Human and Civil Rights

HOYER: SUPREME COURT MUST UPHOLD INTENT OF THE ADA

For Immediate Release:

January 12, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke today at a press conference regarding a landmark test of the historical Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA.)  The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this week in State of Tennessee v. George Lane and Beverly Jones, a case that could drastically limit enforcement of key provisions in the ADA that protect millions of people with disabilities from discrimination by public entities.   The following is Representative Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:

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2003: Democrats Fight for America's Working Families, Republicans Serve Special Interests

For Immediate Release:

December 8, 2003

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In 2003 Democrats fought for working families: expanding economic opportunity, improving schools and health care, protecting Social Security and Medicare. Republicans served special interests: passing tax cuts that left the middle class behind and a Rx drug bill that helped pharmaceutical companies instead of seniors, and failing to fully fund the No Child Left Behind education bill. See the links below for more information.

» The 2003 Republican Report Card

Hoyer: Supreme Court Should Strike Down Trampling of Texans' Rights

Texas Democrats Are Tested and Tough, Will Fight Injustice to the End

For Immediate Release:

January 6, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today in response to the decision by a three-judge panel upholding new boundaries drawn for the State of Texas's 32 Congressional Districts:

"Americans of all political persuasions who believe that that fairness and equality at the polls are more important than the unchecked accumulation of political power will be as angry as I am by today's decision by a three-judge Federal panel to uphold Tom DeLay's Texas redistricting plan.

HOYER: PARTIAL-BIRTH BILL WILL NOT PREVENT ABORTIONS

Congress and President Failed to Seize Common Ground

For Immediate Release:

November 5, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a chief sponsor of the bipartisan “Late Term Abortion Restriction Act,” released the following statement today after President Bush signed the “Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act” into law:

 “Let’s be clear: The Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act that President Bush signed into law today will not prevent one abortion.  Not one.  It simply bans a medical procedure performed in the most tragic of circumstances.

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HOYER CONDEMNS DIVISIVE COMMENTS BY MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER ON HOUSE FLOOR

For Immediate Release:

October 28, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement tonight on the House Floor criticizing the anti-Semitic comments made by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad at the Organization of Islamic Conference on October 16.  Hoyer, Majority Whip Roy Blunt (MO) and Reps. Shelley Berkley (D-NV) and Eric Cantor (R-VA) introduced a Resolution that is being debated on the House Floor tonight condemning Prime Minister Mohammad’s comments:

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HOYER CONDEMNS DIVISIVE COMMENTS BY MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER

For Immediate Release:

October 24, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement criticizing the anti-Semitic comments made by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad at the Organization of Islamic Conference on October 16.  Hoyer, Majority Whip Roy Blunt (MO) and Reps. Shelley Berkley (D-NV) and Eric Cantor (R-VA) introduced a Resolution today condemning Prime Minister Mohammad’s comments:

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HOYER MEETS WITH NATIVE COMMUNITY LEADERS

Meeting Shows Democrats, Native Communities Share Priorities

For Immediate Release:

October 7, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON D.C.

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HOYER LAUDS JEWISH COMMUNITY, CREATION OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY MONTH

For Immediate Release:

October 15, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today spoke on the House floor in support of the American Jewish community and the designation of “American Jewish History Month.”  The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:

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HOYER ON PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION CONFERENCE REPORT

America Should be Concerned that Congress is Making a Medical Judgment

For Immediate Release:

October 2, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the partial-birth abortion conference report being debated on the House Floor today:

“Let’s be crystal clear about what this House is doing today: we are making a medical judgment.

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HOYER: ON 13TH ANNIVERSARY OF ADA, PROMISE STILL UNFULFILLED

For Immediate Release:

July 28, 2003

Contact:Congressman Steny Hoyer

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in honour of the 13th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Rep. Hoyer was the lead House sponsor of the Act, which was signed by the first President Bush:

“Thirteen years ago – on July 26, 1990 – our great nation made a promise to our disabled brothers and sisters that we have a moral obligation to keep.  We said no to discrimination.  We said no to sanctioned inequality.  We said yes to inclusion and equality.

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