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February 16, 2017Press Item
With Republicans controlling the White House and both chambers of Congress, they are fully responsible for what happens to America’s health care system.
February 9, 2017Press Item
Tonight, America's judicial system delivered a strong rebuke to the Trump Administration's unconstitutional Muslim ban. 
February 7, 2017Press Item
On Sunday, Speaker Paul Ryan confirmed to the American people that Republicans are moving ahead with their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act – despite reports that Republicans were changing their rhetoric, swapping “repeal and replace” for repair. 
February 4, 2017Press Item
I am deeply concerned by President Trump's attack on Judge James Robart, which shows a complete disregard for both an independent judiciary and the Constitution. 
February 6, 2017Press Item
Hi.  I’m Congressman Steny Hoyer of Maryland and the Democratic Whip in the House of Representatives.
February 3, 2017Press Item
We are not in agreement, Mr. Speaker. What we would be doing would be 180 degrees different. 
February 2, 2017Press Item
“Our nation is strong because of the close working relationships we have cultivated with our allies and partners around the world – relationships built on trust, friendship, and respect."
February 2, 2017Press Item
“Thank you very much Leader. I thank the Leader, in case you didn’t hear that. I am, I don’t know that I’m pleased to be here, because we ought not to be here, discussing this subject we’re discussing. 
February 2, 2017Press Item
Attempts to murder or incapacitate journalists and pro-democracy activists are the hallmark of a criminal, illegitimate, and unfree regime, which is exactly what President Vladimir Putin’s Russia has become. 
February 1, 2017Press Item
As we celebrate Black History Month, we pay tribute to those who fought for freedom and equality, broke down barriers, and contributed to the richness of our nation’s culture.  
January 31, 2017Press Item
In Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump has found a jurist with a troubling history outside the mainstream. 
January 31, 2017Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following video today highlighting 48 House Democrats who took to the House Floor today to call on House Republicans to bring the SOLVE Act to the Floor to defund and rescind President Trump’s Muslim ban. 
January 31, 2017Press Item
Mr. Speaker, I rise out of deep concern for our country, our people, and those who serve us in uniform.
January 30, 2017Press Item
I was proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder tonight on the steps of the Supreme Court with my Democratic colleagues and with a multitude of Americans who came out to protest the Trump Administration’s actions.  
January 30, 2017Press Item
I’m proud to join Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren, Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, and more than 160 House Democrats as a cosponsor of legislation to end the Trump Administration’s dangerous Muslim ban.  
January 30, 2017Press Item
The executive order President Trump signed on Friday makes our country less safe and emboldens terrorist groups like ISIS. 
January 27, 2017Press Item
Today, people across the world observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day, remembering the 11 million innocent civilians who perished at the hands of the Nazis.  
January 23, 2017Press Item
That the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans are using their first full week of controlling the government to attack women’s health is very telling about their priorities.  
January 13, 2017Press Item
This year, as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we reflect on his legacy and his commitment to nonviolence in the ceaseless pursuit of justice and opportunity for all.  
January 10, 2017Press Item
In his eight years as President of the United States, Barack Obama showed our country and the world what it means to lead.  
September 27, 2016Press Item
As Congress prepares to adjourn at the end of the week, it’s clear that the Republican-led 114th Congress has become yet another closed, unproductive, do-nothing Congress.
September 20, 2016Press Item
Today, we mark five years since the official end of the discriminatory ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy that barred gay and lesbian Americans from serving openly in our military.  
September 16, 2016Press Item
This week, I released a report that demonstrates how the American economy has performed consistently better under Democratic presidents than Republican ones.