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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.
March 2, 2009Press Item
Due to inclement weather, there will be no votes in the House today. Debate on the suspension bills originally scheduled for today will proceed this afternoon.
March 2, 2009Press Item
Governor Sebelius is a knowledgeable and experienced executive who I believe is an exceptional choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services.
March 3, 2009Press Item
I can think of no better person than John Berry to lead the Office of Personnel Management.
February 27, 2009Press Item
In preparation for next week’s vote on the D.C. House Voting Rights Act, I met with the supporters and advocacy groups of this important legislation to ensure the strongest coordination of efforts in building support for House passage.
February 26, 2009Press Item
With Senate passage of the DC House Voting Rights Act, a primary obstacle standing in the way of DC residents and their vote in the House has been removed.
February 25, 2009Press Item
With today’s markup, Congress is one step closer to bringing representation to the people of this city. And I am happy to report that I, with the help of the three distinguished Members here with me, will bring the DC voting rights bill to the floor of the House next week.
February 24, 2009Press Item
Clearance of the 60-vote threshold in the Senate is a major breakthrough that paves the way to passage and moves us closer to righting a 200-year old wrong that is contradictory to our American ideals at best, and at worst, a denial of democracy for 600,000 citizens living in the District of Columbia.
February 24, 2009Press Item
In announcing the promotion of Covey-Brandt, Hoyer said: “Throughout her six years in my office, Alexis has continually demonstrated her competence and capabilities across a range of responsibilities. Alexis is a tireless worker, and has earned this well-deserved promotion. She knows our Caucus very well, and will be a terrific asset for this office and Members as Floor Director.”
February 22, 2009Press Item
Two and a quarter centuries ago, before the Capitol had even been imagined, the Founders were asking a question we still hear in the District to this day. How could they cut out a city from its home state and put it under the direct rule of Congress without violating the principles they had just fought a war to secure?
February 20, 2009Press Item
I am too sensible of my defects not to think it probable that I may have committed many errors.’ George Washington left his country’s service with those words, in his farewell address.
February 12, 2009Press Item
Today, we celebrate the 200th birthday of our nation’s 16th President, Abraham Lincoln.
February 12, 2009Press Item
Every four or eight years, we have a transition to a new Administration. But the transition we marked last month was a special one.
February 11, 2009Press Item
Today, we honor a man who has sat in this chamber for nearly a quarter of its existence: John Dingell of Michigan.
February 11, 2009Press Item
House Members spoke on the House Floor today in celebration of Congressman John Dingell, who today become the longest-serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
February 4, 2009Press Item
The House will now reassemble on Monday at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business, with votes at 6:30 p.m.
January 27, 2009Press Item
Thank you for inviting me to testify on an issue that tests, every year, our commitment to the democratic principles we voice here so often and with such certainty.
January 22, 2009Press Item
Thirty-six years ago, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the case of Roe v. Wade.
January 23, 2009Press Item
I congratulate Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand on being selected to serve as the next U.S. Senator of the State of New York.