Human and Civil Rights

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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Hoyer Giving Speech on the Defense Authorization Act on House Floor

The motivating force for young people in this country was civil rights. It was about living out the promise of American equaly. It was about a commitment of this country, which was the bedrock of this country, that all men were created equal, and endowed not by us, but by their creator with certain unalienable rights...

Discussing the Health Care Bill for this Sunday on CBS

We have seen yesterday very important information from the Congressional Budget Office which as you indicate and Nancy indicated shows that we are doing exactly what we said we would do. And that is adopting a program which will make health care more affordable, make insurance companies accountable, and bring down the deficit over $1.3 trillion over the next two decades...

Lead-Up to Health Care Summit Discussed on CNBC

I think the American public probably know pretty well what to discuss and that's a discussion of one of the most serious issues confronting our country, that's the cost of health care, availability of health care to our families and to our businesses and the cost to our country. The Americans i talk to all over this country understand that health care needs to be reformed...

General Debate on Pay-As-You-Go Rules on House Floor

Ladies and gentlemen of the House, as we have on numerous occasions we just raised the liability -- or the ability to b the -- those obligations, of course, come from actions america's already taken. Those actions cannot be changed. So was necessary to pay the bill. but we can and must confront our record debt going forward...