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February 9, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget. 
January 8, 2016
As we begin the new year and the Second Session of the 114th Congress, newly elected Speaker Paul Ryan has an opportunity to turn the page on the bitter partisanship of the past few years and show that he is willing to work across the aisle to get things done for the American people.  The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that “House Speaker Paul Ryan starting this month will push to turn the chamber into a platform for ambitious Republican policy ideas.”  But evidence points to the contrary, with the first items on the House’s agenda for 2016 being the sixty-second vote to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act, the eleventh vote to attack women’s health, and several bills that would undermine consumer safety, workplace safety, and environmental protections.  House Republican leaders know these bills will never become law, yet they continue to pander to the far right with political messaging bills instead of bringing substantive, bipartisan legislation to the Floor. It is also unfortunate that Speaker Ryan has already taken issues such as comprehensive immigration reform and an expansion of paid family and medical leave off of the table. 
December 21, 2015
Throughout my years in Congress, I have worked with few people as capable, personable, or hardworking as Beth Moten. 
March 4, 2015
For sixteen years, Colleen Kelley has provided NTEU with principled and skilled leadership, and I join in thanking her for her service to federal employees and to our country. 
February 10, 2015
Too many workers are being left out in the cold, and we need to make sure we come in from the cold.
June 5, 2014
I join in congratulating Sylvia Mathews Burwell on her confirmation today as our next Secretary of Health and Human Services.
May 23, 2014
I join in congratulating Secretary Shaun Donovan on his nomination to serve as the next Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
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. 
March 25, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) testified today before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation on H.R. 4120, legislation he cosponsored with Congressman Frank Wolf (VA), which would allow construction to proceed on the National Law Enforcement Officers Museum by extending authorization for the non-profit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).
February 28, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) today introduced H.R. 4120, which would allow construction to proceed on the National Law Enforcement Officers Museum by extending authorization for the non-profit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).
February 27, 2014
“It is a cold day in Washington and you are here to turn up the heat.
February 24, 2014
“I am pleased that the President is honoring the principle of pay parity in his FY2015 budget proposal by including a 1% pay increase for those who serve our nation in the military and our civilian federal workforce. 
February 11, 2014
“I am so pleased to be here. [Congressman] Keith Ellison was introduced as someone who was there in the heat, he was there in the rain, he was there today – a little warmer right now with the sun – but we’re going to be there.
December 5, 2013
“I stand in solidarity with AFGE and NTEU today - and with all those who serve in our nation’s federal workforce.
October 23, 2013
“We need to energize our federal employees all over this government. Shutting down the government made no sense, it penalized people who were not responsible for what [House Republicans] don’t like…. But I want to thank each and every one of you.
October 1, 2013
“Good afternoon. Of course as we all know, it is not a good afternoon. It is an afternoon filled with angst, anxiety, fear, doubt, lack of confidence, and a concern all over America about whether their government can and does work. I want to thank all of you for being here. I know you share all that anxiety and fear, for your families and for yourselves. We want to thank you for the service you give to our federal government.
August 6, 2013
“While it is disappointing that the Pentagon has had to impose furlough days for civilian defense workers, thanks to cost-saving efforts announced by the Pentagon today, the eleven furlough days employees had been expected to take have now been reduced to six. 
July 18, 2013
“I am pleased that the Senate took the important step today of confirming Tom Perez as our country’s next Secretary of Labor.  As our economic recovery continues, America’s workers will benefit from a Labor Department with the dynamic leadership I know Secretary Perez will bring.
July 8, 2013
“Starting today, as a result of Congress’s failure to achieve a big and balanced solution to deficits, our national security and military readiness will be weakened as civilian workers are prevented from carrying out their important work because of furloughs. 
June 4, 2013
“I am disappointed that House Republicans are once again asking Department of Veterans Affairs workers to forgo their annual cost-of-living adjustment for another year.
May 22, 2013
“I join in congratulating Dan Tangherlini on his nomination to serve as our next Administrator of the General Services Administration.
May 16, 2013
Today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined Congresswoman Linda Sánchez and 137 House Democrats in urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to confirm Tom Perez as the next Secretary of Labor.
April 12, 2013
“My good friend, John Berry, in his four years at the helm of the Office of Personnel Management, demonstrated outstanding leadership, much as he did when he served on my staff for ten years and was a principal architect of the Federal Employee Pay Comparability Act. 
April 11, 2013
"We gather this afternoon to pay tribute to a group of Americans whose dedication to public service knew no earthly bounds
February 8, 2013
I am pleased the Obama Administration is proposing to reestablish the principle of pay parity between military personnel and federal civilian employees, which is a recognition of the critical contributions that both groups make to the defense and well being of our nation.