Press Releases: 2013

May 9, 2013
"Jobs was clearly on the President's mind and his focus.
May 9, 2013
“I think [debt prioritization] is not a serious effort and I think the Democrats are going to be overwhelmingly, if not unanimously opposed to it.
May 3, 2013
“The jobs numbers released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that, while our recovery continues, Congress still must do more to address job creation.
May 3, 2013
“On Sunday, families across America will celebrate both the courage of the defenders of Puebla in 1862 and the extraordinary contributions Mexican-Americans continue to make to our national life. 
May 2, 2013
“In selecting Penny Pritzker as his nominee to be our next Secretary of Commerce, President Obama has tapped a talented and experienced individual who is committed to making sure U.S. businesses can compete and succeed in the global marketplace.
May 1, 2013
“Today’s report on the state of our manufacturing sector showed that, while still expanding, manufacturing growth slowed in April.
May 1, 2013
“During Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we celebrate the many contributions to our national life by a vibrant community with a proud history.
May 1, 2013
“It is fitting that we celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month during the Spring, as the history of the Jewish community in our country has been one of new beginnings.
May 1, 2013
I have been privileged to serve alongside my friend, Mel Watt, for the past twenty years, and I congratulate him on his nomination to be our next Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).
April 29, 2013
“I join in congratulating Mayor Anthony Foxx on his nomination to be our next Secretary of Transportation. 
April 26, 2013
“This morning’s GDP report by the Bureau of Economic Analysis that our economy grew by 2.5% during the first quarter of 2013 demonstrates the resilience of the American economy in the face of continued uncertainty.
April 24, 2013
“I join in remembering the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian genocide, which began on this day 98 years ago with the persecution of political leaders, clergy, journalists, and other leading figures in Armenian society.
April 24, 2013
“I am disappointed that Republicans have chosen to move forward with their so-called debt prioritization bill.
April 23, 2013
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered opening remarks this afternoon introducing the GlobalWIN panel on Women in Leadership.
April 23, 2013
Let me start by thanking the National Council on Disability for everything it does to educate the Congress, the President, federal agencies, and state and local governments on policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities.
April 22, 2013
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), together with Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity Chair Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA), sent the following letter today to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, and on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development.
April 22, 2013
“On Earth Day, let us redouble our efforts to make sure our children and grandchildren inherit a healthy environment and can enjoy the natural wonders that have always fueled the American spirit and imagination.
April 19, 2013
"Over the past few days, and particularly the last several hours, Americans saw once again why our law enforcement and first responders are the best in the world. The Boston Police Department, Massachusetts State Police, FBI, and many other law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation and operations in the aftermath of Monday's attack have a nation's gratitude. So too do the resilient people of Boston...
April 18, 2013
“The cybersecurity legislation the House passed today addresses a critical national security challenge and represents a significant improvement from what was passed last year.
April 18, 2013
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra, and House Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Joe Crowley today sent a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner calling on the Speaker to appoint House conferees without further delay and follow regular order to reach an agreement on a budget focused on jobs, economic growth, balanced deficit reduction, and a strong, thriving middle class.
April 17, 2013
“Like 90% of Americans, I am disappointed that the Senate could not adopt a reasonable, bipartisan compromise to close loopholes in federal background check laws, despite the fact that it received a majority of votes.  
April 17, 2013
“The bill introduced by a bipartisan group of Senators represents a significant first step toward achieving comprehensive immigration reform.  For the 11 million undocumented individuals living in and contributing to our communities, the start of this legislative process could not come sooner. 
April 16, 2013
“Today, on the sixty-fifth anniversary of the modern State of Israel’s founding, I join in celebrating the achievements of an extraordinary people who daily prove to the world the power of freedom and democracy to triumph in the face of great adversity.
April 15, 2013
“Thank you very much for this award, which I am proud to share with my colleagues – all of whom are truly ‘champions for children’ in Congress.
April 15, 2013
“As we continue to watch events in Boston unfold, my thoughts and prayers are with the victims of today’s attack and their families – as well as with all the people of Boston.