Foreign Affairs

Hoyer Statement on President Bush’s Speech on Iraq

President’s Speech Falls Short, Will Do Little to Bolster Support

For Immediate Release:

November 30, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

 WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning regarding President Bush’s speech at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis on the war in Iraq:

       “The President’s address today was long-overdue and a clear reaction to public questioning of his Iraq policy.  I believe he must regularly and candidly communicate with the American people if he is to maintain their support for this war.

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Hoyer Statement Against the Hunter Resolution

Whip Says Republican Resolution Trivializes War, Unworthy of Troops

For Immediate Release:

November 18, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House floor in opposition the resolution offered by Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Duncan Hunter (R-CA):

“Mr. Speaker, the most profound issue that this Congress must consider is whether or not to declare and prosecute war, whether or not to send our nation’s sons and daughters into harm’s way.

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Hoyer Statement on House Resolution Supporting Israel’s Accession to OECD

For Immediate Release:

November 8, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a strong advocate of the U.S.-Israel relationship, issued the following statement regarding H.Res. 38 (Expressing support for the accession of Israel to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)), which passed the U.S. House today.  In August, Hoyer led a Congressional delegation of 14 Democrats on a week-long visit to Israel that included presentations on the nation’s economy and security challenges:

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Hoyer: The U.S.-Indian Relationship Continues to Deepen and Flourish

For Immediate Release:

July 19, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), who led a Congressional delegation to India in January 2004, released the following statement today after an address to a Joint Session of Congress by Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India:

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Hoyer Statement on Terrorist Attacks in London

For Immediate Release:

July 7, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

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

“The terrorist attacks this morning on innocent men, women and children in London demonstrate again that the perpetrators of these barbaric acts have absolutely no respect for human life.

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Hoyer Calls the President's Speech on Iraq a Missed Opportunity

Whip Says Speech Will Do Little to Allay the Legitimate Concerns of the American People

For Immediate Release:

June 28, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after President Bush spoke at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, regarding the war in Iraq:

"I supported the decision to remove the brutal Hussein regime from power, and believe that we must do everything we can to ensure that our nation accomplishes its mission in Iraq.  It is imperative that we help the Iraqi people establish a viable, stable democratic government that can protect the citizens of that nation.

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Week of June 27, 2005

Bill Text and Background

For Immediate Release:

June 27, 2005

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     H.R. 3057 - Foreign Operations Appropriations
        Act for Fiscal Year 2006  
            
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Hoyer Proposes Changes to Military Assistance to Egypt

For Immediate Release:

June 21, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) proposed an amendment today to the FY 2006 Foreign Operations Appropriations bill during the Full Committee markup, which would mirror a change adopted by the House International Relations Committee two weeks ago in the State Department Authorization bill. 

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Week of June 13, 2005

Bill Text and Background

For Immediate Release:

June 13, 2005

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     H.R. 2862 - Science, the Departments of State,
        Justice, and Commerce, and Related Agencies
        Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2006

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Hoyer Statement on the United Nations Reform Bill

For Immediate Release:

June 17, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement on the House floor today in opposition to the Republican U.N. Reform Bill and in favor of the Democratic substitute:

“Mr.  Speaker, the question before this House today is not whether the United Nations should be reformed, but how that institution must be reformed.

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