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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 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 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 today in support of Rep. Don Beyer's (VA) legislation to oppose immigration bans based on religion. 
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 5, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. 
May 2, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement marking Jewish American Heritage Month. 
April 28, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at a press conference today with Rep. David Cicilline and House Democrats to call on the House Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on the Equality Act.  
April 20, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after United States Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced the addition of American women to U.S. currency.
April 12, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on Equal Pay Day.
April 5, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the enactment of discriminatory, anti-LGBT legislation in Mississippi.  
April 4, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in the Evenwel v. Abbott voting rights case.
March 31, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on what would have been the eighty-ninth birthday of César Chávez.  
March 24, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the conviction of Radovan Karadzic of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. 
March 8, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today in recognition of International Women’s Day.
March 1, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today, the first day of Women’s History Month. 
February 1, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today to mark the beginning of Black History Month.
January 27, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. 
January 15, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which occurs on Monday, January 18. 
January 12, 2016
“Tonight, President Obama reminded Congress and the nation that what makes America great is the spirit of service and hard work that manifests from realizing we are all bound together by a common cause. ...
January 8, 2016
As we begin the new year and the Second Session of the 114th Congress, newly elected Speaker Paul Ryan has an opportunity to turn the page on the bitter partisanship of the past few years and show that he is willing to work across the aisle to get things done for the American people.  The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that “House Speaker Paul Ryan starting this month will push to turn the chamber into a platform for ambitious Republican policy ideas.”  But evidence points to the contrary, with the first items on the House’s agenda for 2016 being the sixty-second vote to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act, the eleventh vote to attack women’s health, and several bills that would undermine consumer safety, workplace safety, and environmental protections.  House Republican leaders know these bills will never become law, yet they continue to pander to the far right with political messaging bills instead of bringing substantive, bipartisan legislation to the Floor. It is also unfortunate that Speaker Ryan has already taken issues such as comprehensive immigration reform and an expansion of paid family and medical leave off of the table. 
December 1, 2015
This week, I join in marking two important anniversaries that are milestones on our nation’s continuing march toward full equality for all. 
November 17, 2015
Today, I was honored to join the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus at their forum to hear from stakeholders on how we can bring an end to violence against the transgender community. 
October 16, 2015
Twenty years ago, the Million Man March raised the consciousness of our nation and made it clear that challenges affecting African Americans could not be ignored by policymakers in Washington.