Floor Statements

March 5, 2008
Mr. Speaker, I strongly support this long-overdue, bipartisan legislation to end discrimination against patients seeking treatment for mental illnesses.
February 27, 2008
Mr. Speaker, this important legislation is an explicit recognition that our great nation must make critical investments today in the development of clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency – investments that will strengthen our national, economic and environmental security for generations to come.
February 15, 2008
Now, earlier today, I met with the Chairmen of the House and Senate Intelligence and Judiciary Committees to discuss our process for moving forward with legislation to modernize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
February 14, 2008
Madame Speaker and colleagues, Madame Secretary and distinguished guests, Annette and family members: Today, we mourn the loss of a wonderful man – a giant both in this institution and internationally.
February 14, 2008
Mr. Speaker, in 1885, a young scholar wrote an influential book about the United States Congress entitled ‘Congressional Government.’
January 29, 2008
Today the House is voting on a 15-day extension of the Protect America Act.
January 29, 2008
Mr. Speaker, for several years, the American people were told our economy was roaring.
December 18, 2007
Congress is on course to pass a Fiscal Year 2008 Consolidated Appropriations bill that rejects the President’s misguided budget cuts and takes steps to reinvest in the priorities of our nation’s citizens – including those in rural America.
December 18, 2007
Mr. Speaker, this landmark, bipartisan legislation – the Energy Independence and Security Act – represents a vital turning point for our nation and an historic accomplishment for this Congress.
December 13, 2007
Mr. Speaker, I first want to thank the Chairman of the Intelligence Committee, my good friend, Congressman Reyes of Texas, for all of his hard work on this legislation – the first Intelligence Authorization conference report that we have considered in three years.
December 12, 2007
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at a press conference this morning with the Blue Dog Coalition to urge Senate Republicans to join House and Senate Democrats in supporting fiscally responsible AMT legislation.
December 12, 2007
Let me say right at the top: Department of Defense workers are not going to be furloughed. That is not going to happen.
December 6, 2007
First, let me state the obvious: Without question, the Alternative Minimum Tax is not working as originally intended.
December 6, 2007
Let us hope, many years from now, that this day – December 6, 2007 – will be remembered by future generations as the date upon which this new direction 110th Congress took an historic step in moving our nation toward real energy independence and casting off the bonds of dependency that threaten America’s national, economic and environmental security.
November 13, 2007
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) this morning to release a report by the Joint Economic Committee on the real costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
November 1, 2007
One year ago, the American people looked at Congress, and here’s what they saw: They saw a rubber-stamp for the Bush Administration.