Congress

War budget may carry conditions

Democrats say they will not cut money for troops but that expectations could accompany funding

For Immediate Release:

December 6, 2006

Contact:Margaret Talev

On the eve of the Iraq Study Group's long-awaited recommendations for how to exit Iraq, congressional Democrats were eyeing a different document as leverage for change: President Bush's anticipated request for more money to keep fighting.

Hoyer Says Democrats Are Committed to Changing the Way Business Is Done in Washington

Majority Leader Urges House to Support Sweeping Ethics Reforms

For Immediate Release:

January 4, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland spoke today on the House floor on House Resolution 6, the Rules package for the 110th Congress.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:

            "Mr. Speaker, I now call up House Resolution 6, the Rules Package for the 110th Congress, and yield myself as much time as I may consume.

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Congress gears up to earn its keep

OUR OPINION: BETTER WORK SCHEDULE MAY IMPROVE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS

For Immediate Release:

December 13, 2006

Contact:Miami Herald

The 109th Congress that mercifully expired last week was not one to over-burden itself with work. In session for a mere 103 days this year -- seven fewer than the notorious ''Do-Nothing Congress'' of 1948 -- it left town without fulfilling its duty to approve a budget. Clearly, the legislative process is broken, but Democrats say they have a plan to make it work when they take over next year.

Move to Washington

Do something, Congress

For Immediate Release:

December 9, 2006

Contact:The Seatle Times

Get to work — no, really, a true honest week of work. No more of these fly-in-fly-out, three-day affairs.

Democrats Unveil New Rules to Bring Integrity, Civility and Fiscal Responsibility Back to House

For Immediate Release:

January 3, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined the House Democratic Leadership and Rules Committee Chairwoman Louise Slaughter (NY) in unveiling today a new package of rules to govern the House.  The rules will help bring back integrity, civility and fiscal responsibility to the House.  The package will be debated on Thursday and Friday, with final package expected Friday afternoon.

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Hoyer on Van Hollen’s Appointment to be Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Incoming Majority Leader Calls Fellow Marylander a “Great Asset to Our State and Nation”

For Immediate Release:

December 19, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader-Elect Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Speaker-Designate Nancy Pelosi announced that she has appointed Rep. Chris Van Hollen (MD) to serve as Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee:

“I discussed the DCCC Chairmanship with Speaker-Designate Pelosi and highly recommended Congressman Van Hollen to this very important position, and I congratulate him today.  Chris Van Hollen is a great asset for the State of Maryland, House Democrats and our nation.

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Majority Leader-Elect Hoyer Releases Schedule For First 100 Hours

For Immediate Release:

January 3, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader-elect Steny Hoyer today released the schedule for the first 100 legislative hours of the 110th Congress.  The 100 hours will begin on Tuesday, January 9th. 

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Hoyer on Van Hollen’s Appointment to be Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Incoming Majority Leader Calls Fellow Marylander a “Great Asset to Our State and Nation”

For Immediate Release:

December 19, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader-Elect Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Speaker-Designate Nancy Pelosi announced that she has appointed Rep. Chris Van Hollen (MD) to serve as Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee:

 “I discussed the DCCC Chairmanship with Speaker-Designate Pelosi and highly recommended Congressman Van Hollen to this very important position, and I congratulate him today.  Chris Van Hollen is a great asset for the State of Maryland, House Democrats and our nation.

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