Human and Civil Rights

THE LEADER'S REPORT: WEEK OF APRIL 16, 2007

For Immediate Release:

April 20, 2007

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MESSAGE FROM THE MAJORITY LEADER

Majority Leader Hoyer Focuses on the Crisis in Sudan

For Immediate Release:

April 23, 2007

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Click here to see Majority Leader Hoyer's full Sudan webpage.

Participate in the Global Days for Darfur, April 23rd - 30th:  This week, help draw attention to the crisis in Darfur by participating in a rally, march, vigil, or other event near you.

Majority Leader Hoyer’s Statement on Supreme Court’s Ruling in Abortion Procedure Case

For Immediate Release:

April 18, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer issued the following statement today in response to the United States Supreme Court’s decision upholding a nationwide ban on “partial birth” abortion.

“I have high regard for the Supreme Court.  However, I am deeply disappointed by the Court’s decision today to uphold a federal law restricting a woman’s right to choose and to protect her health.

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Hoyer Statement Recognizing Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia

For Immediate Release:

April 17, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement marking the 145th anniversary of Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia, the day on which slaves in the District were freed:

"On today's date in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed legislation that freed more than 3,100 enslaved persons within the District of Columbia, and helped close a chapter in American history that will forever scar our national conscience.

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Hoyer Urges Congress to Give District of Columbia Residents Full Representation in Congress

For Immediate Release:

April 19, 2007

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WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today in support of H.R. 1905, the District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act, which will at long last give residents of the District of Columbia a voting representative in the House.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:

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Hoyer Statement on Civil Rights Act Anniversary

Calls Act a Milestone in Pursuit of Equal Opportunity

For Immediate Release:

April 11, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today marking the 39th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act being signed into law:

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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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