Floor Statements

February 4, 2009
If you can afford healthcare in America, there is no better place in the world to be sick: You’ll be treated at the best hospitals, by the most skilled doctors, with the latest technology.
January 28, 2009
As you know, we are dealing with one of the worst economic climates in memory: 2.6 million jobs lost last year; the worst housing market since the Great Depression; financial turmoil that has threatened the savings and retirements of millions.
January 27, 2009
Thank you for inviting me to testify on an issue that tests, every year, our commitment to the democratic principles we voice here so often and with such certainty.
January 27, 2009
I am proud that one of the very first bills passed by this House in the 111th Congress was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
January 22, 2009
I don’t often quote myself. But today, I think that every Member of this House is thinking back to words we said in a similar debate four months ago, and wondering whether we can still stand by them.
January 14, 2009
If you want a picture of American healthcare, in all its excellence and squalor, there it is: The best doctors, the latest technology, six weeks of hospital care for a sick boy, at a cost of $250,000—in a country that can’t find $80 to fix a toothache.
January 9, 2009
The value of work lies in a job well done, not in the gender of the worker.
January 9, 2009
Today this House stands united in support of Israel as it faces enemies bent on its destruction.
January 6, 2009
Two years ago, Democrats were elected to the majority with a pledge that, under our leadership, the House would dedicate itself to integrity and accountability. We kept that promise.
December 10, 2008
This bill is designed to give the automakers the time and space they need to become a competitive, job-creating industry once again.
December 4, 2008
Some awards mark a job well done. This one marks a responsibility that endures: our responsibility to an ally and a friend, a partner for peace and a fellow democracy, the State of Israel; our responsibility to stand by Israel and the Jewish people in a world where friends so often seem outnumbered by threats.
October 3, 2008
On Monday, the salient dividing line in this House was not between parties: It was between those who understood the dangers of doing nothing, and those who had yet to be convinced.
September 25, 2008
I support this bill for two reasons. First, because it provides essential tax relief to American families and businesses. And second—and just as importantly—because it is paid for.
September 24, 2008
The continuing resolution before us funds the federal government at its current levels through the month of March.
September 17, 2008
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) released the folowing statement in support of the ADA Amendments Act.
September 16, 2008
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today in support of the National Capital Security and Safety Act.
September 16, 2008
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today in support of the Comprehensive Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act.
September 11, 2008
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement at the Congressional Remembrance Ceremony in observance of the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
September 10, 2008
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered the following remarks today at the memorial service honoring the late Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones.
September 8, 2008
The dominant political fact of the last eight years has been Republican failure—serial governing malpractice. This month, we will be holding them to account.
July 31, 2008
Equal pay for equal work.’ When we put the principle as bluntly as that, I doubt that anyone in America would disagree. It is a basic ideal of fairness: The value of work lies in a job well done, not in the gender of the worker.
July 30, 2008
Mr. Speaker, this summer, the Democratic Majority in this body has produced bill after bill after bill to address record oil prices that have exploded on this Administration’s watch.
July 24, 2008
Every morning when I go in to work, I pass by a plaque honoring Detective John Gibson and Officer Jacob Chestnut on the spot where they were killed, 10 years ago today.