Foreign Affairs

STANDING WITH ISRAEL

For Immediate Release:

June 3, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

If you remember nothing else about my remarks tonight, I hope you will at least remember this: we need to hear from you back in Washington, individually and collectively through organizations such as AIPAC.   
       
AIPAC has always been a terrific, effective advocate for the state of Israel and the American-Israel relationship, and its great work has tremendous impact on Capitol Hill today.    
      

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2003: Democrats Fight for America's Working Families, Republicans Serve Special Interests

For Immediate Release:

December 8, 2003

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In 2003 Democrats fought for working families: expanding economic opportunity, improving schools and health care, protecting Social Security and Medicare. Republicans served special interests: passing tax cuts that left the middle class behind and a Rx drug bill that helped pharmaceutical companies instead of seniors, and failing to fully fund the No Child Left Behind education bill. See the links below for more information.

» The 2003 Republican Report Card

Hoyer Addresses AIPAC Political Leadership Conference

The US and Israel have stood together since 1948 because we stand up for what is right – liberty, freedom, and democracy

For Immediate Release:

December 15, 2003

Contact:Congressman Steny Hoyer

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer addressed the AIPAC Political Leadership Conference on December 15, 2003 (as prepared for delivery): 

From my perspective as the Democratic Whip, I believe that AIPAC and all the friends of Israel can look back at the past year as one of many successes.

 In April, Roy Blunt and I circulated a letter signed by 313 House Members urging President Bush to abide by the principles for Mideast peace that he articulated on June 24th, 2002.

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Hoyer: Bush Immigration Plan Seems to be Little More Than a Political Maneuver

For Immediate Release:

January 7, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon in response to immigration reform proposals announced by President Bush today:

"I welcome the President's decision to re-engage on an issue of great importance to millions of American families across our country.  Democrats have long championed immigration reform and produced strong and balanced legislative proposals currently pending in Congress.

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Republicans Mistake Arrogance and Retribution for Real Leadership

For Immediate Release:

December 12, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the decision by the Bush Administration to bar nations that did not support the Iraq invasion from winning reconstruction contracts, and the continuing pattern of Republican retribution against critics:

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Digging Scoop

For Immediate Release:

November 7, 2003

Contact:E.J. Kessler

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HOYER: COMPASSION NEEDED FOR HIV/AIDS VICTIMS

For Immediate Release:

November 5, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) in a statement today voiced his support for full funding of the United States’ commitment to the global effort to fight HIV/AIDS.  He encouraged the House to follow the Senate’s lead in providing full funding in the Fiscal Year 2004 Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill.  The following is his statement as prepared for delivery:

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HOYER CONDEMNS DIVISIVE COMMENTS BY MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER ON HOUSE FLOOR

For Immediate Release:

October 28, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement tonight on the House Floor criticizing the anti-Semitic comments made by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad at the Organization of Islamic Conference on October 16.  Hoyer, Majority Whip Roy Blunt (MO) and Reps. Shelley Berkley (D-NV) and Eric Cantor (R-VA) introduced a Resolution that is being debated on the House Floor tonight condemning Prime Minister Mohammad’s comments:

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DEMOCRATS WHO SUPPORTED IRAQ FUNDS WRITE TO PRESIDENT WITH CONCERNS

Stress Need for Plan for Iraq’s Future

For Immediate Release:

October 23, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Representatives Rahm Emanuel (IL), Howard Berman (CA), Harold Ford (TN), Martin Frost (TX), Baron Hill (IN), Darlene Hooley (OR), Charlie Stenholm (TX), and Ellen Tauscher (CA) sent a letter to President Bush late yesterday articulating their reasons for supporting both of the president’s war supplemental requests this year while stressing their deep concern that the Administration has failed “to articulate a clear, comprehensive plan that addresses the extent, duration and cost of our future involvement in Iraq.” 

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