Press Releases

September 28, 2016
Tonight’s actions by the House will prevent a government shutdown, and I am pleased that Democrats and Republicans were able to reach an agreement to keep the government open before Friday’s deadline.  
September 28, 2016
I was deeply saddened to learn of former President Shimon Peres’s passing.  Among the last of modern Israel's founding generation, he served his nation faithfully and with courage in times of war and peace, heartbreak and joy.
September 27, 2016
On National Voter Registration Day, it is important to remember that the right to register and vote was not always guaranteed or respected in our country.  
September 23, 2016
Governor Rick Scott’s op-ed in USA Today this morning is deeply misleading.  
September 22, 2016
In July, Whip Hoyer spoke at the Georgetown University Law Center to unveil the "Renewing Faith in Government" agenda.
September 22, 2016
I’m very pleased that the House has passed the Modernizing Government Technology Act, which is an essential component of the reforms I outlined in July to renew Americans’ faith in their government, which is sadly at historic lows. 
September 22, 2016
The Resume Bank has been incredibly successful since it was first launched four years ago, and we hope it will continue to improve House Democrats’ hiring process and further strengthen our staff diversity.
September 22, 2016
I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jacqueline Ellis yesterday. 
September 21, 2016
Today’s meeting of the Select Panel to consider recommending contempt of Congress charges against StemExpress is nothing more than the continuation of a months-long witch-hunt that is putting the lives of doctors, researchers, first responders, and patients at risk.  
September 20, 2016
Today, we mark five years since the official end of the discriminatory ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy that barred gay and lesbian Americans from serving openly in our military.  
September 15, 2016
I'm proud to add my name as a cosponsor to H.R. 5996, the bipartisan Halt Arms and Promote Peace in South Sudan Act, which was introduced Monday.  
September 15, 2016
I’m pleased that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a markup today of bipartisan legislation that includes full authorization of the Information Technology Modernization Act, a bill that I introduced in April, and passed it on a voice vote.  
September 15, 2016
Hi – I’m Steny Hoyer, the Democratic Whip in the House of Representatives. I’m proud to join you in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. 
September 14, 2016
This afternoon, I met with Mayor Weaver and representatives from Flint, Michigan, who are Washington today to urge Congress to act in response to the poisoning of the city’s water supply with lead.   
September 14, 2016
The President asked for $1.9 billion. That's what NIH and CDC, who are responsible for addressing the Zika crisis, say is necessary. 
September 13, 2016
I am very pleased that the Administration has finalized a Memorandum of Understanding with the government of Israel that reasserts our nation’s robust commitment to Israel’s security and furthers the pursuit of our common interests. 
September 13, 2016
As we mark Hunger Action Month, the Task Force was pleased to welcome Alice Waters to join us for a discussion on child nutrition and access to healthy food.
September 13, 2016
Today’s report by the U.S. Census Bureau demonstrates that our economy is not only experiencing recovery but that the recovery is taking hold for Americans across the economic spectrum.  
September 9, 2016
For the second time this year, the regime of dictator Kim Jong-Un in North Korea has tested a nuclear device in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and in a clear threat to its neighbors and the peace-loving nations of the world.  
September 9, 2016
It is difficult to believe that fifteen years have passed since our nation was attacked on September 11, 2001, whose somber anniversary we will mark this Sunday.  
September 8, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) discussed House Republicans’ failure to address public health emergencies and their division over funding the government on NewsChannel 8, managed by ABC-affiliate WJLA in Washington, DC.
September 2, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Labor Day, which is Monday, September 5.
September 2, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor released its jobs report for August.
September 1, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in response to President Obama's proposed federal pay raise for 2017.
August 31, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after it was announced that federal funds to fight the Zika virus will run out by the end of September unless Congress passes emergency funding.