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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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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

For Immediate Release:

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

For Immediate Release:

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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Hoyer: Vote on Energy Bill Is a Continuation of the Republicans’ Corruption

For Immediate Release:

October 7, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after the Republican leadership held open a five-minute vote on its energy bill for nearly 45 minutes, because it was losing the vote and needed additional time to twist arms and subvert the will of the House.  The Republican energy bill passed 212-210, after three Republicans (Reps.

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Hoyer Joins Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute In Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

For Immediate Release:

September 15, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today to mark the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, which will be observed today through October 15th.  Last night, Hoyer attended the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Gala, and also met today with Hispanic leaders from his congressional district to discuss issues facing their community.  The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute includes Members of Congress of Hispanic descent, and is led by Chairwoman Grace Napolitano (CA).

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Hoyer Statement on President's Speech to the Nation On Hurricane Katrina Rebuilding

For Immediate Release:

September 15, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC -- House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight concerning President Bush's speech to the nation on the rescue, relief and rebuilding efforts in the Gulf Coast region as the result of Hurricane Katrina: 

“I think it was important that the President address the American people directly about our national commitment to help rebuild the Gulf Coast region and provide relief to those who have lost so much.

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Hoyer Demands Independent Commission to Investigate Inept Response to Hurricane Katrina

Whip Says Congressional Republicans’ Neglect of Constitutional Oversight Duties Inspires No Confidence They Would Fully

For Immediate Release:

September 15, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC –  Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today  in support of an independent commission to investigate the federal government’s inept response to Hurricane Katrina, and in opposition to the Republican proposal to create a majority dominated partisan Congressional investigative committee:

“Mr. Speaker, let no one be mistaken about why Democrats oppose this legislation.

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Hoyer Statement on the Continuing Resolution

For Immediate Release:

September 29, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the need for a Continuing Resolution to keep the federal government running:

“I am going to vote for this continuing resolution because the alternative – the shutdown of the federal government – is simply unacceptable.  However, our enactment of this legislation must not be construed as an exoneration of the sheer fiscal mismanagement of this Republican Congress over the last four and a half years.

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Hoyer Calls for Independent Commission to Investigate the Federal Government’s Response to Katrina

Democratic Whip Says the American People Will Be Better Served by 9/11 Type Commission than a Joint Committee

For Immediate Release:

September 7, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today concerning the federal government’s response to victims of Hurricane Katrina and the $51.8 billion emergency supplemental appropriations bill for hurricane relief that will be considered on the House Floor on Thursday:

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