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December 9, 2016
I am glad that President Obama is ordering a full review of Russian hacking and interference in our election, following the letter that I and other senior House Democrats sent earlier this week. 
November 29, 2016
I strongly support today’s bipartisan resolution reaffirming that the only way to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is through direct, bilateral negotiations between the parties.  
November 22, 2016
The ongoing humanitarian catastrophe in Aleppo and other Syrian cities must not be met with silence or acquiescence.  
November 15, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives this afternoon in support of bipartisan legislation to extend the Iran Sanctions Act. 
November 4, 2016
I am deeply concerned by the findings of the investigation into the failure of UN peacekeeping forces to respond to calls for help during a horrific attack against civilians and aid workers at the Terrain Hotel in Juba. 
November 2, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) today joined the Chair and Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Reps. Edward R. Royce and Eliot L. Engel, respectively, along with 30 other Members of Congress in sending a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry to express their grave concerns about the worsening situation in Sudan.   
October 26, 2016
"Today, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee passed a resolution denying the Jewish and Christian heritage of the Old City of Jerusalem, reaffirming the worst perceptions of the UN as allowing anti-Israel activism. 
October 13, 2016
The news today that Boko Haram has released 21 of the more than 200 school girls kidnapped over two years ago would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of advocates from around the world, including Rep. Frederica Wilson. 
October 10, 2016
This weekend's attack on innocent Israeli civilians in Jerusalem was a reprehensible act of terror.  This weekend's attack on innocent Israeli civilians in Jerusalem was a reprehensible act of terror.  Palestinian leaders need to stop the incitement that leads to such attacks, including cessation of incitement against Israelis and, in the case of Fatah leadership, actually praising the attack.  The United States Congress will continue to stand together in strong bipartisan support for Israel's security as it seeks the secure peace its people deserve." 
October 7, 2016
I am shocked and outraged that the Syrian regime and Russian forces continue to attack civilian targets indiscriminately in Aleppo. 
September 29, 2016
The alleged use of chemical weapons by Sudanese government forces against civilians in Darfur, as reported by Amnesty International, is a heinous and reprehensible violation of international law and human rights.  
September 28, 2016
I was deeply saddened to learn of former President Shimon Peres’s passing.  Among the last of modern Israel's founding generation, he served his nation faithfully and with courage in times of war and peace, heartbreak and joy.
September 15, 2016
I'm proud to add my name as a cosponsor to H.R. 5996, the bipartisan Halt Arms and Promote Peace in South Sudan Act, which was introduced Monday.  
September 9, 2016
For the second time this year, the regime of dictator Kim Jong-Un in North Korea has tested a nuclear device in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and in a clear threat to its neighbors and the peace-loving nations of the world.  
July 21, 2016
NATO is more than an alliance - it is a commitment among democracies to stand together against our common adversaries and promote freedom in the world. 
July 14, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight in response to the attack in Nice, France.
July 12, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the recent violence in South Sudan.
June 28, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight in response to a terrorist attack in Istanbul, Turkey. 
June 28, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans on the Select Committee on Benghazi released a partisan report with no evidence of wrongdoing. 
June 27, 2016
Today, Democrats on the Select Committee on Benghazi released their report showing that our forces in Benghazi did their jobs to the best of their ability and that no new facts or evidence have come to light that would alter our understanding of what happened following eight other investigations.  
June 27, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on the Financial Action Task Force's decision on Iran.
June 24, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. 
June 8, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to an attack earlier today in Tel Aviv, Israel.
June 8, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress.