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May 26, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives this morning to call on House Republicans to take meaningful action to address the Zika virus by providing the necessary resources to respond. 
May 26, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans voted down their Energy and Water appropriations bill because it included an amendment banning discrimination against LGBT Americans.
May 25, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after Republicans in the House of Representatives passed two amendments permitting discrimination against LGBT individuals. 
May 25, 2016Press Item
Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today in opposition to a bill that would repeal DC’s budget autonomy. 
May 24, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans passed dishonest legislation they claimed would address the Zika crisis. In reality, their legislation attempts to undo environmental regulations under the Clean Water Act. 
May 24, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer joined 177 House Democrats in a letter today to House Speaker Paul Ryan, calling on him to disband the Select Investigative Panel.
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 18, 2016Press Item
Three months ago, President Obama requested $1.9 billion in an emergency supplemental appropriation to prepare for and contain the spread of the Zika virus. Instead of responding quickly and working with the Obama Administration, House Republicans have ignored this growing public health crisis for months. 
May 16, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on House Republicans abandoning the budget process and bringing appropriations bills to the Floor this week without a budget. 
May 16, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of a letter sent to Chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi Trey Gowdy by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings and House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith calling for an end to the partisan committee.
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) 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 10, 2016Press Item
For months, House Republican leadership has struggled with deep divisions and dysfunction within their Conference, preventing Congress from acting on a number of serious public health crises. 
May 8, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the second anniversary of the creation of the Select Committee on Benghazi by House Republicans.
April 29, 2016Press Item
It’s been six months since Speaker Paul Ryan took the Speaker’s gavel, and though he has discussed the need to build a more “Confident America,” the American people have not seen any action from House Republicans that inspires confidence.
April 28, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at a press conference today with Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and House Democrats in support of the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule. 
April 27, 2016Press Item
Since taking the Speaker’s gavel last fall, Speaker Paul Ryan has discussed the need to build a more “Confident America.” Yet six months into his Speakership, Speaker Ryan continues to struggle with deep divisions and dysfunction within his Conference, preventing the House from getting anything done for the American people, including passing a budget. 
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 20, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined House Democrats on the House Floor yesterday for a Special Order Hour to call on Senate Republicans to do their job and hold confirmation hearings and an up-or-down vote on Supreme Court Justice nominee Merrick Garland.
April 15, 2016Press Item
Today, House Republicans missed the statutory deadline to pass a budget, notwithstanding the fact that they made passing a budget a top priority this year. It’s unfortunate that division and dysfunction within their Party prevented them from passing a budget, and I am deeply disappointed that many of their Members are urging Republican leadership to abandon the spending levels Congress passed last year. 
April 15, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans failed to pass a budget resolution by the April 15 statutory deadline. 
February 9, 2016Press Item
Today, President Obama unveiled his budget for Fiscal Year 2017, which reduces the deficit and puts debt on a sustainable path while laying out a vision for how we can give every American a fair shot at economic security; accelerate American innovation; and keep Americans safe.