Foreign Affairs

Hoyer Commemorates Israel Independence Day

For Immediate Release:

April 24, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in commemoration of Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's Independence Day, which began at sundown Monday night and continues today:

"Today, on Yom Ha'atzmaut, I want to congratulate both Israeli citizens and the Jewish community on the 59th anniversary of Israel's independence.   Since 1948, Israel has served as a bastion of democracy and been a true friend and ally to the United States.

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Majority Leader Hoyer Focuses on the Crisis in Sudan

For Immediate Release:

April 23, 2007

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Click here to see Majority Leader Hoyer's full Sudan webpage.

Participate in the Global Days for Darfur, April 23rd - 30th:  This week, help draw attention to the crisis in Darfur by participating in a rally, march, vigil, or other event near you.

Hoyer: President Continues to Pursue Failed Strategy in Iraq, While Democrats Push for a New Direction

For Immediate Release:

April 16, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President Bush's remarks this morning on Iraq:

"Democrats have long been ready to sit down and talk to the President about how our nation must change direction in Iraq and implement a policy that is designed to succeed.

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Hoyer Leads Visit to Darfur

Tragedy of War, Genocide Spur Call for Action

For Immediate Release:

April 12, 2007

Contact:Philip Rucker

Washington Post

Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) said he wanted to make a powerful statement by leading his first overseas congressional trip as House majority leader. So he went to Darfur, the region of Africa's Sudan that has been ravaged by genocide and torn by a civil war.

"I felt it was important to go where people are in trouble, who we can help, and there's nowhere in the world where people are in more trouble than Darfur," Hoyer said.

Hoyer: “No, Mr. Vice President, It Is Not ‘Pointless’ to Listen to the Views of the American People”

For Immediate Release:

April 2, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after Vice President Dick Cheney – during a speech in Alabama – urged Congress to continue to rubber-stamp the Administration’s funding requests for Iraq as previous Republican-controlled Congresses have done.  The Vice President, according to transcripts, stated: “And so it is pointless for the Democrats to continue pursuing [the House and Senate passed supplemental appropriations bills]:"

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Hoyer Leads Congressional Delegation to Sudan, Egypt, Greece and Germany

For Immediate Release:

April 6, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) is currently leading a bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Sudan, Egypt, Greece and Germany.  Joining him are Congressman John Barrow (D-GA), Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA), Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Congressman Ray LaHood (R-IL), Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Congressman Brad Miller (D-NC), Congressman Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL).

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Hoyer: Misleading Claims Must Stop, President Should Work with Congress on Iraq Bill

For Immediate Release:

March 30, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today following the release of a non-partisan report that showed the Army could maintain its wartime operations well into July 2007 with funds the Army has already been provided.

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