Foreign Affairs

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

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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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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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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 Congratulates Israel On Its 57th Independence Day

Democratic Whip Prepares to Lead Another Delegation to Israel This Summer

For Immediate Release:

May 12, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

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

“I want to congratulate the citizens of Israel and the entire Jewish community on this 57th anniversary of the State of Israel’s founding, also known as Yom Ha’atzmaut.

“For 57 years, the Israeli people have faced persistent challenges and threats, and they have prevailed – and will continue to prevail and flourish – because of their unshakable courage and faith in Israel’s democratic future.

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U.S. House Approves $81.4 Bln War Spending Package

For Immediate Release:

March 16, 2005

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Bloomberg News

The U.S. House approved $81.4 billion in additional spending in 2005 for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, about $500 million less than President George W. Bush had requested.

The package, approved today by a vote of 388-43, includes $76.8 billion in defense spending. The remainder of the money will be used for foreign assistance, including aid to victims of the tsunami in Asia, and State Department programs.

Democratic ‘Doves’ Vs. Internationalists

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March 21, 2005

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By David Nather

Congressional Quarterly

News Analysis: New wind in Washington blows ball

by Ron Kampeas

For Immediate Release:

February 2, 2005

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (JTA) — It used to be that a bipartisan barrage of Beltway backing for “democracy in the Middle East” meant something comforting for Israel: another show of solid U.S. support. Now it could mean profound change.

Two congressional resolutions praising the Palestinians for their presidential elections last month, coupled with administration suggestions that substantial material support is on its way, hint at a subtle but far-reaching change in how the United States treats the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.