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November 8, 2010Press Item
Over the past several days, I have talked to most of my Democratic colleagues in the House. I have received support from across the breadth of our Caucus to remain in the second ranking position of our Democratic leadership team. In order to defend and build on our Democratic accomplishments, unify our Caucus, and immediately begin the hard work of winning back the majority, I will be running for Democratic Whip.
November 5, 2010Press Item
Speaker Pelosi has announced that she will be running for Democratic Leader in the next Congress. In the days since the election, I have received an outpouring of support from Democratic colleagues who have told me that I should remain in our party’s leadership, so that our Caucus can hit the ground running with a strong, tested leadership team.
July 28, 2010Press Item
I applaud the House for passing the Fair Sentencing Act by voice vote, making our federal drug sentencing policies fairer and more rational.
July 23, 2010Press Item
For a couple of years, it was the love that dared not speak his name. In 2008, Republican candidates hardly ever mentioned the president still sitting in the White House.
July 23, 2010Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., plans to detail Friday what's expected to be his party's rallying cry in this year's congressional elections: Republicans can't be trusted, and remember the economic horrors of the Bush administration.
July 14, 2010Press Item
Hoyer has hired James Leuschen as Senior Policy Advisor, replacing Ed Lorenzen, who will be joining the Peter G. Peterson Foundation as a Senior Policy Advisor to the CEO. In addition, Hoyer also announced the promotion of Shuwanza Goff to Floor Aide.
July 13, 2010Press Item
Beginning today, all House Democratic staff will have access to regular updates on what's happening on the House Floor through the
June 28, 2010Press Item
Today we mourn the death of Senator Robert Byrd, the longest-serving Member of Congress in our nation’s history.
June 14, 2010Press Item
For these reasons, social networks are a great way for constituents to engage with their Members of Congress. That’s why I am hosting a friendly competition among my Democratic colleagues to see who can expand their reach into these networks the most.
May 28, 2010Press Item
Herb Shanks is retiring today after serving as Attendant for the House Democratic Cloakroom since 1973.
May 28, 2010Press Item
Last month I asked the Committee on House Administration, the House Office of Compliance, and the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct to work together to strengthen protections for House employees in the event that they believe they are a victim of, or a witness to, workplace or sexual harassment or an ethics violation.
May 20, 2010Press Item
The American Jobs, Closing Tax Loopholes and Preventing Outsourcing Act will come to the House Floor for a vote next week, and there will be no votes in the House tomorrow.
May 19, 2010Press Item
A little House parliamentary history: The motion to recommit goes back at least to the British Parliament and has existed in some form since the 1st Congress.
May 19, 2010Press Item
A little House parliamentary history: The motion to recommit goes back at least to the British Parliament and has existed in some form since the 1st Congress.
May 10, 2010Press Item
In nominating Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, President Obama has chosen an outstanding legal mind and a proven consensus-builder.
May 5, 2010Press Item
It is with a sense of real loss that I learned of Chairman David Obey’s decision to retire from the Congress at the end of his present term.
May 5, 2010Press Item
This May, as we observe Jewish American Heritage Month, we mark more than 350 years of Jewish contribution to America’s national life.
May 5, 2010Press Item
Every year on May 5th, we mark the anniversary of one of the most inspiring victories in Mexican history: the Battle of Puebla, when the Mexican Army defeated France’s much larger and better-equipped forces attempting to impose colonial domination on Mexico.
May 4, 2010Press Item
Each May, we mark Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month to celebrate the remarkable contributions made to America by the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
April 29, 2010Press Item
All people deserve the right to determine their own future through democratic means.
April 21, 2010Press Item
Democrats withdrew a bill on Tuesday to give the District the voting rights it has long sought in the House of Representatives, saying the "price was too high" after learning of Republican plans to introduce an amendment that would eviscerate the city's gun laws.
April 21, 2010Press Item
The decision by congressional leaders Tuesday to shelve a D.C. voting rights bill, just days after announcing plans to move ahead, scuttles what supporters say was the best opportunity in a generation to give the District a voting seat in the House of Representatives.