Foreign Affairs

Week of March 15, 2004

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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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Week of March 1, 2004

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March 1, 2004

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The Republican leadership continues to put forward a light Floor Schedule that does not address the fundamental problems facing America– stubborn unemployment, skyrocketing health costs, and struggling schools.

HOYER: BUSH OFFERS WARMED OVER PLATITUDES RATHER THAN A PLAN FOR SUCCESS

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June 2, 2004

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WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding comments by President Bush at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado:

 “It’s no wonder that the American people have grave reservations about the President’s handling of the occupation and reconstruction in Iraq.  The courage and valiant efforts of our troops there are simply not being matched with the articulation of a concrete, clear plan for success by President Bush and his Administration.

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HOYER STATEMENT ON MEMORIAL DAY:

Remembering the Bravery of Liberty’s Steadfast Defenders

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May 28, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
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WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip (MD) Steny Hoyer released the following statement today in observance of Memorial Day:

“On the last Monday of May, our Nation collectively remembers and honors those who have given their lives defending America’s freedom. 

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Democrats urge hearings in Abu Ghraib scandal

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May 24, 2004

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Congress Daily


The top three House Democratic leaders sent a letter to House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., Monday requesting he call for committee hearings to investigate the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal.

Democrats have called for hearings in recent weeks, but Hastert and House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, have declined on the grounds that Congress should exercise its oversight power only if the military's investigation is deemed insufficient.

DeLay, Hoyer Laud U.S.-Israel Relationship

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May 17, 2004

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CongressDaily

House Majority Leader DeLay and Minority Whip Hoyer addressed the American Israel Public Affairs Committee today, reaffirming the U.S. commitment to a secure Israeli state and to a united force in the war on terror.

"Ours is a relationship of principle and conscience, of shared values and common aspirations, of peace and opportunity, and of a mutual commitment to freedom and
democracy," said Hoyer, who defended Israel's decision to construct a security fence along its border, and said a secure Israel is an "absolute precondition for peace" in the Middle East.

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From GOP, Zero Tolerance For Democratic War Critics

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May 13, 2004

Contact:Charles Babington

The Washington Post

Republicans have adopted a scorched-earth strategy toward Democrats who challenge the wisdom of the way the war in Iraq is being conducted. Such critics, GOP officials say, are not merely misguided but are craven cut-and-runners who help the enemy and put politics ahead of U.S. troops' safety.

Congressmen to AIPAC: We'll legislate Bush's promises

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May 17, 2004

Contact:Nathan Guttman

Haaretz Israel News


WASHINGTON - Leading Democratic and Republican Congressmen told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee annual conference Monday that they plan to work toward formalizing in American law the contents of the letter U.S. President George W. Bush gave Prime Minister Ariel Sharon last month.

In the letter, Bush rejected the Palestinians' claim of a right of return of refugees to Israel and said it was unrealistic to expect a full Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank.

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