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June 10, 2009Press Item
Congressional leaders abandoned efforts yesterday to win passage of the D.C. voting rights bill this summer after city leaders wouldn't withdraw their opposition to an amendment that would do away with the District's strict gun-control laws.
June 14, 2009Press Item
THE PUSH for voting rights for the District of Columbia has stalled because -- or so congressional leaders say -- city officials can't agree on a course of action. Let's be clear about who really is at fault.
June 15, 2009Press Item
Legislation to grant voting rights in the House of Representatives to the District of Columbia probably won’t come to the House floor this year, Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer indicated June 9.
June 26, 2009Press Item
Last night, the Senate confirmed my good friend Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher as the new Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.
June 19, 2009Press Item
On June 19, 1865, almost three years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, those still enslaved in Galveston, Texas learned that they were free men and women.
June 10, 2009Press Item
I hope that we will pause tonight and honor the memory of Stephen Tyrone Johns of Temple Hills, Maryland, who died today defending the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum against an anti-Semitic gunman.
June 9, 2009Press Item
Thank you for offering me the opportunity to speak on behalf of Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher.
June 5, 2009Press Item
Sixty five years ago tomorrow, American, British, Canadian, and Free French forces launched the amphibious invasion of Normandy and the campaign that would liberate Europe from Nazi domination.
May 22, 2009Press Item
This weekend, we honor every American who died in our Nation’s service, from the founding days of the Republic to today’s conflicts on the far side of the world.
April 29, 2009Press Item
Last winter, President Obama took office facing challenges unparalleled in recent memory — particularly an economy in steep decline.
May 5, 2009Press Item
This May, we recognize Jewish American Heritage Month, a celebration of the long, rich history of Jewish Americans and the numerous ways they have shaped and strengthened American society.
May 5, 2009Press Item
I offer my congratulations to Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher on her nomination as Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security.
April 28, 2009Press Item
President Obama and the 111th Congress took office facing some of the greatest challenges any President and Congress have faced in history - an economic recession, a banking crisis, a housing meltdown, and two wars.
April 23, 2009Press Item
Since its creation in 1994, the COPS program has seen great success across the country, allowing officers to spend more time on the streets fighting and preventing crime through time-saving technology, information-sharing systems, and improved communications equipment.
April 22, 2009Press Item
Today, the House Financial Services Committee approved the Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights with bipartisan support.
April 24, 2009Press Item
The House of Representatives is not a meek institution. It can be fiercely partisan, rowdy and even arrogant. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is none of these things. The majority leader is a statesman who settles fights, while many of his colleagues start them.
April 21, 2009Press Item
Today, President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act into law.
April 22, 2009Press Item
I am proud to speak in favor of this bill supporting Best Buddies, an organization dedicated to the social integration of children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
April 21, 2009Press Item
By signing the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act into law today, President Obama is opening up service opportunities to Americans across this nation.
April 16, 2009Press Item
In announcing the promotions of Burnes and Eisenberg, Hoyer said: “Austin and Michael are both valued members of my staff and I am confident that, in their new roles, they will continue to make valuable contributions to my office and the Democratic Caucus.”
March 24, 2009Press Item
After passing major legislation through Congress already this year, our Committees are continuing work on critical legislation that will be considered later this spring and summer.
March 18, 2009Press Item
What has angered so many people about this recession is the perception that its causes are not simply material, but moral.
March 10, 2009Press Item
Today I rise as a proud sponsor of House Concurrent Resolution 37, legislation which will allow the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby Association to hold the 68th Annual Greater Washington Soap Box Derby on the grounds of the United States Capitol on Saturday, June 20.
March 6, 2009Press Item
For more than 127 years, the American Red Cross has been responding to natural disasters and assisting families in times of need.
March 4, 2009Press Item
A House vote on the D.C. House Voting Rights Act will be postponed to allow more time for discussion on outstanding matters.