Human and Civil Rights

HOYER STATEMENT ON ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION TRANSPORTATION-TREASURY HEARING

For Immediate Release:

May 12, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement at the House Transportation-Treasury Committee Hearing with the Election Assistance Commission (EAC):

“As the lead House Democratic sponsor of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), which established the Election Assistance Commission, I am pleased the House Transportation, Treasury Appropriations subcommittee is holding today's hearing regarding the new Election Assistance Commission. 

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Hoyer Speaks to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)

Remarks of the Honorable Steny H. Hoyer, House Democratic Whip

For Immediate Release:

May 17, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny Hoyer
202-225-3130

"I cannot tell you how honored I am to speak to the members of this great organization, who understand better than anyone the imperative of a free, independent Jewish State and who know that a secure, successful Israel serves the national interests of the United States of America.

 My friends, Israel does not stand alone in this world.  Her fight against those who would seek her destruction is America’s fight as well – as it should be the fight of all who love liberty and reject terrorism.

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HOYER: THE HOUSE IS NOT FULFILLING ITS DUTY

Discusses House’s Role in Investigating Abuses of Iraqi Prisoners And Cover the Uninsured Week

For Immediate Release:

May 11, 2004

Contact:Steny Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) made the following Floor statement today regarding the House’s role in investigating abuses of Iraqi prisoners and legislation being considered in the House for Covered the Uninsured week:

“Mr. Speaker, before I discuss legislation that will be considered on the Floor this week, I want to comment briefly on the continuing revelations about the abuse of Iraqi detainees in American custody and the need for vigorous congressional oversight through full and open committee hearings.

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HOYER ON HOUSE RESOLUTION REGARDING ABUSES OF IRAQI PRISONERS:

“An Outrage That Demands Full Accountability”

For Immediate Release:

May 6, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House Floor regarding the Resolution condemning the treatment of Iraqi detainees:

“Mr. Speaker, the fact that we are on this floor today considering a Resolution condemning outrageous conduct by American soldiers against defenseless Iraqi detainees is an unmitigated and shameful embarrassment for this nation.

“This abuse – which is as criminal as it is un-American – demands full accountability!

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Hoyer: Mr. President, Our Mission Has Not Been Accomplished

Failure Not an Option, But Administration Still Lacks Clear Plan

For Immediate Release:

April 30, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today:

“One year ago tomorrow, President Bush landed on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln amid great fanfare and proudly proclaimed – under a banner reading ‘Mission Accomplished’ – that major combat operations in Iraq had ended.

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HOYER STATEMENT ON ABUSE OF IRAQI PRISONERS

For Immediate Release:

May 5, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding recent revelations of abuse of Iraqi prisoners:

“The abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers is outrageous, unacceptable and indefensible.  This is not who we are as Americans.  These acts have shamed us and threaten our important mission.

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HOYER STATEMENT ON PROTECTION OF VOTING RIGHTS IN CONGRESSIONAL CONTINUTITY LEGISLATION

For Immediate Release:

April 22, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today praising the passage of a Democratic Motion to Recommit on the Continuity in Representation Act of 2003 (H.R. 2844), which ensured that the bill would not supercede existing civil rights and voting rights laws in the application of any special elections:

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Hoyer on Holocaust Remembrance at U.S. Capitol: History Compels Our Eternal Vigilance

For Immediate Release:

April 22, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

Last Sunday (April 18), the world observed Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.  Over the course of this week, events were held around the world honoring the lives of the estimated six million victims of Nazi aggression and genocide that were stolen during the Holocaust.  Today, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after the U.S. Holocaust Museum’s National Commemoration of the Days of Remembrance in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol:

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Hoyer: Comments by Congressman Cole Are Completely Outrageous, Wrong and Should be Repudiated

Oklahoma Member Says Vote Against Bush is Like Supporting Hitler

For Immediate Release:

March 4, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding remarks attributed to Rep. Tom Cole (OK-4).  According to press reports, Congressman Cole said a vote against President Bush’s re-election is like supporting Adolf Hitler during World War II, and that, “If George Bush loses the election, Osama bin Laden wins the election.”

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