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Maryland Lawmakers Gather for Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention is underway in Boston - and several well-known Maryland lawmakers are on hand for the important event.

Maryland Representative Steny Hoyer was the first state leader to throw his support behind Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry.

Hoyer told the thousands gathered that a Democratic presidency would lift the United States to new levels of safety and security. He also highlighted the need for better national security and better economic policies.

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Hoyer Takes Fourth Turn as Parliamentarian

While most of the Democratic faithful view today’s conventions as a largely ceremonial event with few surprises, some aspects of the past remain — including the tapping of a referee to ensure the nomination goes off without a hitch.

At the center of that effort is Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), arguably one of the Hill’s most institutional wonks, who is serving for the fourth time as the national party’s convention parliamentarian.

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Kerry Taps Fellow Senator Edwards as Running Mate

Ending months of suspense, Sen. John Kerry on Tuesday turned to his vanquished primary election rival, fellow Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, as his running mate for this fall’s presidential campaign.

Addressing a rally in Pittsburgh, Kerry thanked all those he had considered for agreeing to go through “what is inevitably a very intrusive and even frustrating process.”

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Hoyer: 9/11 Report Is a Call to Action that Must Not Be Ignored

For Immediate Release:

July 22, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission:

"The findings and recommendations in the 9/11 Commission's final report issued this morning are welcome, important and, at times, disturbing.  It is abundantly clear from the recommendations and Chairman Kean's remarks that we are still vulnerable to attack, and that action is imperative.

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Hoyer says Democrats could take back the House

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is grounding his claim that Democrats “are in striking distance” of taking back the House with a heavy statistical comparison to the Republican watershed election of 1994.

Relying on “generic ballot” polling data from both years, Hoyer argued that his party is in a better position than Newt Gingrich and his troops were in July 1994, on their way to winning a net gain of 52 seats in November.

Democrats need to overcome an 11-seat deficit to return their party to majority status.

Hoyer: Republicans Still Not Living Up to Their Commitments on HIV/AIDS Funding

Democratic Whip Says United States Must Aggressively Combat Global Pandemic

For Immediate Release:

July 15, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding House Republicans’ failure today to fund HIV/AIDS programs at levels previously supported by Republicans and authorized by law:

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Week of May 8, 2004

H.R. 339   -  Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act

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RONALD WILSON REAGAN: A LEGACY NOT WITHOUT COMPLICATION

WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) will deliver the following statement this evening on the House Floor (as prepared for delivery):

"Mr. Speaker, like every Member of this House, I offer my sincere condolences to the family and friends of former President Reagan, particularly his beloved wife, Nancy, and his children.

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