Foreign Affairs

Hoyer: Reports on Iraq Demonstrate the Need for Accountability Measures in Iraq Accountability Bill

For Immediate Release:

March 15, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House Appropriations Committee approved the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health, and Iraq Accountability Act, which will be considered on the House Floor next week:

“Just four days before the beginning of the fifth year of war in Iraq, it is fair to ask: What is it about accountability that this Administration and so many Republicans find objectionable?

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Majority Leader Hoyer Statement on 4th Anniversary of Iraq War

For Immediate Release:

March 19, 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 to mark the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:

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Hoyer: Democrats Are Forging a New Direction in Iraq Through Consensus Through Consensus Spending Plan

For Immediate Release:

March 8, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

Click here for a summary of the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health and Iraq Accountability Act.

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today as Democrats prepared to introduce the “U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Health and Iraq Accountability Act,” which is expected to be marked up in the Appropriations Committee next week:

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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