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March 2, 2009
Governor Sebelius is a knowledgeable and experienced executive who I believe is an exceptional choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services.
February 27, 2009
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, 2009
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 24, 2009
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, 2009
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 20, 2009
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, 2009
Today, we celebrate the 200th birthday of our nation’s 16th President, Abraham Lincoln.
February 4, 2009
The House will now reassemble on Monday at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business, with votes at 6:30 p.m.
January 23, 2009
I congratulate Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand on being selected to serve as the next U.S. Senator of the State of New York.
January 22, 2009
Thirty-six years ago, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the case of Roe v. Wade.
January 20, 2009
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, 2009
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, 2009
Today, the Electoral College formalized the election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States.
January 6, 2009
Today, Members of Congress swear our oath of office, fully aware of the difficult work ahead of us.
December 30, 2008
Vice President-elect Biden could not have picked a better and more qualified Director of Legislative Affairs than Sudafi Henry.
December 12, 2008
I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Robin Toner.
December 11, 2008
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, 2008
At this time, the House is scheduled to reassemble at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 9th.
December 5, 2008
The 111th Congress is set to convene at a tough and challenging time in our nation’s history.
November 6, 2008
I am sorry to learn that Congressman Roy Blunt will not be seeking reelection as House Republican Whip.
November 6, 2008
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.
September 29, 2008
At this time, the House is scheduled to meet at noon on Thursday. However, whether the House will consider legislation regarding the economic crisis has not been determined.
July 24, 2008
Today 66 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez outlining their continued concerns regarding preparations for the 2010 Decennial Census and urging the Department of Commerce to take measures necessary to ensure a complete and accurate decennial census.
July 18, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC—As the third anniversary of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina nears, Majority Leader Hoyer (D-MD) will head to the Gulf Coast Region on Monday, July 21, for two days of tours and meetings with regional elected officials and other stakeholders in the rebuilding effort.
July 12, 2008
WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer released the following statement today in reaction to the death of Tony Snow: