Human and Civil Rights

Hoyer Statement on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Ruling

For Immediate Release:

October 12, 2010

Contact:

Katie Grant
Daniel Reilly
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after a federal judge issued an injunction stopping enforcement of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy:
 
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Darfur

Hoyer leads a Congressional Delegation to the war ravaged territory of Darfur.

Hoyer Speaking on the Special Order on the Crisis in Sudan on the House Floor

Southern Sudan will hold a referendum on independence, which was guaranteed by the 2005 comprehensive peace agreement which has been referenced. The C.P.A. ended Africa's bloodiest civil war, a war which took almost two million lives and displaced four million. Yet the risk of descending into war again seems too real...

Highlights from a Special Order on Sudan

On September 22, Majority Leader Hoyer and Rep. Don Payne, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, led a Special Order on Sudan.  The goal was to underscore Congressional support for a timely and fair referenda on Southern independence in January, to discuss the continued importance of full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, and to make clear that Congress remains focused on ending the violence in Darfur.

Hoyer Honored at MLK Memorial Project Foundation Congressional Leadership Awards Lunch

For Immediate Release:

September 16, 2010

Contact:

Katie Grant
Maureen Beach
(202) 225 - 3130
 


– House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered remarks this afternoon at the MLK Memorial Project Foundation Congressional Leadership Awards Lunch, where he received the Defender of Democracy award. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:
 
 
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20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

One of my proudest achievements occurred 20 years ago today, when the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark piece of civil rights legislation was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush. I was the lead House sponsor of the bill which passed with wide, bipartisan support. ADA has helped millions of... disabled Americans enter the workforce, achieve independence and go as far as their talents take them.

THE LEADER'S REPORT: WEEK OF JULY 26, 2010

For Immediate Release:

July 30, 2010

Contact:Katie Grant
Maureen Beach
(202) 225 - 3130

Leader's Report
majorityleader.house.gov · (202) 225-3130

Hoyer, Langevin, Sensenbrenner to Commemorate ADA at White House

For Immediate Release:

July 26, 2010

Contact:Melanie Starkey

Roll Call

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Reps. James Langevin (D-R.I.) and Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) will meet with President Barack Obama on Monday to mark the 20th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

The Oval Office meeting will be in the late afternoon, followed by a White House event at 6 p.m. to commemorate the anniversary, the White House press office and Hoyer spokeswoman Maureen Beach said Sunday.

Op-Ed: Commemorating Twenty Years of the ADA

For Immediate Release:

July 26, 2010

Contact:Reps. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Rep. James Langevin (D-RI)?

The Hill

Many of us have nearly forgotten an era in which it was commonplace for a person to be denied employment because she was blind, or unable to attend a university because he was in a wheelchair—an era in which people with disabilities were second-class citizens. That treatment sparked a small but powerful equal-opportunity movement—and, twenty years ago today, that movement celebrated a pivotal success: the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA. The ADA codified the ideal that no one should suffer discrimination because of a disability.

Hoyer Floor Statement on the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

For Immediate Release:

July 26, 2010

Contact:Katie Grant
Maureen Beach
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Hoyer was the lead House sponsor of the ADA, helping to enact it into law with bipartisan support.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:

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