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April 22, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement marking the 101st anniversary of the Armenian genocide.
April 20, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Supreme Court ruled that Iran must pay the families of the victims of the 1983 U.S. Marine Corps barracks bombing in Beirut.
April 18, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in response to today’s bus bombing in Jerusalem. 
March 31, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to reports that the Treasury Department is considering allowing the use of the U.S. dollar for business transactions involving Iran.
March 24, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to new sanctions designations against entities facilitating Iran’s ballistic missile development and testing. 
March 24, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the conviction of Radovan Karadzic of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. 
March 23, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House voted unanimously for a resolution condemning yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels.
March 22, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on the terror attacks in Brussels today.
March 17, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the State Department’s determination that ISIL is committing genocide in areas it controls.  
March 9, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the recent violence in Israel and the death of American student Taylor Force.
March 9, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on Iran’s most recent violations of ballistic missile test restrictions.
March 8, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today. 
March 3, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on the Gulf Cooperation Council’s decision to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. 
March 2, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the UNSecurity Council’s unanimous approval of a resolution thatimposes new sanctions against North Korea.
February 28, 2016
"Today, as we mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the end of the Persian Gulf War, we recognize the contributions of all our veterans who served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. ...
February 28, 2016
"While some of the so-called 'moderates' appear to have defeated the hardliners in Friday's election in Iran, no matter what the results and no matter who wins, Iran will still primarily be controlled by an unelected, undemocratic, and theocratic elite.  ...
February 23, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today in response to President Obama’s plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center. 
February 22, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today in response to last week’s attack on a United Nations camp for displaced civilians in South Sudan. 
February 12, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after world leaders from a number of nations announced their agreement to a temporary cessation of hostilities in Syria to deliver humanitarian aid. 
February 9, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget. 
February 8, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Obama Administration announced a request for emergency funding to combat the spread of the Zika virus. 
February 7, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after North Korea performed a launch using ballistic missile technology:
January 25, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the failure by South Sudanese leaders to form a transitional government by the established January 22 deadline.
January 16, 2016
"Bringing home American citizens who have been held captive overseas is one of the most sacred duties of our government, and I join in thanking President Obama and his diplomatic team for their unceasing efforts to secure the return of Jason Rezian, Amir Hekmati, Nosratollah Khosrawi-Roodsari, Saeed Abedini, and Matthew Trevithick from their unjust imprisonment in Iran. ...
January 12, 2016
“Tonight, President Obama reminded Congress and the nation that what makes America great is the spirit of service and hard work that manifests from realizing we are all bound together by a common cause. ...