Foreign Affairs

FOLLOWING WHITE HOUSE MEETING, HOYER URGES QUICK, BIPARTISAN ACTION ON INTELLIGENCE REFORMS

For Immediate Release:

September 8, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after he and other members of the Congressional leadership met with President George Bush at the White House this morning to discuss reform of the U.S. intelligence capabilities, as recommended by the 9/11 Commission:

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HOYER: WITH NO RECORD TO RUN ON, REPUBLICANS CAN ONLY PEDDLE FEAR

Democratic Whip Says Republicans’ Stunningly Negative Convention Will Not Persuade Voters

For Immediate Release:

September 2, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the first three days of the 2004 Republican National Convention:

“For three days, the Republican Party has done nothing but attack John Kerry and try to peddle unfounded fear.  But these stunningly negative – and totally baseless – attacks are going to fall flat with voters.

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Hoyer: 9/11 Report Is a Call to Action that Must Not Be Ignored

For Immediate Release:

July 22, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission:

"The findings and recommendations in the 9/11 Commission's final report issued this morning are welcome, important and, at times, disturbing.  It is abundantly clear from the recommendations and Chairman Kean's remarks that we are still vulnerable to attack, and that action is imperative.

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Hoyer: 9/11 Report Is a Call to Action that Must Not Be Ignored

For Immediate Release:

July 22, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission:

"The findings and recommendations in the 9/11 Commission's final report issued this morning are welcome, important and, at times, disturbing.  It is abundantly clear from the recommendations and Chairman Kean's remarks that we are still vulnerable to attack, and that action is imperative.

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Hoyer: Republicans Still Not Living Up to Their Commitments on HIV/AIDS Funding

Democratic Whip Says United States Must Aggressively Combat Global Pandemic

For Immediate Release:

July 15, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding House Republicans’ failure today to fund HIV/AIDS programs at levels previously supported by Republicans and authorized by law:

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Hoyer: Decision on Israeli Barrier Disappointing

“The Israeli People Must Be Able to Defend Themselves”

For Immediate Release:

July 9, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), who led the largest Congressional delegation to Israel in its history in August 2003, released the following statement today regarding a non-binding ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that held the Israeli security barrier violates international law:

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Week of July 5, 2004

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July 6, 2004

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

For Immediate Release:

June 30, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

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

For Immediate Release:

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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