Press Releases

February 25, 2016
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA), chair of the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity, released a statement today after Speaker Paul Ryan announced the formation of a Republican task force on poverty.
February 24, 2016
Today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined House Democrats in calling on House Republicans to begin bipartisan negotiations on legislation to address Puerto Rico’s debt crisis. 
February 24, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today after Matthew Verderosa was named Chief of Police of the U.S. Capitol Police force, succeeding Chief Kim Dine.
February 24, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA) issued a statement of support of today’s release of bulk access to House and Senate bill status information by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and Library of Congress (LOC).
February 24, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today after House Republicans once more refused to consider the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget.
February 24, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today after President Obama announced his nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden to be our nation’s fourteenth Librarian of Congress.
February 23, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today in response to President Obama’s plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center. 
February 22, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered remarks today at a press conference in Flint, Michigan during a Congressional delegation visit with Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07), Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12). 
February 22, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today in response to last week’s attack on a United Nations camp for displaced civilians in South Sudan. 
February 17, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today after he joined in submitting an amicus brief in Zubik v. Burwell in advance of the United States Supreme Court hearing arguments in March.
February 13, 2016
I was saddened to learn of the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia today. No matter what one thought about his rulings or views, he was passionate about the Constitution and a towering figure in American jurisprudence over the past decades.
February 12, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after world leaders from a number of nations announced their agreement to a temporary cessation of hostilities in Syria to deliver humanitarian aid. 
February 11, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) announced today that Claudia Urrabazo has been hired to serve as Deputy Member Services Director and Outreach Advisor, replacing Javier Martinez, who left Capitol Hill at the end of last year. 
February 10, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) attended the House Democratic Steering & Policy Committee’s hearing on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan today. House Democrats heard testimony on the ongoing emergency from public health experts and local officials.
February 10, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill that requires the Environmental Protection Agency to disclose to the public anytime it uncovers evidence of serious lead pollution. 
February 9, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight on the Supreme Court’s decision to stay implementation of the Clean Power Plan rule.
February 9, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget. 
February 8, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Obama Administration announced a request for emergency funding to combat the spread of the Zika virus. 
February 7, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after North Korea performed a launch using ballistic missile technology:
February 5, 2016
Yesterday’s joint announcement by the Republican Chairmen on the House and Senate Budget Committees that the Director of the Office of Management and Budget would not be invited to present the President’s FY2017 Budget is both outrageous and unprecedented. 
February 5, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor released its jobs report for January.
February 3, 2016
Today, the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity met with Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget. 
February 2, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans failed to override the President's veto, which was their sixty-third vote to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act since 2011 and the twelfth vote to attack women's health this Congress.
February 2, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
February 2, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a hearing held by the House Financial Services Committee accusing the Obama Administration of manufacturing the debt limit crisis.