Human and Civil Rights

Hoyer Statement on Speaker Boehner's Decision to Convene Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group to Discuss Intervening in DOMA Cases

For Immediate Release:

March 4, 2011

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer
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Hoyer Statement on Women’s History Month

For Immediate Release:

March 1, 2011

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer
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Gay Rights Advocates Say Dem Leader Hoyer Saved ‘Don’t Ask’ Repeal

Yes, I played a role and we had a strategy at the end which said, okay, you can't pass it in the defense bill as we did in the House. We'll put that bill as a separate item. I discussed it with the advocates. I discussed it with the Senate and the Republican Senators and Senator Lieberman and with Speaker Pelosi and I suggested this strategy which we pursued and was successful. But this is an effort that has been a very long effort, literally involving thousands of people who have worked very, very hard...

Hoyer Statement on Senate Passage of the Pigford and Cobell Settlements

For Immediate Release:

November 19, 2010

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

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Hoyer Statement on Hate Crimes Prevention Act

For Immediate Release:

October 28, 2010

Contact:

Katie Grant 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC –  House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today in recognition of President Obama signing the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law one year ago:

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Hoyer Statement on 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act

For Immediate Release:

October 8, 2010

Contact:

Katie Grant
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after President Obama signed the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act into law: 
 
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Hoyer Statement on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Ruling

For Immediate Release:

October 12, 2010

Contact:

Katie Grant
Daniel Reilly
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after a federal judge issued an injunction stopping enforcement of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy:
 
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Darfur

Hoyer leads a Congressional Delegation to the war ravaged territory of Darfur.

Hoyer Speaking on the Special Order on the Crisis in Sudan on the House Floor

Southern Sudan will hold a referendum on independence, which was guaranteed by the 2005 comprehensive peace agreement which has been referenced. The C.P.A. ended Africa's bloodiest civil war, a war which took almost two million lives and displaced four million. Yet the risk of descending into war again seems too real...

Highlights from a Special Order on Sudan

On September 22, Majority Leader Hoyer and Rep. Don Payne, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, led a Special Order on Sudan.  The goal was to underscore Congressional support for a timely and fair referenda on Southern independence in January, to discuss the continued importance of full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, and to make clear that Congress remains focused on ending the violence in Darfur.

Office of the Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer
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