Press Releases

May 9, 2017
For the President to fire the head of a law enforcement agency investigating his own campaign's ties to a foreign adversary - one proven to have sought to sway the election in his favor - is deeply troubling and raises serious questions. 
May 9, 2017
American forces have now been deployed to Afghanistan for sixteen years, making it the longest military engagement in our history. 
May 7, 2017
I join in congratulating President-Elect Emmanuel Macron on his resounding victory. The French people have chosen hope over fear, chosen to look forward rather than backward. 
May 5, 2017
I am pleased that Mark Green has withdrawn his name from consideration to be the top civilian overseeing the United States Army. 
May 5, 2017
Throughout the United States today, Americans of Mexican heritage will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo and honoring the courageous patriots who fought both to preserve independence and liberty.  
May 5, 2017
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, Hoyer highlighted Trumpcare’s assault on the health care of millions of hard-working American families.    
May 5, 2017
The April jobs report shows that we are well positioned to take advantage of the successes of the recovery and build a stronger, more competitive future – if only Congress would focus on jobs and opportunity.  
May 5, 2017
I was appalled to learn of the air raid over the weekend in Syria that killed several White Helmet rescuers.  
May 4, 2017
I’ve read the bill, but also very importantly, I’ve read the CBO report -- that is the independent congressional advisor on fiscal matters -- and they say premiums are going up 25 to 29% for the average policyholder.
May 4, 2017
This executive order is little more than an effort to put employers in charge of the health care decisions of their female employees, for religious organizations to redistribute donations from the faithful to political candidates, and for doctors to discriminate against LGBT patients and their families.
May 4, 2017
Today, 217 House Republicans voted to take health coverage away from 24 million Americans.
May 4, 2017
“I am Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and I don’t write the songs but I count the votes. And every Democrat today in the House of Representatives an hour from now, or when that vote occurs is going to be a no vote to undermine our coverage.
May 4, 2017
Mr. Speaker, Republicans now control all of our government. Whatever happens to our health care system will be their responsibility.
May 4, 2017
Well, I don't know if they have the votes because I’m not counting Republican votes, per se. 
May 3, 2017
Republicans now control all the levers of our government.  They will be held responsible for whatever happens to our health care system, including the actions that have already destabilized our health insurance markets since January. 
May 3, 2017
Today's visit by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas must not be seen as a wasted opportunity.
May 3, 2017
The decision today by Puerto Rico’s governor to seek a judicial reorganization of the island’s debts and put its finances on solid footing is the responsible thing to do.  
May 3, 2017
Joe, you took the words out of my mouth. I don't think it's what the Democrats or Republicans want, the process won. 
May 2, 2017
The bill House Republicans just passed would end overtime pay as American workers know it.
May 2, 2017
I am disappointed to see, one more time, that the Trump Administration is undermining the confidence of the health insurance marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act.
May 2, 2017
Today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) and Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) introduced HR 2285, the School-Based Respiratory Health Management Act, legislation that encourages states to help ensure students with reversible lower airway disorders, such as asthma, have assistance at school with managing their chronic disease and can excel in any environment.
May 2, 2017
Today, I’m proud to join Rep. David Cicilline and the LGBT Equality Caucus to cosponsor the Equality Act in the 115th Congress. 
May 2, 2017
I am appalled that President Trump tweeted this morning that he wants the government to shut down. Funding our government is not a game, where one side wins and the other side loses.
May 1, 2017
A nation of immigrants. We say that, and we say it with pride. 
May 1, 2017
This evening, Israelis will gather to begin marking the sixty-ninth anniversary of their independence, joined by many in America and around the world who look to Israel as a beacon of hope and the triumph of Jewish self-determination after generations of exile and persecution.