Press Releases

November 26, 2013
“Today’s report by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is further evidence that the Affordable Care Act continues to provide access to quality, affordable health care to Americans, including millions of seniors who are saving money on their prescription drugs.  
November 25, 2013
“For nearly three decades, Dan Strodel has served the House of Representatives with distinction, including as Chief Administrative Officer since 2010.  In that role, he has helped ensure the smooth operation of the House of Representatives and the well-being of its Members and staff. 
November 24, 2013
"The United States and its allies are committed to ensuring that Iran neither develops nor has nuclear arms. 
November 24, 2013
“Our policy is that Iran should not have a nuclear arms capability. That continues to be our policy and the military option, as Secretary Kerry just said, is still on the table and it needs to be on the table.
November 22, 2013
Fifty years ago today, while working as an intern to Maryland Senator David Brewster, I was coming down the steps of the U.S. Capitol when I was stopped by an officer of the U.S. Capitol Police who said: ‘Have you heard?  The President’s been shot.’  I will never forget that moment – as I know so many Americans will always remember where they were on the day President John F. Kennedy was taken from us. 
November 21, 2013
“Shutdown is unacceptable and certainly defaulting on our debt is unacceptable. We've had a long time to come to agreement. Republicans refused to go to conference. We are now in conference 
November 21, 2013
“Thank you very much Leader. Many of you have heard me say, but you know it as well – there are 8 legislative days left in 2013, according to the Republican Majority schedule. Two of those days, of course, are days in which we come in at 6:30. So that there is not much time to do the work of the American people.
November 21, 2013
“Thank you very much Leader. Many of you have heard me say, but you know it as well – there are 8 legislative days left in 2013, according to the Republican Majority schedule. Two of those days, of course, are days in which we come in at 6:30. So that there is not much time to do the work of the American people.
November 14, 2013
“Thank you very much, Madam Leader, and Chairman Becerra, thank you, and Jim Clyburn, our Assistant Leader. First let me say the Democratic Caucus is almost unanimous in the belief that the Affordable Care Act is good for our country, good for our people, that it will make affordable, quality health care available to all Americans. That is the substance of what we're talking about.
November 13, 2013
The data released this afternoon by the Department of Health and Human Services shows that there is a clear interest and demand for affordable, quality health care coverage.  
November 13, 2013
“The signing into law of the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act today represents a significant victory for students and their families,” Whip Hoyer said. 
November 13, 2013
“Thank you very much I appreciate it. Congressman Cardenas has been a leader on this issue, as have all the Members here.
November 8, 2013
“I join in remembering the horrific Nazi pogrom of Kristallnacht seventy-five years ago.  The destruction and hate-driven murder that occurred over two days marked a turning point toward a horrific genocide whose pain continues to be felt by all those throughout the world who believe in justice. 
November 8, 2013
“The Obama Administration’s new rules requiring parity for coverage of mental health and physical health care services finally ends an unfair disparity in our nation’s health care system.
November 8, 2013
“On Monday, we will pay tribute to all those who have worn the uniform of our country and put their lives on the line to defend our freedom and way of life.
November 8, 2013
"Our economic recovery continues to move forward, as the monthly jobs report for October shows. With an increase of 212,000 private sector jobs last month, our economy is putting Americans back to work, despite the negative effects of the government shutdown.
November 7, 2013
“Today, the Senate took an important step forward toward protecting all Americans from workplace and employment discrimination by passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act with a strong, bipartisan vote of 64-32.
November 7, 2013
"Today's report from the Commerce Department that our gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 2.8% last quarter – the fastest pace in a year – is a strong indication that our nation's economy continues to be resilient, in spite of a lack of certainty caused by partisan dysfunction in Congress.
November 4, 2013
“I am encouraged that the Senate has now voted to bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to the Floor for consideration, a bill that would provide important protections for American workers facing discrimination
November 1, 2013
“Today’s report from the Institute for Supply Management shows that our manufacturing sector grew at its fastest pace in 2013 and outperformed September’s pace, which was the best in two and a half years. 
November 1, 2013
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statements following Senate passage of the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act
November 1, 2013
"Today, we salute the men and women of the Armed Forces and recognize the tremendous sacrifices their spouses and children endure with frequent moves and long deployments. 
October 31, 2013
“I am very pleased that the Senate unanimously passed the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act today – legislation I have been pushing the Congress to adopt for several years.  This bill, which I introduced with Rep. Dr. Phil Roe and which passed the House earlier this year, will save lives and provide parents and educators with peace of mind that students with food allergies will be safe at school. 
October 31, 2013
“Today, House Republican leaders released the 2014 legislative schedule.  The House should take full advantage of the days we are in session next year to engage in bipartisan compromise toward achieving the results our constituents expect from us: creating jobs, setting our fiscal house in order, and investing in the long-term competitiveness of our economy.
October 30, 2013
"Today's announcement by the Office of Management and Budget that the federal deficit for Fiscal Year 2013 has been significantly lowered continues a trend since President Obama took office.