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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 12, 2017
Mr. Speaker, I rise out of a deep concern, not only for the thirty million Americans who will lose access to health coverage and the tens of millions of others who will see their costs rise if Republicans repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement. 
January 10, 2017
Yesterday’s analysis by the Office of Management and Budget exposes Republicans’ budget resolution for the gimmick it is: nothing more than a partisan effort to take health coverage away from tens of millions of Americans that never achieves balance and adds $9.5 trillion to our national debt over the next ten years. 
January 9, 2017
As Republicans move forward with their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act without offering a replacement, House Democrats will continue to highlight what is at stake for millions of Americans. 
January 3, 2017
Eliminating the independence of the Office of Congressional Ethics, as House Republicans proposed to do without notice or debate, would have been a dangerous and ill-conceived move.  
January 3, 2017
I am deeply concerned by House Republicans’ decision in the dead of night to strip away the independence of the Office of Congressional Ethics.
December 7, 2016
Repealing the Affordable Care Act – as Republican leaders in Congress have committed to doing in January of next year – would be a disaster for our country.  
December 5, 2016
Today’s report reiterates what has already been clearly demonstrated: Republicans’ Select Investigative Panel to attack women’s health has wasted more than $1.5 million in taxpayer money and countless hours of Congress’s time trying to manufacture a controversy that does not exist.  
December 1, 2016
It is shameful that House Republicans would continue to waste taxpayer money on their partisan witch-hunt, whose clear goal has been to yield political gains for Republicans.  
November 29, 2016
I am deeply concerned by Majority Leader McCarthy’s remarks today that Republicans intend to repeal the Affordable Care Act and take health coverage away from 20 million Americans without having a plan to replace the law. 
October 17, 2016
The report released on Friday by the Treasury Department demonstrates both the enormous progress made under President Obama to bring deficits down as well as the significant challenges that still remain to achieve fiscal sustainability. 
October 7, 2016
The Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning demonstrates that the solid pace of our jobs recovery is continuing, with September marking six years of continual job growth. 
September 29, 2016
Republicans in the House of Representatives have rapidly escalated their investigations of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to unprecedented levels by issuing more than 70 subpoenas and letters just since July 5, when FBI Director James Comey announced publicly that his team of career investigators unanimously concluded that no criminal charges were warranted in the FBI email investigation.
September 21, 2016
Today’s meeting of the Select Panel to consider recommending contempt of Congress charges against StemExpress is nothing more than the continuation of a months-long witch-hunt that is putting the lives of doctors, researchers, first responders, and patients at risk.  
September 14, 2016
This afternoon, I met with Mayor Weaver and representatives from Flint, Michigan, who are Washington today to urge Congress to act in response to the poisoning of the city’s water supply with lead.   
September 8, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) discussed House Republicans’ failure to address public health emergencies and their division over funding the government on NewsChannel 8, managed by ABC-affiliate WJLA in Washington, DC.
August 4, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to an op-ed by Speaker Paul Ryan that blamed Democrats for Congress's inaction on the Zika virus.
August 2, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel warning to areas in Florida where the Zika virus has spread.
July 29, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to news that the Centers for Disease Control has identified four cases of the Zika virus locally-transmitted in Florida. 
July 14, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and House Democrats this evening for a national speak out on the need to address gun violence in America. 
July 12, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered remarks this evening at a vigil held by the LGBT Equality Caucus and House Democrats on the one-month anniversary of the Orlando shooting, calling for action to address gun violence in America.