Floor Statements

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July 14, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today after House Republicans adjourned the House without taking action to address gun violence, the threat of the Zika virus, or the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. 
July 14, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor earlier today on the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Iran Nuclear Deal, in opposition to legislation introduced by Republicans not through regular order and without any input from Democrats. 
July 5, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives this afternoon to demand House Republicans bring bipartisan legislation to address gun violence to the Floor for a vote. 
June 22, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives this evening during a sit-in staged by House Democrats to demand a vote on legislation to address gun violence. House Republicans gaveled out the proceedings more than eight hours previously, but Democrats held the Floor. 
June 22, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives today during a sit-in staged by House Democrats to demand Republicans hold a vote on legislation to address gun violence. 
June 15, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives this afternoon in opposition to consideration of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017 due to House Republicans' refusal to allow debate on an amendment to ban discrimination against LGBT Americans. 
June 10, 2016
This afternoon, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) discussed House Republican leaders' decision to abandon their promise of regular order and close the appropriations process to prevent their Members from having to take tough votes. 
June 9, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives this afternoon in support of bipartisan compromise legislation to address the debt crisis in Puerto Rico. 
May 26, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives this morning to call on House Republicans to take meaningful action to address the Zika virus by providing the necessary resources to respond. 
May 25, 2016
Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today in opposition to a bill that would repeal DC’s budget autonomy. 
May 24, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor this afternoon in support of the Toxic Substance Control Modernization Act, a bill to modernize outdated legislation to protect Americans from harmful toxic substances. Below is a transcript of his remarks.
May 19, 2016
This afternoon, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) went to the Floor for colloquy but no House Republican joined him to offer the schedule for next week. 
May 18, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor this evening in opposition to an inadequate bill offered by House Republicans to address the Zika crisis, which provides less than a third of the funding requested by President Obama.
May 10, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor this evening in support of the Opioid Program Evaluation Act, which he co-sponsored with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and the need to provide adequate funding to address the growing opioid crisis. 
April 19, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined House Democrats on the House Floor this afternoon to call on Senate Republicans to do their job and hold a hearing and a vote on the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. 
April 13, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor this morning about the Information Technology Modernization Act, a bill he introduced on Monday to upgrade government IT infrastructure and strengthen cybersecurity. 
March 21, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today, calling on Senate Republicans to give Supreme Court Justice Nominee Merrick Garland fair consideration. 
February 29, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined the Congressional Black Caucus on the House Floor this evening to discuss the Senate’s constitutional responsibility to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. 
February 12, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today on how President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget can help address the everyday challenges of Americans living in poverty. 
February 11, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today in opposition to a Republican bill that intends to further politicize the paying of our nation’s bills and is not a real attempt to address the debt in a responsible way. 
September 9, 2014
Mr. Speaker, September should be a particularly important month for this House. It will be a month of contrast. It will be a month in which the American people will be able to see that the Republican message to the American people is ‘you're on your own,’ while Democrats say ‘we're on your side.’
May 30, 2014
Mr. Speaker, first let me briefly say I rise to speak on this bill, which directly impacts our economy, our competitiveness, and our ability to create jobs that pay well and open doors to opportunity.
October 22, 2013
“Bill Young was my friend. He was a gentleman in every sense of the word. Bill Young was an example for us all. I will have the privilege of speaking on Thursday, at his request, at his funeral. Bill and I served on the Appropriations Committee for twenty-three years together. Then I left when I became Majority Leader.
July 24, 2013
“Mr. Speaker, as the Speaker has said, later today members and staff from both parties will come together to remember the tragic shooting that occurred 15 years ago in this Capitol.
July 8, 2013
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA) in a moment of silence to honor former House Majority Whip Bill Gray, who passed away last week.