Floor Statements

February 5, 2016
Yesterday’s joint announcement by the Republican Chairmen on the House and Senate Budget Committees that the Director of the Office of Management and Budget would not be invited to present the President’s FY2017 Budget is both outrageous and unprecedented. 
February 5, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor released its jobs report for January.
February 3, 2016
Today, the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity met with Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget. 
February 2, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans failed to override the President's veto, which was their sixty-third vote to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act since 2011 and the twelfth vote to attack women's health this Congress.
February 2, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
February 2, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a hearing held by the House Financial Services Committee accusing the Obama Administration of manufacturing the debt limit crisis. 
February 1, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today to mark the beginning of Black History Month.
January 29, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after news of the departure of Katie Beirne Fallon from the White House and the promotion of Amy Rosenbaum to replace her in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. 
January 29, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today commemorating the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act being signed into law. 
January 27, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. 
January 25, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the failure by South Sudanese leaders to form a transitional government by the established January 22 deadline.
January 22, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today on the forty-third anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. 
January 21, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this morning to discuss the 2016 Presidential election.
January 15, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which occurs on Monday, January 18. 
January 13, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke with Roll Call and C-SPAN last night to discuss President Obama’s State of the Union Address, the President’s efforts to forge bipartisanship, and the need for both parties to work on a bipartisan basis moving forward.
January 12, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after 146 House Democrats sent a letter to President Obama calling on the Administration to stop raids against refugees and reexamine their policy.
January 12, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed legislation giving the Administration additional authorities to pursue sanctions against North Korea.
January 8, 2016
“Five years ago, a deranged gunman took six lives and wounded twelve others at a constituent outreach event in Tucson, Arizona.  
January 8, 2016
"I was disappointed that Republicans adopted a motion to postpone until January 26 a vote to override the President’s veto of their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood.  
January 8, 2016
This morning’s jobs report for December, which shows a gain of 275,000 private sector jobs, provides us with a bookend to a year in which we’ve witnessed steady job growth that has brought the unemployment rate down more than half a percentage point since last January.
December 17, 2015
I thank [Appropriations Committee Ranking Member] Lowey and Chairman Rogers for their leadership on this bill.
December 15, 2015
Mr. Speaker, within the next few days, the House could take up a tax package that extends a number of tax breaks permanently.
December 9, 2015
I thank the gentlelady from California for yielding. No one in this House more than Congresswoman Barbara Lee has been focused on how we lift those in poverty out of poverty, into the middle class. 
December 8, 2015
I thank the gentlelady for yielding, and I rise in support of this legislation. I want to thank the Ranking Member [of the Homeland Security Committee], Bennie Thompson, [Rep.] Lofgren, who worked very hard on this, and Democrats on the Homeland Security Committee and on the Immigration Policy and Enforcement Subcommittee for their hard work to ensure that this bill will protect Americans from the threat of terror while we remain true to our highest principles and ideals.
December 3, 2015
Today, we will pass in an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote a bill to give more stability and investment in our infrastructure in America.