Miscellaneous

For Hoyer, a Life Of Quiet Victories, Redefined Purpose

For Immediate Release:

February 27, 2007

Contact:Mary Beth Sheridan

The Washington Post

His father abandoned him. His stepfather was an alcoholic. By his sophomore year at the University of Maryland, Steny Hoyer was short of cash, getting D's and drifting.

Then one spring day in 1959, a Pontiac convertible cruised past him on campus, carrying a familiar figure. Hoyer followed it to the student center. Spellbound, he listened as Sen. John F. Kennedy appealed to young people to get involved in government.

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Hoyer on Successful Beginning to 110th Congress

Positive Agenda in the Months Ahead

For Immediate Release:

March 28, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at a press conference today with the House Democratic leadership on the accomplishments Democrats have made for the American people in the first three months of the 110th Congress.  Hoyer also discussed the next items on the Democratic agenda.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:

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House Majority Leader Hoyer's Statement on the President's State of the Union Address

For Immediate Release:

January 23, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after President Bush delivered his State of the Union Address:

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Do something, Congress

For Immediate Release:

December 9, 2006

Contact:The Seatle Times

Get to work — no, really, a true honest week of work. No more of these fly-in-fly-out, three-day affairs.

Congress gears up to earn its keep

OUR OPINION: BETTER WORK SCHEDULE MAY IMPROVE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS

For Immediate Release:

December 13, 2006

Contact:Miami Herald

The 109th Congress that mercifully expired last week was not one to over-burden itself with work. In session for a mere 103 days this year -- seven fewer than the notorious ''Do-Nothing Congress'' of 1948 -- it left town without fulfilling its duty to approve a budget. Clearly, the legislative process is broken, but Democrats say they have a plan to make it work when they take over next year.

Move to Washington

Majority Leader-Elect Hoyer Releases Schedule For First 100 Hours

For Immediate Release:

January 3, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader-elect Steny Hoyer today released the schedule for the first 100 legislative hours of the 110th Congress.  The 100 hours will begin on Tuesday, January 9th. 

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Majority of Freshman Class Supports Hoyer for Majority Leader

For Immediate Release:

November 10, 2006

Contact:

Dear Colleague:

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Progressive Members Urge Other Progressives To Back Hoyer for Majority Leader

For Immediate Release:

November 13, 2006

Contact:

WASHINGTON - A group of House Democrats who are Members of the Progressive Caucus sent the following letter to their Democratic colleagues in the Progressive Caucus, urging them to support Whip Steny Hoyer for Majority Leader.  The text of the letter is attached.

November 10, 2006

Dear Colleague:

 Next Thursday, when our Democratic Caucus meets to organize as the new House Majority in the 110th Congress, we ask that you vote for Steny Hoyer of Maryland as our new Majority Leader.

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