Press Releases

November 30, 2016
I join in congratulating Rep. Cedric Richmond on his election as Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) for the 115th Congress, as well as Vice Chairs Andre Carson and Karen Bass, Secretary Brenda Lawrence, and Whip Gwen Moore.  
November 30, 2016
Millions more people voted for the agenda that this leadership group represents—millions.
November 30, 2016
I am deeply honored by the trust my colleagues have placed in me to serve as Democratic Whip for the 115th Congress and I look forward to working with the full Caucus to stand up for the plurality of Americans who did not vote for Donald Trump or his agenda.  
November 29, 2016
The nominations of Steven Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary and Wilbur Ross as Commerce Secretary reveal an incoming administration that is seriously out of touch with working Americans. 
November 29, 2016
Today, House Republicans released the legislative schedule for 2017. 
November 29, 2016
I want to thank my friend Rep. Sandy Levin for his service as Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Committee and, previously, as its Chair.
November 29, 2016
I strongly support today’s bipartisan resolution reaffirming that the only way to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is through direct, bilateral negotiations between the parties.  
November 29, 2016
I am deeply concerned by Majority Leader McCarthy’s remarks today that Republicans intend to repeal the Affordable Care Act and take health coverage away from 20 million Americans without having a plan to replace the law. 
November 29, 2016
The nomination of Chairman Tom Price to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services raises red flags. 
November 22, 2016
I am very disappointed by this ruling, which is a blow to working families across our country, who deserve to see their hard work translate into higher incomes and greater opportunity. 
November 22, 2016
The ongoing humanitarian catastrophe in Aleppo and other Syrian cities must not be met with silence or acquiescence.  
November 21, 2016
One of the basic principles that safeguards our democracy is the separation of the personal business interests of our leaders from the government business with which they are entrusted while in office.  
November 21, 2016
When Congress first passed the legislation that would become known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and in subsequent reauthorizations, the intent of lawmakers was clear: that students with disabilities deserve a meaningful and material education benefit, not just a bare minimum of effort from school districts.  
November 19, 2016
I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Rep. Danny Davis' grandson, Jovan Wilson. 
November 18, 2016
President-Elect Trump’s nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General of the United States will demand the same rigorous scrutiny that was brought to bear by the Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee in 1986, when it rejected his nomination for a federal district judgeship.  
November 18, 2016
With each appointment made by the President-Elect, my grave concern about his presidency increases.  
November 16, 2016
Last week’s election demonstrated the extent to which Americans are deeply frustrated by and distrustful of our government institutions, and the anxiety they feel over a changing economy that they believe has left them behind. 
November 15, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives this afternoon in support of bipartisan legislation to extend the Iran Sanctions Act. 
November 14, 2016
I was deeply saddened to learn of Gwen Ifill’s passing today.  
November 14, 2016
Donald Trump's appointment of Steve Bannon to a senior position at the White House is deeply disturbing. 
November 11, 2016
Today, I join in marking Veterans Day, a time to pay tribute to the men and women who have served our nation in uniform and honor the many sacrifices they have made. 
November 4, 2016
I am deeply concerned by the findings of the investigation into the failure of UN peacekeeping forces to respond to calls for help during a horrific attack against civilians and aid workers at the Terrain Hotel in Juba. 
November 4, 2016
Over the past eight years, we've seen our economy go from losing hundreds of thousands of jobs a month to a historic turnaround with more than six years of consecutive job growth."Over the past eight years, we've seen our economy go from losing hundreds of thousands of jobs a month to a historic turnaround with more than six years of consecutive job growth.  According to the report released this morning, the month of October continued that trend, with 142,000 private sector jobs added and the unemployment rate dropping to 4.9%. Our recovery has been strong, but its benefits must be felt more widely before we can truly move the American economy from recovery to resurgence.  Unless Congress plays a constructive role, that won't happen.  "While the private sector was working hard to surge back, this Republican-led Congress did just about everything to stand in its way.  One manufactured crisis after another brought dangerous uncertainty that has held back private sector investment in expanding businesses and hiring more workers.  And as our economy has recovered, this Republican-led Congress has failed to address the uneven nature of our recovery, in which working families and the middle class have not experienced the growth in wages and opportunities that they have earned.  "That's why House Democrats will continue to promote policies that encourage private sector growth that creates good jobs.  Through our Make It In America plan and our proposals to raise the minimum wage, ensure equal pay for women, and bring down the cost of higher education, we aim to put the full measure of the American Dream within reach for all who work hard in our economy.  Because everyone who works hard deserves not just to scrape by but to get ahead. "If entrusted with the Majority next year, we will bring an end to the manufactured crises and constant gridlock that has prevented Congress from being a full partner with the private sector in creating jobs and opportunity.  We must not turn the clock back to recession but continue moving our country forward.  House Democrats are ready to do so by working tirelessly on behalf of working families and the middle class."