Articles & Op-Eds

March 28, 2014
For four years, I have been among those leading the call for a big and balanced agreement on deficit reduction that can set America back on a fiscally sustainable path.
March 24, 2014
Rep. Steny Hoyer (Md.), the second-ranking Democrat in the House, said Republicans should propose a replacement if they don't want to see defense spending cut as a result of across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration.
March 24, 2014
Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp told panel members on Monday that he will hold hearings on the hodgepodge of tax provisions known as extenders, tax breaks worth tens of billions of dollars annually.
March 24, 2014
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) called on Congress to lay the groundwork for a budget grand bargain.
March 24, 2014
Republicans critical of President Obama for excluding a previously proposed Social Security cut from his latest budget bill have only themselves to blame, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) charged Monday.
March 24, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer called on Congress Monday to lay the groundwork for a sweeping budget deal or risk seeing America’s role as a global leader diminish.
March 24, 2014
Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer really wants a grand bargain, and he says now, “when we don’t have a crisis breathing down our necks,” is the time to do it.
March 24, 2014
House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer said Monday that lawmakers should set aside any calls for a new “big deal” on budget issues and set their sights on near-term, achievable goals to set a foundation for broader action in the future on fiscal issues.
March 24, 2014
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer called on Congress Monday to lay the “groundwork” for a budget “grand bargain,” warning that a failure to do so risks upending the United State’s status as the world’s premier economic power.
February 9, 2014
As any family or business owner in America can attest, willfully failing to pay bills on time is a recipe for disaster that can precipitate financial ruin. Yet, that is exactly what Congress is on track to do with America’s finances unless it acts right away to avoid a catastrophic default.
January 31, 2014
On Tuesday, President Obama stood before Congress and the American people to deliver a message of optimism borne from the progress we have made over the past five years recovering our economy from the Great Recession. 
October 1, 2013
Beginning today, millions of Americans — and hundreds of thousands of Marylanders — who could not afford health insurance, or didn't have access to it, will finally be able to sign up for coverage through health marketplaces like the Maryland Health Connection.
September 25, 2013
The House minority whip doesn’t set the congressional agenda. He doesn’t get to offer carrots such as earmarks and he doesn’t wield back-room bludgeons to keep members in lock step.
July 17, 2013
Over the coming weeks, students across the country will start preparing for the upcoming school year, looking forward to reuniting with friends, meeting their teachers and tackling new lessons. 
May 22, 2013
In April, the sequester that had flown under the radar for most Americans at last entered the public spotlight. As cuts led to furloughs for air traffic controllers and other FAA personnel, flight delays frustrated passengers across the country.
April 10, 2013
With the start of the baseball season this month, many Americans are once again focusing on a cherished national tradition.
April 10, 2013
House Democratic leaders unveiled a jobs package Tuesday that will form the centerpiece of their economic platform as the party aims to retake the House in 2014.
March 12, 2013
In what is likely to be the latest installment in a tragic budgetary trilogy, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan on Tuesday will introduce a Republican budget proposal for fiscal year 2014 that purports to balance within ten years. While an improved economic outlook and new revenue from the fiscal cliff deal make the task of balancing the budget somewhat easier, this plan, much like Ryan’s previous budgets, is expected to rely on spurious budget trickery to reach its goal.
February 28, 2013
An arbitrary and irrational series of automatic budget cuts, also known as sequestration, are set to take effect Friday unless Congress acts immediately. While House and Senate Democrats have proposed serious alternatives to the cuts that employ a balanced approach, many Republicans continue to push the severe spending-cuts-only formula as the only viable solution to our deficit problem.
January 18, 2013
Four years ago, President Obama took office against a backdrop of severe job losses, an auto industry on the brink of collapse and a housing market shaken by a foreclosure crisis. The very foundations of the American Dream appeared to be faltering. As he stood to address an anxious nation, our new president declared that “the state of our economy calls for action, bold and swift.”
December 17, 2012
Wanted to make sure you saw today's op-ed by Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX) in Politico about the need for a balanced solution to our deficits.  To read the op-ed, click here or see below:
September 20, 2012
With Congress set to go home this week to focus on the upcoming election, Republicans in control of the House are leaving behind a long list of unfinished business. After two years in charge, House Republicans have not taken action on comprehensive jobs legislation to get Americans back to work, they have not prevented a tax increase on middle-class families, they have not worked to enact a big and balanced plan to reduce the deficit and turn off the sequester, and they have not passed major legislation, including a farm bill, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, or postal reform. Having racked up a dismal record as the “Do Nothing Republican Congress,” their failure even to try addressing the serious challenges we face as a nation has been strikingly disappointing.
September 18, 2012
Wanted to make sure you saw today's op-ed by Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Ranking Member of the House Administration Committee Robert Brady (PA) in the Huffington Post about the importance of the Election Assistance Commission.  To read the op-ed, click here or see below:
August 20, 2012
Wanted to make sure you saw today's op-ed by Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) in the Huffington Post about how innovation is a key part of House Democrats' Make It In America plan.  To read the op-ed, click here or see below:
July 12, 2012
House Democrats this week upped their pressure on GOP leaders to lend a boost to U.S. manufacturing.