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February 6, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today released the following statement in response to the January national unemployment numbers announced this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
February 6, 2004Press Item
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) today released the following statement in observance of the 11th anniversary of the passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act this week:
February 5, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a new Center on Budget and Policy Priorities report that shows that President Bush’s Fiscal Year 2005 Budget contains larger cuts in domestic spending than has been previously reported:
February 3, 2004Press Item
The Bush administration expects to ask Congress early next year for up to $50 billion more for ongoing military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan...
February 3, 2004Press Item
The Bush administration wants American kids to go to college and it is proposing big increases in its student-aid budget to help them...
February 3, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement on the House Floor today regarding President Bush’s budget proposal (as prepared for delivery).
February 4, 2004Press Item
ASHINGTON, Feb. 3 — The White House on Tuesday released a list of 128 government programs that it plans to cut back or eliminate, including money for drug treatment centers and secondary school counselors and modernization of the air traffic system...
February 4, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Senate Democratic Leader Daschle at a news conference today on President Bush’s fiscal year 2005 budget:
February 4, 2004Press Item
The Department of Veterans Affairs received $1.2 billion less than it requested from the White House...
February 3, 2004Press Item
While Democratic presidential candidates showcase their plans to widen coverage of the uninsured...
February 3, 2004Press Item
More than half the 65 federal programs that President Bush wants to kill next year are related to education, a move that could further inflame Democratic detractors who for the last year have been questioning his commitment to education...
February 3, 2004Press Item
Bush administration officials said on Monday that the cost of United States military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan had been omitted from President Bush's budget request for 2005...
February 3, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 — In offering a plan to cut the federal deficit in half by 2009, President Bush ignored more than $1.5 trillion in tax cuts and spending commitments that come due shortly afterward...
February 3, 2004Press Item
When the Bush administration released its $2.4 trillion budget plan for 2005 Monday, it admitted that the ballooning federal deficit for this year would be even larger than previously feared: a record $521 billion. That means the government would have to borrow 22 cents of every dollar it spends...
February 3, 2004Press Item
President Bush's proposed budget for next year includes cuts in rural development assistance and clean water projects, two areas that could affect communities in Wisconsin...
February 2, 2004Press Item
President Bush's $401.7 billion defense budget for fiscal 2005 is long on proposals to boost warfighting techniques, but nearly mute about the cost of the ongoing war in Iraq and Afghanistan...
February 3, 2004Press Item
President Bush's budget proposes discretionary spending authority of $19.1 billion for the Department of Agriculture, a decrease of 8.1 percent...
February 2, 2004Press Item
The Bush administration will ask Congress in coming months for up to $50 billion more for ongoing military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the White House budget director said Monday...
February 2, 2004Press Item
Tax incentives for saving and retirement form the core of tax programs in the president's proposed budget, which also asks lawmakers to make recently passed tax cuts permanent reductions...
February 2, 2004Press Item
In a rare departure from his clampdown on domestic spending, President Bush has proposed a 2.9 percent increase for the Education Department's discretionary budget in fiscal 2005...
February 2, 2004Press Item
While many Cabinet agencies brace for a tight budget year, the Department of Homeland Security would receive a 9 percent increase under President Bush's proposal, as the administration continues to pour money into anti-terrorism efforts...
February 2, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s Fiscal Year 2005 Budget:
February 2, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a lead sponsor of landmark, bipartisan election reform legislation in 2002 (the “Help America Vote Act”), today expressed extreme disappointment in the President’s FY05 budget request for election reform and urged Members on both sides of the aisle to support full funding for the Act:
February 2, 2004Press Item
Washington, D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on President Bush’s fiscal year 2005 budget: "The President’s reckless budget spells out his priorities in black and white and too much red...
February 2, 2004Press Item
“Today the President released a budget that deepens the deficits that his policies have helped to create. These huge deficits are not just an accounting problem. They are a moral problem because our children and grandchildren will be forced to repay the record amounts of debt we are borrowing today. The Administration has dismissed these deficits as ‘manageable,’ but chronic deficits threaten our economic strength by crowding out private investment, driving up interest rates, and slowing economic growth...