Republican Outrages

Majority Leader Hoyer: The President Should Stop Obstructing Iraq War Funding

For Immediate Release:

December 4, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today:
           
“The President, once again, reiterated his demand for a blank check for the war in Iraq – a blank check that the American people and Democrats in Congress oppose.
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Majority Leader Hoyer's Statement on the President's Comments

For Immediate Release:

October 30, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning in response to comments made by President Bush on children’s health insurance and appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2008.  The President spoke after a meeting attended by House Republican Leader John Boehner and Republican Whip Roy Blunt:
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Hoyer Statement on the Second Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

For Immediate Release:

August 28, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

 

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Majority Leader Hoyer: Republican Stunt on DC Bill Shows Contempt for Taxpaying American Citizens

For Immediate Release:

March 22, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the DC Vote bill that was debated on the Floor today.  House Republicans used a parliamentary maneuver to delay the bill that would give DC citizens representation in the House:

"Today, House Republicans have shown contempt for the half-a-million taxpaying citizens of Washington, DC, who do not have representation in Congress – contradicting the basic founding principles of our nation.

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The Troika and the Surge

by Thomas L. Friedman

For Immediate Release:

March 21, 2007

Contact:New York Times

President Bush's Iraq surge policy is about a month old now, and there is only one thing you can say about it for certain: no matter what anyone in Congress, the military or the public has to say, it's going ahead. The president has the authority to do it and the veto power to prevent anyone from stopping him. Therefore, there's only one position to have on the surge anymore: hope that it works.

Does this mean that Democrats in Congress who are trying to shut down the war and force a deadline should take the advice of critics and shut up and let the surge play out?

Hoyer Statement on Democrats' Continued Efforts to Restore Government Accountability and Oversight

For Immediate Release:

March 13, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD), along with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Whip James Clyburn, Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel, and Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, held a press conference this morning to discuss their continued efforts to make government more accountable and transparent.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:

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Hoyer Statement on Restoring Accountability in Goverment

For Immediate Release:

March 15, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

Click here to view the video of Majority Leader Hoyer's full remarks.

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today in support of the five government accountability and transparency bills considered by the House this week.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:

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Hoyer Statement on Restoring Oversight in 110th Congress

For Immediate Release:

March 6, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on Democrats' commitment to restoring broad, vigorous, and effective oversight in the 110th Congress:

"This week, the House and Senate have launched hearings into two scandals - the neglect of wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the firing of several U.S. Attorneys by the Bush Administration - that profoundly demonstrate just how important it is that Democrats have restored broad and vigorous oversight.

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