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May 1, 2009Press Item
This week was an extremely productive one in the House of Representatives. Most importantly, both the House and the Senate passed the final version of the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Resolution, a document that lays out our most important national priorities for the years to come...
April 29, 2009Press Item
This legislation—The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act—is a powerful statement of some of our most important American values: tolerance, respect for differences, and accountability for those who are driven to violence by hate.
April 28, 2009Press Item
Today on Equal Pay Day, we recognize the damaging impact that pay discrimination has on every woman in every workplace in America.
April 24, 2009Press Item
Today, we recognize the genocide that took the lives of 1.5 million Armenian children, women, and men in their ancestral homeland.
March 31, 2009Press Item
Today, the House passed the Senator Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which will create outlets for service so people of all ages can contribute to our nation’s recovery.
March 10, 2009Press Item
Today, Chairman Miller and Senators Kennedy and Harkin introduced legislation to give hard-working Americans the tools they need to secure fair wages and treatment at their jobs.
March 10, 2009Press Item
Today, the Employee Free Choice Act was introduced in the U.S. House and Senate.
March 3, 2009Press Item
House Democratic Leaders and President Obama celebrate Women's History Month, which is observed in March.
February 2, 2009Press Item
February is recognized as Black History Month. Today House leaders released statements commemorating the occasion.
February 2, 2009Press Item
Throughout the month of February, Americans come together to celebrate Black History Month.
January 27, 2009Press Item
I am proud that one of the very first bills passed by this House in the 111th Congress was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
January 27, 2009Press Item
Today, the House passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which is now headed to President Obama for his signature.
January 19, 2009Press Item
Years ago, there was a powerful man who was born and raised not far from here.
January 16, 2009Press Item
On Monday we will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a bold and active leader who fought to bring true equality and justice to all Americans.
January 9, 2009Press Item
The value of work lies in a job well done, not in the gender of the worker.
January 9, 2009Press Item
Within my lifetime, the ideal of ‘equal pay for equal work’ was a radical one.
December 10, 2008Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and 10 Members of Congress sent a bipartisan White Paper on Darfur to President-elect Obama today. This group traveled to Sudan in April 2007.
September 25, 2008Press Item
The ADA Amendments Act signed today by the President brings millions of our fellow citizens back where they belong: under the protection of the ADA.
September 17, 2008Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) today joined with leading Members of Congress, the disability and business communities to celebrate the passage by voice vote of the ADA Amendments Act.
September 11, 2008Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement today at a press conference following the Senate’s passage of the ADA Amendments Act.
August 28, 2008Press Item
“Forty five years ago today, some 300,000 men, women, and children poured into Washington, DC, to claim their equal rights as citizens...
July 31, 2008Press Item
Equal pay for equal work.’ When we put the principle as bluntly as that, I doubt that anyone in America would disagree. It is a basic ideal of fairness: The value of work lies in a job well done, not in the gender of the worker.
July 22, 2008Press Item
I strongly welcome the news that the Bosnian Serb leader who helped to orchestrate the ethnic cleansing of Bosnia, Radovan Karadzic, has been arrested in Serbia.
July 2, 2008Press Item
Forty-four years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law, a milestone in the constant struggle for equality for all.