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Hoyer: “Present” Vote on Iraq Resolution Is Statement of Protest Against Republican Partisanship

For Immediate Release:

December 16, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement concerning his “present” on the Republican Resolution on Iraq:

“I voted ‘present’ on the Republican leadership’s Iraq Resolution today in protest of the continued partisanship with which that leadership is dealing with one of the most important issues facing our nation – the war in Iraq.  I would have voted ‘yes’ on this Resolution had it not become a matter of rank partisanship.

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Hoyer Statement on Republican Budget

Whip Says Irresponsible, Misguided Bill Result of Republican Mismanagement

For Immediate Release:

December 18, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight regarding House passage of the Republican Budget Bill that will cut billions of dollars for programs that benefit students, seniors and children:

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Hoyer Statement on Corrupt Republican Congress

Whip Joins House, Senate Leaders and Members to Decry Failed Republican Leadership in 2005

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December 16, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today at a press conference with Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (NV), House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA), and Senate Assistant Democratic Leader Dick Durbin (IL).  The Democratic Leadership was joined by House and Senate Democrats and representatives from groups and organizations working on key issues to highlight the corrupt Republican Congress. 

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Whip Decries Failed Republican Leadership in 2005

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December 16, 2005

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Hoyer Statement on Rep. Jim Clyburn’s Election as House Democratic Caucus Chair

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December 16, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the election of Representative Jim Clyburn (SC) as the Chair of the House Democratic Caucus:

“I have known my good friend Jim Clyburn for over forty years.  Mr. Clyburn will be an extraordinary Chairman.  He is a well-respected and thoughtful Member of the House.

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Hoyer Statement on Bob Menendez's Appointment to the Senate

Whip Praises New Jersey’s Newest Senator’s Leadership and Integrity

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December 9, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after the announcement that Democratic Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez was selected to fill the New Jersey Senate seat of Governor-elect Jon Corzine:

“The people of New Jersey have good reason to celebrate today with the announcement that U.S. Representative Bob Menendez will become their newest Senator.

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Hoyer Statement on New Revelations About Republicans Redistricting Tactics in Texas

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December 2, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman  Steny H. Hoyer made the following statement today in reaction to a Washington Post article reporting that Justice Department political appointees overruled a unanimous staff opinion that Texas’ 2003 redistricting plan violated the Voting Rights Act.

“Today’s front page story in the Washington Post showing that political considerations at the Justice Department apparently overrode proper enforcement of the Voting Rights Act should appall and disturb every American, whatever his or her political affiliation. 

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Hoyer Statement Against the Hunter Resolution

Whip Says Republican Resolution Trivializes War, Unworthy of Troops

For Immediate Release:

November 18, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House floor in opposition the resolution offered by Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Duncan Hunter (R-CA):

“Mr. Speaker, the most profound issue that this Congress must consider is whether or not to declare and prosecute war, whether or not to send our nation’s sons and daughters into harm’s way.

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Hoyer likes Democrats' chances in 2006

House whip aims to put party back in majority

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November 6, 2005

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By Gwyneth K. Shaw

Baltimore Sun

WASHINGTON // Ask Rep. Steny H. Hoyer what Democrats need to do to win back control of the House next year, and his first response is a barely suppressed chuckle.

"We're getting such extraordinary help from the other side," he said. "It makes it a little bit easier."

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Congressional Democrats pledge reform in Washington

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October 6, 2005

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By Joanne Kenen

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Democrats stepped up attacks on what they called Republicans' "culture of cronyism and corruption" on Thursday, trying to capitalize on a spate of ethics scandals and the Bush administration's heavily criticized response to Hurricane Katrina.

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