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July 1, 2014Press Item
I’m pleased to announce the beginning of House Democrats’ fifth annual Online All-Star Competition, which encourages Members of the Democratic Caucus to strengthen online engagement with our constituents.
June 26, 2014Press Item
I join in congratulating President Shimon Peres of Israel on being awarded the Congressional Gold Medal today.
June 19, 2014Press Item
I join in congratulating Rep. Kevin McCarthy on his election as Majority Leader.
June 19, 2014Press Item
I join in marking the 149th Juneteenth and in celebrating the joyous news of emancipation received by those who had been held brutally and unjustly in bondage as a result of slavery in America.
June 6, 2014Press Item
Seventy years ago today, over 150,000 American, British, Canadian, and Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy to begin the liberation of Continental Europe from Nazi occupation.
May 30, 2014Press Item
Sunday begins LGBT Pride Month, a time not only to celebrate how far we have come toward achieving the goal of equality for all but also for remembering how much work remains and rededicating ourselves to the task.
May 30, 2014Press Item
Mr. Speaker, first let me briefly say I rise to speak on this bill, which directly impacts our economy, our competitiveness, and our ability to create jobs that pay well and open doors to opportunity.
May 29, 2014Press Item
Gun violence is a problem Congress cannot ignore, and I am encouraged that Democrats and Republicans were able to come together today to pass an amendment offered by Rep. Mike Thompson that increases the funding available to states to maintain accurate and up-to-date records used in background checks.
May 28, 2014Press Item
I join in mourning Maya Angelou's passing and in celebrating her extraordinary life as a poet, author, Civil Rights activist, actor, musician, and teacher.
April 10, 2014Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement tonight on the departure of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the next Secretary...
March 4, 2014Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today announced the hiring of two new members of his staff. 
February 28, 2014Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) today introduced H.R. 4120, which would allow construction to proceed on the National Law Enforcement Officers Museum by extending authorization for the non-profit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).
November 22, 2013Press Item
Fifty years ago today, while working as an intern to Maryland Senator David Brewster, I was coming down the steps of the U.S. Capitol when I was stopped by an officer of the U.S. Capitol Police who said: ‘Have you heard?  The President’s been shot.’  I will never forget that moment – as I know so many Americans will always remember where they were on the day President John F. Kennedy was taken from us. 
November 21, 2013Press Item
“I thank the Gentleman from Connecticut. Not only for the special order but for the speech he gave as we led into this special order about that wrenching day in November, the 22nd of November, 1963. Where he was, the memory he had. And I thank the Leader who has recalled so well what John Kennedy meant to our generation.
November 8, 2013Press Item
“I join in remembering the horrific Nazi pogrom of Kristallnacht seventy-five years ago.  The destruction and hate-driven murder that occurred over two days marked a turning point toward a horrific genocide whose pain continues to be felt by all those throughout the world who believe in justice. 
October 28, 2013Press Item
"I was very saddened to learn of the passing of my friend, Ike Skelton.  He was an extraordinary American, and I had the privilege of serving alongside him in Congress for nearly thirty years, where I saw his compassion, his humility, and his deep-rooted Missouri values up close. 
September 19, 2013Press Item
“Mr. Speaker, it is with great sadness that I rise to remember three of my constituents who tragically lost their lives in Monday's shooting along with nine other innocent victims at the Washington Navy Yard. The entire Washington Metropolitan area is still in shock at the horrific news.
September 16, 2013Press Item
“My thoughts are with the victims and the families who lost loved-ones in today’s tragic shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.  Many of those who serve there in military and civilian roles live in my district, and while we do not yet know all the details about who carried out this terrible shooting, there is no doubt that it has shaken the Navy, the greater Washington D.C. community, and our nation as a whole.   
September 11, 2013Press Item
“Though twelve years have now passed since that tragic day on which we were attacked, the pain and heartbreak of September 11, 2001, will never be forgotten.  For the loved ones of victims and for those who survived, this anniversary marks a solemn moment to remember the lives lost and lives changed forever.
September 9, 2013Press Item
“I join in wishing Ben Jealous well as he prepares to step down at the end of the year as President of the NAACP, our nation’s oldest and most highly respected civil rights advocacy organization