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November 8, 2006Press Item
"I am hopeful that a wide range of issues affecting active and retired civilian federal employees will find a more friendly environment in a Democratic House next year, among them ensuring competitive annual pay adjustments for civilian employees, defraying the rising cost of health insurance, and ensuring federal retirees have a fair retirement...
November 9, 2006Press Item
"Steny's efforts on our behalf did not end on the campaign trail. After we were elected, Steny worked hard to make sure that our transition as new House Members was a smooth one. And, he always sought out our views and was willing to offer advice, when needed. We know that he will do the same for you...
November 8, 2006Press Item
DEMOCRATS REGAIN HOUSE MAJORITY!!!
November 8, 2006Press Item
After toiling for 12 years in the Minority, last night we recaptured the House Majority and now are poised to make history by electing our Leader, Nancy Pelosi, as the first woman Speaker, to pursue an aggressive Democratic agenda that addresses the needs of our nation and the American people, and to ensure that the Executive Branch is no longer given free rein by Congress to do whatever it wants but is held accountable by a co-equal branch of government...
November 8, 2006Press Item
As Senior Members of Congress who represent the broad range of views within our Democratic Caucus, we know just how difficult it has been to regain the House Majority. Our new Majority has been years in the making. Our leadership team has worked tirelessly to bring us to this point. And, they deserve great credit for leading us to victory...
November 8, 2006Press Item
“It is clear that our strategy in Iraq is not working and that we must chart a new direction in our policy there. Yesterday, the American people sent an unmistakable message through the elections that they want a course correction in Iraq, and today the President indicated that this message has been received...
November 5, 2006Press Item
Today, justice was served when the deposed Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein was convicted of crimes against humanity for the murder of 148 villagers in al-Dujail in 1982. That number is but a small percentage of those that Saddam is believed to have ordered slaughtered...
November 7, 2006Press Item
"Today, millions of citizens all across America cast their ballots, voting to take our nation in a new direction and giving Democrats the House Majority in the 110th Congress...
November 7, 2006Press Item
"Voters gave Democrats a vote of confidence today to take our nation in a new direction, and to address the challenges that confront the American people. The new House Democratic Majority, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is determined to meet this responsibility and to lead and govern effectively...
October 31, 2006Press Item
The Republican Party does not have a record to run on, so it can only attempt to distract, distort and deceive. The American people are not going to fall for those tactics...
October 31, 2006Press Item
The Republican Party does not have a record to run on, so it can only attempt to distract, distort and deceive. The American people are not going to fall for those tactics..
November 3, 2006Press Item
President Bush and Republicans would like nothing more than to have Americans look at today's jobs report in a vacuum. But the American people are much too smart for that. No amount of spin or Administration happy-talk can erase the fact that this Administration has the worst record of job creation since the Great Depression, with the loss of nearly 3 million manufacturing jobs...
October 24, 2006Press Item
Last year, the American people made it very clear that they do not support privatizing Social Security, but President Bush and Republicans are not listening...
October 24, 2006Press Item
For more than a year, Democrats have urged the Bush Administration to establish concrete benchmarks for success in Iraq and insisted that 2006 be a year of transition, where Iraqis assume responsibility for establishing security and stability in their nation...
November 1, 2006Press Item
The U.S. Central Command’s recent assessment that Iraq is edging toward chaos – with ‘urban areas experiencing ethnic cleansing campaigns’ and ‘violence at [an] all-time high’ – is a devastating indictment of this Administration’s incompetent performance and the Rubber-Stamp Republican Congress, which has refused to ask tough questions and demand answers...
November 1, 2006Press Item
John Boehner’s comments defending Donald Rumsfeld and, by implication, laying the blame for our failures in Iraq on the military just shows how out of touch he is with the American people and the situation on the ground in Iraq...
October 20, 2006Press Item
Staying the course’ is not a strategy, nor is sitting on the sidelines hoping that the Iraqis will eventually forge a political solution...
October 24, 2006Press Item
For more than a year, Democrats have urged the Bush Administration to establish concrete benchmarks for success in Iraq and insisted that 2006 be a year of transition, where Iraqis assume responsibility for establishing security and stability in their nation...
October 11, 2006Press Item
Today, President Bush demonstrated that he is not only in a state of denial on the war in Iraq. He also is deeply in denial over our nation's historic fiscal downturn...
October 17, 2006Press Item
If anything, the Military Commissions Act is not tough enough on terrorists because there is no certainty the act will withstand the scrutiny of the Supreme Court...
October 20, 2006Press Item
Efforts by OPEC to cut production and manipulate global oil prices are a reminder that the United States must aggressively pursue efforts to increase energy independence through alternative fuels and energy efficiency...
October 20, 2006Press Item
We write out of a deep sense of concern that the situation in Iraq continues to deteriorate and that there is no effective plan for improvement...
October 20, 2006Press Item
With nearly 200 Americans troops killed in the last ninety days, including 70 troops killed in the first two weeks of October, House and Senate Democratic leaders wrote to President Bush to call for a change of course in Iraq...
October 6, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Kentucky River decision, which could potentially jeopardize the right to collective bargaining for over 34 million workers:
October 2, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the outrageous actions of former Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL), as well as the failure of the House Republican leadership to address them despite knowledge of some of his behavior: