Human and Civil Rights

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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Hoyer Statement Urging Action Against Anti-Semitism by U.N. Members

For Immediate Release:

June 7, 2005

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WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement on the House floor in favor of an amendment urging action against Anti-Semitism by U.N. Members:

“Mr. Speaker, intolerance based on one’s religious beliefs, ethnicity and race is a poison that has coursed throughout the body of human history, and it has caused untold suffering, pain and strife.

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Hoyer Statement on Terri Schiavo

For Immediate Release:

March 20, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement today on the Floor of the House of Representatives:

"Mr. Speaker, this has been an extraordinarily serious debate. It has been in many ways a real debate, with each Member rising and understanding the seriousness of the issues which we consider. On the one hand, we consider the life of one young woman, a young woman struck by tragedy, shared by her family and by her friends and by her country.

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Hoyer: Fight For Voting Rights Must Continue

For Immediate Release:

February 17, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON DC – Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today, in honor of Black History Month:

“In observation of Black History Month, I would like to reflect on an issue that goes to the very core of our democracy – voting rights.

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