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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. 
September 15, 2016Press Item
Hi – I’m Steny Hoyer, the Democratic Whip in the House of Representatives. I’m proud to join you in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. 
September 8, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) discussed House Republicans’ failure to address public health emergencies and their division over funding the government on NewsChannel 8, managed by ABC-affiliate WJLA in Washington, DC.
July 21, 2016Press Item
NATO is more than an alliance - it is a commitment among democracies to stand together against our common adversaries and promote freedom in the world. 
July 15, 2016Press Item
I offer my deepest condolences to the families and friends who lost loved ones in this week’s attack in Nice, France. 
July 14, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and House Democrats this evening for a national speak out on the need to address gun violence in America. 
July 14, 2016Press Item
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 13, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered remarks today at a symposium on transgender military service with Under Secretary of Defense Peter Levine and Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09). 
July 12, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered remarks this evening at a vigil held by the LGBT Equality Caucus and House Democrats on the one-month anniversary of the Orlando shooting, calling for action to address gun violence in America.
July 12, 2016Press Item
This week, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer delivered a speech on how Congress can renew the American people’s faith in government. 
July 12, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today as Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hold a hearing on anti-LGBT legislation. 
July 12, 2016Press Item
Wanted to be sure you saw yesterday's article in The Hill on a speech House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered at the Georgetown University Law Center on efforts to renew the American people's faith in government. 
July 11, 2016Press Item
Wanted to be sure you saw today's article in Roll Call on a speech House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered this afternoon at the Georgetown University Law Center on efforts to renew the American people's faith in government. 
July 7, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the recent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
July 7, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and House Democrats, led by Rep. Seth Moulton (MA-06), gathered on the House Floor this morning to demand House Republicans hold a vote on legislation to address gun violence. 
July 6, 2016Press Item
Last month, House Democrats held a 26-hour sit in on the Floor of the House of Representatives to demand House Republican leaders hold a vote on legislation to address gun violence. 
July 6, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined House Democrats and Americans affected by gun violence this morning at a press conference to call on House Republicans to hold a vote on meaningful legislation to address gun violence. 
July 5, 2016Press Item
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. 
July 3, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on the passing of Elie Wiesel. 
June 30, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Department of Defense announced their intention to reverse the ban on transgender service members. 
June 29, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined Reps. Robin Kelly (IL-02), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Danny Davis (IL-07), Bill Foster (IL-11), and Mike Quigley (IL-05) today at a rally in Chicago as part of the National Day of Action for Commonsense Gun Violence Prevention.