Human and Civil Rights

Hoyer Leads Visit to Darfur

Tragedy of War, Genocide Spur Call for Action

For Immediate Release:

April 12, 2007

Contact:Philip Rucker

Washington Post

Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) said he wanted to make a powerful statement by leading his first overseas congressional trip as House majority leader. So he went to Darfur, the region of Africa's Sudan that has been ravaged by genocide and torn by a civil war.

"I felt it was important to go where people are in trouble, who we can help, and there's nowhere in the world where people are in more trouble than Darfur," Hoyer said.

Hoyer Leads Congressional Delegation to Sudan, Egypt, Greece and Germany

For Immediate Release:

April 6, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) is currently leading a bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Sudan, Egypt, Greece and Germany.  Joining him are Congressman John Barrow (D-GA), Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA), Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Congressman Ray LaHood (R-IL), Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Congressman Brad Miller (D-NC), Congressman Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL).

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Majority Leader Hoyer Statement on Importance of International Women's Day

For Immediate Release:

March 6, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on H.R.547, which recognizes International Women's Day, which will be observed on March 8:

"I am proud today to join Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky in recognizing the importance of International Women's Day.

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House Majority Leader Hoyer's Statement on the President's State of the Union Address

For Immediate Release:

January 23, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after President Bush delivered his State of the Union Address:

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Majority Leader-Elect Hoyer Releases Schedule For First 100 Hours

For Immediate Release:

January 3, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader-elect Steny Hoyer today released the schedule for the first 100 legislative hours of the 110th Congress.  The 100 hours will begin on Tuesday, January 9th. 

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Hoyer Statement on Human Rights Day

America Must Lead the Fight against Global Poverty

For Immediate Release:

December 8, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Human Rights Day, which will be observed on Sunday, December 10:

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DEMOCRATS REGAIN HOUSE MAJORITY!!!

For Immediate Release:

November 8, 2006

Contact:

"We Will Take America in a New Direction," Says Democratic Whip Hoyer

Hoyer Says First Order of Business Is Restoring
Civility, Integrity and Fiscal Responsibility

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