Foreign Affairs

SKELTON: Republican Intelligence Reform Omits Bipartisan 9/11 Commission Recommendations

For Immediate Release:

October 8, 2004

Contact:Laura Battles, Rep. Skelton
(202) 225-2876

WASHINGTON D.C.— Republicans decline to include key recommendations of the bipartisan  9/11 Commission in their intelligence reform legislation.

Representative Ike Skelton (MO), Ranking Member on the Armed Services Committee made the following statement:

MENENDEZ: HOUSE REPUBLICANS CHOOSE PARTISANSHIP OVER SECURITY

Menendez Amendment Rejected by House Republicans

For Immediate Release:

October 8, 2004

Contact:Andrew Kauders, Rep. Menedez
202-226-3210

WASHINGTON, DC -- House Democratic Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today made the following statement following the defeat of the Menendez Amendment by a vote of 213 to 203.  The amendment merged two bi-partisan 9/11 Senate bills (Collins/Lieberman, S. 2845; McCain/Lieberman, S.2774) endorsed by the 9/11 Commission, and supported by a majority of 9/11 families. 

HOYER STATEMENT ON INTELLIGENCE REFORM BILL

For Immediate Release:

October 7, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny Hoyer
202-225-3130

 
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer spoke on the House floor today in support of the bipartisan intelligence reforms recommended by the 9/11 Commission and supported by House Democrats.  House Republicans  instead have chosen to back an alternative bill which excludes many of the Commission’s recommendations and fails to address serious threats to our nation’s security.   The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:

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MENENDEZ ON 9/11 BILL: HOUSE REPUBLICANS PLAYING POLITICS WITH AMERICA’S SECURITY

Calls on House Republicans to Support Menendez Amendment, 9/11 Commission Recommendations

For Immediate Release:

October 7, 2004

Contact:Andrew Kauders
202-226-3210

WASHINGTON, DC -- House Democratic Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today made the following statement on the Menendez Amendment during debate on H.R. 10, the House Republican 9/11 bill, which falls far short in its implementation of the 9/11 Commission recommendations.  The Menendez Amendment merges two bi-partisan Senate bills (Collins/Lieberman, S. 2845; McCain/Lieberman, S.2774) endorsed by the 9/11 Commission, and supported by a majority of 9/11 families. 

HOYER CALLS ON U.N. TO SUSPEND SUDAN FROM WORLD BODY

Supports Resolution to Suspend Sudan from Human Rights Commission

For Immediate Release:

September 22, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this evening after speaking on the House Floor earlier in support of a House resolution calling for the suspension of Sudan's membership on the United Nations Commission on Human Rights:

“The international community can no longer avert its eyes from the humanitarian and human rights catastrophe that is occurring in the Darfur region of Sudan today.

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HOYER: AMERICA WILL WIN IN IRAQ BY TAKING THE SMART, RIGHT COURSE NOT BY STAYING ON THE SAME, WRONG COURSE

For Immediate Release:

September 23, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the war in Iraq:

“I appreciate Iraqi Prime Minister Allawi’s visit to Congress today.  However it did not allay my serious concerns with President Bush’s failure to set us on a course to victory in Iraq.

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HOYER JOINS DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS AT KICKOFF OF “NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH AMERICA”

For Immediate Release:

September 22, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today joined House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA), the Democratic Caucus leadership, Democratic House members, and citizens from around the country in announcing the “New Partnership with America.”  The Partnership is a broad values-based agenda that reinforces Democrats’ commitment to America’s national defense, working families, and economic prosperity.  The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery: 

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HOYER STATEMENT ON THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF SEPTEMBER 11TH

For Immediate Release:

September 10, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in observance of the 3rd anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks:

“The treachery that was perpetrated on this nation three years ago – murderous acts of war that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 of our fellow countrymen and countrywomen – shall never, ever, be forgotten.  Or forgiven.

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