Foreign Affairs

On Oversight and Iraq, Congress Finally Asserts Itself

By Norman Ornstein

For Immediate Release:

March 7, 2007

Contact:Roll Call

The Iraq War is the topic of the day, the week, the month, the year. But before I get to it, I need to repeat a mantra that I will continue to chant: It’s the oversight, stupid.

Take the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. It is clear that the problems of care for wounded veterans have been festering for more than three years and have been much greater for reservists and members of the National Guard. The lack of concern by the military brass has been matched by indifference elsewhere in the Pentagon.

Majority Leader Hoyer Statement on National Security First Act

For Immediate Release:

February 28, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the National Security First Act, which will implement changes to the CFIUS review process that will strengthen national security:

"Mr. Speaker, today, the new Democratic Majority in the House has brought legislation to the Floor - the National Security First Act - which will strengthen our national security by addressing a glaring deficiency that became public last year.

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BIPARTISAN MAJORITY IN U.S. HOUSE VOTES AGAINST THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN TO ESCALATE THE WAR IN IRAQ

For Immediate Release:

February 16, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

To:  Reporters, Editors, Editorial Writers, and Producers
From: Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Majority Whip James Clyburn, and Democratic Caucus Chair Rahm Emanuel
Re: Passage of Resolution Disapproving of the President's Plan to Send More Than 21,000 Additional Troops to Iraq
Date:  02/16/2007

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House Democratic Leaders Regarding Iraq Resolution to Be Debated This Week

For Immediate Release:

February 12, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Leaders released the following statements today regarding a concurrent resolution that will be debated on the Floor this week.  The resolution expresses support for American troops and disapproval of the President's plan to increase the number of troops in Iraq.  Debate on the resolution will begin tomorrow and each member who wishes to speak will be given five minutes on the Floor.  Passage of the resolution is expected on Friday.  Click here to see

Majority Leader Hoyer’s Statement in Support of the Iraq Resolution

For Immediate Release:

February 14, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

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

WASHINGTON, DC - Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer spoke on the House Floor today in favor of the Iraq resolution that expresses support for our troops and opposition to the President's proposal to escalate troops in Iraq.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:

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Majority Leader Hoyer's Statement on the National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq

For Immediate Release:

February 2, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer issued the following statement today in response to the release of the Administration's National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq:

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Hoyer Meets with Captured Israeli Soldier's Wife

Expresses Sympathy; Calls for Soldier's Return

For Immediate Release:

January 30, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC- House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) today met with Karnit Goldwasser, the wife of captive Israeli soldier Udi Goldwasser, and Alon Ushpiz, Israeli Minister for Congressional Affairs.

"I was honored to have the opportunity to meet with Karnit Goldwasser this afternoon," Majority Leader Hoyer said.  "I have great sympathy for her situation, and I pray that she and Udi will be reunited soon."

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Democrats may revise 2002 bill allowing Bush to call war

For Immediate Release:

January 26, 2007

Contact:CNN

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Democrats may promote a new revised bill authorizing the use of force in Iraq -- to replace the 2002 bill that allowed the Bush administration to proceed with the war, a top Democrat said Friday.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer -- No. 2 in the House behind Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- said that is one step Democrats might pursue to change conditions in Iraq.

House Majority Leader Hoyer's Statement on the President's State of the Union Address

For Immediate Release:

January 23, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after President Bush delivered his State of the Union Address:

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