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January 31, 2017
Mr. Speaker, I rise out of deep concern for our country, our people, and those who serve us in uniform.
January 30, 2017
President Trump’s reorganization of the National Security Council weakens our security and puts Americans’ safety and the safety of our troops at risk.  
January 23, 2017
That the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans are using their first full week of controlling the government to attack women’s health is very telling about their priorities.  
January 13, 2017
I think what the Inspector General needs to do is [ask] ‘were the proper policies followed? Do the facts justify the action that was taken?’ Not so much for what happened in the past, but for what ought to be done in the future. 
January 11, 2017
I am pleased that the Obama Administration has taken this first step to investigate Colombia’s failure to comply with the labor provisions of the Colombia Free Trade Agreement and support the Department of Labor’s call for follow-on action.  
January 10, 2017
I am deeply disappointed that Republicans refused to vote together with Democrats to bring to the Floor the Protecting Our Democracy Act. 
January 5, 2017
I thank the gentleman for yielding, and I rise today to reiterate the strong, bipartisan support for our ally Israel in the United States Congress.  
January 4, 2017
Before the vote on December 23, I had urged President Obama and Secretary Kerry to use the United States's veto power at the U.N. Security Council to defeat Resolution 2334.  
December 28, 2016
I was reassured to hear that Secretary Kerry today did not call for further action by the Security Council. 
December 27, 2016
I urged the Administration to veto the recently passed U.N. Security Council resolution regarding Israel and settlements. 
December 23, 2016
As a proud leader of the bipartisan coalition in Congress in support of our ally Israel, I am extremely disappointed by this action and today's vote. 
December 22, 2016
This morning, I reached out to the President and urged him to veto the resolution that was expected to receive a vote today in the U.N. Security Council. 
December 21, 2016
The legislation introduced yesterday by House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Engel and Representative Connolly reflects a deep concern in Congress and among the American people that a foreign power acted to undermine our election and influence it in favor of a particular candidate.  
December 19, 2016
The people of Berlin and all of Germany are in my thoughts and prayers tonight. 
December 16, 2016
Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) yesterday joined a bipartisan letter to U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power along with nineteen other Members of Congress urging the imposition of an arms embargo against South Sudan.  
December 14, 2016
Earlier this year, a candidate for President of the United States asked ‘What is Aleppo?’  The answer is: a tragedy.  
December 13, 2016
I am very disappointed at the nomination of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State. 
December 9, 2016
I am glad that President Obama is ordering a full review of Russian hacking and interference in our election, following the letter that I and other senior House Democrats sent earlier this week. 
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 22, 2016
The ongoing humanitarian catastrophe in Aleppo and other Syrian cities must not be met with silence or acquiescence.  
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 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 2, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) today joined the Chair and Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Reps. Edward R. Royce and Eliot L. Engel, respectively, along with 30 other Members of Congress in sending a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry to express their grave concerns about the worsening situation in Sudan.