Articles & Op-Eds

January 15, 2016
Wanted to make sure you saw today's op-ed in The Hill by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) on President Obama's final State of the Union Address.
December 28, 2015
ICYMI: Wanted to be sure you saw this article in The Hill on Whip Hoyer’s recent bipartisan successes, including the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, inclusion of the Full-Service Community Schools program in the Every Student Succeeds Act, and passage of the visa waiver improvement bill. 
December 10, 2015
I was proud to be on hand today as President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act into law, which includes a provision I authored to encourage the wider adoption of the full-service community schools model. 
December 7, 2015
If they had a kitchen sink, pro-business lobbyists pushing for the renewal of the Export-Import Bank might have thrown that, too.
December 7, 2015
The House on Thursday took a step toward reviving the Export-Import Bank, by voting to renew the embattled institution's funding as part of a five-year federal transportation spending measure.
November 30, 2015
With lawmakers and their staffers frequently communicating on their iPhones, iPads and Android devices through text message, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) has turned to SMS to get a quicker, more accurate vote count on critical bills. 
November 4, 2015
The House’s passage of legislation to revive the Export-Import Bank followed such an untraditional path that it will be a hard act to follow.
November 4, 2015
The House on Wednesday night rejected efforts to derail a renewal of the Export-Import Bank, virtually assuring a new life for the agency.
November 3, 2015
House Democratic leaders are intensifying the pressure on Republicans for stronger voter protections.
November 3, 2015
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is using President Obama as a "fig leaf" to gloss over the Republican discord on immigration policy, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) charged Tuesday.
November 1, 2015
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer suggested on CBS' "Face the Nation" that Speaker Paul Ryan will have to take some risks if he wants to avoid the same problems his predecessor John Boehner faced.
October 26, 2015
Supporters of the expired Export-Import Bank succeeded early Monday evening in using a rare parliamentary maneuver to force the agency's proposed resurrection onto the House floor, over the opposition of conservative Republicans.
October 12, 2015
The stealth operation to save the Export-Import Bank started with a simple conversation on the House floor. Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.), the second-ranking House Democrat, approached Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) with a proposition: Let’s work together.
July 26, 2015
In case you missed it, wanted to be sure you saw yesterday's op-ed by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer, Senator Orrin Hatch, former Senators Tom Harkin and Bob Dole, and former Representative Steve Bartlett in USA Today on the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilites Act (ADA).
July 9, 2015
House Democrats are looking many places for a message to carry the 2016 election cycle. One place they might find it is in Steny H. Hoyer’s jobs agenda.
February 3, 2015
Last week, I joined with federal and state legislators involved in passing the Affordable Care Act to file an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in the case ofKing v. Burwell.
January 27, 2015
Mitchell Rivard scanned through the House Members' Handbook in 2013, proofreading as he went, when a line gave him pause: Personnel decisions must be free from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, and more. Nowhere did it mention sexual orientation or gender identity.
January 27, 2015
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and a few of his Democratic colleagues are urging other members of Congress to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers in their office anti-discrimination policies.
December 12, 2014
Wanted to be sure you saw today's op-ed by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) on Huffington Post reminding Americans to browse affordable, quality health care plans through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace before the December 15 deadline for coverage beginning January 1.
November 26, 2014
Across the country, families will come together this week to celebrate the most American of holidays – Thanksgiving. They will give thanks in nearly every language spoken on Earth for the freedoms and opportunities we enjoy as Americans and soon-to-be-Americans. That patchwork of languages is a reflection of the immigrant history of our nation — nearly every family has an immigration story to tell.
October 3, 2014
As we mark National Manufacturing Day, Americans ought to be filled with pride in our role as the world's manufacturing leader. 
June 27, 2014
One year ago today, the Senate took action to address one of the most pressing issues of our time: fixing a badly broken immigration system. 
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.