Press Releases

November 19, 2014
Today, the Republican Majority unveiled its 2015 House legislative schedule.
November 18, 2014
I join in congratulating Rep. Linda Sánchez on her election as the next Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and I thank outgoing Chair Rubén Hinojosa for his service and leadership.
November 18, 2014
Thank you very much, Madam Leader. Congratulations on your re-election. Congratulations to all of my colleagues on the expression of confidence the Caucus has given to all of you.
November 18, 2014
Today's deadly attack on worshippers in a synagogue in Jerusalem was a heinous and vile act.
November 18, 2014
I am humbled and honored by the opportunity to serve as Democratic Whip for the 114th Congress, and I greatly appreciate the support of my Democratic colleagues.
November 17, 2014
I am pleased to announce that Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will be joining the Democratic Whip team for the 114th Congress as  a Chief Deputy Whip.
November 14, 2014
Starting tomorrow, Americans will be able to shop for affordable health insurance for 2015 through the federal health insurance marketplace to renew their coverage or sign up for the first time.
November 13, 2014
This is about helping people. This is about doing what, from a humanitarian standpoint and moral standpoint, is right. This is about doing what is economically for our country what is right and [the Congressional Budget Office] says will help our economy.
November 13, 2014
I don't think we ought to ignore Republicans at all. They're in the majority, both in the Senate and House in the next Congress, and they're a very important player. The President, as [Senator] Mitch McConnell indicates, is a very important player, and we democrats are going to participate. 
November 13, 2014
As you know, about 18 months ago the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration bill, supported by the Chamber of Commerce, by the AFL-CIO, by growers and farm workers, and faith groups. It had broad support. 
November 12, 2014
I am very pleased to join so many of my colleagues, and so many veterans.  We celebrated Veterans Day yesterday, and we said great things about veterans. Action is what these families want; families – to make sure they’re unified. This is a moral and an economic issue for our country.
November 12, 2014
In reaching this important agreement to combat climate change, the United States and China have committed to work together in an ambitious way to address the serious problem of carbon pollution.
November 11, 2014
On this Veterans Day, we join in paying tribute to the millions of men and women who have served our nation in uniform.
November 10, 2014
There are few legislators of our era as deserving of the Presidential Medal of Freedom as Rep. John Dingell.
November 8, 2014
In nominating Loretta Lynch to serve as our next Attorney General, President Obama has chosen a notable leader, public servant, and distinguished champion of justice and civil rights. 
November 7, 2014
I think what got done was an expression by both sides that the American people are pretty fed up with the dysfunction in the Congress of the United States and the inability of their Board of Directors to act effectively and work together.
November 7, 2014
I think both sides made it very clear that they don't want to simply be throwing bricks at one another for two years as has been the case.
November 7, 2014
Today’s meeting with the President was both positive and productive.  We discussed a range of important issues where Congress must come together and work in a bipartisan way to address the major challenges we face as a nation.
November 7, 2014
On Sunday, I will join in marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
November 7, 2014
One year ago today, the United States Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act by a strong bipartisan vote of 64-32. 
November 7, 2014
Today’s strong jobs report for October makes it clear that our economy is steadily adding jobs and that there is potential for further growth if Congress can take action in a bipartisan way.
November 6, 2014
I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Rep. Lane Evans. 
November 5, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) sent the following letter to all Democratic Members today to announce his bid for Democratic Whip:
October 29, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the anniversary of the enactment of the Help America Vote Act, which was signed into law on October 29, 2002:
October 28, 2014
“Sunday's free and fair election in Ukraine reflects the will of the Ukrainian people to shape their own future. By electing candidates committed to closer ties with Europe and the United States, Ukrainians chose to stay the course towards further integration with the West...