Foreign Affairs

THE LEADER'S REPORT: WEEK OF MAY 7, 2007

For Immediate Release:

May 11, 2007

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Lawmakers warn China of PR "disaster" in Darfur

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May 9, 2007

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 100 U.S. lawmakers sent China's President Hu Jintao a letter on Wednesday warning of "disaster" for the 2008 Olympic Games if Beijing fails to do more to stop carnage in Chinese ally Sudan's Darfur region.

California Democratic Rep. Tom Lantos, chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, was backed by 106 legislators including House Majority leader Steny Hoyer, in the strongly worded missive, his office said.

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Hoyer Commemorates Israel Independence Day

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April 24, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in commemoration of Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's Independence Day, which began at sundown Monday night and continues today:

"Today, on Yom Ha'atzmaut, I want to congratulate both Israeli citizens and the Jewish community on the 59th anniversary of Israel's independence.   Since 1948, Israel has served as a bastion of democracy and been a true friend and ally to the United States.

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Majority Leader Hoyer Focuses on the Crisis in Sudan

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April 23, 2007

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Click here to see Majority Leader Hoyer's full Sudan webpage.

Participate in the Global Days for Darfur, April 23rd - 30th:  This week, help draw attention to the crisis in Darfur by participating in a rally, march, vigil, or other event near you.

Hoyer: President Continues to Pursue Failed Strategy in Iraq, While Democrats Push for a New Direction

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April 16, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President Bush's remarks this morning on Iraq:

"Democrats have long been ready to sit down and talk to the President about how our nation must change direction in Iraq and implement a policy that is designed to succeed.

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