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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


House Democrats Are Producing Real Results in the 110th Congress

For Immediate Release:

April 2, 2007

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In the first three months of 2007, Democrats have worked harder and produced more results for the American people than during the same period in the three previous Congresses.

View the First Quarter Progress Report.
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Hoyer on Successful Beginning to 110th Congress

Positive Agenda in the Months Ahead

For Immediate Release:

March 28, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at a press conference today with the House Democratic leadership on the accomplishments Democrats have made for the American people in the first three months of the 110th Congress.  Hoyer also discussed the next items on the Democratic agenda.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:

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Hoyer on Successful Beginning to 110th Congress

Democrats Will Continue to Pursue Positive Agenda in the Months Ahead

For Immediate Release:

March 28, 2007

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WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at a press conference today with the House Democratic leadership on the accomplishments Democrats have made for the American people in the first three months of the 110th Congress.  Hoyer also discussed the next items on the Democratic agenda.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:

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Hoyer Statement Supporting Voting Rights for District Residents

For Immediate Release:

March 22, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130
Click here to view video of Majority Leader Hoyer's full statement.

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today in support of the District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:

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Majority Leader Hoyer: Republican Stunt on DC Bill Shows Contempt for Taxpaying American Citizens

For Immediate Release:

March 22, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the DC Vote bill that was debated on the Floor today.  House Republicans used a parliamentary maneuver to delay the bill that would give DC citizens representation in the House:

"Today, House Republicans have shown contempt for the half-a-million taxpaying citizens of Washington, DC, who do not have representation in Congress – contradicting the basic founding principles of our nation.

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The Troika and the Surge

by Thomas L. Friedman

For Immediate Release:

March 21, 2007

Contact:New York Times

President Bush's Iraq surge policy is about a month old now, and there is only one thing you can say about it for certain: no matter what anyone in Congress, the military or the public has to say, it's going ahead. The president has the authority to do it and the veto power to prevent anyone from stopping him. Therefore, there's only one position to have on the surge anymore: hope that it works.

Does this mean that Democrats in Congress who are trying to shut down the war and force a deadline should take the advice of critics and shut up and let the surge play out?