Floor Statements

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April 28, 2017
I am so pleased to be here, in the House. I am not pleased that we are considering a Continuing Resolution.
April 27, 2017
Nobody believes that the Democrats want to shut down the government, period. That's irrational. 
April 26, 2017
One of the groups just put out a cost analysis of the.. and we just have a one-page paper.
April 26, 2017
Thank you very much Mr. Speaker. At the end of the week, President Trump will reach his hundredth day in office.
March 29, 2017
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Last week was a historic week in many respects.
March 28, 2017
Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today.
March 21, 2017
Mr. Speaker, this week we will consider the most important bill that this House will consider in this Congress.
March 16, 2017
I rise in opposition to this bill and adopt many of the premises that my friend, Mr. Walz, adopted.
March 10, 2017
To rationalize a procedure which has a bill introduced Monday night and is subjected to 26 hours straight of markup on the following Wednesday, less than 48 hours later, no matter how you dress it up, that is not, Mr. Speaker, regular order.
March 9, 2017
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I just came from the Energy and Commerce Committee.
February 17, 2017
Today, I lost a dear friend, and America lost a great patriot. Bob Michel's service to the country was an example for us all. 
January 13, 2017
Mr. Speaker, I absolutely disagree with the previous speaker. He is wrong. He is wrong on the facts... The Affordable Care Act was on the table longer than any bill since I’ve been in Congress – which was 36 years – to read, to review, to analyze, and to make a decision. 
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.