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Hoyer Statement Regarding Potential Democratic Majority Leader Position

For Immediate Release:

June 13, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement this afternoon:

 "I welcome this decision by Congressman Murtha.  Our caucus should continue to focus our energies on regaining the House Majority and addressing the priorities of the American people."

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Hoyer Statement on Democrats Taking Back the House

Whip Says He Will Seek Majority Leader Position

For Immediate Release:

June 9, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON - Stacey Bernards, spokesperson for House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, released the following statement today:
 

      "Mr. Hoyer has worked extraordinarily hard to unify the caucus and take back the House for Democrats, and that is his first focus.  As a result of that unity, he is confident that we will be successful in November and intends to run for Majority Leader.  He believes that his work as Whip, Caucus Chair and with the DCCC has earned him the support of the overwhelming majority of House Democrats."

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Hoyer: Republicans Continue to Ignore the American People's Priorities

For Immediate Release:

June 7, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding comments made by House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Jim McCrery (R-LA) that Republicans' first priority in Congress next year should be Social Security privatization:

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Hoyer Statement on Senate Passage of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

"It Is Critical that President Bush Exert Leadership, and Dispense With the Punitive House Republican Approach"

For Immediate Release:

May 25, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Senate passed a comprehensive, bipartisan immigration reform bill:

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Hoyer Commemorates Jewish American Heritage Month

For Immediate Release:

May 23, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Jewish American Heritage Month, which is being celebrated throughout the month of May.  This is the first time a month has been designated as Jewish American Heritage Month.

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Hoyer Statement on the Passing of Senator Lloyd Bentsen

For Immediate Release:

May 23, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement commemorating the life and accomplishments of Senator Lloyd Bentsen, who passed away at his home this morning in Houston, Texas, at the age of 85:

"Lloyd Bentsen was a wonderful man and a committed public servant who will always be remembered for his civility and graciousness, as well as his many legislative accomplishments.  His life of distinguished service is truly a model that will inspire our country for generations to come.

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Hoyer Statement on Ethics Committee Announcement

For Immediate Release:

May 17, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

Washington - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement on the House Ethics Committee announcement this evening that they have established investigative subcommittees for Representatives Robert Ney and William Jefferson, would have investigated Congressman Tom DeLay had he not resigned, and begun an inquiry to determine whether other House Members and staff were involved in the Cunningham scandal.

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Hoyer Statement on Republicans' Comments Regarding House Ethics Committee Investigations

For Immediate Release:

May 19, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to House Republicans' attempt to blame Democrats for the House Ethics Committee's delay in investigating allegations of unethical behavior by Members.

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Hoyer Statement on the Passing of Congressman Sonny Montgomery

For Immediate Release:

May 12, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

Washington - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statment today praising the life and public service of long-time House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery who died earlier today:

"I would like to add my voice to the chorus that is rising across the country today in honor of Congressman Sonny Montgomery.

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