Press Releases

February 11, 2008
I was deeply and profoundly saddened to learn today of the passing of my very good friend and colleague, Representative Tom Lantos of California, the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the only Holocaust survivor to ever serve in the U.S. Congress.
February 7, 2008
I am saddened by Representative Hooley’s decision to not seek a seventh term. However, I would like to congratulate her on the almost 12 years of service that she has given to her district and nation.
February 4, 2008
WASHINGTON – House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement regarding the President’s Fiscal Year 2009 Budget that was released today:
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:
January 31, 2008
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) announced today to the Democratic Caucus at the Caucus Issues Conference here that he has promoted Deputy Floor Director Alejandro Perez to be the new Floor Director.
January 29, 2008
Today the House is voting on a 15-day extension of the Protect America Act.
January 29, 2008
Mr. Speaker, for several years, the American people were told our economy was roaring.
January 18, 2008
Nearly 40 years ago, in Memphis, Tennessee, an assassin’s bullet prematurely ended the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 18, 2008
I was encouraged that President Bush agreed today with Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle that an economic stimulus package is necessary, and that he also recognized we must work together to enact legislation without delay.
January 15, 2008
Democrats will continue our fight to move America in a new direction in 2008.
January 10, 2008
On January 10, 2007, President Bush announced that he would send an additional 20,000 U.S. troops to Iraq to secure the country in order to pave the way for political progress.
January 7, 2008
President Bush stood before the American people today and said that there are ‘mixed signals’ about the state of the U.S. economy.
January 4, 2008
The anemic job growth in today’s Labor Department report for December is just further evidence that the Bush Administration’s economic program is failing the American people.
January 2, 2008
I am deeply saddened to learn today of Chairman Lantos’ illness. He has been a wise and thoughtful leader in Congress since he was first elected in 1980, and his unwaivering commitment to democracy and basic human rights will be greatly missed.
December 20, 2007
Virtually everyone who closely and objectively observes Congress agrees that Democrats have had a very productive year, instigated substantial progress on key priorities, and begun to move our nation in a new direction.