Human and Civil Rights

Week of June 2, 2003

For Immediate Release:

June 2, 2003

Contact:

» 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

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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Democrats urge hearings in Abu Ghraib scandal

For Immediate Release:

May 24, 2004

Contact:Staff

Congress Daily

The top three House Democratic leaders sent a letter to House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., Monday requesting he call for committee hearings to investigate the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal.

Democrats have called for hearings in recent weeks, but Hastert and House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, have declined on the grounds that Congress should exercise its oversight power only if the military's investigation is deemed insufficient.

2006 Cuts In Domestic Spending On Table

For Immediate Release:

May 27, 2004

Contact:Jonathan Weisman

The Washington Post

The White House put government agencies on notice this month that if President Bush is reelected, his budget for 2006 may include spending cuts for virtually all agencies in charge of domestic programs, including education, homeland security and others that the president backed in this campaign year.

US House Condemns Abuse Of Iraqi Prisoners By Troops

For Immediate Release:

May 6, 2004

Contact:John Godfrey

Dow Jones

"The overwhelming majority of America's troops are heroes," said House Majority Whip Roy Blunt, R-Mo. "Unfortunately, in recent days, their brave and extraordinary actions have been overshadowed by the cowardly actions of a few."

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., echoed Blunt's comments, but also said that the only way to "remove that dark cloud" that hangs over U.S. troops would be for Congress to investigate and hold those responsible accountable.