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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.
January 20, 2009Press Item
Today, our Nation celebrated a day of renewal. The Inauguration of Barack Obama was not simply the end of one presidency and the beginning of another: so many of us hope that it also marked the close of an era of irresponsibility, reckless government, and extreme partisanship.
January 15, 2009Press Item
Alejandro has been a key part of my staff for over six years, providing critical guidance and advice to help set and implement the Democratic legislative agenda.
January 8, 2009Press Item
Today, the Electoral College formalized the election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States.
January 6, 2009Press Item
Today, Members of Congress swear our oath of office, fully aware of the difficult work ahead of us.
January 6, 2009Press Item
Two years ago, Democrats were elected to the majority with a pledge that, under our leadership, the House would dedicate itself to integrity and accountability. We kept that promise.
December 30, 2008Press Item
Vice President-elect Biden could not have picked a better and more qualified Director of Legislative Affairs than Sudafi Henry.
January 5, 2009Press Item
House Democratic Leaders today unveiled the proposed Democratic Rules package for the 111th Congress, common-sense reforms to the House Rules will enable Congress to work more effectively.
December 12, 2008Press Item
I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Robin Toner.
December 11, 2008Press Item
By nominating Tom Daschle to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services and Director of the White House Office of Health Reform, President-elect Obama has made it clear that he intends to follow through on his pledge to reform this nation’s health care system.
December 5, 2008Press Item
At this time, the House is scheduled to reassemble at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 9th.
December 5, 2008Press Item
The 111th Congress is set to convene at a tough and challenging time in our nation’s history.
November 18, 2008Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today discussed the ramifications of the historic 2008 election and the agenda for the incoming 111th Congress at the National Press Club.
September 26, 2008Press Item
Amid extraordinarily busy legislative maneuverings designed to close the 110th Congress, House Majority Leader Hoyer had a simple and upbeat message this week when he talked politics and his post-election hopes with a half-dozen reporters in his office.
November 6, 2008Press Item
I am sorry to learn that Congressman Roy Blunt will not be seeking reelection as House Republican Whip.
November 6, 2008Press Item
President-elect Obama’s selection of Rahm Emanuel as White House Chief of Staff shows a strong commitment to the mandate for change given by voters on Tuesday.