Press Releases

July 22, 2014
I am disappointed that the House failed to pass Rep. Eric Swalwell’s bill to secure critical minerals used in the production of energy efficient products, renewable energy systems, electronics, and other technologies. 
July 22, 2014
I congratulate Rep. Brad Schneider of Illinois for his hard work bringing the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act to the Floor today, and I was pleased to vote for its passage.
July 22, 2014
I disagree with today’s D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the federal government cannot provide subsidies to qualifying enrollees in the federally run health insurance marketplace.
July 22, 2014
Thank you, members of the Commission, for this opportunity to make a statement.  I want to thank the Commission for conducting this critical hearing as well as to extend my gratitude to the three witnesses, each of whom serves a critical function in advancing the OSCE’s mission of protecting freedom and democracy. 
July 22, 2014
I was pleased to be at the White House today as President Obama signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
July 21, 2014
"I'm pleased to announce this year's Online All-Stars, who led House Democrats in acquiring over 213,000 new followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube," stated Whip Hoyer...
July 21, 2014
Last month, President Obama announced that he would be using his executive authority to prevent federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers in both hiring and employment, and today he has fulfilled that promise. 
July 20, 2014
Forty-five years ago, Neil Armstrong, Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, and Michael Collins achieved President Kennedy’s dream of a successful mission to land astronauts on the moon.
July 18, 2014
The loss of so many innocent lives onboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is both a tragedy and an outrage. 
July 18, 2014
“We are writing to apprise you of a meeting we recently hosted with diplomats from Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, and South Sudan on the crisis in South Sudan,” the letter stated. 
July 17, 2014
Today, the Senate passed a reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 93-4, and it is now the House’s turn to act.
July 17, 2014
Hamas has now rejected a cease fire and used innocent Palestinians as human shields for their rocket launchers, and yesterday they brazenly launched a raid against an Israeli border town using an underground tunnel.  
July 16, 2014
President Obama’s decision to enforce new sanctions against some of Russia’s largest banks, energy companies, and defense contractors ought to be a clear sign to President Vladimir Putin that the United States and our European allies will not stand idly by as Ukraine’s sovereignty is threatened.
July 16, 2014
I am very disappointed that Senate Republicans voted to block legislation to ensure that women can make their own health care decisions without interference from their employers. 
July 16, 2014
I am pleased to be here. I’m a Baptist, and from time to time, the preacher will say, ‘I want a witness!’ And what the preacher means is he wants someone to get up and say ‘amen, what you say is what we need to be saying.’
July 15, 2014
Fifty years ago, President Johnson said this on the War on Poverty. He so boldly declared – now, I am old enough that I heard him say this, and I was excited about it: ‘It will not be a short or easy struggle.
July 15, 2014
There's some good news. The good news is that this Committee is chaired by someone who wants to invest in America, grow jobs, and expand our economy.
July 15, 2014
Today's Economic and Budget Outlook from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office ought to be a stark reminder that Congress must work together to promote fiscal sustainability over the long term.
July 14, 2014
While I believe it is positive that the Acting Director reported this incident to the Inspector General, I am concerned that the current culture in the Baltimore office may have contributed to this occurring in the first place.
July 14, 2014
In passing this resolution, the House came together to stand in support of Israel’s right to defend itself against an onslaught of rockets fired at peaceful communities within its borders. 
July 14, 2014
I’m pleased to join in welcoming you to Maryland for this year’s summer conference
July 14, 2014
“Since joining my staff four years ago, Mariel has excelled in every role she’s taken on,” said Whip Hoyer.
July 11, 2014
“America has much to gain through close engagement and partnership with the world’s largest democracy,” said Whip Hoyer.