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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...
February 2, 2004Press Item
President Bush said this morning he is "confident" the government can halve the $521 billion deficit during the next few years...
February 2, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the civilian federal pay adjustment proposed by President Bush in his Fiscal Year 2005 Budget:
January 30, 2004Press Item
The bipartisan Washington, DC regional delegation, led by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), will introduce a resolution next week that would put Congress on record in support of the bipartisan principle of pay parity in its upcoming fiscal year 2005 budget proposal.
February 2, 2004Press Item
In a Jan. 20 letter to the speaker, Representative Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the Democratic whip, said an investigation by the House ethics committee was needed to protect the reputation of the House after Representative Nick Smith, Republican of Michigan, said groups and lawmakers had offered support for his son's Congressional campaign if Mr. Smith backed the measure, which passed 220 to 215.
February 2, 2004Press Item
This indeed is Groundhog Day. The Bush Administration is once again proposing more tax breaks for the rich just as they did last year and the year before. Instead of getting a budget that acknowledges that, in time of war, there is a need for shared sacrifice, we are repeating the same day over and over again even though tax cuts for the wealthy have not led to more jobs, improved schools, helped the uninsured get health care, or made the country safer.
January 28, 2004Press Item
"Estos Principios Satisfacen las Expectativas de los Inmigrantes, Reflejan las Necesidades de los Empleadores, y Respetan nuestras Necesidades de Seguridad Nacional"
January 28, 2004Press Item
Says President’s Plan on Health Care, like Jobs Plan, Falls Short
January 23, 2004Press Item
Clearinghouse of reports on the latest deficit estimates...
January 26, 2004Press Item
U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) issued the following statement on today’s new budget forecast by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
January 19, 2004Press Item
A thorough look at the current 'State of the Union', including pages devoted to each issue...
January 27, 2004Press Item
Washington, D.C. – Members of the House Blue Dog Coalition responded today to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projection unveiled Monday that the federal deficit will hit a record $477 billion this year...
January 28, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the announcement of the Democratic Immigration Principles at a news conference today:
January 23, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) participated in a media conference call today with House Administration Chairman Bob Ney (OH) on the landmark election reform legislation, the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), and the first test of its implementation in the New Hampshire presidential primary this Tuesday.
January 26, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the new budget forecast by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The CBO predicts a $477 billion deficit for Fiscal Year 2004, which is 4.2 percent of GDP:
January 20, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding former House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt’s decision to end his candidacy for the Democratic Presidential nomination:
January 20, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight in response to President Bush’s State of the Union Address:
January 21, 2004Press Item
A bipartisan Washington, DC regional delegation, led by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), sent a letter today to President Bush urging that he support the principle of pay parity in his upcoming fiscal year 2005 budget proposal.