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April 10, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement tonight on the departure of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the next Secretary...
March 4, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today announced the hiring of two new members of his staff. 
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).
November 22, 2013
Fifty years ago today, while working as an intern to Maryland Senator David Brewster, I was coming down the steps of the U.S. Capitol when I was stopped by an officer of the U.S. Capitol Police who said: ‘Have you heard?  The President’s been shot.’  I will never forget that moment – as I know so many Americans will always remember where they were on the day President John F. Kennedy was taken from us. 
November 8, 2013
“I join in remembering the horrific Nazi pogrom of Kristallnacht seventy-five years ago.  The destruction and hate-driven murder that occurred over two days marked a turning point toward a horrific genocide whose pain continues to be felt by all those throughout the world who believe in justice. 
October 28, 2013
"I was very saddened to learn of the passing of my friend, Ike Skelton.  He was an extraordinary American, and I had the privilege of serving alongside him in Congress for nearly thirty years, where I saw his compassion, his humility, and his deep-rooted Missouri values up close. 
September 16, 2013
“My thoughts are with the victims and the families who lost loved-ones in today’s tragic shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.  Many of those who serve there in military and civilian roles live in my district, and while we do not yet know all the details about who carried out this terrible shooting, there is no doubt that it has shaken the Navy, the greater Washington D.C. community, and our nation as a whole.   
September 11, 2013
“Though twelve years have now passed since that tragic day on which we were attacked, the pain and heartbreak of September 11, 2001, will never be forgotten.  For the loved ones of victims and for those who survived, this anniversary marks a solemn moment to remember the lives lost and lives changed forever.
September 9, 2013
“I join in wishing Ben Jealous well as he prepares to step down at the end of the year as President of the NAACP, our nation’s oldest and most highly respected civil rights advocacy organization
September 4, 2013
“I join in extending my wishes for a sweet and happy New Year to all who are celebrating Rosh Hashanah.
July 26, 2013
“For twenty-three years, the Americans with Disabilities Act has been opening doors for tens of millions of Americans, and I was proud to have played a leading role in moving it through Congress in 1990.  For too long, people with disabilities had been denied the equal opportunity to participate fully in our society – both as the result of discrimination and a lack of accessibility in both public and private spaces.  Thanks to this historic legislation, barriers to access are disappearing along with misguided attitudes about people with disabilities and their potential to contribute to their communities and to our country. 
July 19, 2013
“In Seneca Falls, New York, 165 years ago, a group of women and men came together to declare to our nation and the world that women would no longer be silenced by society, cut off from representation in government, or kept from participating fully in our economy. 
July 19, 2013
“I join in marking 45 years since the first Special Olympics were held at Chicago’s Soldier Field in 1968.  Originally the vision of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, and taking inspiration from the summer camps she and her family ran at their home starting in 1962, the Special Olympics movement has brought dignity and opportunity to people with intellectual disabilities throughout the country and around the world. 
July 18, 2013
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined Speaker John Boehner, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and leaders from both the House and Senate this morning at a ceremony in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol to mark Nelson Mandela International Day.
July 1, 2013
“As Co-Chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, I was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of nineteen courageous firefighters who rushed into harm’s way to protect their community from a devastating wildfire near Yarnell, Arizona.
June 12, 2013
“Courtney has been an important member of my team since first coming to the Majority Leader’s office over six years ago,
May 21, 2013
“My thoughts and prayers are with those who lost their lives, their families, and all who were injured or lost their homes in yesterday’s devastating tornado.  All Americans are grateful to the first responders who continue to rescue survivors and provide life-saving treatment to victims...
May 15, 2013
“I support the actions announced by President Obama tonight. The actions taken by the IRS were unacceptable, and it is appropriate and necessary for the responsible parties to be held accountable.
May 3, 2013
“On Sunday, families across America will celebrate both the courage of the defenders of Puebla in 1862 and the extraordinary contributions Mexican-Americans continue to make to our national life. 
May 1, 2013
“During Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we celebrate the many contributions to our national life by a vibrant community with a proud history.
May 1, 2013
“It is fitting that we celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month during the Spring, as the history of the Jewish community in our country has been one of new beginnings.
April 23, 2013
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered opening remarks this afternoon introducing the GlobalWIN panel on Women in Leadership.
April 15, 2013
“As we continue to watch events in Boston unfold, my thoughts and prayers are with the victims of today’s attack and their families – as well as with all the people of Boston. 
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.