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June 18, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House Floor in opposition to H.R. 8 and in support of the Pomeroy substitute to reform the estate tax (as prepared for delivery)...
June 17, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, a leader in the House of Representatives on federal employee issues, released the following statement today regarding Senator Collins’s bill to reform the Department of Defense personnel system which was marked up in committee today...
June 17, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon in support of the Democratic substitute to H.R. 8, Republican legislation that would permanently repeal the estate tax. Representative Earl Pomeroy (ND) introduced the substitute earlier today at a press conference with Bill Gates, Sr. H.R. 8 will be considered on the House Floor on Wednesday...
June 7, 2003Press Item
House Republican leaders returned from the Memorial Day recess confident that two days was plenty of time to beat back a months-long effort by organized labor to stop passage of legislation allowing employers to grant time off, instead of extra pay, when employees work overtime...
June 14, 2003Press Item
When Sen. Blanche Lincoln was introduced at a June 11 caucus meeting in the basement of the Capitol, House Democrats received her with a particularly boisterous ovation...
June 12, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today following the House vote on the “motion to instruct conferees” (a non-binding motion that tells House members of the House-Senate conference committee how to work out differences between House and Senate bills) on the child tax credit bill. The motion instructed House conferees to report out the Senate bill, effectively adopting the Democratic position of dropping the House bill in favor of the Senate bill...
June 12, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) denounced House Republican leaders’ efforts to block child tax credit relief for middle- and lower-income families, including military families...
June 13, 2003Press Item
Statements from Hoyer and Rangel.
June 8, 2003Press Item
Washington - Union pressure, rare harmony among most House Democrats and a coterie of labor-friendly Republicans led by Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) threw the House Republican leadership off their game last week and deep-sixed a bill that would have loosened overtime pay laws...
June 11, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding efforts to defeat the rule that will allow the child credit tax ploy unveiled last night by Ways and Means Chairman Bill Thomas to be considered on the House Floor on Thursday as expected, if the rule does not allow for consideration of the Senate passed bill. If the rule is defeated, House proponents of the bipartisan Senate bill to expand the child tax credit increase to include low-income working families will bring that bill to the Floor, quickly pass it and immediately send it to the President to become law...
June 6, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s announcement that the nation’s unemployment rate continued to climb upwards to 6.1 percent, the highest unemployment rate in 9 years. The country has lost 3.1 million jobs under President Bush, the worst job creation performance of any president in recent history...
June 12, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) spoke on the floor today in response to the shameful Republican attempt to stonewall immediate tax relief for working Americans. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
June 10, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today concerning the Bush Administration’s failure to fund the “No Child Left Behind Act”...
June 5, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Representative Tom Udall (D-NM) and four other members of Congress sent a letter to Director-Designee of the Office of Management and Budget, Josh Bolton, today criticizing administration plans to hire private contractors at America's national parks and make it harder for federal employees to compete for their jobs.
June 10, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this evening in response to the House Republican child tax credit bill released late today:
June 4, 2003Press Item
Tom DeLay (R-Texas) was dubbed “The Hammer” for his approach to rounding up votes when he served as Majority Whip. But the new chief nose-counter for House Democrats appears to be finding success with a much more understated approach to the job...
June 4, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Greenwood-Hoyer-Johnson substitute to the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban that is being debated on the House Floor. The statement is as prepared for delivery on the House Floor...
June 4, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) joined Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Rodney Alexander (D-LA) and other Democratic Members of Congress in introducing legislation to expand the refundable portion of the child tax credit that the Republican Leadership chose to leave out of their tax plan. This bill serves as companion legislation to Sen. Blanche Lincoln's (D-AK) Child Tax Bill and will speed efforts to provide the tax credit to more working families...
June 4, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the GOP leadership announced that it would not consider the misnamed “Family Time Flexibility Act” (H.R. 1119) - otherwise known as “Comp Time” - on the Floor on Thursday, as originally scheduled...
June 3, 2003Press Item
House Minority Whip Hoyer suggested Monday that Democrats might be able to defeat a Republican bill allowing employees to take compensation time instead of paid overtime. House Republican leaders conducted a whip count on the legislation Monday, with an eye on Republicans from districts with a large union presence...
June 3, 2003Press Item
Democratic lawmakers vowed to continue their fight against looser media ownership rules following the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision yesterday to press ahead with controversial deregulation...
June 3, 2003Press Item
Republicans have left moderate-income families behind in their zeal to cut taxes on millionaires, contrary to their “leave no child behind” rhetoric. H.R. 2286 helps moderate-income working families and is revenue neutral...
June 3, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and members of the Democratic Caucus today announced that they would introduce legislation to counter the Republican tax bill, which excluded millions of working families from tax relief in the form of a child tax credit. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
June 2, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve regulations governing media ownership...