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Hoyer Congratulates John Larson on Election as Caucus Vice Chairman

Whip Calls New Vice Chair a “Great Addition to the Leadership Team”

For Immediate Release:

February 1, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Democrats elected Rep. John Larson (CT) to become the new Caucus Vice Chairman:

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Hoyer: House Republicans Cannot Simply Point the Finger of Blame at Lobbyists

For Immediate Release:

January 10, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today concerning reports that House Republicans plan to push new rules governing lobbyists’ access to lawmakers, in light of the evolving scandal involving Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff:

            “I am sure that many House Republicans would like nothing more than to stand on the sidelines and now pretend that the unfolding Abramoff scandal is largely a story of lobbyist misconduct and wrongdoing.

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Hoyer: With Republican Credibility in Tatters, Congress Must Take Up Democratic Lobbying Reform Proposals

Whip Says Republican Majority, First and Foremost, Must Constitute Vigorous, Real Ethics Process

For Immediate Release:

January 18, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in support of the “Honest Leadership, Open Government Act,” an aggressive set of reform proposals released today by House and Senate Democrats in response to the widening Abramoff scandal and other Republican abuses of power.  The Democrats’ ethics and lobbying proposals are designed to combat Republican abuses and to restore the American people’s confidence in the integrity of Congress:

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

For Immediate Release:

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 Corrupt Republican Congress

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

For Immediate Release:

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

For Immediate Release:

December 16, 2005

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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

For Immediate Release:

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

For Immediate Release:

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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