Press Releases

February 1, 2007
As Americans from all across our country come together to commemorate Black History Month today, we should all remain aware of the fact that our nation’s diversity serves as the foundation of our greatest strengths and the inspiration behind our greatest accomplishments...
February 1, 2007
More than two weeks ago, the People's House passed legislation raising the minimum wage for the first time in ten years...
January 31, 2007
In short, this Resolution will ensure that the federal government remains open and continues to provide services to the American people for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2007...
January 30, 2007
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) today met with Karnit Goldwasser, the wife of captive Israeli soldier Udi Goldwasser, and Alon Ushpiz, Israeli Minister for Congressional Affairs...
January 29, 2007
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today on the passing of Father Robert Drinan...
January 26, 2007
...address today at the Brookings Institution on the way forward in Iraq
January 24, 2007
Response to CBO report.
January 24, 2007
Statement on Senate's failure to invoke cloture on clean minimum wage increase.
January 23, 2007
...the true measure of the President's commitment to bipartisanship is not the rhetoric he used tonight, but the results that we will achieve together in the months ahead on energy, immigration and health care...
January 22, 2007
House Democratic Leaders and several Committee Chairmen released the following comments today on what they would like to hear from the President in his State of the Union Address on Tuesday night:
January 19, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) gave the following remarks this afternoon at a press conference marking the successful achievement of the 100 Hours Agenda:
January 18, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC - Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today in favor of H.R. 6, the CLEAN Energy Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:
January 17, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC - Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a tax package passed by the Senate Finance Committee:
January 17, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today in support of H.R. 5, the "College Student Relief Act of 2007." Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:
January 12, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in honor of Monday's remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 12, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC - Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) spoke today on the House floor in favor of H.R. 4. Below are his remarks, as prepared for delivery.
January 11, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today, the fifth anniversary of the first delivery of detainees to the U.S. detention facility in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba:
January 9, 2007
"Mr. Speaker, it is no mere coincidence that this legislation – which will implement recommendations of the bipartisan 9/11 Commission – is designated as House Resolution Number One in this new Congress.
January 4, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland spoke today on the House floor on House Resolution 6, the Rules package for the 110th Congress. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:
January 3, 2007
First, we will help bring integrity back to the House by breaking the link between lobbyists and lawmakers, and holding Members and staff more accountable...
January 3, 2007
Democrats ran on this agenda and were elected on this agenda. We promised the American people swift passage of these bills and we fully intend to make good on that promise...
January 2, 2007
...the CEOs of the nation's top companies will earn in two hours and two minutes what minimum wage workers will earn over the course of an entire year...
December 21, 2006
Today’s announcement, while disappointing, is not a surprise. Unfortunately, the failure of the 109th Congress to pass all but two spending bills for fiscal year 2007 has given the administration the opportunity to mandate the lowest annual raise in almost 20 years...
December 19, 2006
I discussed the DCCC Chairmanship with Speaker-Designate Pelosi and highly recommended Congressman Van Hollen to this very important position, and I congratulate him today...
December 19, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader-Elect Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Speaker-Designate Nancy Pelosi announced that she has appointed Rep. Chris Van Hollen (MD) to serve as Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: