Press Releases

May 1, 2014
I join in celebrating the start of Jewish American Heritage Month, which is observed throughout May.
May 1, 2014
Throughout May, we honor the contributions by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to our history, economy, culture, government, and society. 
April 30, 2014
I am very disappointed that Senate Republicans voted today to block consideration of a bill to give American workers the raise they deserve.
April 30, 2014
With our economy growing at a far slower pace than expected in the first quarter of the year, Congress must take stock of missed opportunities to boost growth in order to put more Americans back to work. 
April 28, 2014
I join in observing Yom HaShoah today, a day of remembrance and reflection on the evils of genocide. 
April 24, 2014
Today we honor the lives of the 1.5 million victims lost in the Armenian genocide, one of the worst atrocities of our time.
April 24, 2014
The Export-Import Bank plays a crucial role in helping American businesses - especially small businesses - access new markets and compete overseas, and Congress should reauthorize it without delay.
April 23, 2014
I join in condemning the horrifying ethnic violence that has been reported to have taken place against civilians in South Sudan. 
April 23, 2014
The launch of the new Veterans Employment Center today continues this Administration’s strong commitment to easing the transition for our veterans returning home to their families and to the civilian job market.
April 22, 2014
As we mark this Earth Day, we ought to remember that the ‘pale blue dot’ in that photograph is our only home – a home we share not only with each other but with generations to come and that we hold in trust for them. 
April 17, 2014
I am appalled by news reports that militants aligned with President Putin in Eastern Ukraine have been disseminating materials demanding that Jews register themselves and their property with pro-Russian militias.
April 17, 2014
Today’s announcement that 8 million Americans have signed up for private health insurance plans through the federal and state health insurance marketplaces makes it very clear: 
April 11, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined Congressmen Emanuel Cleaver (MO-5), Gregory Meeks (NY-5), Danny Davis (IL-7), Peter Welch (VT), Steve Cohen (TN-9) and Bobby Rush (IL-1) to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide.
April 10, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement tonight on the departure of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the next Secretary...
April 9, 2014
“Madame Chair, I want to first congratulate Nydia Valazquez of New York on the extraordinary leadership she has shown on behalf of entrepreneurs and small businesses and medium-sized businesses and yes, even large businesses in our country.
April 9, 2014
"I am deeply disappointed that Senate Republicans voted today to prevent equal pay legislation from reaching the Floor
April 9, 2014
“I’m pleased the Committee on Natural Resources passed this bipartisan legislation by unanimous consent today, bringing us one step closer to allowing construction of the National Law Enforcement Officers Museum to proceed. 
April 9, 2014
“Thank you very much for being here. I am pleased to be joined by my colleagues, the Ranking Member of the Science and Technology Committee, the Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, the Ranking Member of the Budget Committee, and Mr. Heck, who is a representative of the freshman class, but who himself was a very high ranking leader in the legislature in Washington state, a very successful business man, who knows a lot about what we’re talking about, and we’re pleased to have him here as well.
April 8, 2014
“Thank you, Ranking Member Waters, for inviting me to address the panel this afternoon, and I want to thank Ranking Member Lacy Clay of the Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee as well.
April 8, 2014
“Thank you very much for being here. I first of all want to start by thanking Sandy Levin. Congressman Levin is from Michigan and he’s the Ranking Democrat on the Ways and Means Committee.  Otherwise known as the guy who’s got all the fans in the audience.  That’s terrific.
April 8, 2014
“It is shameful that in America today, women still earn only 77 cents to the dollar compared to a man.
April 8, 2014
Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) discussed the extreme Republican budget and the success of the Affordable Care Act on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and Fox News' "Fox & Friends" this morning. 
April 7, 2014
Today, the Senate took important action to renew emergency unemployment insurance for the more than 2.8 million Americans who have had this critical assistance cut off since it expired at the end of December
April 7, 2014
Today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA). chair of the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity, sent a letter to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office requesting an analysis of how the extreme House Republicans budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015 would impact poverty in the country
April 4, 2014
Tomorrow, millions of Afghans will go to the polls to choose their next president, and Afghan voters deserve a chance to cast ballots free from the threat of violence and in a credible process that meets international standards.