Human and Civil Rights

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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Hoyer, DeGette Comment on Bush's Threat to Veto Stem Cell Bill

For Immediate Release:

July 18, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

Whip Hoyer and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) made the following remarks today to reporters about President Bush's threat to veto H.R. 810, the Castle-DeGette Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act:

Hoyer: Reauthorizing Voting Rights Act is Vital to American Democracy

For Immediate Release:

July 13, 2006

Contact:Rep. Steny Hoyer

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks today on the House floor in favor of reauthorizing key provisions of the Voting Rights Act (as prepared for delivery):

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Pay raise blocked

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July 5, 2006

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By Stephen K. Cooper

Special to the AFRO

    Almost nine years ago, the minimum wage rose to $5.15 per hour and gas sold for about $1.20 a gallon. Now, gas prices have nearly tripled, but millions of low-income workers are still waiting for Congress to approve their first pay raise since 1997.

Week of July 10, 2006

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July 10, 2006

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Hoyer: Defeat of Stearns Amendment Demonstrates Support for Key Element of Voting Rights Act

Democratic Whip Urges Republican Leadership to Allow Consideration of VRA Reauthorization

For Immediate Release:

June 29, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after the House of Representatives defeated an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2007 Science, State, Justice, Commerce Appropriation Bill that would have prohibited funds in the bill from being used to enforce Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act.  Section 203 ensures that American citizens with limited English proficiency get the help they need at the polls.  The amendment, offered by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), was defeated by a vote of 167-254:

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House Republican Leadership Pulls Voting Rights Reauthorization Act

Hoyer: “We Must Pass This Bipartisan Legislation Without Delay”

For Immediate Release:

June 21, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after the House Republican leadership announced that it was pulling the “Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006" (H.R. 9) from Floor consideration today:

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Week of June 19, 2006

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June 19, 2006

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  • H.R. 5631 -  Department of Defense Appropriations Act for FY07

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