Press Releases

June 22, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today as House Democrats staged a sit-in to demand Republicans hold a vote on legislation to address gun violence. 
June 21, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Democrats filed a discharge petition to force a vote on the President's supplemental request to provide funding to combat the spread of the Zika virus.
June 21, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at the SelectUSA Investment Summit this afternoon to discuss House Democrats' new Make It In America plan and how the federal government can help more businesses Make It In America.
June 21, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered remarks this morning at the second annual Capitol Hill Maker Faire. 
June 20, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Republican-led Senate failed to advance commonsense legislation to address gun violence. 
June 17, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the one-year anniversary of the shooting at the Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina. 
June 17, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement recognizing the 151st anniversary of Juneteenth, the oldest, nationally-celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, which is observed this Sunday.
June 16, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the release of the fourth plank of Speaker Ryan and House Republicans’ #WrongWay agenda.
June 15, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at a press conference this afternoon with Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to urge Members to defeat Republican amendments to the defense appropriations bill, which would prevent DREAMers from serving in the military. 
June 15, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at a press conference this morning with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12), Assistant Leader Jim Clyburn (SC-06), Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Joe Crowley (NY-14), and Congressman Steve Israel (NY-03), calling on House Republican leaders to stand in support of the LGBT community and take action to prevent gun violence following this weekend's shooting in Orlando. 
June 14, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the release of Speaker Ryan and House Republicans’ regulatory agenda, the third plank of their #WrongWay agenda.
June 13, 2016
This morning, Whip Hoyer announced House Democrats' updated Make It In America plan at the grand opening of a new maker space, The Foundery, in Baltimore, Maryland. 
June 12, 2016
I am both horrified and deeply saddened by last night's attack in Orlando. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the Orlando LGBT community. I also want to thank all the first responders who put their lives on the line to save others.
June 9, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the release of Speaker Ryan and House Republicans’ national security plan. 
June 9, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at a press conference today with Reps. Raúl Grijalva (AZ-3), Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), and Mike Honda (CA-17), as well as Members of the LGBT Equality Caucus and actress and LGBT advocate Laverne Cox, in support of the LGBT Data Inclusion Act. 
June 8, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to an attack earlier today in Tel Aviv, Israel.
June 8, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress.
June 8, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republican leadership chose to abandon their promise of regular order. 
June 7, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a House Republican proposal to roll back essential Wall Street reforms.
June 7, 2016
This morning, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) participated in a panel discussion with Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Gwen Moore (D-WI) at the Center for American Progress. 
June 7, 2016
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA), chair of the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity, released the following statement today in response to the release of House Republicans' first plank in their "Better Way" agenda, aimed at addressing poverty in America.
June 6, 2016
Tomorrow, House Speaker Paul Ryan is set to unveil the first plank of his “A Better Way” platform, which he says will put those living in poverty “on the ladder of opportunity, reward work, [and] open our economy so everyone can make the most of their lives.” 
June 6, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) traveled to South Africa from Tuesday, May 31 – Sunday, June 5 as part of a Congressional delegation marking the fiftieth anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s “Ripple of Hope” speech, which was delivered at the University of Cape Town on June 6, 1966.
June 3, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of the holy month of Ramadan.
June 3, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor released its jobs report for May.