Tax and Appropriations

HOYER: THE FAILED REPUBLICAN CONGRESS WAVES THE WHITE FLAG

Republicans Limp Out of Town Having Failed On Policy, Politics and Ethics

For Immediate Release:

October 8, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez, and Assistant to the Democratic Leader John Spratt to denounce the failed Republican Congress which is expected to limp out of town today after failing on policy, politics and ethics:

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HOYER: REPUBLICANS USE FSC/ETI TAX BILL TO DO FAR MORE HARM THAN GOOD

For Immediate Release:

October 7, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer spoke on the House floor today in opposition to the flawed and fiscally irresponsible Republican FSC/ETI Conference Report.  Instead of aiding American manufacturers and protecting American jobs, the bill is loaded down with billions of dollars for special interests and tax loopholes.  The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:

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Week of October 4, 2004

Bill Text and Background

For Immediate Release:

October 4, 2004

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    S. 878 - Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2003

HOYER: REPUBLICANS ARE DUCKING THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES

Mr. DeLayme Duck Joins Democrats

For Immediate Release:

September 30, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today at a press conference drawing attention to the failed Republican Congress’s decision to wait for a lame-duck Congress to finish 12 of 13 appropriations bills and other important legislation.  A six-foot mallard duck on a crutch, Mr. DeLayme Duck, particpated in the press conference (see picture attached):

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Republicans Duck Responsiblity Until a Lame Duck Congress

For Immediate Release:

September 30, 2004

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The Mark of Republican Failure

Who Pays the Price? Veterans, Firefighters, the Traveling Public and Others

Whip Hoyer on Republican Congress

HOYER ASSAILS REPUBLICAN MAJORITY FOR FAILING TO COMPLETE THE JOB ON TIME

For Immediate Release:

September 29, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer today on the House Floor lambasted the legislative failures of this Republican Congress – no budget, intelligence reform, comprehensive energy reform, or transportation reauthorization bill and no tax bill to stop billions of dollars in European Union sanctions against American manufacturers.  Now a Continuing Resolution must be passed to keep the government running.  The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:

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HOYER RESPONDS TO REPUBLICANS' SPECIAL CONFERENCE ON NATIONAL SALES TAX

For Immediate Release:

September 30, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a special conference meeting of House Republicans on tax reform and the implementation of a national sales tax:

“House Republicans’ proposals to reform the tax code, especially a national sales tax, will shift the tax burden away from the wealthiest Americans and to the middle class. 

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HOYER URGES REPUBLICANS TO PAY FOR TAX CUTS, RATHER THAN DEEPEN DEFICITS AND DEBT

For Immediate Release:

September 23, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer delivered the following statement regarding the Republican tax conference report on the House Floor today.  He assailed the Republican Majority for turning surpluses into deficits and running up the nation’s debt, while refusing to pay for tax cuts:

“Mr. Speaker, this morning in The Wall Street Journal, former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough wrote:

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