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THE LEADER'S REPORT: WEEK OF APRIL 16, 2007

For Immediate Release:

April 20, 2007

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MESSAGE FROM THE MAJORITY LEADER


Hoyer: Millender-McDonald a Dedicated, Devoted Public Servant

For Immediate Release:

April 24, 2007

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WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor this morning to express his condolences on the passing of Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald, Chair of the House Administration Committee.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:

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Majority Leader Hoyer Marks Global Days for Darfur with Sudan Webpage

Darfur Suspension Bill on House Floor on Wednesday

For Immediate Release:

April 23, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

In recognition of the Global Days for Darfur campaign, the Office of the Majority Leader is launching a page on its website focusing on Sudan.  The Global Days campaign began today and runs through April 30th.

The Sudan webpage includes information on the bipartisan Congressional Delegation that Leader Hoyer led to Sudan, as well as a video message from Leader Hoyer discussing the trip, photo albums from the CODEL's visits to Darfur, Juba, and Khartoum, and information on how to get involved in stopping the genocide in Darfur.

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House Passes Bill to Give D.C. a Full Congressional Seat

For Immediate Release:

April 19, 2007

Contact:Mary Beth Sheridan

The Washington Post

The House today passed legislation to give the District a full seat in Congress, marking the biggest victory in nearly three decades in the city's quest for voting rights.

Members voted 241 to 177 for the measure, a political compromise that would add two seats to the House: one for the heavily Democratic District, and the other for the state next in line for an additional representative. Currently, that state is Republican-leaning Utah. Later, in a companion bill, they voted 216 to 203 to pay for creation of the two seats.

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Majority Leader Hoyer’s Statement on the Passing of Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald

For Immediate Release:

April 23, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning:

“It is with profound sadness that I learned yesterday of the passing of Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald, a dedicated public servant who cared deeply about and worked tirelessly on behalf of her constituents in California’s 37th Congressional District and our nation.

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Hoyer Statement Recognizing Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia

For Immediate Release:

April 17, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement marking the 145th anniversary of Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia, the day on which slaves in the District were freed:

"On today's date in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed legislation that freed more than 3,100 enslaved persons within the District of Columbia, and helped close a chapter in American history that will forever scar our national conscience.

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Hoyer Urges Congress to Give District of Columbia Residents Full Representation in Congress

For Immediate Release:

April 19, 2007

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WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today in support of H.R. 1905, the District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act, which will at long last give residents of the District of Columbia a voting representative in the House.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:

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The Leader's Report: Week of March 26, 2006

For Immediate Release:

March 30, 2007

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MESSAGE FROM THE MAJORITY LEADER