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October 28, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) lauded the passage tonight of a Motion to Recommit the FAA Reauthorization Act to the conference committee as a clear rebuke to the Republican leadership, which fundamentally altered the legislation in conference after it passed the House 418-8 and the Senate 94-0 in June.
October 22, 2003Press Item
Seeking to score late-round political points as Republicans struggle to find an exit strategy, Congressional Democrats are mounting a four-week offensive to bring attention to what they say is the failure of President Bush and the GOP to address key domestic concerns.
October 23, 2003Press Item
Letter to President Bush from House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Representatives Rahm Emanuel (IL), Howard Berman (CA), Harold Ford (TN), Martin Frost (TX), Baron Hill (IN), Darlene Hooley (OR), Charlie Stenholm (TX), and Ellen Tauscher (CA.)
October 22, 2003Press Item
The White House predicted Wednesday that a final $87 billion measure for Iraq and Afghanistan won't make the Iraqi rebuilding aid a loan, despite signs of continued support for the idea in Congress.
October 24, 2003Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement criticizing the anti-Semitic comments made by
October 16, 2003Press Item
The House voted yesterday to impose sanctions on Syria that would prohibit it from buying dual-use technology and that could restrict diplomatic and economic ties until the nation ends its weapons programs and ties to terrorism.
October 21, 2003Press Item
Congressional Republicans are nervous about a G.O.P. poll that shows them losing ground over education.
October 3, 2003Press Item
Republicans lost a rare floor battle Thursday, as the House voted 221-203 on a Democratic motion to instruct conferees working on the FY04 Labor-HHS spending bill to adopt Senate language that effectively would block a controversial administration proposal that critics say would cost millions of workers the right to overtime pay.
October 8, 2003Press Item
House Minority Whip Hoyer said Tuesday election reform advocates are more likely to get additional funding in an FY04 omnibus spending bill than in the Iraq supplemental bill.
October 6, 2003Press Item
With California's gubernatorial recall putting punch-card ballots and potential "hanging chads" back in the spotlight, the sponsors of last year's election overhaul law (PL 107-252) are trying to tack $1.86 billion for the initiative onto the Iraq spending bill the House begins work on this week.
October 9, 2003Press Item
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) strode into the Richard R. Clark Senior Center in La Plata on Monday and told a room full of seniors that if they were hoping for a good prescription drug law from Congress, they were pretty much out of luck.
October 9, 2003Press Item
A House committee handed a victory to President Bush on Thursday by approving nearly $87 billion for Iraq and Afghanistan and fending off lawmakers who wanted Iraq to eventually repay some of the aid.
October 18, 2003Press Item
Nearly three months after House and Senate conferees hurriedly agreed to a four-year, $59.2 billion reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the legislation is still mired in a largely partisan dispute over privatization of airport control towers.
October 16, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today released the following statement in response to a press report in Aviation Daily that House Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Mica is going to remove air traffic control towers in Republican districts from the privatization list in order to buy off votes for the FAA Reauthorization Conference Report...
October 15, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President George Bush’s economic speech in Dinuba, California...
October 16, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President Bush’s second speech in California as in many days on the economy...
October 16, 2003Press Item
On October 15, Rep. Obey, Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, went to the Rules Committee and sought to have his Democratic substitute to the Iraq Supplemental bill made in order by the rule. The Obey substitute does more than the GOP bill to support our troops and encourages international participation in stabilizing and rebuilding Iraq. And the substitute does so at less cost to middle-class taxpayers...
October 17, 2003Press Item
Statements by Hoyer and Spratt, and economic reports
October 22, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and Congressman Frank Wolf announced today that they will offer an amendment during the 2004 Transportation, Treasury Appropriations Conference that would prohibit the use of appropriated funds to implement the Office of Personnel Management's proposed regulations affecting the deployment of Executive Branch detailees to the legislative branch. Hoyer and Wolf’s amendment states that no federal funds may be used to implement, administer, or enforce the proposed rule of the Office of Personnel Management relating to the detailing of executive branch employees to the legislative branch.
October 9, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, successfully amended the 2004 Iraq Supplemental Appropriations bill today in the full House Committee mark-up to require greater accountability on such areas as the money spent and progress made in Iraq and Afghanistan and the effect the war is having on our troops and readiness, as well as language requiring advanced review of the awarding of no-bid contracts. Congressman Hoyer released the following statement regarding his amendments...
October 7, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today met with leaders from numerous Native organizations, including the National Congress of American Indians, the National Indian Business Association, the Native American Indian Housing Council, the Native American Rights Fund, the National Indian Gaming Association, the National Indian Health Board, the First Nations Development Institute and the National Native American Bar Association to discuss the current Congressional agenda and issues significant to Native communities. The following is a statement from Congressman Hoyer regarding the meeting...
October 15, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today spoke on the House floor in support of the American Jewish community and the designation of “American Jewish History Month.” The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
October 16, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer delivered the following statement today on the $87 billion Iraq supplemental currently being debated...
October 9, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, will offer two amendments at today’s House Appropriations Committee mark-up of the fiscal year 2004 Iraq Supplemental bill. The first amendment requires quarterly reports that provide accountability in past and future spending, detail progress in reconstruction and obtaining international assistance, and estimate expected future costs, among other items. The second requires advanced review of no-bid contracts, rather than after-the-fact review. Congressman Hoyer released the following statement regarding his amendments...
October 6, 2003Press Item
Statements by Hoyer and Spratt, and reports on the cost of Iraq...