Foreign Affairs

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

Bill Text and Background

For Immediate Release:

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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HOYER: ISRAEL RESOLUTION SUPPORTS PRINCIPLES FOR PEACE

Hoyer and DeLay Sponsor Bipartisan Resolution

For Immediate Release:

June 23, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny Hoyer
202-225-3130

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

For Immediate Release:

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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HOUSE COMMITTEE APPROVES HOYER AMENDMENT ON PRISONER TORTURE

Amendment Reaffirms U.S. Policy Against Use of Torture

For Immediate Release:

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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