Floor Statements

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June 7, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement on the House floor in favor of an amendment urging action against Anti-Semitism by U.N. Members:
March 20, 2005
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement today on the Floor of the House of Representatives:
January 27, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement today on the Floor of the House of Representatives:
October 21, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today delivered the first annual Tony Coelho Lecture in Disability Employment Law and Policy at New York Law School. Rep. Hoyer, who was the lead House sponsor of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), focused his speech on the unfulfilled promise of the ADA and the urgent need to address the weakening of protections afforded to people with disabilities. The following is the full text of Rep. Hoyer's speech:
September 28, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer spoke on the floor today in support of the Democratic Motion to Instruct conferees on the FY 2005 Department of Defense Authorization Bill. The Motion to Instruct would retain the Senate-passed hate crimes legislation in the Conference Report to ensure that state and local law enforcement can effectively investigate and prosecute hate crimes. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
July 22, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House Floor during debate on H.R. 3313, which would bar Federal courts, including the Supreme Court, from considering the constitutionality of Federal legislation:
July 22, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House Floor during debate on H.R. 3313, which would bar Federal courts, including the Supreme Court, from considering the constitutionality of Federal legislation:
July 8, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after the Republican leadership held a 15-minute vote open for 38 minutes on an amendment offered by Bernie Sanders (I-VT). The Republican leadership only closed the vote on this Amendment after it had twisted the arms of eight Republicans who initially voted for the provision and then changed their votes at the leadership’s urging.
May 17, 2004
Whip Hoyer addressed the 2005 AIPAC Annual Conference in Washington, DC today.
May 11, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) made the following Floor statement today regarding the House’s role in investigating abuses of Iraqi prisoners and legislation being considered in the House for Covered the Uninsured week:
May 6, 2004
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House Floor regarding the Resolution condemning the treatment of Iraqi detainees:
October 28, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement tonight on the House Floor criticizing the anti-Semitic comments made by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad at the Organization of Islamic Conference on October 16. Hoyer, Majority Whip Roy Blunt (MO) and Reps. Shelley Berkley (D-NV) and Eric Cantor (R-VA) introduced a Resolution that is being debated on the House Floor tonight condemning Prime Minister Mohammad’s comments:
October 24, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement criticizing the anti-Semitic comments made by
October 7, 2003
WASHINGTON D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today met with leaders from numerous Native organizations, including the National Congress of American Indians, the National Indian Business Association, the Native American Indian Housing Council, the Native American Rights Fund, the National Indian Gaming Association, the National Indian Health Board, the First Nations Development Institute and the National Native American Bar Association to discuss the current Congressional agenda and issues significant to Native communities. The following is a statement from Congressman Hoyer regarding the meeting...
July 28, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in honour of the 13th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Rep. Hoyer was the lead House sponsor of the Act, which was signed by the first President Bush...
March 12, 2003
Sixty years ago, as darkness and destruction gripped the European continent, and as the United States fought to liberate millions there and in the Far East, Winston Churchill delivered a compelling call for unity that continues to ring true today...
February 11, 2003
Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my good friends from Illinois and California, Chairman Hyde and ranking member Lantos, for bringing this very important resolution to the house floor. It's a moral imperative, and a matter of principle, that this house speak as one today...