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May 24, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans passed dishonest legislation they claimed would address the Zika crisis. In reality, their legislation attempts to undo environmental regulations under the Clean Water Act. 
May 24, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer joined 177 House Democrats in a letter today to House Speaker Paul Ryan, calling on him to disband the Select Investigative Panel.
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. 
May 19, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement 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. 
May 16, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on House Republicans abandoning the budget process and bringing appropriations bills to the Floor this week without a budget. 
May 16, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of a letter sent to Chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi Trey Gowdy by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings and House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith calling for an end to the partisan committee.
May 13, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement calling on House Republicans to disband their Select Committee to Attack Women’s Health, following Chair Blackburn’s decision to put providers and patients in Maryland in danger.
May 11, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at a press conference today House Democratic with leaders to discuss how Donald Trump’s poisonous rhetoric echoes the long-standing policy positions of House Republicans.
May 8, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the second anniversary of the creation of the Select Committee on Benghazi by House Republicans.
April 28, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at a press conference today with Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and House Democrats in support of the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule. 
April 20, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined House Democrats on the House Floor yesterday for a Special Order Hour to call on Senate Republicans to do their job and hold confirmation hearings and an up-or-down vote on Supreme Court Justice nominee Merrick Garland.
April 15, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans failed to pass a budget resolution by the April 15 statutory deadline. 
October 8, 2015
Leader McCarthy’s announcement is yet another reflection of Republicans’ deep divisions and dysfunction. 
November 21, 2014
Once again, House Republicans are wasting the taxpayers’ time and money on a partisan lawsuit against the President.
September 14, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) discussed the ISIL threat, the need to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, and Republican inaction on a number of critical priorities, including jobs and immigration reform, on C-Span's "Newsmakers." Below are excerpts and a link to the video...
July 31, 2014
It is the first time [Congress has sued the President]. It will be an unprecedented action if, in fact, the Congress sues the President.
July 26, 2014
What we need to do in my view, however, is meet the immediate challenge of processing these folks who have come across the borders, many of whom are children. Treat them in a humane way and consistent with law.
July 24, 2014
Today, while millions of Americans are waiting for Congress to take action to create jobs, raise the minimum wage, fix our broken immigration system, address the humanitarian crisis at the border, and restore emergency unemployment insurance, the House’s Republican Majority chose to waste taxpayers’ time and money on a frivolous, politically motivated lawsuit against the President.
July 10, 2014
It is deeply disappointing that Speaker Boehner and House Republicans are choosing to waste time and taxpayers' dollars with a political lawsuit whose sole objective is to score partisan points.
September 11, 2013
“Once again, House Republicans are in disarray, unable to govern as a result of division and dysfunction.  Even when promising a continuation of their policy of sequester and another defunding of the Affordable Care Act – gifts to the extreme wing of their party – Republicans lacked sufficient support and were unable to bring their bill to the Floor.  
August 1, 2013
“I was deeply disappointed to see that Senate Republicans voted nearly unanimously to block consideration of the Transportation-HUD Appropriations bill today, even while a bipartisan majority of senators voted to move forward with the bill.
March 6, 2013
Democrats continue to call for a big and balanced solution to stop the irrational and irresponsible across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequester. While House Democrats have proposed a solution to stop these reckless cuts, Republicans have refused on four separate occasions to bring this legislation to the House Floor for a vote.