Human and Civil Rights

Hoyer on Joyce Bender's "Disability Matters" Radio Show

For Immediate Release:

June 6, 2006

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WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer appeared on Joyce Bender's radio show "Disability Matters" on Tuesday, June 6th.  Please click here to listen to the show.
 
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Hoyer Statement on NSA’s Secret Collection of Telephone Records of Millions of Americans

“The Magnitude and Scope of Secret Program Demands Real Congressional Oversight,” Says Whip

For Immediate Release:

May 12, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today concerning news reports that the National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of American households and businesses:

“The sheer magnitude and scope of the NSA’s secret program to collect the telephone records of millions of Americans demands real, effective Congressional oversight – oversight that too often in this Congress has been lacking or virtually non-existent.

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Hoyer Statement on the President’s Visit to the Gulf Coast

For Immediate Release:

March 8, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s visit to the Gulf Coast to view the ongoing relief and recovery efforts in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina:

     “Last week, during our Congressional Delegation visit to the Gulf Coast, I witnessed firsthand the excellent work that many selfless volunteers and workers are performing.  And, they all deserve our gratitude.

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Hoyer Honors Black History Month, Calls for Reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act

For Immediate Release:

February 2, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Black History Month, which began Wednesday and will be observed throughout the month of February:

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Hoyer Statement on the Passing of Coretta Scott King

For Immediate Release:

January 31, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after news that Coretta Scott King, the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., died at the age of 78:

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Hoyer: Honor Dr. King's Legacy by Renewing the Voting Rights Act

For Immediate Release:

January 13, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, birthday, which will be observed on Monday, January 16:

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Hoyer Statement in Support of DOD Motion to Instruct that Bans Torture

Whip Says Administration Policies that Allow for Torture Weaken America’s Security and Moral Standing

For Immediate Release:

December 14, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the Motion to Instruct on H.R. 2863 Department of Defense Appropriations.  The Motion to Instruct was offered by Rep. Jack Murtha (D-PA) and mirrors a similar amendment offered in the Senate by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). 

“This critically important motion to instruct is identical to the amendment offered by Senator McCain – and passed 90-9 and by voice vote in the Senate – on the Defense Appropriations and Defense Authorization bills.

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Hoyer Statement on Human Rights Day

For Immediate Release:

December 9, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in observance of Human Rights Day, which will be observed tomorrow, December 10:

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Hoyer: Republican Tactics on GSE Bill Undermine Free and Fair Debate

For Immediate Release:

October 26, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today, as prepared for delivery on the floor of the House of Representatives:

“Mr. Speaker, once again, this House Majority is resorting to extreme heavy-handed tactics that are designed to do one thing only – to achieve a preordained result by shutting down a full and fair debate in this House.

“Let me remind my colleagues what the Chairman of the Rules Committee (Mr. Dreier) said on this Floor twelve years ago:

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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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