Press Releases

May 26, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following video today after House Republicans once more voted in favor of discrimination against LGBT Americans. Earlier today, House Republicans voted down their own Energy and Water Appropriations bill because it included an amendment offered by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), which would ban federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees.
May 26, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans voted down their Energy and Water appropriations bill because it included an amendment banning discrimination against LGBT Americans.
May 25, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after Republicans in the House of Representatives passed two amendments permitting discrimination against LGBT individuals. 
May 25, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House Natural Resources Committee approved bipartisan legislation to address the debt crisis in Puerto Rico. 
May 24, 2016
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA), chair of the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity, released the following statement today in response to today's Republican hearing on poverty in the House Ways and Means Committee. 
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 24, 2016
Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) testified today before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Highways and Transit at a member day hearing on the need to improve the safety and reliability of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 
May 23, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer, along with House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Maxine Waters, Monetary Policy & Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Gwen Moore, and Rep. Denny Heck, today sent a letter to Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby urging action on the confirmation of J. Mark McWatters to a four-year term serving on the Board of the Export-Import Bank.  
May 23, 2016
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone released the following statement on the introduction of bipartisan legislation and a bipartisan manager’s amendment to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act.
May 19, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after it was announced that Congressman Mark Takai has decided not to seek re-election.
May 19, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on new legislation that was introduced last night to address the debt crisis in Puerto Rico. 
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 18, 2016
This evening, I voted against House Republicans’ partisan defense authorization bill because I believe the men and women who wear the uniform of our nation deserve better.  I oppose this bill because it discriminates against both LGBT Americans and women, and it plays politics with war funding.  It injects hot button social issues into our military authorization process, at the expense of our military.
May 18, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement today after the Department of Labor released the final rule updating overtime protections. 
May 17, 2016
I am outraged that Republicans on the Rules Committee chose not to allow a vote on an amendment to strike the anti-LGBT provision in House Republicans' National Defense Authorization Act.  
May 17, 2016
Today, on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined the LGBT Equality Caucus in a video message to the LGBT community to share messages of solidarity and support. 
May 16, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered remarks today at a screening of the Sundance documentary film, “A Hug From Paul Ryan.” 
May 16, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after joining 111 House Democrats in sending a letter to House leaders urging them to strengthen nutrition programs in the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016. 
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
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA), chair of the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity, released the following statement today in response to reports that House Republicans are proposing cuts to nutrition assistance in a spending cut package to help get votes for their budget resolution.
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) released the following statement on the 68th anniversary of Israel's Independence Day, which begins at sundown this evening.