Press Releases: 2014

April 1, 2014
“Today’s news that over 7 million Americans have signed up for private health insurance plans during the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment season confirm that the law is working
April 1, 2014
“Today’s report by the Institute for Supply Management shows that our manufacturing sector is experiencing steady growth. 
April 1, 2014
“No one ought to be surprised at the budget unveiled by Chairman Paul Ryan and House Republicans today, which once again asks those with less to give more and those with more to give less. 
March 31, 2014
“I join in marking the 87th anniversary of Cesar Chavez’s birth and celebrating his incredible life and legacy.
March 27, 2014
“More than six million Americans have now enrolled in private health insurance plans through the federal and state-based marketplaces, and there are still several days left for those who need affordable coverage to sign up.
March 27, 2014
“Today's preliminary agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the International Monetary Fund represents an important step forward as leaders in Kiev seek to stabilize the country's economy and implement reforms that will promote growth and opportunity for the Ukrainian people.
March 26, 2014
“Today’s ruling by the World Trade Organization represents another strong effort by the Obama Administration to hold China accountable for circumventing international trade agreements. 
March 26, 2014
“I was proud to sign a petition today that would force a vote on H.R. 15, a bipartisan bill to fix our broken immigration system.  Right now, under that system, we lose talented individuals who are forced to return home after earning an advanced degree here in the United States instead of making a new home here, as part of our workforce. 
March 25, 2014
“Today the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that I hope will determine once and for all that a woman’s health care decisions are nobody’s business but her own.
March 25, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) testified today before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation on H.R. 4120, legislation he cosponsored with Congressman Frank Wolf (VA), which would allow construction to proceed on the National Law Enforcement Officers Museum by extending authorization for the non-profit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).
March 21, 2014
“Sunday marks four years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which is already helping millions of Americans gain access to quality, affordable health care
March 21, 2014
“Russia’s decision to annex Crimea is invalid under international law and will not be accepted by the United States and the rest of the international community
March 18, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) led a bipartisan group of 394 Members of Congress to send the following letter to President Barack Obama on efforts to prevent a nuclear armed Iran.  The letter was signed by 178 Democrats and 216 Republicans.
March 18, 2014
 House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined more than 175 Senators and Representatives on a letter to President Barack Obama calling on him to issue an executive order that would ban companies from receiving federal government contracts unless they have a policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. 
March 18, 2014
In 1775, Alexander Hamilton wrote: ‘there is an enthusiasm in liberty that makes human nature rise above itself in acts of bravery and heroism.’ 
March 17, 2014
I condemn in the strongest terms Sunday's illegitimate referendum in Crimea, which was conducted under intimidation and the threat of violence.  The United States and our European allies will not recognize its results. 
March 14, 2014
“After twice rejecting a motion by Rep. Jim McGovern earlier this week to allow a vote on a bill by Rep. John Tierney that would pay for the bipartisan fix to the Medicare physician payment formula by responsibly capping the Overseas Contingency Operations after 2016,  House Republicans today turned what could have been a moment for progress and compromise into yet another exercise in partisan messaging.
March 13, 2014
“I am encouraged that a bipartisan group of Senators announced a proposal to restore emergency unemployment insurance for the more than 2 million Americans who had this assistance cut off since December 28.
March 12, 2014
I was proud to sign a petition today that would force a vote in the House on restoring emergency unemployment insurance for more than 2 million Americans who have seen that assistance disappear since December.
March 12, 2014
“I was disappointed that House Republicans today blocked a motion by Rep. Jim McGovern to consider Rep. John Tierney’s bill that would permanently fix the Medicare physician payment formula while capping Overseas Contingency Operations well below the Congressional Budget Office’s projections.
March 12, 2014
“I join in condemning today’s rocket attacks from Gaza against Israeli communities and in praying for the safety and well-being of the families taking shelter.  I have been to S’derot and seen first-hand both the danger posed by these rockets and the resilience of those who live in their shadow each day. 
March 11, 2014
“More than 4.2 million Americans have now enrolled in health insurance plans through the federal and state health insurance marketplaces, including more than a million young people between the ages of 18-34.
March 7, 2014
“Today, we mark the 49th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday,’ when a march for equality and voting rights in Selma, Alabama, was met with violent suppression.  
March 7, 2014
“The monthly jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning demonstrates that, while our recovery continues, Congress must do more to help the private sector create jobs that pay well and open doors to opportunity.