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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:
March 12, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning regarding the House Republicans’ failure on Thursday to finish their Budget Committee markup of the FY05 Budget Resolution due to internal conflicts over spending levels and deficit reduction:
March 11, 2004Press Item
(Washington) - The House Budget Committee rejected, on a party line vote, the Edwards “Support Our Troops” amendment to the proposed 2005 Budget Resolution, which would boost funding levels for military troops by $2.5 billion. The $2.5 Billion includes $86 million for family separation pay, $55 million for imminent danger pay, $14 million for Impact Aid education funding for military schoolchildren, $1 billion for Tri-Care military health coverage for reservists, $1 Billion for military housing programs, $50 million for military family assistance centers, and $350 million in targeted pay raises for senior enlisted officers to bring their pay closer to civilian pay levels...
March 1, 2004Press Item
Hoyer Statement, Joint Economic Committee Democrats report, Economic Policy Institute reports...
March 10, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today calling on President Bush, who was campaigning in Ohio, to support the immediate extension of the Temporary Unemployment Compensation Program (TEUC).
March 10, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, along with Representative Baron Hill and the House Democratic Leadership, today signed a discharge petition that would force the House to vote on the bipartisan Rangel-Manzullo manufacturing bill.
March 4, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding remarks attributed to Rep. Tom Cole (OK-4). According to press reports, Congressman Cole said a vote against President Bush’s re-election is like supporting Adolf Hitler during World War II, and that, “If George Bush loses the election, Osama bin Laden wins the election.”
March 4, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) responded today to President Bush’s conversation on the economy during a visit to California, another state that has been hit hard by the President’s lack of a real plan to create jobs.
March 5, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning regarding the Department of Labor’s employment report for February, which showed that the economy created a meager 21,000 jobs in February – far less than the 125,000 predicted by economists and the 150,000 needed to keep pace with population increases. The Labor Department also revised job-creation figures for December and January downward...
March 8, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in response to recent comments by Ways and Means Chairman Bill Thomas (R-CA) to the Federation of American Hospitals Forum in which he alluded to raising taxes on not-for-profit Credit Unions which provide basic financial services to low and middle income Americans:
February 8, 2004Press Item
President Bush has been spending money with reckless abandon, but he has found at least one place to economize: election reform.
February 10, 2004Press Item
Fresh off their annual retreat to plot election-year strategy, House Democrats for the first time in recent months believe they have a legitimate shot at narrowing the margin of their minority, sources throughout the Caucus indicate.
February 17, 2004Press Item
Pointing to hoped-for gains in upcoming special elections, renewed vigor in Texas House races and the nation’s evolving political mood, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is painting an ever-rosier political picture for House Democrats heading into the 2004 elections.
February 2, 2004Press Item
The flap over whether the House Ethics Committee should investigate statements by Rep. Nick Smith, R-Mich., about the Medicare prescription drug vote continued to simmer today.
February 4, 2004Press Item
In the Feb. 4 Roll Call, Nicole Duran reports that the refusal by Rep. Nick Smith, R-Mich., to "toe the party line on Medicare does not seem to be hurting his son's campaign to succeed him in Congress."
February 8, 2004Press Item
In the 27 months since he lost the popular vote by half a million ballots and won a majority in the Electoral College only by the intervention of the U.S. Supreme Court, George W. Bush has become leader of a uniquely unified government.
March 3, 2004Press Item
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer spoke to close to 200 members of the National Treasury Employee’s Union (NTEU) today at a rally at the Capitol.
March 4, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and leaders of the Blue Dog Coalition expressed deep concern today with the rapidly mounting public debt, which has soared $2 trillion since President Bush took office.