Human and Civil Rights

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

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"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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DEMOCRATS REGAIN HOUSE MAJORITY!!!

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

For Immediate Release:

November 7, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

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

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after Democrats won the 15 House seats necessary to regain the House Majority:

 "Today, millions of citizens all across America cast their ballots, voting to take our nation in a new direction and giving Democrats the House Majority in the 110th Congress.

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Hoyer: Republicans Will Push Social Security Privatization

President Shows GOP Not Listening on Social Security

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 today in response to President Bush's comments on CNBC yesterday, in which he reiterated his support for privatizing Social Security:

"Last year, the American people made it very clear that they do not support privatizing Social Security, but President Bush and Republicans are not listening.

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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: Republican Bill Affecting First Amendment Cases Would Set Dangerous Precedent

For Immediate Release:

September 26, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following concerning H.R. 2679, the Public Expression of Religion Act, which was considered on the House Floor today:

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Hoyer: Republican Voter ID Bill Creates a New Poll Tax

Whip Says Republican Bill Undermines Voting Rights

For Immediate Release:

September 20, 2006

Contact:Rep. Steny H. Hoyer

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House floor against the misguided Republican Voter ID bill:

 "Mr. Speaker, let no one be mistaken, this Republican Voter ID bill is tantamount to a 21st century poll tax. It will disenfranchise large numbers of legal voters and disproportionately affect the elderly, people with disabilities, rural voters, students, racial and ethnic minorities and low-income voters - all of whom are less likely to have the current, valid photo identification required by this bill.

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Hoyer Statement on One Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

For Immediate Release:

August 29, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), who is on a trip through the Gulf Coast this week with a group of House Democrats, released the following statement today in observance of the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina:

"Today is a somber day for our nation.  It is a time to grieve for those who died in Hurricane Katrina and in the flood waters that followed.  It is a time to recommit ourselves to those who lost all that they possessed.  It is also a time to assess our progress in rebuilding.

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Hoyer Statement on Anniversary of the ADA

For Immediate Release:

July 26, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), the lead Democratic sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the House, released the following statement today marking the 16th anniversary of the ADA, which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990:

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