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Editorial: D.C. Voting Rights

Let the scapegoating begin.

For Immediate Release:

June 14, 2009

Contact:Editorial Board

Washington Post

THE PUSH for voting rights for the District of Columbia has stalled because -- or so congressional leaders say -- city officials can't agree on a course of action. Let's be clear about who really is at fault.

First are Republican opponents of democracy for the District who are too gutless or feckless to oppose it directly. They hatched a poisonous amendment that would strip the District of its authority to regulate guns. If their true goal had anything to do with guns, they could have overridden the recent D.C. gun legislation. They didn't bother even to try.

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Given Senate Gun Language, Hoyer Says Bill to Grant House Voting Rights for District Won’t Happen This Year

For Immediate Release:

June 15, 2009

Contact:Edward Epstein

CQ Weekly

Legislation to grant voting rights in the House of Representatives to the District of Columbia probably won’t come to the House floor this year, Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer indicated June 9.

The forecast from Hoyer, D-Md., a longtime advocate of District voting rights, was a sharp change from earlier optimism that he could find a way out of an apparent deadlock over a provision in a Senate-passed version of the bill (S 160) that would strip many of the District’s gun ownership restrictions. (Senate passage, CQ Weekly, p. 487)

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Hoyer Statement on Senate Confirmation of Ellen Tauscher

For Immediate Release:

June 26, 2009

Contact:Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the Senate confirmation of Ellen Tauscher as the new Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security:
 
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Hoyer Statement Commemorating Juneteenth

For Immediate Release:

June 19, 2009

Contact:Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Juneteenth, the oldest, nationally-celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States:
 
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Hoyer Statement on Shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

For Immediate Release:

June 10, 2009

Contact:Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the tragic shooting at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:

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Hoyer Statement on Tauscher Nomination

For Immediate Release:

June 9, 2009

Contact:Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) testified today at Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher’s Senate confirmation hearing on her nomination to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:

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Hoyer Commemorates the 65th Anniversary of D-Day

For Immediate Release:

June 5, 2009

Contact:Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in recognition of tomorrow's 65th anniversary of D-Day:
 
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Hoyer Statement on Memorial Day

For Immediate Release:

May 22, 2009

Contact:Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Memorial Day, observed Monday, May 25:
 
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Hoyer: Obama rises to the challenge

For Immediate Release:

April 29, 2009

Contact:Steny H. Hoyer

The Hill

Last winter, President Obama took office facing challenges unparalleled in recent memory — particularly an economy in steep decline. Since then, he and the Democratic Congress have adopted a wide range of measures to end this historic recession and return our economy to prosperity. Though much hard work remains in front of us, it is clear that the first 100 days of the Obama presidency have been a model of forceful, coordinated action in the face of crisis.

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Hoyer Commemorates Jewish American Heritage Month

For Immediate Release:

May 5, 2009

Contact:Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Jewish American Heritage Month, which is celebrated throughout the month of May:
 
“This May we recognize Jewish American Heritage Month, a celebration of the long, rich history of Jewish Americans and the numerous ways they have shaped and strengthened American society.
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