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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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Hoyer: American People Won’t Fall for Republicans’ Ruse on Lobbying Reform

Whip Says Bill is a Hollow Shell

For Immediate Release:

May 3, 2006

Contact:
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House Floor in opposition to the Republicans’ Sham Lobbying “Reform” Bill: 

“Mr. Speaker, who do our Republican friends believe they are fooling today with this so-called lobbying ‘reform’ bill? I submit: not a soul.  Certainly not the American people.  And, certainly not editorial writers who have examined this legislation.

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Hoyer: It’s Time for the President to Lead on Immigration Reform

For Immediate Release:

April 24, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after President Bush addressed a group in Irvine, California, on immigration reform:

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Hoyer: Republicans’ Failure to Vote on Budget Shows a Party Deeply Divided and on the Run

Whip Urges Republicans to Seek Bipartisan Consensus, Rather than Continuing to Push an Ideological Agenda

For Immediate Release:

April 6, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after House Republican leaders pulled their Party’s Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2007 from further Floor consideration and called off votes for Friday:

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Hoyer: Republican 527 Bill is Retaliation, Not Reform

For Immediate Release:

April 5, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House Floor against H.R. 513:

    “At a time when this Congress is embroiled in the most serious scandal in a generation, when a culture of corruption has swept over this body with no sign the Ethics Committee is addressing it, this body should be devoting the precious few days it is here to reforming its own culture and practices.

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Hoyer Statement on Rep. Lane Evans' Retirement

For Immediate Release:

March 28, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding Rep. Lane Evans’ (D-IL) retirement after serving eleven terms in the United States Congress:

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Hoyer Statement on Working Conditions for AoC Employees

For Immediate Release:

March 29, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding a letter from employees of the Architect of the Capitol (AoC) about working conditions in the tunnels underneath the Capitol:

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