Press Releases

November 13, 2006
Next Thursday, when our Democratic Caucus meets to organize as the new House Majority in the 110th Congress, we ask that you vote for Steny Hoyer of Maryland as our new Majority Leader...
November 10, 2006
Given Steny’s broad range of assistance to these Members-Elect, it is not surprising that they have chosen to support him. We believe Nancy and Steny have done a terrific job unifying our Caucus and helping us regain the Majority. At our organizational meeting next Thursday, November 16, we hope you will support Steny as our new Majority Leader...
November 10, 2006
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Veterans Day, which is observed on November 11:
November 10, 2006
Biography of House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer
November 9, 2006
"Steny's efforts on our behalf did not end on the campaign trail. After we were elected, Steny worked hard to make sure that our transition as new House Members was a smooth one. And, he always sought out our views and was willing to offer advice, when needed. We know that he will do the same for you...
November 8, 2006
WASHINGTON - A group of senior House Democrats sent a letter to their colleagues today in support of Whip Steny Hoyer for Majority Leader. The text of the letter is attached:
November 8, 2006
"I am hopeful that a wide range of issues affecting active and retired civilian federal employees will find a more friendly environment in a Democratic House next year, among them ensuring competitive annual pay adjustments for civilian employees, defraying the rising cost of health insurance, and ensuring federal retirees have a fair retirement...
November 8, 2006
After toiling for 12 years in the Minority, last night we recaptured the House Majority and now are poised to make history by electing our Leader, Nancy Pelosi, as the first woman Speaker, to pursue an aggressive Democratic agenda that addresses the needs of our nation and the American people, and to ensure that the Executive Branch is no longer given free rein by Congress to do whatever it wants but is held accountable by a co-equal branch of government...
November 8, 2006
As Senior Members of Congress who represent the broad range of views within our Democratic Caucus, we know just how difficult it has been to regain the House Majority. Our new Majority has been years in the making. Our leadership team has worked tirelessly to bring us to this point. And, they deserve great credit for leading us to victory...
November 8, 2006
“It is clear that our strategy in Iraq is not working and that we must chart a new direction in our policy there. Yesterday, the American people sent an unmistakable message through the elections that they want a course correction in Iraq, and today the President indicated that this message has been received...
November 7, 2006
"Today, millions of citizens all across America cast their ballots, voting to take our nation in a new direction and giving Democrats the House Majority in the 110th Congress...
November 7, 2006
"Voters gave Democrats a vote of confidence today to take our nation in a new direction, and to address the challenges that confront the American people. The new House Democratic Majority, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is determined to meet this responsibility and to lead and govern effectively...
November 3, 2006
President Bush and Republicans would like nothing more than to have Americans look at today's jobs report in a vacuum. But the American people are much too smart for that. No amount of spin or Administration happy-talk can erase the fact that this Administration has the worst record of job creation since the Great Depression, with the loss of nearly 3 million manufacturing jobs...
November 1, 2006
John Boehner’s comments defending Donald Rumsfeld and, by implication, laying the blame for our failures in Iraq on the military just shows how out of touch he is with the American people and the situation on the ground in Iraq...
October 31, 2006
The Republican Party does not have a record to run on, so it can only attempt to distract, distort and deceive. The American people are not going to fall for those tactics...
October 24, 2006
Last year, the American people made it very clear that they do not support privatizing Social Security, but President Bush and Republicans are not listening...
October 24, 2006
For more than a year, Democrats have urged the Bush Administration to establish concrete benchmarks for success in Iraq and insisted that 2006 be a year of transition, where Iraqis assume responsibility for establishing security and stability in their nation...
October 20, 2006
Efforts by OPEC to cut production and manipulate global oil prices are a reminder that the United States must aggressively pursue efforts to increase energy independence through alternative fuels and energy efficiency...
October 11, 2006
Today, President Bush demonstrated that he is not only in a state of denial on the war in Iraq. He also is deeply in denial over our nation's historic fiscal downturn...
October 6, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Kentucky River decision, which could potentially jeopardize the right to collective bargaining for over 34 million workers:
October 6, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor reported that the U.S. economy added only 51,000 jobs in September. Economists generally agree that the economy must add 150,000 jobs per months just to keep pace with population growth and the number of people entering the labor force:
October 4, 2006
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President Bush's repeated political attacks on Democrats:
October 2, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the outrageous actions of former Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL), as well as the failure of the House Republican leadership to address them despite knowledge of some of his behavior:
October 2, 2006
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated from September 15 - October 15. Last evening, Hoyer joined members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to kick off the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's annual conference, and will attend this Wednesday's CHCI Gala. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute includes Members of Congress of Hispanic descent, and is led by Chairwoman Grace Napolitano (CA).
September 29, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer, joined by the Chairman and Ranking Democratic Member of the Committee on House Administration, today appealed to representatives of the nation's 4,140 colleges, universities, and community colleges to urge students to become non-partisan Election Day volunteers on November 7.