Press Releases

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.
June 3, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today as Secretary of State John Kerry participates in a conference in Paris aimed at restarting peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
June 1, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released a video message today in recognition of LGBT Pride Month, which is celebrated during the month of June. 
May 30, 2016
Each year on Memorial Day we honor the sacrifices of those who died in defense of our nation and its values.   
May 26, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following video today after House Republicans once more voted in favor of discrimination against LGBT Americans. Earlier today, House Republicans voted down their own Energy and Water Appropriations bill because it included an amendment offered by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), which would ban federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees.
May 26, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans voted down their Energy and Water appropriations bill because it included an amendment banning discrimination against LGBT Americans.
May 25, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after Republicans in the House of Representatives passed two amendments permitting discrimination against LGBT individuals. 
May 25, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House Natural Resources Committee approved bipartisan legislation to address the debt crisis in Puerto Rico.