Foreign Affairs

Hoyer on Boehner's Placing Blame on Generals

For Immediate Release:

November 1, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement this evening regarding comments made by Majority Leader John Boehner on CNN:

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Quotes from the Letter to the President

For Immediate Release:

October 20, 2006

Contact:Democratic Leadership

"We write out of a deep sense of concern that the situation in Iraq continues to deteriorate and that there is no effective plan for improvement." 

"Vice President Cheney’s recent comment that, overall, things are going “remarkably well” in Iraq is profoundly troubling if it reflects your Administration’s current assessment of the situation." 

“’Staying the course’ is not a strategy, nor is sitting on the sidelines hoping that the Iraqis will eventually forge a political solution." 

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Hoyer Says Iraq Announcement “Driven by Political Calendar and GOP Desperation”

For Immediate Release:

October 24, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after American officials in Baghdad announced that the Iraqi government had agreed to a timetable for achieving a series of milestones:
 
“Today’s headlines on Iraq seem to be driven by the political calendar and Republican desperation.
 

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Why Democrats Oppose Military Commissions Act

For Immediate Release:

October 17, 2006

Contact:

The Wall Street Journal

Your assertion ("Democrats on al Qaeda," Review & Outlook, Oct. 2) that Democrats will not be tough on terrorism because many of us opposed the Republicans' Military Commissions Act is offensive and untrue. The party of Wilson, Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy and Clinton takes a back seat to no one in protecting our nation and our people. We have always fought for freedom and confronted tyranny -- and do so today.

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Hoyer: OPEC Cuts More Evidence that U.S. Must Move Towards Energy Independence

Whip Says Democrats Believe Energy Independence Must Be a National Priority

For Immediate Release:

October 20, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to reports that OPEC decided to cut production by a greater-than-expected 1.2 million barrels a day:

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United House and Senate Democratic Leaders Call On the President to Urgently Change Course in Iraq

Escalating sectarian violence and rising death tolls require a new direction in U.S. policy

For Immediate Release:

October 20, 2006

Contact:Democratic Leadership

October 20, 2006

The President
The White House
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President:

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United House and Senate Democratic Leaders Call On the President to Urgently Change Course in Iraq

For Immediate Release:

October 20, 2006

Contact:

Escalating sectarian violence and rising death tolls require a new direction in U.S. policy

Hoyer Urges Iraqi Prime Minister to Reject Terrorism and Hateful Comments Publicly

Democratic Whip Presses Iraqi Leader in Private Meeting

For Immediate Release:

July 26, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after he and other Congressional leaders met privately this morning with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who addressed a Joint Session of Congress today:

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Hoyer Statement on Prime Minister Maliki's Address to Congress

For Immediate Release:

July 25, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon:

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Hoyer: America Must Support Israel's Right of Self-Defense

Whip Says Disarming Hezbollah is Essential to Middle East Peace

For Immediate Release:

July 20, 2006

Contact:Rep. Steny Hoyer

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks yesterday on the House floor in favor of the bipartisan House resolution condemning the recent terrorist attacks against Israel and supporting Israel's right of self-defense. The measure will be voted on today in the House.

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