Human and Civil Rights

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

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» 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

HOYER MEETS WITH DISABILITY COMMUNITY

For Immediate Release:

June 1, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), who was the lead House Democratic sponsor of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act and has worked closely with the disability community for almost two decades, released the following statement today after meeting with leaders of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities late yesterday to discuss issues important to the 54 million Americans with disabilities:

“I was pleased to have the opportunity to meet with members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities.

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HOYER STATEMENT ON RULING THAT PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION BAN IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

For Immediate Release:

June 2, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, the lead Democratic sponsor of the Late-Term Abortion Restriction Act, released the following statement today following a ruling by a U.S. District Court that the recently enacted “partial-birth” abortion ban was unconstitutional:
 

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HOYER STATEMENT ON RULING THAT PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION BAN IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

For Immediate Release:

June 1, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, the lead Democratic sponsor of the Late-Term Abortion Restriction Act, released the following statement today following a ruling by a U.S. District Court that the recently enacted “partial-birth” abortion ban was unconstitutional:
 

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