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June 29, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined Reps. Robin Kelly (IL-02), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Danny Davis (IL-07), Bill Foster (IL-11), and Mike Quigley (IL-05) today at a rally in Chicago as part of the National Day of Action for Commonsense Gun Violence Prevention. 
June 28, 2016
Yesterday, Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) met with Wendy Edmonds and J. Bobbe Frasier, Jr., siblings of Sylvia Frasier, one of the twelve victims killed in a mass shooting on September 16, 2013 at Washington Navy Yard. 
June 27, 2016
Today's Supreme Court ruling reaffirms what the Court had previously made clear: women have a constitutional right to make decisions about their own bodies and must not be denied access to safe, legal abortions.  
June 26, 2016
Today we mark the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s historic ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which recognized the fundamental right of same-sex couples to marry across the country.
June 24, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after reports indicate that the Department of Defense will reverse the ban on transgender service members. 
June 23, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) discussed House Democrats' sit-in this afternoon on CNN. After holding a sit-in for twenty-six hours on the House Floor, House Democrats will be returning to their districts to engage their constituents and continue calling for a vote on legislation to address gun violence. 
June 23, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today as House Democrats ended their sit-in demanding action on legislation to address gun violence after nearly twenty-six hours on the House Floor.
June 23, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at a press conference this morning after Republican leaders adjourned the House without bringing up legislation to address gun violence for a vote. 
June 22, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) discussed House Democrats' sit-in tonight on MSNBC. House Democrats are staging a sit-in on the House Floor to demand Republicans bring legislation to address gun violence to a vote. 
June 22, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and House Democrats are staging a sit-in today on the House Floor to demand Republicans bring legislation to address gun violence to a vote. Whip Hoyer discussed the sit-in with MSNBC and CBS this evening. 
June 22, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and House Democrats are staging a sit-in on the House Floor today, demanding that Republicans hold a vote on legislation to address gun violence. 
June 22, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today as House Democrats staged a sit-in to demand Republicans hold a vote on legislation to address gun violence. 
June 21, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Democrats filed a discharge petition to force a vote on the President's supplemental request to provide funding to combat the spread of the Zika virus.
June 17, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the one-year anniversary of the shooting at the Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina. 
June 17, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement recognizing the 151st anniversary of Juneteenth, the oldest, nationally-celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, which is observed this Sunday.
June 16, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the release of the fourth plank of Speaker Ryan and House Republicans’ #WrongWay agenda.
June 15, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at a press conference this morning with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12), Assistant Leader Jim Clyburn (SC-06), Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Joe Crowley (NY-14), and Congressman Steve Israel (NY-03), calling on House Republican leaders to stand in support of the LGBT community and take action to prevent gun violence following this weekend's shooting in Orlando. 
June 9, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at a press conference today with Reps. Raúl Grijalva (AZ-3), Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), and Mike Honda (CA-17), as well as Members of the LGBT Equality Caucus and actress and LGBT advocate Laverne Cox, in support of the LGBT Data Inclusion Act. 
June 6, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) traveled to South Africa from Tuesday, May 31 – Sunday, June 5 as part of a Congressional delegation marking the fiftieth anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s “Ripple of Hope” speech, which was delivered at the University of Cape Town on June 6, 1966.
June 3, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of the holy month of Ramadan.
June 1, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released a video message today in recognition of LGBT Pride Month, which is celebrated during the month of June. 
May 26, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans voted down their Energy and Water appropriations bill because it included an amendment banning discrimination against LGBT Americans.
May 25, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after Republicans in the House of Representatives passed two amendments permitting discrimination against LGBT individuals. 
May 19, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on new legislation that was introduced last night to address the debt crisis in Puerto Rico. 
May 19, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following video today after House Republicans held a vote open to make their Members change their votes in order to defeat an amendment that would ban discrimination against LGBT Americans.