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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.
April 26, 2010Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) stands at a crossroads in the Democratic agenda.
April 21, 2010Press Item
In the midst of the unfolding Eric Massa scandal, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has asked three entities charged with internal congressional issues to work together to strengthen harassment protections for staffers who feel their rights have been violated.
April 21, 2010Press Item
Majority Leader Hoyer, through both his words and actions, has always made it clear that the bipartisan Ethics Committee should take all appropriate action regarding the allegations against former-Rep. Massa.
April 20, 2010Press Item
We are gathered here in honor of the Boys and Girls Clubs, its extraordinary work—and in honor of the irreplaceable Tim Russert.
April 20, 2010Press Item
Today we honor the life of Dorothy I. Height, one of the most influential civil rights leaders in American history.
April 19, 2010Press Item
Today marks the today on the anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
April 19, 2010Press Item
Fifteen years ago today, 168 Americans were killed in an act of domestic terrorism.
April 15, 2010Press Item
It is with great sadness that I mark the passing of a civil rights icon, Benjamin L. Hooks.
April 14, 2010Press Item
Today, the House passed a resolution honoring the 29 miners who lost their lives in this month’s tragic explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia.
March 22, 2010Press Item
In 1780, when our nation was struggling to be born, and John Adams was far from home, he wrote this in a letter to his wife: I must study politics and war, so that my sons have the liberty to study commerce, so that their sons have the right to study literature, and art, and music.
March 20, 2010Press Item
Today we mark with sadness the death of Stewart Udall, former Secretary of the Interior, father of Senator Tom Udall and uncle of Senator Mark Udall.
March 10, 2010Press Item
Isn’t it nice when a congressional leader does the right thing?
March 10, 2010Press Item
Entering its 23rd decade, the U.S. Census is the longest-running national census in the world.
February 16, 2010Press Item
House Democrats were eyeing the history books in November when they voted for a sweeping health care overhaul that carried the name of the chamber’s longest-serving member, Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.).
March 3, 2010Press Item
Every ten years, as long as we have been a nation under the Constitution, the United States has taken a Census of everyone who lives here.
February 27, 2010Press Item
At midnight on Sunday, millions of Americans will lose their unemployment insurance benefits, lose access to COBRA health insurance, lose satellite TV, and even lose federal flood insurance. This has been caused by a Republican Senator blocking the extension of these provisions – and his Senate Republican colleagues allowing that irresponsible behavior to continue.
February 26, 2010Press Item
Last night, a single Republican Senator, Jim Bunning of Kentucky, blocked the extension of the benefits that are keeping Americans’ heads above water in the greatest economic crisis since the Depression.
February 8, 2010Press Item
Due to the weather affecting the ability of Members to travel to Washington, DC, there will no votes in the House tomorrow.