Press Releases

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.
March 5, 2014
“It is extremely disappointing that House Republicans decided to hold their fiftieth vote to undermine or repeal the Affordable Care Act today. 
March 5, 2014
“Republicans in the House and Senate ought to weigh carefully their position of continuing to block an important lifeline for Americans who continue to seek jobs.
March 4, 2014
Today, President Obama proposed a budget that is focused on growth, opportunity, and security.
March 4, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today announced the hiring of two new members of his staff. 
March 3, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) are joining with Members of Congress to send the following letter to President Barack Obama in the coming days on efforts to prevent a nuclear armed Iran. 
March 3, 2014
"Today's report by the Institute for Supply Management shows a manufacturing sector that continues to expand at a steady pace.
February 28, 2014
"I will continue to monitor the situation in Ukraine closely as it develops. Like the President, I am deeply disturbed by reports of Russian troop movements inside Ukraine's borders, and it is important that respect for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity is maintained.
February 28, 2014
“Tomorrow marks the beginning of Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the women of character, courage, and commitment who have helped build our country and ensure that it lives up to the ideals of its founding.
February 28, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) today introduced H.R. 4120, 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).
February 27, 2014
“It is a cold day in Washington and you are here to turn up the heat.
February 26, 2014
“In signing the discharge petition introduced by Rep. Tim Bishop to bring the Fair Minimum Wage Act to the Floor, I join with my colleagues in calling for a vote to raise the minimum wage without delay.
February 26, 2014
“Governor Brewer has an important decision to make this week on behalf of the diverse communities who call Arizona home, but it is not a difficult one.
February 26, 2014
At a time when our country continues to face major challenges to its economy, it is very disappointing that the House returned yesterday for a three-week session with no substantive legislation planned to address those challenges.