Press Releases

March 3, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to expand Medicaid eligibility for those in Flint, Michigan impacted by lead exposure. 
March 2, 2016
Today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) introduced the School-Based Asthma Management Program Act, which would help ensure that students with asthma have assistance at school with managing their chronic disease and can excel in an asthma-friendly environment. 
March 2, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the UNSecurity Council’s unanimous approval of a resolution thatimposes new sanctions against North Korea.
March 2, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) attended a press conference hosted by Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-02) today to call on House Republicans to make strong investments in anti-poverty programs following Speaker Ryan’s announcement of a Republican task force on poverty. 
March 1, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today, the first day of Women’s History Month. 
February 28, 2016
"Today, as we mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the end of the Persian Gulf War, we recognize the contributions of all our veterans who served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. ...
February 28, 2016
"While some of the so-called 'moderates' appear to have defeated the hardliners in Friday's election in Iran, no matter what the results and no matter who wins, Iran will still primarily be controlled by an unelected, undemocratic, and theocratic elite.  ...
February 26, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today in support of the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016, of which he is a co-sponsor. 
February 25, 2016
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA), chair of the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity, released a statement today after Speaker Paul Ryan announced the formation of a Republican task force on poverty.
February 24, 2016
Today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined House Democrats in calling on House Republicans to begin bipartisan negotiations on legislation to address Puerto Rico’s debt crisis. 
February 24, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today after Matthew Verderosa was named Chief of Police of the U.S. Capitol Police force, succeeding Chief Kim Dine.
February 24, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA) issued a statement of support of today’s release of bulk access to House and Senate bill status information by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and Library of Congress (LOC).
February 24, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today after House Republicans once more refused to consider the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget.
February 24, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today after President Obama announced his nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden to be our nation’s fourteenth Librarian of Congress.
February 23, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today in response to President Obama’s plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center. 
February 22, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered remarks today at a press conference in Flint, Michigan during a Congressional delegation visit with Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07), Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12). 
February 22, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today in response to last week’s attack on a United Nations camp for displaced civilians in South Sudan. 
February 17, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today after he joined in submitting an amicus brief in Zubik v. Burwell in advance of the United States Supreme Court hearing arguments in March.
February 13, 2016
I was saddened to learn of the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia today. No matter what one thought about his rulings or views, he was passionate about the Constitution and a towering figure in American jurisprudence over the past decades.
February 12, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after world leaders from a number of nations announced their agreement to a temporary cessation of hostilities in Syria to deliver humanitarian aid. 
February 11, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) announced today that Claudia Urrabazo has been hired to serve as Deputy Member Services Director and Outreach Advisor, replacing Javier Martinez, who left Capitol Hill at the end of last year. 
February 10, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) attended the House Democratic Steering & Policy Committee’s hearing on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan today. House Democrats heard testimony on the ongoing emergency from public health experts and local officials.
February 10, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill that requires the Environmental Protection Agency to disclose to the public anytime it uncovers evidence of serious lead pollution. 
February 9, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight on the Supreme Court’s decision to stay implementation of the Clean Power Plan rule.
February 9, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget.