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November 21, 2010

Exactly what he says on this is he's for the 250,000 and under. That's his position. That's our position. Let me say that this election, as we know, was in my view essentially about two things. Number one, we hadn't grown jobs quickly enough. We hadn't grown the economy and concern about the deficit. Now if you're going to try to balance those two things one of the things you don't want to do is have average working americans have an increase in their taxes...

November 18, 2010

The important thing is that the ethics process worked. Charlie Rangel is obviously a popular member of the House, and a powerful member of the House. Certain facts were elicited. The committee considered them and obviously, they have come out with a judgment...

November 17, 2010

It was an issue we lost the majority, therefore we have one less leadership spot, and Mr. Clyburn and I had discussions about it. We're good friends, we've been friends for 45 years, we're still very good friends. We're going to work together. It was obvious that we had to do something other than run against one another and that happened and I'm pleased about it and look forward to working with Jim Clyburn who is a very effective leader of our caucus, well respected within our caucus...

September 27, 2010

On September 22, Majority Leader Hoyer and Rep. Don Payne, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, led a Special Order on Sudan.  The goal was to underscore Congressional support for a timely and fair referenda on Southern independence in January, to discuss the continued importance of full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, and to make clear that Congress remains focused on ending the violence in Darfur.

September 22, 2010

Southern Sudan will hold a referendum on independence, which was guaranteed by the 2005 comprehensive peace agreement which has been referenced. The C.P.A. ended Africa's bloodiest civil war, a war which took almost two million lives and displaced four million. Yet the risk of descending into war again seems too real...

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