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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...
July 26, 2003Press Item
Nearly 10 years after winning control of the House by vowing a fairer and more open Congress, Republicans have tossed aside many of the institutional reforms they promised, increasingly employing hard-nosed tactics they decried a decade ago, according to numerous lawmakers and scholars...
July 27, 2003Press Item
Federal employees are on track for a 4.1 percent pay raise next year, contrary to the Bush administration's original plan...
August 5, 2003Press Item
A leading U.S. congressman on Tuesday accused Yasser Arafat of hampering peace efforts and told the new Palestinian prime minister he must take responsibility and strike a deal with Israel...
August 6, 2003Press Item
Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - The Israeli security barrier that divides Israel and parts of the West Bank is a "rational response" to security concerns, a U.S. lawmaker said in Jerusalem...
August 15, 2003Press Item
The Bible tells us that men cry out for peace, and there is no peace. Such has been the stark history of humankind. And nowhere is that tragic truth more evident and more long-lived than in the Middle East...
September 11, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning in observance of the second anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks...
September 6, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC -- House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), who led the largest Congressional delegation ever on a trip to Israel in August -- during which the 29 House Members on the trip met with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas -- released the following statement today in response to announcement of Abbas's resignation from that position...
September 5, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) joined House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Jim Turner (D-TX), Ranking Member on the Select Committee on Homeland Security, and other committee members today to brief reporters on a Democratic plan to address homeland security vulnerabilities. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
September 5, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after the GOP-controlled House defeated a Democratic Motion to Instruct conferees to accept the Senate version of the child tax credit legislation. The House defeated this motion by a vote of 210 to 186. Democrats are offering an identical motion again today...
September 8, 2003Press Item
Washington, D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in response to President Bush’s speech last night requesting $67 billion dollars of military spending in Iraq and Afghanistan and $20 billion of infrastructure spending...
September 10, 2003Press Item
Statements by Hoyer and Spratt...
September 8, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) today issued the following statement on the cost of the war in Iraq...
September 5, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced new unemployment figures for the month of August...
September 4, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President Bush’s speech on the economy in Kansas City...
August 28, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today in observance of the 40th anniversary of the March on Washington, which was the first national civil rights demonstration and a pivotal event in the struggle for equality for black Americans...