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January 21, 2010Press Item
D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) signaled Wednesday that lawmakers have made “headway” on a gun amendment that has stalled the D.C. House Voting Rights Act for months, but it’s still unclear whether voting rights advocates would accept a compromised provision in return for the bill’s passage.
December 7, 2009Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) laced into Congressional Republicans on Monday for what he called their “deep irresponsibility” in pursuing a strategy that banks on the country’s failure.
December 10, 2009Press Item
On Monday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer delivered a startling speech on the obstructionism of minority Republicans and the dangers that poses to Congress and the country.
December 8, 2009Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer on Monday said Republicans have failed the test of leadership by refusing to come to the table on the big issues facing the country, offering a preview of a line of attack in next year's campaigns.
January 27, 2010Press Item
Tonight, President Obama spoke about the reality of these hard times, as well as the determination and optimism that have helped America overcome hardship in the past--the same qualities that are essential to our recovery today.
January 13, 2010Press Item
America’s thoughts are with the people of Haiti as they struggle to recover from yesterday’s devastating earthquake.
January 11, 2010Press Item
I join the Congressional community in expressing my sadness for the unexpected loss of Paula Nowakowski, Chief of Staff to Republican Leader John Boehner.
December 2, 2009Press Item
The 111th Congress has confronted enormous national challenges and been incredibly productive during its first session.
December 1, 2009Press Item
Our capital city is mourning the death of one of its leading citizens, a man I was proud to call my friend: Abe Pollin.
November 30, 2009Press Item
Tomorrow we commemorate World AIDS Day – a day to remember those living with HIV/AIDS and those we have lost to this horrific disease.
November 25, 2009Press Item
Tomorrow, we gather with our friends and families to give thanks for our blessings as citizens of this great nation.
November 18, 2009Press Item
Every day, we and our families live under the blanket of protection provided by America’s firefighters—men and women who are willing to risk their lives to safeguard us, our loved ones, and our property.
November 5, 2009Press Item
I stood with Members of the Tri-Caucus last month to register our strong opposition to the Vitter-Bennett amendment.
October 28, 2009Press Item
On his arrival in the Senate, Edward Brooke tells us in his autobiography, the same Senators who spoke out so forcefully for segregation were happy to invite their new colleague into the Senate swimming pool.
October 27, 2009Press Item
After months of work addressing critical issues like economic recovery and protecting American consumers, the House will meet beyond the targeted adjournment date as we continue to advance health insurance reform legislation and other matters.
October 27, 2009Press Item
After months of work addressing critical issues like economic recovery and protecting American consumers, the House will meet beyond the targeted adjournment date as we continue to advance health insurance reform legislation and other matters.
October 22, 2009Press Item
The census doesn’t exist to score political points—it exists to give us an accurate picture of our country.
October 9, 2009Press Item
It is a great honor to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and I want to extend my congratulations to President Obama.
October 7, 2009Press Item
She will be as famous a thousand years from now as she is today.’ Mark Twain, who was her friend, made that prediction for Helen Adams Keller.
October 5, 2009Press Item
This month is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. We honor the contributions of the 54 million Americans with disabilities, and we pledge ourselves to removing all of the roadblocks to their full and equal participation in the workplace.
September 21, 2009Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced Monday that he is cutting four days from the chamber’s work schedule.
September 16, 2009Press Item
Representative Joe Wilson was formally rebuked by the House on Tuesday for his outburst during President Obama’s health care address. The vote came after a Congressional clash over civility that showcased the deep partisan divisions in the House.
September 25, 2009Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) over the past week has slammed ACORN, renewed his offer to negotiate with one of the GOP's chief Democratic antagonists and said that he could live without a public option in healthcare reform.
September 21, 2009Press Item
After passing major legislation this year dealing with such critical challenges as economic recovery and making college more affordable, House Members will continue to work on important issues in Committee, on the Floor, and in their districts this Fall.