Foreign Affairs

Hoyer: Republicans’ Desperate Rhetoric Cannot Obscure Their Record of Failure

For Immediate Release:

October 31, 2006

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House Whip Says Democrats Will Take the Nation in a New Direction

“The Republican Party does not have a record to run on, so it can only attempt to distract, distort and deceive.  The American people are not going to fall for those tactics.

"The increasingly desperate rhetoric being used by President Bush and Congressional Republicans just one week before next Tuesday’s mid-term election cannot obscure the fact that their Party’s record is one of incompetence, ineffectiveness and failure.

Hoyer: Republicans’ Desperate Rhetoric Cannot Obscure Their Record of Failure

House Whip Says Democrats Will Take the Nation in a New Direction

For Immediate Release:

October 31, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon:

      “The Republican Party does not have a record to run on, so it can only attempt to distract, distort and deceive.  The American people are not going to fall for those tactics.

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Hoyer Says Iraq Announcement “Driven by Political Calendar and GOP Desperation”

For Immediate Release:

October 24, 2006

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“For more than a year, Democrats have urged the Bush Administration to establish concrete benchmarks for success in Iraq and insisted that 2006 be a year of transition, where Iraqis assume responsibility for establishing security and stability in their nation.

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Hoyer: As Iraq Slides Toward Chaos, the Bush Administration Is Still Firmly in Denial With No Plan for Success

For Immediate Release:

November 1, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding news reports that a classified briefing by the United States Central Command shows Iraq edging toward chaos:

Hoyer on Boehner's Placing Blame on Generals

For Immediate Release:

November 1, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement this evening regarding comments made by Majority Leader John Boehner on CNN:

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Quotes from the Letter to the President

For Immediate Release:

October 20, 2006

Contact:Democratic Leadership

"We write out of a deep sense of concern that the situation in Iraq continues to deteriorate and that there is no effective plan for improvement." 

"Vice President Cheney’s recent comment that, overall, things are going “remarkably well” in Iraq is profoundly troubling if it reflects your Administration’s current assessment of the situation." 

“’Staying the course’ is not a strategy, nor is sitting on the sidelines hoping that the Iraqis will eventually forge a political solution." 

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Hoyer Says Iraq Announcement “Driven by Political Calendar and GOP Desperation”

For Immediate Release:

October 24, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after American officials in Baghdad announced that the Iraqi government had agreed to a timetable for achieving a series of milestones:
 
“Today’s headlines on Iraq seem to be driven by the political calendar and Republican desperation.
 

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Why Democrats Oppose Military Commissions Act

For Immediate Release:

October 17, 2006

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The Wall Street Journal

Your assertion ("Democrats on al Qaeda," Review & Outlook, Oct. 2) that Democrats will not be tough on terrorism because many of us opposed the Republicans' Military Commissions Act is offensive and untrue. The party of Wilson, Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy and Clinton takes a back seat to no one in protecting our nation and our people. We have always fought for freedom and confronted tyranny -- and do so today.

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Hoyer: OPEC Cuts More Evidence that U.S. Must Move Towards Energy Independence

Whip Says Democrats Believe Energy Independence Must Be a National Priority

For Immediate Release:

October 20, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to reports that OPEC decided to cut production by a greater-than-expected 1.2 million barrels a day:

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United House and Senate Democratic Leaders Call On the President to Urgently Change Course in Iraq

Escalating sectarian violence and rising death tolls require a new direction in U.S. policy

For Immediate Release:

October 20, 2006

Contact:Democratic Leadership

October 20, 2006

The President
The White House
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President:

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