Press Releases

May 19, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after it was announced that Congressman Mark Takai has decided not to seek re-election.
May 19, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on new legislation that was introduced last night to address the debt crisis in Puerto Rico. 
May 19, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following video today after House Republicans held a vote open to make their Members change their votes in order to defeat an amendment that would ban discrimination against LGBT Americans. 
May 19, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans held a vote open to make their Members change their votes in order to defeat an amendment that would ban discrimination against LGBT Americans. 
May 18, 2016
This evening, I voted against House Republicans’ partisan defense authorization bill because I believe the men and women who wear the uniform of our nation deserve better.  I oppose this bill because it discriminates against both LGBT Americans and women, and it plays politics with war funding.  It injects hot button social issues into our military authorization process, at the expense of our military.
May 18, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement today after the Department of Labor released the final rule updating overtime protections. 
May 17, 2016
I am outraged that Republicans on the Rules Committee chose not to allow a vote on an amendment to strike the anti-LGBT provision in House Republicans' National Defense Authorization Act.  
May 17, 2016
Today, on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined the LGBT Equality Caucus in a video message to the LGBT community to share messages of solidarity and support. 
May 16, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered remarks today at a screening of the Sundance documentary film, “A Hug From Paul Ryan.” 
May 16, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after joining 111 House Democrats in sending a letter to House leaders urging them to strengthen nutrition programs in the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016. 
May 16, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on House Republicans abandoning the budget process and bringing appropriations bills to the Floor this week without a budget. 
May 16, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of a letter sent to Chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi Trey Gowdy by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings and House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith calling for an end to the partisan committee.
May 13, 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 reports that House Republicans are proposing cuts to nutrition assistance in a spending cut package to help get votes for their budget resolution.
May 13, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement calling on House Republicans to disband their Select Committee to Attack Women’s Health, following Chair Blackburn’s decision to put providers and patients in Maryland in danger.
May 11, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on the 68th anniversary of Israel's Independence Day, which begins at sundown this evening.
May 11, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of Rep. Don Beyer's (VA) legislation to oppose immigration bans based on religion. 
May 11, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at a press conference today House Democratic with leaders to discuss how Donald Trump’s poisonous rhetoric echoes the long-standing policy positions of House Republicans.
May 10, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the one-hundredth anniversary of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). 
May 8, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the second anniversary of the creation of the Select Committee on Benghazi by House Republicans.
May 6, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor released its jobs report for April.
May 5, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on Cinco de Mayo.
May 5, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. 
May 2, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the upcoming departure of long-time Democratic Staff Director for the House Rules Committee, Miles Lackey.
May 2, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement marking Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
May 2, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement marking Jewish American Heritage Month.