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October 19, 2013
"I join in mourning the loss of Rep. Bill Young, with whom I was honored to serve in Congress for over thirty years and to work alongside on the Appropriations Committee for much of that time. He embodied the spirit of cooperation that helped achieve important bipartisan legislation - a spirit he continued to promote throughout his time in Congress.  
October 18, 2013
“I was deeply saddened to learn this morning of the passing of my friend,  former Speaker Tom Foley, and my thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Heather, and their extended family.
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.  
September 10, 2013
“In presenting a Congressional Gold Medal today in memory of Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley, we mark a day long awaited.  Thanks to the efforts of Congresswoman Terri Sewell, Congress is recognizing and honoring the lives of the four little girls brutally killed in the September 15, 1963, bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. 
August 2, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today on how little the Republican Leadership has accomplished before adjourning for the month of August.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery and a link to the video:
July 31, 2013
"Thank you very much Madam Leader. As all of you would expect, we talked about a variety of issues. What the President brought every issue to [is] how it impacted on expanding the middle class and growing jobs.
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 22, 2013
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) announced the winners of the 2013 Member Online All-Star Competition today. See below for the list of Members, Committees, and Caucuses that have been named 2013 Online All-Stars.
July 2, 2013
"I was deeply saddened to learn of former Rep. William Gray's sudden passing. Bill was a dear friend and a trailblazer as the first African American Majority Whip.
July 1, 2013
“I’m pleased to announce that today marks the beginning of House Democrats’ fourth annual Online All-Star Competition, which encourages Members of the Democratic Caucus to strengthen online engagement with our constituents.
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.
June 19, 2013
“Today, I was proud to witness Congress install a permanent tribute to a great American and great son of Maryland, Frederick Douglass.  The statue dedicated in his honor – like Douglass, tall, poised, and carrying the moral weight of a survivor-turned-crusader for freedom and justice – will not only stand as a memorial to his courage and the unwavering strength of his character. 
June 12, 2013
“Courtney has been an important member of my team since first coming to the Majority Leader’s office over six years ago,
June 7, 2013
“For 57 years, John Dingell has been as much an institution in the House of Representatives as the bells that ring votes or the mace that stands majestically beside the Speaker’s chair. 
June 3, 2013
“I was deeply saddened to learn of Sen. Lautenberg’s passing this morning.  He was both a true statesman and a pragmatist who became the longest-serving senator in New Jersey’s history and had a record of reaching across the aisle to achieve results for the people of his state.
May 23, 2013
“[N]otwithstanding the fact that Republicans have been talking about regular order for years and years and years, notwithstanding the fact that they demanded that the Senate pass a budget, which of course the Senate has done… they have refused in both the Senate and the House to go to conference.
May 21, 2013
“I welcome the announcement that the District of Columbia’s statue of Frederick Douglass will be unveiled in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center next month.
May 20, 2013
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today announced that Shuwanza Goff has been promoted to Floor Director to succeed Austin Burnes, who is leaving the Hill at the end of May.
May 1, 2013
I have been privileged to serve alongside my friend, Mel Watt, for the past twenty years, and I congratulate him on his nomination to be our next Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).
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. 
February 12, 2013
“In his State of the Union address, President Obama laid out a bold plan to invest in manufacturing and create well paying jobs.
February 12, 2013
This evening, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) welcomed his State of the Union guests to the U.S. Capitol.
February 12, 2013
“I certainly think that we need to encourage business growth in our country, manufacturing in our country.
February 8, 2013
At this year’s issues conference, House Democrats discussed the challenges facing our economy, how to reduce gun violence, the need for comprehensive immigration reform, and ways to protect Americans’ voting rights.