Press Releases

December 4, 2014
I am pleased that the House has passed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2015, critical legislation to support our military that the Congress has never failed to enact before the end of the year.  
December 4, 2014
Thank you very much, Leader Pelosi, and let me join you in congratulating [Rep.] Maxine Waters on her leadership [as] the Ranking Member on the Financial Services Committee and all the Members of the Financial Services Committee, the [Ranking Member] of our Small Business Committee [Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez], all of whom have worked so very hard on this issue and understand the consequences of inaction.
December 4, 2014
My heart goes out to the family of Eric Garner, who continue to seek justice for his tragic death on July 17.
December 4, 2014
It is very disappointing that the Republican Majority in the House wasted Congress’s time today on a partisan bill that will undermine the President’s executive actions to strengthen our borders, keep families together, and focus enforcement efforts on criminals. 
December 4, 2014
Everybody in that body believes the immigration system is broken.
December 3, 2014
Today’s announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that the growth in health care spending has continued to slow – to the lowest rate since 1960 – demonstrates that the Affordable Care Act is working. 
December 3, 2014
Today, the House overwhelmingly passed legislation strengthening U.S.-Israel defense cooperation and expanding energy collaboration, reaffirming America’s strong commitment to Israel’s security and our close ties with its government and people.  
December 3, 2014
Maria Corina Machado has been a tireless advocate for civil rights and human rights in Venezuela.   
December 1, 2014
Today, as we mark World AIDS Day together, let us remember those we have lost to this terrible disease and reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that those who have tested positive for HIV-AIDS receive the care and support they need to live long and normal lives. 
November 25, 2014
Michael Brown’s death was tragic and preventable.  We must do more as a nation to ensure that every individual and every life is valued and protected, no matter the color of one’s skin.
November 24, 2014
I welcome the unified efforts of the P5+1 to reach a final agreement with Iran on the dismantling of its nuclear weapons program. 
November 24, 2014
I join in thanking Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel for his service to our nation.  Under his watch, our military has continued to tackle threats to our national security and to the security of our allies while adjusting to new budget realities and becoming a nimbler force.
November 21, 2014
Once again, House Republicans are wasting the taxpayers’ time and money on a partisan lawsuit against the President.
November 20, 2014
Everybody, including [Speaker] John Boehner recognizes the immigration system is broken.
November 20, 2014
Once again, Republicans are wasting the Congress’s time – and the American people’s time – on partisan messaging bills that would do little to create jobs or grow our economy.
November 20, 2014
I’m Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer in the House of Representatives with an important message about your health insurance coverage next year.
November 19, 2014
I join in congratulating Co-Chairs Raúl Grijalva and Keith Ellison on being chosen to continue leading the Congressional Progressive Caucus, along with Whip Barbara Lee and Vice Chairs Sheila Jackson-Lee, Mike Honda, Jan Schakowsky, and David Cicilline.  
November 19, 2014
Rep. G. K. Butterfield is an outstanding choice to serve as the next Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.
November 19, 2014
I join in congratulating Rep. Ron Kind on his re-election as Chair of the New Democrat Coalition, along with Vice Chairs Gerry Connolly and Jim Himes. 
November 19, 2014
I was proud to be on hand today for the dedication of a bust of former Czech President Václav Havel in the U.S. Capitol building.  
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.