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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...
September 8, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the President’s request for $87 billion in supplemental funding for military operations and rebuilding in Iraq and Afghanistan:
September 8, 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 education and the No Child Left Behind Act at a Nashville elementary school, which the Republican education appropriations bill for FY2004 under-funded by more than $8 billion:
September 8, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the President’s request for $87 billion in supplemental funding for military operations and rebuilding in Iraq and Afghanistan:
August 28, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a letter from President Bush to Speaker Dennis Hastert announcing his decision to invoke a national emergency to avoid implementing the federal employee pay adjustment provided for in the Federal Employee Pay Comparability Act. The President continued to advocate a 2 percent pay raise and a $500 million Human Capital Performance Fund as he proposed in his 2004 budget earlier this year...
September 2, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to Representative Cal Dooley’s (CA-20) announcement that he will retire from the House of Representatives at the end of the current term...
August 26, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) today issued the following statement on CBO’s new budget forecast...
August 27, 2003Press Item
Statement by Hoyer, and editorials from the Wasington Post, and the New York Times.
August 27, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in response to President Bush’s speech today to the American Legion in Chicago on military action in Iraq and veterans’ issues...
September 2, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in observance today of the birthday of Christa McAuliffe, the first participant in the NASA Teacher in Space program. Her inaugural flight was on the Challenger space shuttle on January 28, 1986. McAuliffe, along with six other crew members, died when the Challenger exploded after launch...
August 2, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 — In the battle for Jewish votes, Representative Tom DeLay of Texas, the House majority leader, undoubtedly scored a few points this week when, during a speech to members of the Israeli parliament, he proclaimed himself "an Israeli at heart"...
August 19, 2003Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), who led a Congressional delegation of 28 House Democrats to Israel earlier this month and who met with both Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas during the eight-day trip, released the following statement this afternoon concerning the apparent homicide bombing of a bus in Jerusalem as well as the truck bombing of United Nations headquarters in Baghdad:
August 26, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) new budget forecast...
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...