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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?

Hoyer Statement on Democrats' Continued Efforts to Restore Government Accountability and Oversight

For Immediate Release:

March 13, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD), along with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Whip James Clyburn, Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel, and Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, held a press conference this morning to discuss their continued efforts to make government more accountable and transparent.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:

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Democrats are Making Government More Accountable and Transparent

For Immediate Release:

March 16, 2007

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This week, Democrats passed five bills that build on our efforts to bring change to Washington and make government more accountable and transparent.

Read how Democrats are restoring accountablity and conducting real, meaningful oversight.

Summaries of the five bills:

Presidential Library Donation Reform Act

Hoyer Statement on Restoring Accountability in Goverment

For Immediate Release:

March 15, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

Click here to view the video of Majority Leader Hoyer's full remarks.

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today in support of the five government accountability and transparency bills considered by the House this week.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:

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Hoyer Statement on Introduction of the "District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007"

For Immediate Release:

March 9, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement today regarding the introduction of the “District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007:”

"It gives me great pride to join Delegate Norton and Representative Davis in introducing the “District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007” – historic legislation that will finally give the people of Washington, DC full representation in the United States House of Representatives.

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