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January 10, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) praised the Government Printing Office (GPO) and the House Clerk for their recently announced efforts to modernize public access to House information and calling on other legislative branch entities to follow suit.  GPO today announced that House bills for the 113th Congress are now available for bulk download in XML.  The Office of the House Clerk announced earlier this week that House Floor summaries are also now available for bulk download in XML.  
July 18, 2012
“The President’s new STEM Master Teachers Corps is a bold initiative aimed at making American students more competitive in today’s job market.  In meetings with manufacturing leaders, I hear the same message:  manufacturers want to bring jobs back, but we are not producing enough workers with the science and math skills necessary.  Recruiting, retaining, and rewarding highly-effective STEM teachers will improve the likelihood that our students will graduate with the skills they need to compete for jobs and pursue postsecondary studies.  I am pleased the President will immediately make resources available through the Teacher Incentive Fund to meet these objectives.  
May 10, 2012
“I opposed this appropriations bill for several reasons, chief among them that it is not consistent with the bipartisan agreement reached in August on spending levels.  Breaking that agreement is just one more sign that this House Republican conference is simply unwilling to compromise or work with Democrats to find solutions to our challenges.
April 26, 2012
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act:
March 2, 2011
I want to thank Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Hutchison for giving me the opportunity to speak on one of our nation’s defining challenges: strengthening and creating jobs for America’s middle class. That same goal is behind the Democrats’ Make It In America agenda. Make It In America is about creating an environment in which American businesses can thrive, innovate, and create jobs here—and it is about ensuring we have a workforce that can fill the well-paying jobs of the future. I believe that when more products are made in America, more families will be able to Make It In America.
October 8, 2010
“The promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act was to open the doors of opportunity in a country that prides itself on being the land of opportunity. Twenty years after the passage of the ADA, major advancements in technology now provide opportunities for greater accessibility – and pose new challenges - for individuals with hearing or visual impairments...
February 9, 2010
Democrats are continuing to work to create jobs and get Americans back to work.
April 24, 2007
This week, Congressional Democrats are beginning to implement our Innovation Agenda with three bills that will work to encourage innovation, discovery, and economic growth.
January 23, 2007
...the true measure of the President's commitment to bipartisanship is not the rhetoric he used tonight, but the results that we will achieve together in the months ahead on energy, immigration and health care...
January 3, 2007
Democrats ran on this agenda and were elected on this agenda. We promised the American people swift passage of these bills and we fully intend to make good on that promise...
November 7, 2006
"Today, millions of citizens all across America cast their ballots, voting to take our nation in a new direction and giving Democrats the House Majority in the 110th Congress...
October 1, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the report released late last night that publicly admonished Majority Leader Tom DeLay for his conduct surrounding the vote on the controversial Medicare Prescription Drug Bill:
July 20, 2004
After nearly a year of urging the Republican leadership in the House to consider electricity reliability legislation to prevent another massive blackout, Democrats today launched a discharge petition to try to force consideration of H.R. 3004, the “Electricity Reliability Improvement Act of 2003.”
June 14, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the Improving Access to Assistive Technology for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004:
June 4, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today released a letter from 19 House Democrats to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, stating opposition to the Bush Administration’s decision to “reprogram”, or move funds from state and local bioterrorism preparedness. The Administration has indicated it will shift $55 million in Fiscal 2004 bioterrorism preparedness funding away from the State and Local Bioterrorism Preparedness to other initiatives. The text of the letter is below:
June 1, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in protest of the Bush Administration’s request to “reprogram” or shift funds from state and local bioterrorism preparedness:
May 7, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in support of H.Con.Res 398, which expressed the concern of Congress over Iran’s development of the means to produce nuclear weapons and overwhelmingly passed the House yesterday. The statement was entered in the Congressional Record at the time of debate:
May 4, 2004
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and Representative Jim Turner (TX), Ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security Committee, met with public health groups today to discuss our nation's preparedness for the threat of bio-terrorism. Representative Turner also introduced the RAPID Cures Act today which would develop a strategy to achieve a dramatic reduction in the timeframe required for the delivery of drugs and vaccines to counter pathogen threats for which we have no existing countermeasures.
March 12, 2004
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today issued the following statement of principles on matters related to the technology industry:
March 3, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the passage of H.R. 1417, the Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2003:
February 2, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s Fiscal Year 2005 Budget:
September 17, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Whip Steny Hoyer and Caucus Chair Bob Menendez released the following statement today in support of House Democrats’ tech friendly agenda and H.R. 49, the Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act, which permanently extends the moratorium on Internet access taxes and multiple and discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce by state or local governments:
September 10, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today following passage of the bipartisan Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT Act, H.R. 2622), which is the reauthorization of the Fair Credit Reporting Act...
March 19, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and House Democratic leaders today announced the House Democratic budget alternative, which safeguards domestic programs, creates jobs, and protects the Social Security and Medicare trusts. Rep. Hoyer criticized the reckless and damaging Republican budget resolution released by the House Republican Budget Committee...