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July 18, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement this afternoon after Rep. Bill Thomas (R-CA), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, called the Capitol Police and ordered officers to remove Ways and Means Democrats from a Committee library in the Longworth House Office Building...
July 20, 2003Press Item
RALEIGH -- North Carolina's Democratic congressional delegation has joined other lawmakers in attacking legislation that would add prescription drug coverage to Medicare...
July 15, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to news reports that the budget deficit for fiscal year 2003 is expected to exceed $450 billion dollars according to White House estimates, which is 50 percent higher than the Administration’s forecast 5 months ago and nearly $50 billion more than economists anticipated just last week...
July 3, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate rose to 6.4 percent in June and the economy lost 30,000 jobs last month...
July 9, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement today after the House passed the fiscal year 2004 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill...
July 14, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning announcing his support for free trade agreements with Chile and Singapore...
July 10, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) assailed the House Republican cuts to education and America’s schools on the House floor today. Breaking promises, Republicans removed needed funding for essential programs such as Title I, No Child Left Behind, health and science research, and job training. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
July 10, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today regarding a report by the Office of Personnel Management on cash bonuses awarded to political appointees by the White House. Mr. Hoyer requested the report 8 months ago, on December 10, 2002. The report details, by agency, the number of political appointees who are eligible to receive cash award and the average salaries of those employees; a list, by agency, of the number of political appointees who received within -grade increases in 2002; and a list, by agency, of the numbers and amounts of cash awards granted to political appointees during that same period...
July 15, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) spoke today on the House Floor in opposition to the Smith/Hyde amendment to strip the Crowley amendment from the State Department Authorization bill (H.R. 1950), which reinstated desperately needed funding to the United Nations Population Fund. The funding is crucial for health care and education to improve the health of women and their families, and to address rapid population growth...
July 14, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the Democratic Motion to Instruct Conferees on the Medicare Prescription Drug Bill. The motion would instruct conferees to support the Senate-passed provision requiring a federal “fallback” prescription drug benefit to protect all seniors, and reject turning Medicare into an expensive, undependable voucher program...
July 7, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), released the following statement today in response to President Bush’s visit to Highland Park Elementary School in Landover, Maryland. The House Republican Head Start plan, endorsed by the President, would turn a successful, federal-to-local program into a state-led experiment on low-income children...
July 16, 2003Press Item
There are several key problems with the Republican Head Start Bill...
July 16, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), Education Committee Ranking Democrat Rep. George Miller (D-CA), Education Reform Subcommittee Ranking Democrat Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Education Committee Members Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ), Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX), and Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) along with children who participate in Head Start, today held a press conference to criticize the Republican bill to dismantle and undermine the hugely successful Head Start program. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
July 16, 2003Press Item
Congressman George Miller of California, the senior Democrat on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, appeared at a news conference today with Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, kids, and other members of Congress, to highlight their concerns with the GOP Head Start bill that is expected to be voted on by the House some time this week...
June 26, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.), Ranking Democrat on the Committee on Ways and Means – along with Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Democrat John Dingell (D-Mich.) – today offered a substitute to the Republican Medicare legislation (H.R. 1) that would add an affordable, comprehensive prescription drug benefit to Medicare for millions of Americans...
June 26, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) made the following statement tonight on the House Floor regarding the competing Democratic and Republican bills to provide a prescription drug benefit to seniors...
July 16, 2003Press Item
In 2002, Head Start served 902,653 children, including over 62,000 infants and toddlers in Early Head Start...
July 16, 2003Press Item
House Democrats support the following principles for this year’s reauthorization...
June 26, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), Democratic members, and senior advocacy groups today attacked the controversial and complicated House Republican Medicare plan, which will force seniors to leave doctors they trust and will not guarantee benefits or premiums. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
June 24, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), along with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA), other Democratic House members, and Frank Clemente of Public Citizen today announced the results of a study by Public Citizen which demonstrates how the complicated Republican plan to provide prescription drug coverage through private insurance plans could leave America’s seniors, especially rural seniors, with NO coverage...
June 24, 2003Press Item
U.S. Representative Tom Allen made the following statement at a press conference today concerning the Medicare Prescription Drug and Modernization Act...
June 25, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer organized 160 House Democrats...
June 26, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Democrats succeeded in collecting 200 signatures on a “discharge petition” on the “Retired Pay Restoration Act of 2003" (H.R. 303)...
June 26, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – The House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment today to the fiscal year 2004 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, which was offered by House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) to require the Architect of the Capital (AOC) to act immediately to provide basic worker benefits to ‘temporary’ workers...