Press Releases

April 22, 2013
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), together with Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity Chair Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA), sent the following letter today to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, and on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development.
April 22, 2013
“On Earth Day, let us redouble our efforts to make sure our children and grandchildren inherit a healthy environment and can enjoy the natural wonders that have always fueled the American spirit and imagination.
April 19, 2013
"Over the past few days, and particularly the last several hours, Americans saw once again why our law enforcement and first responders are the best in the world. The Boston Police Department, Massachusetts State Police, FBI, and many other law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation and operations in the aftermath of Monday's attack have a nation's gratitude. So too do the resilient people of Boston...
April 18, 2013
“The cybersecurity legislation the House passed today addresses a critical national security challenge and represents a significant improvement from what was passed last year.
April 18, 2013
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra, and House Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Joe Crowley today sent a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner calling on the Speaker to appoint House conferees without further delay and follow regular order to reach an agreement on a budget focused on jobs, economic growth, balanced deficit reduction, and a strong, thriving middle class.
April 17, 2013
“Like 90% of Americans, I am disappointed that the Senate could not adopt a reasonable, bipartisan compromise to close loopholes in federal background check laws, despite the fact that it received a majority of votes.  
April 17, 2013
“The bill introduced by a bipartisan group of Senators represents a significant first step toward achieving comprehensive immigration reform.  For the 11 million undocumented individuals living in and contributing to our communities, the start of this legislative process could not come sooner. 
April 16, 2013
“Today, on the sixty-fifth anniversary of the modern State of Israel’s founding, I join in celebrating the achievements of an extraordinary people who daily prove to the world the power of freedom and democracy to triumph in the face of great adversity.
April 15, 2013
“Thank you very much for this award, which I am proud to share with my colleagues – all of whom are truly ‘champions for children’ in Congress.
April 15, 2013
“As we continue to watch events in Boston unfold, my thoughts and prayers are with the victims of today’s attack and their families – as well as with all the people of Boston. 
April 12, 2013
“My good friend, John Berry, in his four years at the helm of the Office of Personnel Management, demonstrated outstanding leadership, much as he did when he served on my staff for ten years and was a principal architect of the Federal Employee Pay Comparability Act. 
April 12, 2013
“I am pleased that Democrats were united against a bill that would effectively end the work of the National Labor Relations Board – a proposal that passed the House with only Republican votes today
April 12, 2013
This week, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) led House Democrats in announcing the Make It In America plan for the 113th Congress. This plan focuses on four key priorities to rebuild a strong and robust economy that invests in job creation. Watch the video below for more information on the Make It In America plan:
April 12, 2013
“Today marks 100 days since the beginning of the 113th Congress. In that time, House Republicans have failed to carry out their responsibilities as the Majority party by not taking up comprehensive jobs legislation or getting serious about America’s deficits.
April 11, 2013
"We gather this afternoon to pay tribute to a group of Americans whose dedication to public service knew no earthly bounds
April 10, 2013
"Thank you so much. I am humbled and honored by this award.  Few awards are as meaningful as for work done to protect our children and expand the opportunities they deserve to succeed in life.
April 10, 2013
“The President’s budget proposal is a serious compromise to reduce deficits in a balanced way.
April 9, 2013
“On Equal Pay Day, we note the unfair disparity that continues to undermine America’s role as a beacon of equality and equal opportunity.
April 8, 2013
"I join in mourning the passing of Baroness Margaret Thatcher and in celebrating her historic role as the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
April 7, 2013
"Yom HaShoah, the day of remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust, compels us to consider not only the nature of evil but the determination of people everywhere to triumph over it. 
April 5, 2013
“With 88,000 total jobs and 95,000 private sector jobs created in March, today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics report demonstrates the fragility of our economic recovery.
April 2, 2013
“Yesterday’s report by the Institute for Supply Management shows the resilience of America’s manufacturing sector. While manufacturing continues to expand, last month’s slowed growth makes it even more important for Congress to take meaningful action now to encourage businesses to Make It In America.  
March 31, 2013
"As we mark the anniversary of Cesar Chavez's birth, I join in celebrating the legacy of a civil rights giant who raised the voices of millions who were not being heard. In his work at the helm of the United Farm Workers and throughout a life spent fighting injustice and discrimination facing Hispanics and many other Americans, Chavez set an example of true courage in the face of adversity. 
March 28, 2013
“I am pleased that President Obama signed an executive order today establishing the Commission on Election Reform. As the commission takes shape, I will be following the process very closely and with great interest. 
March 26, 2013
As the Supreme Court hears challenges to the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act this week, we must remember that our nation was founded on the principle that all people are not only created equal but deserve to be treated equally under the law.  Discrimination of any kind has no place in our nation.