Floor Statements

March 22, 2017
Thank you, Chairman Sessions and Ranking Member Slaughter. 
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.
March 7, 2017
The Republicans released a bill last night. That bill deals with every American’s welfare. Every American’s welfare. 
March 6, 2017
The executive order signed today doubles down on a radical policy that will weaken our national security and put all Americans in danger.
March 5, 2017
President Trump's outrageous allegations this weekend paint a picture of someone obsessed with wild conspiracy theories and detached from reality.
February 20, 2017
I am deeply alarmed by this latest wave of threats against Jewish Community Centers in states across the country. 
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. 
February 14, 2017
Today's announcement by Humana that it will exit the health insurance marketplaces nationwide in 2018 is alarming because it demonstrates that the market uncertainty being created by Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act has a real-world impact on American consumers. 
February 10, 2017
Reports that National Security Advisor Michael Flynn discussed easing sanctions with the Putin regime before the inauguration raise serious alarm bells. 
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 8, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today to discuss the shootings in Dallas, Texas and the recent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. 
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.