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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:
February 1, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today to commemorate Black History Month, which is observed during February:
November 21, 2007
On this Thanksgiving Day, Americans from coast to coast will give their thanks for the many blessings that have been bestowed upon us as citizens of this great nation -- including our hard-won rights and liberties, and the opportunities and equality that we enjoy.
March 28, 2007
Almost five months ago, the American people emphatically voted for change and a new direction in our nation. They want a Congress that works hard for them; that addresses the critical issues facing our great nation; and that - yes - works together, whenever possible...
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 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...
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 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
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...
September 14, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the news that former Texas Governor Ann Richards died at her home in Austin, Texas, yesterday:
June 23, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Norman Mineta, Secretary of the Department of Transportation, announced that he would resign his post effective July 7: