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June 25, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today following the Full Appropriations Committee Markup of the Fiscal Year 2004 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Bill, which contained $15 million total for election reform disability programs including State Access Grants ($13 million) and Protection and Advocacy programs ($2 million)...
June 23, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Supreme Court ruling upholding the University of Michigan Law School’s admissions process that permits race to be taken into consideration as one factor among many when selecting incoming students...
June 19, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – As the House readied to adjourn until Monday, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Republican Party’s failure to act this week on extending the child tax credit increase to 12 million children of working and military families. A unified House Democratic Caucus also used various parliamentary procedures on the House Floor this week to try to pass the Senate passed child tax credit expansion bill and send it straight to the President. Republicans blocked every attempt...
June 19, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the House Republican prescription drug bill that is expected to be approved by the two committees of jurisdiction by the end of this week (Ways and Means on Tuesday and Energy and Commerce today)...
June 23, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement before the Subcommittee on Technology and the House of the Rules Committee regarding the undemocratic manner in which the House Republican Majority is using the Rules Committee to stifle in the House...
June 24, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today in support of the Obey amendment that would have added roughly $1 billion to the Fiscal Year 2004 Homeland Security Appropriations bill for key security vulnerabilities by slightly decreasing the amount the tax cut people making over $1 million a year would receive. The 200,000 people with incomes over $1 million would have their 2004 tax cut reduced from $88,326 to $83,326. The FY04 Homeland Security bill is expected to pass the House today...
June 19, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), a senior member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, released the following statement today at the subcommittee markup of the fiscal year 2004 funding bill...
June 16, 2003Press Item
On Monday, House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland unveiled for reporters the latest prop Democrats will try to use to point out what they regard as shortcomings of House Republicans...
April 10, 2003Press Item
Mr. Speaker, this legislation is a comprehensive energy bill, but an incomplete energy policy...
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: