Floor Statements

January 11, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks on the House Floor today in support of H.R. 3, the “Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007.” The remarks are as prepared for delivery:
January 10, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke this afternoon at a press conference on H.R. 2, the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:
January 10, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC - Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House floor today in support of increasing the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25. Below are his remarks, as prepared for delivery:
December 7, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - Majority Leader-Elect Steny H. Hoyer (MD), made the following remarks today at a press conference with Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (CA) and Congressman David Obey (D-WI), Chairman-elect of the Appropriations Committee:
October 20, 2006
Staying the course’ is not a strategy, nor is sitting on the sidelines hoping that the Iraqis will eventually forge a political solution...
October 20, 2006
We write out of a deep sense of concern that the situation in Iraq continues to deteriorate and that there is no effective plan for improvement...
October 17, 2006
If anything, the Military Commissions Act is not tough enough on terrorists because there is no certainty the act will withstand the scrutiny of the Supreme Court...
September 28, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight on the Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act:
September 27, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today regarding H.R. 6166, the Military Commissions Act:
September 26, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today during the debate on the rule on the Conference Report for the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2007:
September 20, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House floor against the misguided Republican Voter ID bill:
September 19, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks today on the House floor:
September 14, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House floor:
September 13, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks today about the divisive, partisan 9/11 Resolution put forth by Congressional Republicans:
September 7, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks today on the House floor:
July 28, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement this evening on the House floor in opposition to the Republicans’ cynical attempt to play political games with the minimum wage:
July 26, 2006
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer made the following statement on the House Floor today regarding H.R. 5611, the Fuel Consumption Education Act, and the energy independence bill that he unveiled yesterday with other leading Democrats, the PROGRESS Act. (As prepared for delivery.)
July 25, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks today at a press conference with Rep. John Dingell (MI), Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Democrat, Rep. Jim Oberstar, Transportation Committee Ranking Democrat, Rep. Mark Udall (CO), co-chair of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus, Rep. Stephanie Herseth (SD), co-chair of the House Democratic Rural Working Group and member of the House Agriculture Committee, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, member of the House Transportation Committee and Task Force on Livable Communities, and Rep. Adam Schiff, member of the House International Relations Committee and co-chair/co-founder of the Democratic Study Group on National Security, to introduce the PROGRESS Act:
July 20, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks yesterday on the House floor in favor of the bipartisan House resolution condemning the recent terrorist attacks against Israel and supporting Israel's right of self-defense. The measure will be voted on today in the House.
July 20, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks today on the House floor in favor of overriding President Bush’s first veto, which he issued today regarding H.R. 810, legislation that was passed in both the House and the Senate to expand research of embryonic stem cells:
July 20, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House floor against the Oman Free Trade Agreement:
July 13, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks today on the House floor in favor of reauthorizing key provisions of the Voting Rights Act (as prepared for delivery):
July 12, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke today on the House floor about the need to increase the federal minimum wage, which has not been increased since 1997.
June 26, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) testified before the House Rules Committee this evening and called on the Committee to make in order an amendment to increase the minimum wage over two years. Hoyer offered an identical amendment to the FY07 Labor-HHS Appropriations bill that passed with seven Republican votes, yet the House Republican leadership has stalled floor consideration of the Labor-HHS bill. Below is the text of Whip Hoyer's remarks to the Rules Committee, as prepared for delivery:
June 22, 2006
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer made the following statement today on the House Floor (as prepared for delivery):