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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) joined Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and House Democrats this evening for a national speak out on the need to address gun violence in America. 
July 13, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered remarks today at a symposium on transgender military service with Under Secretary of Defense Peter Levine and Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09). 
July 12, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered remarks this evening at a vigil held by the LGBT Equality Caucus and House Democrats on the one-month anniversary of the Orlando shooting, calling for action to address gun violence in America.
July 12, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today as Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hold a hearing on anti-LGBT legislation. 
July 7, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the recent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
July 7, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and House Democrats, led by Rep. Seth Moulton (MA-06), gathered on the House Floor this morning to demand House Republicans hold a vote on legislation to address gun violence. 
July 6, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined House Democrats and Americans affected by gun violence this morning at a press conference to call on House Republicans to hold a vote on meaningful legislation to address gun violence. 
July 3, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on the passing of Elie Wiesel. 
June 30, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Department of Defense announced their intention to reverse the ban on transgender service members. 
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.