Foreign Affairs

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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Hoyer Pledges to Scrutinize Administration's Record on Detainee Treatment

For Immediate Release:

January 11, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today, the fifth anniversary of the first delivery of detainees to the U.S. detention facility in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba:

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War budget may carry conditions

Democrats say they will not cut money for troops but that expectations could accompany funding

For Immediate Release:

December 6, 2006

Contact:Margaret Talev

On the eve of the Iraq Study Group's long-awaited recommendations for how to exit Iraq, congressional Democrats were eyeing a different document as leverage for change: President Bush's anticipated request for more money to keep fighting.

Majority Leader-Elect Hoyer Releases Schedule For First 100 Hours

For Immediate Release:

January 3, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader-elect Steny Hoyer today released the schedule for the first 100 legislative hours of the 110th Congress.  The 100 hours will begin on Tuesday, January 9th. 

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