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May 19, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after it was announced that Congressman Mark Takai has decided not to seek re-election.
May 19, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on new legislation that was introduced last night to address the debt crisis in Puerto Rico. 
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
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor this evening in opposition to an inadequate bill offered by House Republicans to address the Zika crisis, which provides less than a third of the funding requested by President Obama.
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 17, 2016Press Item
This week, the House of Representatives will consider the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017. 
May 16, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered remarks today at a screening of the Sundance documentary film, “A Hug From Paul Ryan.” 
May 16, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after joining 111 House Democrats in sending a letter to House leaders urging them to strengthen nutrition programs in the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016. 
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
This week, the House passed a number of bipartisan bills aimed at addressing the opioid addiction crisis in America. One of those bills was the Opioid Program Evaluation (OPEN) Act, which I was proud to co-sponsor with Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. 
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
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor this evening in support of the Opioid Program Evaluation Act, which he co-sponsored with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and the need to provide adequate funding to address the growing opioid crisis. 
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.
May 2, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the upcoming departure of long-time Democratic Staff Director for the House Rules Committee, Miles Lackey.
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 21, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Congresswoman Gwen Graham (FL-2) announced her decision to not seek re-election to the House of Representatives.  
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.