Republican Outrages

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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On Oversight and Iraq, Congress Finally Asserts Itself

By Norman Ornstein

For Immediate Release:

March 7, 2007

Contact:Roll Call

The Iraq War is the topic of the day, the week, the month, the year. But before I get to it, I need to repeat a mantra that I will continue to chant: It’s the oversight, stupid.

Take the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. It is clear that the problems of care for wounded veterans have been festering for more than three years and have been much greater for reservists and members of the National Guard. The lack of concern by the military brass has been matched by indifference elsewhere in the Pentagon.

BIPARTISAN MAJORITY IN U.S. HOUSE VOTES AGAINST THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN TO ESCALATE THE WAR IN IRAQ

For Immediate Release:

February 16, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

To:  Reporters, Editors, Editorial Writers, and Producers
From: Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Majority Whip James Clyburn, and Democratic Caucus Chair Rahm Emanuel
Re: Passage of Resolution Disapproving of the President's Plan to Send More Than 21,000 Additional Troops to Iraq
Date:  02/16/2007

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Majority Leader Hoyer and Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Meet, Discuss Ongoing Katrina Recovery

For Immediate Release:

February 7, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Louisiana Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco met this morning to discuss ongoing recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina.

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Majority Leader Hoyer's Statement on the President's Budget for FY08

For Immediate Release:

February 5, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning regarding President Bush's proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2008, which was submitted to Congress today:

"I believe it is absolutely imperative that Democrats and Republicans work together to get America's fiscal house in order.  We simply cannot ignore the budget deficits and spiraling debt that have been instigated by the Bush Administration's fiscal policies over the last six years and that threaten our national security and future economic prosperity.

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The Leader's Report: Week of January 22, 2007

For Immediate Release:

January 26, 2007

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MESSAGE FROM THE MAJORITY LEADER

Democrats may revise 2002 bill allowing Bush to call war

For Immediate Release:

January 26, 2007

Contact:CNN

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Democrats may promote a new revised bill authorizing the use of force in Iraq -- to replace the 2002 bill that allowed the Bush administration to proceed with the war, a top Democrat said Friday.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer -- No. 2 in the House behind Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- said that is one step Democrats might pursue to change conditions in Iraq.