Human and Civil Rights

Hoyer: Republicans Subvert Democracy – Again

Whip Asks If Republican Leadership Has an Addiction to the Abuse of Power

For Immediate Release:

July 8, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny Hoyer
202-228-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H.

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Hoyer: Supreme Court Decisions on Detainees Are an Important Victory for the Rule of Law

For Immediate Release:

June 30, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement regarding Supreme Court decisions on Monday on the ability of citizen and non-citizen detainees who are deemed “enemy combatants” to challenge their incarceration before neutral judges or decision makers:

 “The United States of America is a nation of laws, and on Monday the Supreme Court reaffirmed this fundamental principle of American democracy for all the world to see.

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HOYER STATEMENT ON THE ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 2004

For Immediate Release:

June 14, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the Improving Access to Assistive Technology for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004:

 “Mr. Speaker, technology has become tremendously important in everyone's daily life, but there are perhaps few places where technology plays as important a role in an individual's daily lives than for individuals with disabilities.

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HOUSE COMMITTEE APPROVES HOYER AMENDMENT ON PRISONER TORTURE

Amendment Reaffirms U.S. Policy Against Use of Torture

For Immediate Release:

June 16, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – The Full House Appropriations Committee approved by voice vote today an amendment to the 2005 Defense Appropriations bill that was offered by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and that reaffirmed the U.S. policy against the use of torture.

“I am extremely concerned with the torture that was inflicted on Iraqi prisoners of war and detainees, which occurred despite the fact that it is patently illegal under U.S. law and numerous international conventions to which we subscribe,” said Hoyer. 

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Week of March 29, 2004

BILL TEXT AND BACKGROUND

For Immediate Release:

March 29, 2004

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H. Res. 3550 - Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users

 
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HOYER: SUPPORT ALL HUMAN RIGHTS DURING GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE MONTH

For Immediate Release:

June 9, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement in recognition of June as National Gay and Lesbian Pride Month:

“During the month of June, America observes National Gay and Lesbian Pride Month.  I have spent much of my career working to further the cause of human rights and human understanding, and the rights of gays and lesbians are an important part of that effort. 

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Week of June 2, 2003

For Immediate Release:

June 2, 2003

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» Please view the "Weekly Whip" outlining the Floor Schedule for the week of June 2, 2003.

Floor items that you may want to do press on:

H.R. 760 - Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003

H.R. 1119 - Family Time Flexibility Act


H.R. 760 - Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003

Week of June 9, 2003

For Immediate Release:

June 9, 2003

Contact:

» Please view the "Weekly Whip" outlining the Floor Schedule for the week of June 9, 2003.

Floor items that you may want to do press on:

H.R. 1115 - the Class Action Fairness Act


H.R. 1115 - the Class Action Fairness Act