Press Releases

May 6, 2014
I strongly condemn the recent kidnapping of more than 300 teenage girls in Nigeria.  Their abduction at the hands of extremists must not be met with silence or complacence on the part of the Nigerian government or the international community.
May 6, 2014
This morning, there was a room available for some of the citizens of our country to come to Washington and their Capitol – their Capitol, with their office building, and their office and tell their story. They cut us off.
May 6, 2014
The release today of the third U.S. National Climate Assessment is an important step toward fulfilling the goals of the Climate Action Plan President Obama laid out last June.  
May 5, 2014
As Israelis mark sixty-six years of independence, I join in celebrating with them and with the millions of Jews around the world who look to the modern State of Israel as the fulfillment of a 2,000 year-old dream.
May 5, 2014
I join in celebrating Cinco de Mayo, the anniversary of the historic Battle of Puebla and an occasion of great pride for millions of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans. 
May 1, 2014
Once again, the Institute for Supply Management’s monthly report shows that our manufacturing sector is growing at a strong pace, continuing to demonstrate resilience even in the face of uncertainty caused by gridlock in Congress.  American manufacturers want to make more of their products here and sell them around the country and across the world – and, in the process, invest in new facilities, new hiring, and innovation. 
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.