Human and Civil Rights

Morning Roundup: House Republicans Shut Down Regular Order

Yesterday, Speaker Ryan and House Republicans decided to abandon their promise of regular order because they’re worried about having to show the American people where they really stand on critical issues. Despite promising an open appropriations process, Republican leadership is tightening their grip after their Members took down their own Energy and Water appropriations bill because it banned discrimination.

Bottom line: House Republicans are changing rules so they can discriminate. And Speaker Ryan’s decision to do so isn’t playing well with his own Members:

Hoyer, Maloney Op-Ed: GOP is ‘Rigging’ System to Discriminate Against LGBT People

For Immediate Release:

June 8, 2016

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Hoyer, Van Hollen Op-Ed: House Panel Attacking Women's Health Puts Md. Lives At Risk

For Immediate Release:

June 7, 2016

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Hoyer Travels to South Africa to Commemorate “Ripple of Hope” Speech

For Immediate Release:

June 6, 2016

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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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Hoyer Statement on Ramadan

For Immediate Release:

June 3, 2016

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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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Hoyer Video Message on LGBT Pride Month

For Immediate Release:

June 1, 2016

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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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Afternoon Roundup: House GOP Derails Bill Because it Protects LGBT Americans from Discrimination

Today, House Republicans failed to pass their Energy and Water appropriations bill because an amendment protecting LGBT Americans from discrimination was included in the bill. Rep. Sessions said on the Floor last Thursday that Republicans “do not discriminate.” We think it’s safe to say that’s inaccurate:

Roll Call: House Rejects Spending Bill After Gay Rights Measure Added

Hoyer: House Republicans Demonstrated Their Clear Opposition to Equality and Civil Rights in America

For Immediate Release:

May 26, 2016

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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Hoyer Statement on Republican Anti-LGBT Amendments

For Immediate Release:

May 25, 2016

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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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House Republicans Vote to Allow Discrimination Against LGBT Americans

For Immediate Release:

May 24, 2016

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