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January 17, 1989 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
U.S. congressional monitors Monday praised the just-concluded European security and human rights conference for strengthening moral standards against political and religious repression. "The most optimistic of us in November, 1986 (when the conference began), would not have anticipated the progress that has been made," Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) told a press conference.
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October 10, 2001 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Filling a key leadership post, House Democrats today will choose a new party whip in a contest between a pragmatic Capitol Hill veteran from Maryland and a Californian seeking to become the first woman in congressional history to hold such a high partisan office. On one level, the race between Reps. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) and Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) is an insider's game. The chief job of the minority whip, the No.
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October 10, 2001 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Filling a key leadership post, House Democrats today will choose a new party whip in a contest between a pragmatic Capitol Hill veteran from Maryland and a Californian seeking to become the first woman in congressional history to hold such a high partisan office. On one level, the race between Reps. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) and Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) is an insider's game. The chief job of the minority whip, the No.
NEWS
January 17, 1989 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
U.S. congressional monitors Monday praised the just-concluded European security and human rights conference for strengthening moral standards against political and religious repression. "The most optimistic of us in November, 1986 (when the conference began), would not have anticipated the progress that has been made," Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) told a press conference.
NATIONAL
December 8, 2007 | From the Washington Post
House Democratic leaders will complete work as soon as Monday on a $500-billion spending package that will include billions of dollars for the war effort in Iraq without the timelines for the withdrawal of combat forces that Presi- dent Bush has refused to ac- cept, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) said Friday.
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November 16, 2011 | By Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
The stalemate in the congressional "super committee" over raising taxes hardened Wednesday, dimming prospects for a deficit-reduction deal even as an unusual "gang of 147" lawmakers urged the panel to compromise and strike a grand budget bargain. Democrats and Republicans from both chambers gathered to lend rare bipartisan support for a deal on taxes and spending. "Super committee, we've got your back," said Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), a leader of past bipartisan deficit-cutting efforts.
NATIONAL
June 27, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
House Democrats, responding to Vice President Dick Cheney's assertion that his office is exempt from certain national security disclosure requirements, said they would try to strip his office's funding. The proposal to eliminate funding for Cheney's office could come up Thursday as an amendment to an annual spending bill, said House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.).
NEWS
June 6, 1998
The Senate passed and sent to President Clinton a bill making it a federal felony for parents to cross state lines to evade child support. It would apply if the amount owed is $5,000 or more and the payments are more than one year delinquent. It would also apply if the child lives in a different state than the parent responsible for the payments and the parent "willfully fails" to make the payments. The bill was sponsored by Reps. Henry J. Hyde (R-Ill.) and Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.).
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November 19, 1988 | From Reuters
A Soviet official said Friday that 52 people remain in prison or exile for offenses regarded by the West as political but that their cases are all under review. Vadim V. Zagladin, an adviser to President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, said at a joint news conference with U.S. congressmen that under new legislation, the offenses most were charged with "will no longer be considered as crimes." His figures appeared to mark a move toward Western estimates of Soviet political prisoners.
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September 9, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A proposed $1-billion cut in NASA's budget drew fire from members of Congress and scientists who warned in Washington that it would decimate the U.S. space agency. "Enacting these cuts is irresponsible and unacceptable," said Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.), whose state includes NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. NASA chief Daniel Goldin has said as many as three of the agency's regional centers would close if the budget cuts go through, with significant layoffs likely.
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June 12, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Bowing to election-year pressure, the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Treasury voted to block a cost-of-living pay raise for members of Congress, all but ensuring that they will get no salary increase next year. Without the vote, the pay raise would have taken effect automatically. Most members of the House and Senate make $136,673, though leaders earn more. They last voted themselves a pay raise last year. Reps. Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.) and Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.
NATIONAL
March 10, 2010 | By Kim Geiger
In a reverse twist on the old protesters' tactic of getting arrested to make a point, union leaders and other backers of President Obama's healthcare plan issued "citizen's arrest" warrants for health insurance executives Tuesday -- accusing them of exploiting consumers. The "warrants," delivered to police during a demonstration outside an insurance industry meeting at a Washington hotel, were an attempt to build public support for the Democrats' healthcare legislation. The demonstration drew several thousand protesters, and it will be followed in coming weeks by more events and an advertising campaign.
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