Foreign Affairs

US Politicians Defend Israel's Security Fence

For Immediate Release:

August 6, 2003

Contact:Julie Stahl, Jerusalem Bureau Chief

CNSNews.com

Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - The Israeli security barrier that divides Israel and parts of the West Bank is a "rational response" to security concerns, a U.S. lawmaker said in Jerusalem.

House of Representatives Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) is leading a delegation of lawmakers - the largest ever to visit Israel - on a one-week fact-finding tour, sponsored by the American Israel Education Foundation, which has links to AIPAC, America's largest pro-Israel lobby.

Precondition for Peace - Security

For Immediate Release:

August 15, 2003

Contact:Steny H. Hoyer

The Jerusalem Post

The Bible tells us that men cry out for peace, and there is no peace. Such has been the stark history of humankind. And nowhere is that tragic truth more evident and more long-lived than in the Middle East.

Spratt Statement on the Cost of the War in Iraq

For Immediate Release:

September 8, 2003

Contact:Chuck Fant
202-225-5501

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) today issued the following statement on the cost of the war in Iraq.

VETERANS NEED RESOURCES, NOT RHETORIC

Hoyer Urges President to Fully Fund Veterans’ Programs

For Immediate Release:

August 27, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in response to President Bush’s speech today to the American Legion in Chicago on military action in Iraq and veterans’ issues:

“Americans are praying for the safety of the hundreds of thousands of servicemen and women overseas.   Though they face violence and danger every day, they tirelessly devote themselves to defending America abroad, as did their predecessors.

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Democrats Put on Defensive by G.O.P.'s Israel Policy

For Immediate Release:

August 2, 2003

Contact:SHERYL GAY STOLBERG

The New York Times

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 — In the battle for Jewish votes, Representative Tom DeLay of Texas, the House majority leader, undoubtedly scored a few points this week when, during a speech to members of the Israeli parliament, he proclaimed himself "an Israeli at heart."

Now it is the Democrats' turn.

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Hoyer Condemns Terrorist Attacks

"Terrorist Attacks in Baghdad, Jerusalem Demonstrate That Agents of Hate Must Be Fought"

For Immediate Release:

August 19, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), who led a Congressional delegation of 28 House Democrats to Israel earlier this month and who met with both Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas during the eight-day trip, released the following statement this afternoon concerning the apparent homicide bombing of a bus in Jerusalem as well as the truck bombing of United Nations headquarters in Baghdad:

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HOYER ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR CHILE AND SINGAPORE FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS

For Immediate Release:

July 14, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning announcing his support for free trade agreements with Chile and Singapore:

  “The House, later this month, will likely consider the recently negotiated free trade agreements with Chile and Singapore.  I support each of these agreements and will vote for the required implementing legislation.

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The American-Israel Relationship: An Unbreakable Bond

For Immediate Release:

March 30, 2003

Contact:House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

(As prepared for delivery)

I want to thank you for inviting me to join you here today.  And I want to thank you for allowing me to share this stage with my colleague and good friend Roy Blunt.

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HOYER RESPONDS TO PRESIDENT BUSH’S SPEECH ON IRAQ

For Immediate Release:

March 17, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON– House Democratic WhipSteny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight in response to the president’s speech on Iraq:

“The President’s speech to the nation tonight left little doubt that the international community’s 12-year effort to disarm Saddam Hussein through diplomacy is nearing an end.

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At Diplomacy's End

Only Action Will Secure Saddam Hussein's Disarmament

For Immediate Release:

March 12, 2003

Contact:Congressman Steny H. Hoyer
(202) 225 - 3130

I. Introduction: Our Commitment to International Engagement

Sixty years ago, as darkness and destruction gripped the European continent, and as the United States fought to liberate millions there and in the Far East, Winston Churchill delivered a compelling call for unity that continues to ring true today.

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