Press Releases

February 9, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget. 
February 8, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Obama Administration announced a request for emergency funding to combat the spread of the Zika virus. 
February 7, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after North Korea performed a launch using ballistic missile technology:
February 5, 2016
Yesterday’s joint announcement by the Republican Chairmen on the House and Senate Budget Committees that the Director of the Office of Management and Budget would not be invited to present the President’s FY2017 Budget is both outrageous and unprecedented. 
February 5, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor released its jobs report for January.
February 3, 2016
Today, the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity met with Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget. 
February 2, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans failed to override the President's veto, which was their sixty-third vote to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act since 2011 and the twelfth vote to attack women's health this Congress.
February 2, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
February 2, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a hearing held by the House Financial Services Committee accusing the Obama Administration of manufacturing the debt limit crisis. 
February 1, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today to mark the beginning of Black History Month.
January 29, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after news of the departure of Katie Beirne Fallon from the White House and the promotion of Amy Rosenbaum to replace her in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. 
January 29, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today commemorating the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act being signed into law. 
January 27, 2016
We believe that we are in this together.  Our Republican colleagues believe that each of us is on our own: no minimum wage, no healthcare, no rules to protect consumers.  The issues that we join at this conference and in the Congress are critically important. 
January 27, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. 
January 25, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the failure by South Sudanese leaders to form a transitional government by the established January 22 deadline.
January 22, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today on the forty-third anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. 
January 21, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this morning to discuss the 2016 Presidential election.
January 19, 2016
Today’s Budget and Economic Outlook summary from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) ought to be a reminder that there are real fiscal consequences to Congress not paying for what it buys.   Today’s new baseline shows a deficit that is going back up, a fact that CBO specifically notes was exacerbated by the unpaid-for tax cuts that Congress passed last month.  I voted against that bill precisely because it predicated today’s worsening deficit outlook.
January 19, 2016
I am encouraged that the Supreme Court has decided to hear an appeal of the Fifth Circuit’s ruling that continues to block implementation of the DAPA and expanded DACA programs launched by President Obama to keep immigrant families from being split apart.  As stated in the amicus brief that I was proud to file along with Rep. Zoe Lofgren and 215 other Members of the House and Senate in December, the President acted within his constitutional authority when he created these programs, and they ought to be implemented without delay.  I am confident that the Supreme Court will find that to be the case.  
January 16, 2016
"Bringing home American citizens who have been held captive overseas is one of the most sacred duties of our government, and I join in thanking President Obama and his diplomatic team for their unceasing efforts to secure the return of Jason Rezian, Amir Hekmati, Nosratollah Khosrawi-Roodsari, Saeed Abedini, and Matthew Trevithick from their unjust imprisonment in Iran. ...
January 15, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which occurs on Monday, January 18. 
January 13, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke with Roll Call and C-SPAN last night to discuss President Obama’s State of the Union Address, the President’s efforts to forge bipartisanship, and the need for both parties to work on a bipartisan basis moving forward.
January 12, 2016
“Tonight, President Obama reminded Congress and the nation that what makes America great is the spirit of service and hard work that manifests from realizing we are all bound together by a common cause. ...
January 12, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after 146 House Democrats sent a letter to President Obama calling on the Administration to stop raids against refugees and reexamine their policy.
January 12, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed legislation giving the Administration additional authorities to pursue sanctions against North Korea.