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May 24, 2016Press Item
Last week, House Republicans voted twice to allow discrimination against LGBT Americans.  
May 19, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on new legislation that was introduced last night to address the debt crisis in Puerto Rico. 
May 19, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following video today after House Republicans held a vote open to make their Members change their votes in order to defeat an amendment that would ban discrimination against LGBT Americans. 
May 19, 2016Press Item
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 19, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans held a vote open to make their Members change their votes in order to defeat an amendment that would ban discrimination against LGBT Americans. 
May 17, 2016Press Item
This week, the House of Representatives will consider the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017. 
May 17, 2016Press Item
Today, on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined the LGBT Equality Caucus in a video message to the LGBT community to share messages of solidarity and support. 
May 16, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered remarks today at a screening of the Sundance documentary film, “A Hug From Paul Ryan.” 
May 13, 2016Press Item
This week, the House passed a number of bipartisan bills aimed at addressing the opioid addiction crisis in America. One of those bills was the Opioid Program Evaluation (OPEN) Act, which I was proud to co-sponsor with Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. 
May 13, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement calling on House Republicans to disband their Select Committee to Attack Women’s Health, following Chair Blackburn’s decision to put providers and patients in Maryland in danger.
May 11, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of Rep. Don Beyer's (VA) legislation to oppose immigration bans based on religion. 
May 11, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at a press conference today House Democratic with leaders to discuss how Donald Trump’s poisonous rhetoric echoes the long-standing policy positions of House Republicans.
May 5, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. 
May 2, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement marking Jewish American Heritage Month. 
April 28, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at a press conference today with Rep. David Cicilline and House Democrats to call on the House Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on the Equality Act.  
April 22, 2016Press Item
This week, the House took up several partisan bills that would target the IRS and make it harder for civil servants to do their jobs. 
April 21, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today in support of yesterday’s announcement by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew that Harriet Tubman and other American women will be added to U.S. currency.
April 20, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after United States Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced the addition of American women to U.S. currency.
April 19, 2016Press Item
Puerto Rico, home to 3.5 million Americans, will default on $422 million worth of debt on May 1 unless Congress acts to allow the territory to restructure its debt. 
April 12, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on Equal Pay Day.
April 5, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the enactment of discriminatory, anti-LGBT legislation in Mississippi.  
April 4, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in the Evenwel v. Abbott voting rights case.
March 31, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on what would have been the eighty-ninth birthday of César Chávez.  
March 24, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the conviction of Radovan Karadzic of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.