Congress

Longest-serving Md. congressman

Hoyer a veteran of 26 years, 1 day

For Immediate Release:

June 5, 2007

Contact:Matthew Hay Brown

Baltimore Sun

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, already the highest-ranking congressman in Maryland history, became the longest-serving yesterday.

"I guess if one lives long enough and stays put ... , " the Southern Maryland Democrat said with a chuckle over the telephone from New York, where he was helping a pair of freshmen raise money for re-election in 2008. "It's surprising because it doesn't seem that long to me."

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THE LEADER'S REPORT: WEEK OF MAY 21, 2007

For Immediate Release:

May 25, 2007

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MESSAGE FROM THE MAJORITY LEADER


House Democrats Are Moving America in a New Direction

For Immediate Release:

May 29, 2007

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A Five-Month Progress Report: Read more about how Democrats are passing legislation that addresses the American people's priorities and are conducting necessary oversight.

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

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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

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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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