Foreign Affairs

Hoyer Speaks to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)

Remarks of the Honorable Steny H. Hoyer, House Democratic Whip

For Immediate Release:

May 17, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny Hoyer
202-225-3130

"I cannot tell you how honored I am to speak to the members of this great organization, who understand better than anyone the imperative of a free, independent Jewish State and who know that a secure, successful Israel serves the national interests of the United States of America.

 My friends, Israel does not stand alone in this world.  Her fight against those who would seek her destruction is America’s fight as well – as it should be the fight of all who love liberty and reject terrorism.

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HOYER: THE HOUSE IS NOT FULFILLING ITS DUTY

Discusses House’s Role in Investigating Abuses of Iraqi Prisoners And Cover the Uninsured Week

For Immediate Release:

May 11, 2004

Contact:Steny Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) made the following Floor statement today regarding the House’s role in investigating abuses of Iraqi prisoners and legislation being considered in the House for Covered the Uninsured week:

“Mr. Speaker, before I discuss legislation that will be considered on the Floor this week, I want to comment briefly on the continuing revelations about the abuse of Iraqi detainees in American custody and the need for vigorous congressional oversight through full and open committee hearings.

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HOYER STATEMENT ON RESOLUTION ON IRAN’S DEVELOPMENT OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

For Immediate Release:

May 7, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in support of H.Con.Res 398, which expressed the concern of Congress over Iran’s development of the means to produce nuclear weapons and overwhelmingly passed the House yesterday.  The statement was entered in the Congressional Record at the time of debate:
 

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HOYER ON HOUSE RESOLUTION REGARDING ABUSES OF IRAQI PRISONERS:

“An Outrage That Demands Full Accountability”

For Immediate Release:

May 6, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House Floor regarding the Resolution condemning the treatment of Iraqi detainees:

“Mr. Speaker, the fact that we are on this floor today considering a Resolution condemning outrageous conduct by American soldiers against defenseless Iraqi detainees is an unmitigated and shameful embarrassment for this nation.

“This abuse – which is as criminal as it is un-American – demands full accountability!

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Bush Says U.S. Will Punish Those Who Abused Iraqis

For Immediate Release:

May 5, 2004

Contact:Heidi Przybyla

Bloomberg

May 5 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush said alleged abuses of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. troops are ``abhorrent'' and vowed to pursue those responsible, stopping short of an apology in an interview with an Arabic television station.

``In a democracy, not everything is perfect -- mistakes will be made,'' Bush, 57, said in a White House interview with Al Hurra television. ``But in a democracy, mistakes will be investigated. People will be brought to justice.''

Hoyer: Mr. President, Our Mission Has Not Been Accomplished

Failure Not an Option, But Administration Still Lacks Clear Plan

For Immediate Release:

April 30, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today:

“One year ago tomorrow, President Bush landed on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln amid great fanfare and proudly proclaimed – under a banner reading ‘Mission Accomplished’ – that major combat operations in Iraq had ended.

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HOYER STATEMENT ON ABUSE OF IRAQI PRISONERS

For Immediate Release:

May 5, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding recent revelations of abuse of Iraqi prisoners:

“The abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers is outrageous, unacceptable and indefensible.  This is not who we are as Americans.  These acts have shamed us and threaten our important mission.

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Hoyer marks Israel Independence Day

For Immediate Release:

April 28, 2004

Contact:Staff

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

The U.S.-Israel partnership is "unbreakable," a top Democrat said on the eve of Israel's Independence Day. "Israel, the only true democracy in the Middle East, shares the foundation of our own government: freedom of religion, free speech, basic human rights and the rule of law," House minority whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said in a statement released Monday. "Our partnership is unbreakable and we stand united against the scourge of terrorism."
 

HOYER: RECOGNIZING ISRAEL’S INDEPENDENCE DAY

For Immediate Release:

April 26, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day:

“On this, Yom Ha'atzmaut, I want to congratulate the citizens of our steadfast friend in the Middle East and the Jewish community throughout the world on the 56th anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel.

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