Foreign Affairs

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

For Immediate Release:

October 20, 2006

Contact:

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

Why Democrats Oppose Military Commissions Act

For Immediate Release:

October 17, 2006

Contact:

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 Urges Iraqi Prime Minister to Reject Terrorism and Hateful Comments Publicly

Democratic Whip Presses Iraqi Leader in Private Meeting

For Immediate Release:

July 26, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after he and other Congressional leaders met privately this morning with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who addressed a Joint Session of Congress today:

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Hoyer Statement on Prime Minister Maliki's Address to Congress

For Immediate Release:

July 25, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

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

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Hoyer: America Must Support Israel's Right of Self-Defense

Whip Says Disarming Hezbollah is Essential to Middle East Peace

For Immediate Release:

July 20, 2006

Contact:Rep. Steny Hoyer

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks yesterday on the House floor in favor of the bipartisan House resolution condemning the recent terrorist attacks against Israel and supporting Israel's right of self-defense. The measure will be voted on today in the House.

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Hoyer Statement on Continuing Mideast Violence

For Immediate Release:

July 17, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

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

“It is clear to me that Israel is absolutely justified in undertaking the defense of its territory and its people.  The actions taken by Israel have been the direct response to the criminal, terrorist attacks of Hamas and Hezbollah.

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Pelosi and Hoyer Statement on Seizure of Israeli Soldiers

For Immediate Release:

July 12, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today condemning Hezbollah for seizing two Israeli soldiers:

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Hoyer Commemorates Jewish American Heritage Month

For Immediate Release:

May 23, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Jewish American Heritage Month, which is being celebrated throughout the month of May.  This is the first time a month has been designated as Jewish American Heritage Month.

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Hoyer Statement on the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act

For Immediate Release:

May 22, 2006

Contact:Congressman Steny H. Hoyer

WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer made the following statement on the House Floor tonight regarding the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act (as prepared for delivery):

"Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleagues - Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen and Congressman Lantos, the Ranking Democrat on the Committee - for offering this bipartisan legislation.

"The premise of this bill - the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act - is eminently reasonable and one with which the American people strongly agree.

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