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April 17, 2007
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement marking the 145th anniversary of Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia, the day on which slaves in the District were freed.
April 11, 2007
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today marking the 39th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act being signed into law.
April 6, 2007
Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) is currently leading a bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Sudan, Egypt, Greece and Germany.
March 6, 2007
Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on H.R.547, which recognizes International Women's Day, which will be observed on March 8.
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...
December 8, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Human Rights Day, which will be observed on Sunday, December 10:
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...
October 24, 2006
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...
September 26, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following concerning H.R. 2679, the Public Expression of Religion Act, which was considered on the House Floor today:
August 29, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), who is on a trip through the Gulf Coast this week with a group of House Democrats, released the following statement today in observance of the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina:
July 26, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), the lead Democratic sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the House, released the following statement today marking the 16th anniversary of the ADA, which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990:
June 29, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after the House of Representatives defeated an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2007 Science, State, Justice, Commerce Appropriation Bill that would have prohibited funds in the bill from being used to enforce Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act. Section 203 ensures that American citizens with limited English proficiency get the help they need at the polls. The amendment, offered by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), was defeated by a vote of 167-254:
June 21, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after the House Republican leadership announced that it was pulling the “Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006" (H.R. 9) from Floor consideration today:
June 6, 2006
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer appeared on Joyce Bender's radio show "Disability Matters" on Tuesday, June 6th...
May 12, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today concerning news reports that the National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of American households and businesses:
March 8, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s visit to the Gulf Coast to view the ongoing relief and recovery efforts in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina:
February 2, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Black History Month, which began Wednesday and will be observed throughout the month of February:
January 31, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after news that Coretta Scott King, the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., died at the age of 78:
January 13, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, birthday, which will be observed on Monday, January 16:
December 14, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the Motion to Instruct on H.R. 2863 Department of Defense Appropriations.
December 9, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in observance of Human Rights Day, which will be observed tomorrow, December 10:
October 25, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning regarding Rosa Parks, who passed away on Monday evening:
September 30, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding remarks made by former Secretary of Education William Bennett on his radio show earlier this week:
September 20, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the passing of Simon Wiesenthal, a Holocaust survivor who helped bring more than 1,000 Nazi war criminals to justice: