Press Releases

June 6, 2016
Tomorrow, House Speaker Paul Ryan is set to unveil the first plank of his “A Better Way” platform, which he says will put those living in poverty “on the ladder of opportunity, reward work, [and] open our economy so everyone can make the most of their lives.” 
June 6, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) traveled to South Africa from Tuesday, May 31 – Sunday, June 5 as part of a Congressional delegation marking the fiftieth anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s “Ripple of Hope” speech, which was delivered at the University of Cape Town on June 6, 1966.
June 3, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of the holy month of Ramadan.
June 3, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor released its jobs report for May.
June 3, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today as Secretary of State John Kerry participates in a conference in Paris aimed at restarting peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
June 1, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released a video message today in recognition of LGBT Pride Month, which is celebrated during the month of June. 
May 30, 2016
Each year on Memorial Day we honor the sacrifices of those who died in defense of our nation and its values.   
May 26, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following video today after House Republicans once more voted in favor of discrimination against LGBT Americans. Earlier today, House Republicans voted down their own Energy and Water Appropriations bill because it included an amendment offered by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), which would ban federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees.
May 26, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans voted down their Energy and Water appropriations bill because it included an amendment banning discrimination against LGBT Americans.
May 25, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after Republicans in the House of Representatives passed two amendments permitting discrimination against LGBT individuals. 
May 25, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House Natural Resources Committee approved bipartisan legislation to address the debt crisis in Puerto Rico. 
May 24, 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 the following statement today in response to today's Republican hearing on poverty in the House Ways and Means Committee. 
May 24, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans passed dishonest legislation they claimed would address the Zika crisis. In reality, their legislation attempts to undo environmental regulations under the Clean Water Act. 
May 24, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer joined 177 House Democrats in a letter today to House Speaker Paul Ryan, calling on him to disband the Select Investigative Panel.
May 24, 2016
Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) testified today before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Highways and Transit at a member day hearing on the need to improve the safety and reliability of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 
May 23, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer, along with House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Maxine Waters, Monetary Policy & Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Gwen Moore, and Rep. Denny Heck, today sent a letter to Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby urging action on the confirmation of J. Mark McWatters to a four-year term serving on the Board of the Export-Import Bank.  
May 23, 2016
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone released the following statement on the introduction of bipartisan legislation and a bipartisan manager’s amendment to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act.
May 19, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after it was announced that Congressman Mark Takai has decided not to seek re-election.
May 19, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on new legislation that was introduced last night to address the debt crisis in Puerto Rico. 
May 19, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following video today after House Republicans held a vote open to make their Members change their votes in order to defeat an amendment that would ban discrimination against LGBT Americans. 
May 19, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans held a vote open to make their Members change their votes in order to defeat an amendment that would ban discrimination against LGBT Americans. 
May 18, 2016
This evening, I voted against House Republicans’ partisan defense authorization bill because I believe the men and women who wear the uniform of our nation deserve better.  I oppose this bill because it discriminates against both LGBT Americans and women, and it plays politics with war funding.  It injects hot button social issues into our military authorization process, at the expense of our military.
May 18, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement today after the Department of Labor released the final rule updating overtime protections. 
May 17, 2016
I am outraged that Republicans on the Rules Committee chose not to allow a vote on an amendment to strike the anti-LGBT provision in House Republicans' National Defense Authorization Act.  
May 17, 2016
Today, on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined the LGBT Equality Caucus in a video message to the LGBT community to share messages of solidarity and support.