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Hoyer Statement on Restoring Accountability in Goverment

For Immediate Release:

March 15, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

Click here to view the video of Majority Leader Hoyer's full remarks.

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today in support of the five government accountability and transparency bills considered by the House this week.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:

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Hoyer Statement on Introduction of the "District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007"

For Immediate Release:

March 9, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement today regarding the introduction of the “District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007:”

"It gives me great pride to join Delegate Norton and Representative Davis in introducing the “District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007” – historic legislation that will finally give the people of Washington, DC full representation in the United States House of Representatives.

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Leader Hoyer Announces Vote on DC Representation

For Immediate Release:

March 7, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on bringing voting rights for to the floor for a vote:

"I am pleased to announce that the House of Representatives will vote on a bill to give the people of Washington, DC full representation in the People's House by the end of the month. The people of the District have waited too long to have a voice in the House. Democrats promised to move this legislation in the first months of the new Congress and that is what we are doing."

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Hoyer Statement on Restoring Oversight in 110th Congress

For Immediate Release:

March 6, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on Democrats' commitment to restoring broad, vigorous, and effective oversight in the 110th Congress:

"This week, the House and Senate have launched hearings into two scandals - the neglect of wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the firing of several U.S. Attorneys by the Bush Administration - that profoundly demonstrate just how important it is that Democrats have restored broad and vigorous oversight.

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On Oversight and Iraq, Congress Finally Asserts Itself

By Norman Ornstein

For Immediate Release:

March 7, 2007

Contact:Roll Call

The Iraq War is the topic of the day, the week, the month, the year. But before I get to it, I need to repeat a mantra that I will continue to chant: It’s the oversight, stupid.

Take the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. It is clear that the problems of care for wounded veterans have been festering for more than three years and have been much greater for reservists and members of the National Guard. The lack of concern by the military brass has been matched by indifference elsewhere in the Pentagon.

House Democratic Leaders Regarding Iraq Resolution to Be Debated This Week

For Immediate Release:

February 12, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Leaders released the following statements today regarding a concurrent resolution that will be debated on the Floor this week.  The resolution expresses support for American troops and disapproval of the President's plan to increase the number of troops in Iraq.  Debate on the resolution will begin tomorrow and each member who wishes to speak will be given five minutes on the Floor.  Passage of the resolution is expected on Friday.  Click here to see