Foreign Affairs

The Real Problem With China

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January 11, 2011

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David Leonhardt
New York Times

When China’s president, Hu Jintao, visits here next week, the exchange rate between Chinese and American currency will inevitably become a big topic of conversation.

China has been holding down the value of its currency, the renminbi, for years, making Chinese exports to the United States cheaper and American exports to China more expensive. The renminbi’s recent rise has been too modest to change the situation, and Mr. Hu’s state visit is sure to highlight the real tensions between the countries.

Hoyer Statement on the One Year Anniversary of the Earthquake in Haiti

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January 12, 2011

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Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer
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Hoyer Applauds Senate Passage of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal

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December 18, 2010

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Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

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Sudan Caucus members ask Obama to send Clinton, Powell to help keep peace

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December 5, 2010

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By Bridget Johnson
The Hill

A month ahead of a heated referendum that could split an African nation, leaders of the Sudan Caucus are urging President Obama to pull out all the stops in guarding against that country's secession vote erupting into new mass killings.

Wracked by more than two decades of bloody civil war between the Muslim north and Christian south, Sudan's 2005 peace agreement included a Jan. 9 referendum to give Southern Sudan the opportunity to split from the north. A widespread fear is the referendum could send the country spiraling back into conflict that could affect the entire region.

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Hoyer Statement on Help HAITI Act

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November 30, 2010

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Daniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

Office of the Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer
Office of the Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer
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Hoyer Statement on National Security Advisor General James Jones

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October 8, 2010

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Katie Grant
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the announcement that General James L. Jones will step down as National Security Advisor:
 
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Hoyer Statement on USTR Action

Protecting American Workers and Creating American Jobs

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October 15, 2010

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Katie Grant
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced that the U.S. is investigating China for its policies and practices affecting trade and investment in clean energy technologies in response to a petition filed by the United Steelworkers:
 
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Darfur

Hoyer leads a Congressional Delegation to the war ravaged territory of Darfur.

Hoyer Speaking on the Special Order on the Crisis in Sudan on the House Floor

Southern Sudan will hold a referendum on independence, which was guaranteed by the 2005 comprehensive peace agreement which has been referenced. The C.P.A. ended Africa's bloodiest civil war, a war which took almost two million lives and displaced four million. Yet the risk of descending into war again seems too real...

Highlights from a Special Order on Sudan

On September 22, Majority Leader Hoyer and Rep. Don Payne, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, led a Special Order on Sudan.  The goal was to underscore Congressional support for a timely and fair referenda on Southern independence in January, to discuss the continued importance of full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, and to make clear that Congress remains focused on ending the violence in Darfur.