Human and Civil Rights

Hoyer Lauds Rosa Parks’ Contributions to Humanity and Our Nation

For Immediate Release:

October 25, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning regarding Rosa Parks, who passed away on Monday evening:

 “Rosa Parks was a civil rights icon and a national treasure.  Her simple, dignified act nearly half a century ago – defiance of a racist law that denied her humanity – helped galvanize the civil rights movement and delivered a moral body blow to segregationist laws that stain our nation’s history.

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Hoyer: Simon Wiesenthal Was a Soldier of Justice Whose Legacy Will Endure

For Immediate Release:

September 20, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the passing of Simon Wiesenthal, a Holocaust survivor who helped bring more than 1,000 Nazi war criminals to justice:

“Simon Wiesenthal will forever be remembered as a man absolutely committed to the memory of the 6 million men, women and children who were murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust and his tireless, life-long efforts to bring war criminals to justice.

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Hoyer Statement on Former Secretary Bill Bennett's Remarks

Democratic Whip Calls on Leading Republican to Apologize

For Immediate Release:

September 30, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding remarks made by former Secretary of Education William Bennett on his radio show earlier this week:

“For the author of the ‘Book of Virtues’ and a self-proclaimed advocate of values to voice a statement whose premise reeks of prejudiced stereotypes and putrid politics is shameful and reprehensible.

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Hoyer Statement on the 42nd Anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington

For Immediate Release:

August 26, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of the 42nd anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington:  

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Hoyer Statement on the 40th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

Whip Calls for VRA to be Reauthorized

For Immediate Release:

August 5, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which was signed into law on August 6, 1965:

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Hoyer Awarded George Bush Medal for the Empowerment of People with Disabilities

Hoyer Received Award at the National Council on Disability's 15th Anniversary Observance of the ADA

For Immediate Release:

July 26, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) was awarded the George Bush Medal for the Empowerment of People with Disabilities last night at the National Council on Disability’s 15th Anniversary Observance of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Former President George H.W.

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Hoyer Statement on the Anniversary of the ADA

“The Promise of the ADA Remains Unfulfilled, But Is Still Within Reach”

For Immediate Release:

July 26, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), the lead House sponsor of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, released the following statement today regarding the 15th anniversary of the ADA’s enactment on Tuesday:

            “Fifteen years ago today – the day President George H.W. Bush signed the bipartisan Americans With Disabilities Act into law – was one of my proudest moments in public service.

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Hoyer: House Republicans Abdicate Oversight on Patriot Act

For Immediate Release:

July 21, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today concerning the House Republican leadership’s effort to stifle debate on legislation reauthorizing 16 provisions of the USA Patriot Act [Please note: the statement attached below is as prepared for delivery, to view Mr. Hoyer's statement as delivered on the House Floor please click here]:

“I know that the Members of this House on both sides of the aisle are absolutely united in our commitment to protect the American people and to defend our homeland.

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