Miscellaneous

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

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.

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

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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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Ranking Members Endorse Hoyer for Majority Leader

For Immediate Release:

November 14, 2006

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WASHINGTON - A group of nine Ranking Members released a letter to their colleagues today supporting Steny Hoyer for Majority Leader.  The members wrote:

"There simply is no question: Nancy and Steny have been a terrific team, unifying our Caucus over the last four years and working tirelessly to help us regain the House Majority.  We believe that Nancy and Steny not only deserve great credit for bringing us to this point, but also will be the best team to lead our Caucus as we move forward in the Majority.

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Moderate Democrats Endorse Hoyer

For Immediate Release:

November 14, 2006

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A group of 33 moderate Democrats sent out a Dear Colleague today supporting Steny Hoyer for Majority Leader.  With this letter two-thirds of the Blue Dog Caucus has endorsed Hoyer.  The attached Dear Colleague is from moderate Democrats and Blue Dogs.

November 13, 2006

Dear Colleague:

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Young House Democrats Ask Colleagues to Support Hoyer for Majority Leader

Democrats with Close Ties to Members-Elect Urge Support for Hoyer

For Immediate Release:

November 9, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON - A group of young House Democrats, many of whom worked closely with Democratic candidates during the election, sent a letter to Democratic Members-elect today in support of Whip Steny Hoyer for Majority Leader, noting:

"Steny's efforts on our behalf did not end on the campaign trail.

After we were elected, Steny worked hard to make sure that our transition as new House Members was a smooth one.  And, he always sought out our views and was willing to offer advice, when needed.  We know that he will do the same for you."

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DEMOCRATS REGAIN HOUSE MAJORITY!!!

For Immediate Release:

November 8, 2006

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"We Will Take America in a New Direction," Says Democratic Whip Hoyer

Hoyer Says First Order of Business Is Restoring
Civility, Integrity and Fiscal Responsibility

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Hoyer Letter to House Democrats Regarding Majority Leader Position

For Immediate Release:

November 8, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released today the attached letter that he sent this morning to his House Democratic colleagues and Democratic Members-elect:

November 8, 2006

Dear Colleague,

WE DID IT!!!

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