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February 12, 2007
House Democratic Leaders released the following statements today regarding a concurrent resolution that will be debated on the Floor this week. The resolution expresses support for American troops and disapproval of the President's plan to increase the number of troops in Iraq.
January 29, 2007
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today on the passing of Father Robert Drinan...
January 23, 2007
...the true measure of the President's commitment to bipartisanship is not the rhetoric he used tonight, but the results that we will achieve together in the months ahead on energy, immigration and health care...
January 4, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland spoke today on the House floor on House Resolution 6, the Rules package for the 110th Congress. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:
January 3, 2007
First, we will help bring integrity back to the House by breaking the link between lobbyists and lawmakers, and holding Members and staff more accountable...
January 3, 2007
Democrats ran on this agenda and were elected on this agenda. We promised the American people swift passage of these bills and we fully intend to make good on that promise...
December 19, 2006
I discussed the DCCC Chairmanship with Speaker-Designate Pelosi and highly recommended Congressman Van Hollen to this very important position, and I congratulate him today...
December 19, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader-Elect Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Speaker-Designate Nancy Pelosi announced that she has appointed Rep. Chris Van Hollen (MD) to serve as Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee:
December 8, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader-Elect Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon:
November 25, 2006
Congressman Steny Hoyer (MD-5), House Majority Leader-elect, delivered the Democratic Radio Address this morning at 11:06 a.m. In his address, Majority Leader-elect Hoyer discussed Democrats’ New Direction for America that will restore civility, integrity, and bipartisanship while addressing the priorities of the American people.
November 14, 2006
There simply is no question: Nancy and Steny have been a terrific team, unifying our Caucus over the last four years and working tirelessly to help us regain the House Majority. We believe that Nancy and Steny not only deserve great credit for bringing us to this point, but also will be the best team to lead our Caucus as we move forward in the Majority...
November 14, 2006
As moderate Members of the Democratic Caucus, we are writing to express our strong support for Steny Hoyer for the position of Majority Leader. Steny, who has served in the House since 1981, has set himself apart by truly appreciating and understanding the diversity within our Caucus. Throughout his tenure, he has served House Democrats in various roles and has always worked tirelessly to ensure that various interests within our party are represented...
November 13, 2006
Next Thursday, when our Democratic Caucus meets to organize as the new House Majority in the 110th Congress, we ask that you vote for Steny Hoyer of Maryland as our new Majority Leader...
November 10, 2006
Given Steny’s broad range of assistance to these Members-Elect, it is not surprising that they have chosen to support him. We believe Nancy and Steny have done a terrific job unifying our Caucus and helping us regain the Majority. At our organizational meeting next Thursday, November 16, we hope you will support Steny as our new Majority Leader...
November 10, 2006
Biography of House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer
November 9, 2006
"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, 2006
WASHINGTON - A group of senior House Democrats sent a letter to their colleagues today in support of Whip Steny Hoyer for Majority Leader. The text of the letter is attached:
November 8, 2006
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, 2006
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 7, 2006
"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, 2006
"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 2, 2006
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:
October 2, 2006
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated from September 15 - October 15. Last evening, Hoyer joined members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to kick off the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's annual conference, and will attend this Wednesday's CHCI Gala. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute includes Members of Congress of Hispanic descent, and is led by Chairwoman Grace Napolitano (CA).
September 27, 2006
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today at a press conference with the House and Senate Democratic Leadership on the misplaced priorities of the Rubberstamp Republican Congress:
June 16, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today at an event with the bicameral Democratic leadership of Congress discussing Democrats' plan for taking America in a New Direction: