Foreign Affairs

Week of July 5, 2004

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Hoyer: Supreme Court Decisions on Detainees Are an Important Victory for the Rule of Law

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June 30, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
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WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement regarding Supreme Court decisions on Monday on the ability of citizen and non-citizen detainees who are deemed “enemy combatants” to challenge their incarceration before neutral judges or decision makers:

 “The United States of America is a nation of laws, and on Monday the Supreme Court reaffirmed this fundamental principle of American democracy for all the world to see.

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In a show of bipartisan support, House backs Bush pledge to Israel

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June 24, 2004

Contact:Ron Kampeas

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

A vote in Congress overwhelmingly backing President Bush’s diplomatic assurances to Ariel Sharon suggests bipartisan and Jewish unity — but a closer reading reveals some fissures between Democrats and Republicans, and among pro-Israel lobbyists.

The resolution passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday by 407-9 vote. As Bush did, the resolution recognizes “new realities on the ground, including already existing major Israeli population centers” in the West Bank, and rejects any Palestinian refugee “right of return” to Israel.

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HOYER: ISRAEL RESOLUTION SUPPORTS PRINCIPLES FOR PEACE

Hoyer and DeLay Sponsor Bipartisan Resolution

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June 23, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny Hoyer
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WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today regarding a bipartisan resolution he sponsored with House Majority Leader Tom DeLay:

“Mr. Speaker, I urge all of my colleagues to support this important bipartisan resolution, which the Majority Leader (Mr. DeLay) and I have offered, along with the chairman and ranking member of the international relations committee (Mr. Hyde and Mr. Lantos).

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HOYER: FSC/ETI CORPORATE TAX BILL IS A NATIONAL EMBARRASSMENT

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June 17, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny H. Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer today spoke out on the House floor in strong opposition to the FSC/ETI corporate tax bill, which at $150 billion, is laden with corporate tax breaks, extenders and other sweeteners that have nothing to do with reforming international tax law.  The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:

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HOYER: REPUBLICAN REVOLUTION IS LONG DEAD, LONG GONE

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June 17, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny H. Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today strongly criticizing the restrictive process in which the House Republican leadership is permitting floor debate on the FSC/ETI corporate sales tax bill:

“Once again today, we see that the Republicans’ high-minded talk about fairness and openness on this house floor was only so much hot air.  Lest anyone be mistaken, the so-called “Republican Revolution” is long dead and long gone.

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HOUSE COMMITTEE APPROVES HOYER AMENDMENT ON PRISONER TORTURE

Amendment Reaffirms U.S. Policy Against Use of Torture

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June 16, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – The Full House Appropriations Committee approved by voice vote today an amendment to the 2005 Defense Appropriations bill that was offered by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and that reaffirmed the U.S. policy against the use of torture.

“I am extremely concerned with the torture that was inflicted on Iraqi prisoners of war and detainees, which occurred despite the fact that it is patently illegal under U.S. law and numerous international conventions to which we subscribe,” said Hoyer. 

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Week of March 15, 2004

BILL TEXT AND BACKGROUND

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March 15, 2004

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H.Res557 - Relating to the liberation of the Iraqi people and the valiant service of the United States Armed Forces and Coalition forces

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