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March 15, 2017
Today’s announcement by the Trump Administration that it plans to rewrite fuel economy standards ought to concern Americans
January 10, 2017
I want to thank Mr. [Will] Hurd for his work, which has been ongoing and continuing work on this issue and on this particular program. 
January 10, 2017
In his eight years as President of the United States, Barack Obama showed our country and the world what it means to lead.  
January 6, 2017
The magnitude of Russian interference in our recent election demands an independent investigative commission, and today I am joining with more than 150 of my House colleagues in cosponsoring legislation to establish such a body. 
June 30, 2016
Today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) announced the beginning of the 2016 House Democrats’ Member Online All-Star Competition, an annual three-week competition for House Democrats to gain new followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
June 14, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the release of Speaker Ryan and House Republicans’ regulatory agenda, the third plank of their #WrongWay agenda.
February 24, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA) issued a statement of support of today’s release of bulk access to House and Senate bill status information by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and Library of Congress (LOC).
February 9, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget. 
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. ...
July 24, 2015
The Democratic Whip Office’s sixth annual Member Online All-Star Competition came to a close earlier this week. It was a great success, with House Democrats collectively gaining over 231,000 new social media followers over three weeks.
May 13, 2015
Today, House Democrats and Republicans came together to pass legislation that will protect Americans’ civil liberties while ensuring that law enforcement and homeland security agencies have the tools they need to keep our country safe. 
May 1, 2015
Once again, House Republicans are using the appropriations process to score political points and send a message to their base by advancing funding bills that continue the disastrous sequester policy and that include partisan policy riders that would be disastrous for our country.
April 23, 2015
I am pleased that the House has taken bipartisan action to address the issue of enhancing cybersecurity.  
December 19, 2014
I’m pleased that the Senate is following the House’s lead in supporting the actions of the Bulk Data Task Force, which was created in a bipartisan effort in 2012 to make legislative data more open and accessible.
June 5, 2014
Obviously, we believe that global warming is a very, very serious issue, not only from a health standpoint, but from an economic standpoint, and we think that this is a movement in the right direction.
May 28, 2014
Today’s markup of the FIRST Act by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology was an exercise in missed opportunities.
May 22, 2014
The USA Freedom Act that passed the House today takes significant steps to address concerns over the intelligence community’s information-gathering programs.
February 20, 2014
“I welcome the executive actions taken today by President Obama to make it easier for businesses and entrepreneurs to innovate in our country. 
February 4, 2014
“I was pleased to join President Obama today at Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Maryland, as he spoke about his Administration’s ConnectED public-private partnership to connect our nation’s classrooms to the internet and deploy the latest technologies to help our children acquire the skills that will set them on the path to future success
December 5, 2013
“I want to thank Rep. John Conyers, Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Mel Watt, Ranking Member of the Intellectual Property Subcommittee, for offering their substitute amendment to the Innovation Act today.
July 30, 2013
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) praised the House of Representatives Office of the Law Revision Counsel (OLRC) for their announcement today on completing the significant task of compiling the entire Unites States Code of Laws in structured XML for the first time and dynamically publishing the code via bulk download.   
July 29, 2013
“Fifty-five years ago, Americans dared to set their sights beyond the bounds of Earth to explore the mysteries of space and the origins of our universe.  During the time since NASA’s founding, we landed Americans on the moon and brought them safely home, launched satellites into orbit that study our planet and facilitate global communications, and made the exploration of space an avenue for the peaceful collaboration between nations.
June 19, 2013
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) announced today several changes to the official intranet for House Democratic staff, including a new staff directory, an expanded calendar, and an updated legislative correspondence library.
March 13, 2013
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) received the “Legislator of the Year” Award from the Information Technology Industry Council this evening in recognition of his support of policies that support businesses, his commitment to stabilizing the economy, and his outreach to the technology community.