Press Releases

June 10, 2013
“I am pleased that President Obama has nominated Jason Furman as Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors.
June 10, 2013
“Today, as we mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Equal Pay Act, let us take note of how far our nation has come in opening the doors of opportunity to women, while also recognizing the work that still lies ahead.  
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 7, 2013
“It is clear from this morning’s employment report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that Congress must act to end the uncertainty caused by a lack of a clear direction in fiscal policy and made worse by sequestration. 
June 6, 2013
“It is completely unacceptable that Republicans passed an amendment today targeting ‘DREAMers,’ who were brought to this country as children and want only to help build a stronger America. 
June 5, 2013
“I am pleased that President Obama will appoint Susan Rice as his next National Security Advisor. 
June 4, 2013
“I am disappointed that House Republicans are once again asking Department of Veterans Affairs workers to forgo their annual cost-of-living adjustment for another year.
June 4, 2013
"We are deeply disappointed by today’s verdict at the Cairo Criminal Court, which represents just the latest assault by the Egyptian government on civil society.
June 3, 2013
“Today’s report is a clear sign that Congress must do more to help our manufacturing sector compete.
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 31, 2013
This year, as we mark LGBT Pride Month in June, there is much to be proud of when it comes to the march for equality for all Americans. 
May 31, 2013
“I am glad that President Obama highlighted the issue of student loan interest rates today, which Congress must address before the deadline of July 1. 
May 24, 2013
Each year on Memorial Day, we remember the courageous individuals who gave all they had to protect our nation and the values that sustain our democracy.  In every generation, Americans have been called to take up arms in defense of the rights and freedoms we hold dear – not only for ourselves but for others who yearn for peace, justice, and liberty around the world.
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 23, 2013
Today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA) introduced the "Half-in-Ten" Act of 2013 that would establish the Federal Interagency Working Group on Reducing Poverty, which will develop and implement a national strategy to reduce poverty by half in ten years, as well as provide regular reports on their progress to Congress.
May 23, 2013
“While I believe that the House must take action to keep student loan interest rates low before the July 1 deadline, this Republican bill is the wrong approach. 
May 23, 2013
“Thank you, Congresswoman Lee.  I appreciate your leadership on the issue of combating poverty in our country and for chairing the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity.
May 22, 2013
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) introduced the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act today.
May 22, 2013
“I join in congratulating Dan Tangherlini on his nomination to serve as our next Administrator of the General Services Administration.
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 21, 2013
“My thoughts and prayers are with those who lost their lives, their families, and all who were injured or lost their homes in yesterday’s devastating tornado.  All Americans are grateful to the first responders who continue to rescue survivors and provide life-saving treatment to victims...
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 17, 2013
“Today’s Analysis of the President’s 2014 Budget from the Congressional Budget Office confirms that the President’s proposed budget will substantially reduce the deficit and stabilize the debt below the level recommended by the Bowles-Simpson Commission.
May 17, 2013
“The President’s visits to Moravia Park Elementary School, a Judy Center; Ellicott Dredges; and the Center for Urban Families in Baltimore today show that he remains focused on creating jobs and opportunities for families in America.