30, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President Bush’s visit to Wisconsin, another state that has been hit hard by his failed economic policies:
March 5, 2004Press Item
When it comes to colleague-to-colleague giving, the No. 2 leaders are the tops
March 9, 2004Press Item
Democrats of all stripes are quickly coming together to beat the Republicans
February 20, 2004Press Item
Washington-area House lawmakers said Friday that they continue to support military-civilian pay parity, despite recent calls from the Bush administration and a senior congressman on the House Appropriations Committee to hold down the 2005 civil service pay raise.
February 23, 2004Press Item
House Democratic leaders are scrambling to find a plum committee slot to reward their newest Member, Rep.-elect Ben Chandler (D-Ky.), for wresting away a Republican seat and giving them much-needed momentum heading into the 2004 elections.
February 26, 2004Press Item
There is a strange, rare political species quietly roaming the landscape these days. Long endangered and occasionally thought to be extinct, its sudden re-emergence is as startling as it is sublime, particularly on Capitol Hill, where it seemed to face a fate on par with what the dinosaurs endured.
March 8, 2004Press Item
Congressional sponsors of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 cautioned their colleagues that ongoing efforts to amend the law to deal with security issues could do more harm than good.
March 30, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today to the American Medical Association’s National Advocacy Conference:
February 17, 2004Press Item
Former state Attorney General Ben Chandler (D) won a convincing victory tonight over state Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr (R) in Kentucky's 6th district, handing House Democrats their first victory in a Republican held-seat in a special election since 1991.
March 25, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today spoke on the House Floor in opposition to the fiscal year 2005 House Republican budget, and in support of the House Democratic budget, which would balance the budget in 8 years and invest in America’s priorities.
March 25, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this evening after the Democratic Caucus united in voting against the Republican Budget Resolution for FY05 and for the Democrats’ budget alternative:
March 30, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans “defeated” a Democratic Motion to Instruct conferees on the budget on a tie vote, 209-209.
March 30, 2004Press Item
House Democrats will attempt today to force Republicans to retreat from a key provision in their budget, hoping to repeat last year’s victory in which the GOP leaders released their rank-and-file members and allowed them to vote for the Democrats’ motion to instruct conferees.
March 23, 2004Press Item
House Democrats fanned across the country last weekend for a spring offensive on the new prescription-drug program, holding more than 70 town-hall meetings.
March 25, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and Democratic leaders on defense and security issues, including Armed Services Ranking Democrat Ike Skelton (MO), House Budget Committee Ranking Democrat John Spratt (SC), Homeland Security Committee Ranking Democrat Jim Turner (TX), and Rep. Ben Chandler (KY) this morning praised the House Democratic Budget alternative. The Democratic Budget alternative matches the House Republican budget on defense and provides more funding for homeland security than the Republican budget.
February 22, 2004Press Item
These days, Hoyer, from La Plata, the 64-year-old dean of Maryland's delegation, finds himself in a comfortable spot almost everywhere he goes.
March 17, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 557, applauding the valiant and heroic service of our armed forces in Iraq. However, Rep. Hoyer opposed the partisan drafting of the resolution. Republicans once again excluded Democrats, and the 130 million Americans they represent, from providing any input on this important resolution.
March 17, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement this evening in response to an announcement by the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct that it was initiating an Investigative Subcommittee into allegations raised by Representative Nick Smith (R-MI) regarding the Medicare vote last Fall:
March 17, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today vowing to fight for pay parity for federal civilian employees and military employees in Fiscal Year 2005 after an amendment to add language in support of the bipartisan principle failed in committee:
March 18, 2004Press Item
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and the Blue Dog Coalition inflated a giant red balloon today as a symbol of the ballooning Bush Debt. The Democrats also denounced the Republican leadership’s and Administration’s “hot air” on their ineffective “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO) budget mechanism that only applies to spending and not to tax cuts.
March 23, 2004Press Item
As House Republicans work to build support for the fiscal 2005 budget, Democrats head into this week’s vote confident that their own Members will unanimously oppose the GOP bill.
March 16, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) challenged Republicans this week to offer a budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2005 that reins in record budget deficits – rather than pretending to do so – and that meets America’s priorities. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement:
March 11, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the fiscal year 2005 House Republican Budget:
March 12, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today issued the following statement of principles on matters related to the technology industry: