Press Releases

Currently showing only: Human and Civil Rights
February 28, 2017
I’m not surprised [President Trump said he will discuss immigration reform]. Other than it's always surprising to hear Donald Trump say what he is for and against because it changes on a relevant basis.
February 28, 2017
The dramatic increase in threats against synagogues, Jewish cemeteries, Jewish Community Centers, and schools this week has been deeply troubling. 
February 24, 2017
It is reprehensible that South Sudanese politicians cannot reach a peaceful end to the violent and destabilizing conflict they have created, which now threatens to exacerbate a famine that could leave millions without food.  
February 22, 2017
I am deeply disappointed by the Trump Administration's decision to rescind important protections for transgender students. 
February 21, 2017
President Trump's blueprint for mass deportation does nothing to keep Americans safe. 
February 9, 2017
Tonight, America's judicial system delivered a strong rebuke to the Trump Administration's unconstitutional Muslim ban. 
February 6, 2017
Hi.  I’m Congressman Steny Hoyer of Maryland and the Democratic Whip in the House of Representatives.
February 4, 2017
I am deeply concerned by President Trump's attack on Judge James Robart, which shows a complete disregard for both an independent judiciary and the Constitution. 
February 3, 2017
We are not in agreement, Mr. Speaker. What we would be doing would be 180 degrees different. 
February 2, 2017
“Our nation is strong because of the close working relationships we have cultivated with our allies and partners around the world – relationships built on trust, friendship, and respect."
February 2, 2017
“Thank you very much Leader. I thank the Leader, in case you didn’t hear that. I am, I don’t know that I’m pleased to be here, because we ought not to be here, discussing this subject we’re discussing. 
February 2, 2017
Attempts to murder or incapacitate journalists and pro-democracy activists are the hallmark of a criminal, illegitimate, and unfree regime, which is exactly what President Vladimir Putin’s Russia has become. 
February 1, 2017
As we celebrate Black History Month, we pay tribute to those who fought for freedom and equality, broke down barriers, and contributed to the richness of our nation’s culture.  
January 31, 2017
In Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump has found a jurist with a troubling history outside the mainstream. 
January 31, 2017
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following video today highlighting 48 House Democrats who took to the House Floor today to call on House Republicans to bring the SOLVE Act to the Floor to defund and rescind President Trump’s Muslim ban. 
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
I was proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder tonight on the steps of the Supreme Court with my Democratic colleagues and with a multitude of Americans who came out to protest the Trump Administration’s actions.  
January 30, 2017
I’m proud to join Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren, Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, and more than 160 House Democrats as a cosponsor of legislation to end the Trump Administration’s dangerous Muslim ban.  
January 30, 2017
The executive order President Trump signed on Friday makes our country less safe and emboldens terrorist groups like ISIS. 
January 27, 2017
Today, people across the world observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day, remembering the 11 million innocent civilians who perished at the hands of the Nazis.  
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
This year, as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we reflect on his legacy and his commitment to nonviolence in the ceaseless pursuit of justice and opportunity for all.  
January 10, 2017
In his eight years as President of the United States, Barack Obama showed our country and the world what it means to lead.  
September 20, 2016
Today, we mark five years since the official end of the discriminatory ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy that barred gay and lesbian Americans from serving openly in our military.  
September 15, 2016
Hi – I’m Steny Hoyer, the Democratic Whip in the House of Representatives. I’m proud to join you in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.