Human and Civil Rights

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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Key Problems with Republican Head Start Bill

For Immediate Release:

July 16, 2003

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Title 1 – Amends law for Head Start centers in non-block grant states

Authorization Only Covers Inflation

• Bill authorizes a 2.9% increase in funding ($200 million); Labor-H appropriates only a 2.2% increase in funding ($148 million).

Hoyer To Continue Abortion Fight In House Following Senate Passage

Hoyer-Greenwood Bans Late-Term Abortions with Health, Life Exceptions

For Immediate Release:

March 12, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), lead Democratic sponsor of the Late-Term Abortion Restriction Act, released the following statement today regarding the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act that is expected to pass the Senate tomorrow and be taken up in the House following Senate passage:

At Diplomacy's End

Only Action Will Secure Saddam Hussein's Disarmament

For Immediate Release:

March 12, 2003

Contact:Congressman Steny H. Hoyer
(202) 225 - 3130

I. Introduction: Our Commitment to International Engagement

Sixty years ago, as darkness and destruction gripped the European continent, and as the United States fought to liberate millions there and in the Far East, Winston Churchill delivered a compelling call for unity that continues to ring true today.

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Statement of Congressman Hoyer Condemning the Selection of Libya to Chair the United Nations Commission on Human Rights

For Immediate Release:

February 11, 2003

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Absurd, Grotesque, Tragic

Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my good friends from Illinois and California, Chairman Hyde and ranking member Lantos, for bringing this very important resolution to the house floor. It's a moral imperative, and a matter of principle, that this house speak as one today.

The selection on January 20th of Libya, a gross violator of human rights and state sponsor of terrorism, to chair the United Nations commission on human rights is an affront to basic decency. And it demeans the United Nations itself.

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