Press Releases

February 11, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) announced today that Claudia Urrabazo has been hired to serve as Deputy Member Services Director and Outreach Advisor, replacing Javier Martinez, who left Capitol Hill at the end of last year. 
February 10, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) attended the House Democratic Steering & Policy Committee’s hearing on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan today. House Democrats heard testimony on the ongoing emergency from public health experts and local officials.
February 10, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill that requires the Environmental Protection Agency to disclose to the public anytime it uncovers evidence of serious lead pollution. 
February 9, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight on the Supreme Court’s decision to stay implementation of the Clean Power Plan rule.
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.