Republican Outrages

Hoyer: America Needs Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Not More Political Stunts

For Immediate Release:

September 21, 2006

Contact:

Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today:

         "Every single Member of the House of Representatives understands that we must secure our nation's borders.  In fact, House Democrats have tried numerous different times to improve border security funding that would have resulted in more border patrol agents, detention beds, and immigration and customs agents.

Hoyer: HUD Contracts Must be Awarded on Merit

For Immediate Release:

September 22, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC–House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) today released the following statement in response to a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Inspector General’s report stating that political leanings were taken into consideration when awarding discretionary contracts.

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Hoyer on President Bush's Speech to the United Nations

For Immediate Release:

September 19, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following the following statement today responding to the President's speech to the U.N.:

 "President Bush asked the world's leaders and the people of the Middle East today to join with the United States in support of democracy and freedom, and to choose moderates and reformers over terrorists and extremists. 

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Hoyer: 9/11 Resolution Should Promote Unity, Not Score Political Points

For Immediate Release:

September 13, 2006

Contact:Rep. Steny H. Hoyer

 "Mr. Speaker, our commemoration of September 11th is a solemn occasion.  It is a day of remembrance and resolve. We remember those who perished or were injured five years ago in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania due to the evil acts of men consumed by a murderous ideology. We mourn the loss of the innocent, and we pray for their loved ones. We also recall the heroism of the first responders - and in many cases of civilians turned rescuers - who put their own lives in harm's way as they sought to help others.

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Hoyer Statement on Republican Earmark Bill

For Immediate Release:

September 15, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today concerning House Republicans’ so-called “earmark reform” bill:

             “This Republican earmark proposal is a perfect illustration of why this is the do-less-than-Do-Nothing Republican Congress.

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Hoyer: President Is Correct in Saying that the Economy Will Be Crucial in This Election

“Given His Administration’s Failed Policies, the President Ought to be Careful What He Wishes For,” Says Democratic Whip

For Immediate Release:

September 15, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after President Bush stated today in a Rose Garden press conference that the Administration’s economic performance will play a large role in November’s elections:

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Hoyer Statement on President’s 9/11 Speech and Majority Leader Boehner’s Comments Today

For Immediate Release:

September 12, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), released the following statement today:

“As has been too often the case, the President in last night’s statement failed to unify our nation in remembering those whom we lost on 9/11.

“Rather the President sought again to justify our efforts in Iraq as being necessary by the discredited and untrue assertion of a relationship between 9/11 and Iraq.  There was none, as has been shown by the 9/11 Commission report and the report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

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Hoyer: Republicans Can't Find Time for the American People's Priorities

For Immediate Release:

September 7, 2006

Contact:by Rep. Steny Hoyer

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks today on the House floor:

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Hoyer Statement on One Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

For Immediate Release:

August 29, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), who is on a trip through the Gulf Coast this week with a group of House Democrats, released the following statement today in observance of the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina:

"Today is a somber day for our nation.  It is a time to grieve for those who died in Hurricane Katrina and in the flood waters that followed.  It is a time to recommit ourselves to those who lost all that they possessed.  It is also a time to assess our progress in rebuilding.

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Hoyer: In Honor of Labor Day, Raise the Minimum Wage

For Immediate Release:

September 1, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Labor Day, which is this Monday, September 4:

"Labor Day is a celebration of America's working men and women who have made this nation strong and prosperous. 

"However, this year's traditional parades and picnics will be overshadowed by the recent reports of stagnant wages, falling middle class income and a growing gap between corporate profits and workers' share.

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