Press Releases

February 2, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
February 2, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a hearing held by the House Financial Services Committee accusing the Obama Administration of manufacturing the debt limit crisis. 
February 1, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today to mark the beginning of Black History Month.
January 29, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after news of the departure of Katie Beirne Fallon from the White House and the promotion of Amy Rosenbaum to replace her in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. 
January 29, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today commemorating the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act being signed into law. 
January 27, 2016
We believe that we are in this together.  Our Republican colleagues believe that each of us is on our own: no minimum wage, no healthcare, no rules to protect consumers.  The issues that we join at this conference and in the Congress are critically important. 
January 27, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. 
January 25, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the failure by South Sudanese leaders to form a transitional government by the established January 22 deadline.
January 22, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today on the forty-third anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. 
January 21, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this morning to discuss the 2016 Presidential election.
January 19, 2016
Today’s Budget and Economic Outlook summary from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) ought to be a reminder that there are real fiscal consequences to Congress not paying for what it buys.   Today’s new baseline shows a deficit that is going back up, a fact that CBO specifically notes was exacerbated by the unpaid-for tax cuts that Congress passed last month.  I voted against that bill precisely because it predicated today’s worsening deficit outlook.
January 19, 2016
I am encouraged that the Supreme Court has decided to hear an appeal of the Fifth Circuit’s ruling that continues to block implementation of the DAPA and expanded DACA programs launched by President Obama to keep immigrant families from being split apart.  As stated in the amicus brief that I was proud to file along with Rep. Zoe Lofgren and 215 other Members of the House and Senate in December, the President acted within his constitutional authority when he created these programs, and they ought to be implemented without delay.  I am confident that the Supreme Court will find that to be the case.  
January 16, 2016
"Bringing home American citizens who have been held captive overseas is one of the most sacred duties of our government, and I join in thanking President Obama and his diplomatic team for their unceasing efforts to secure the return of Jason Rezian, Amir Hekmati, Nosratollah Khosrawi-Roodsari, Saeed Abedini, and Matthew Trevithick from their unjust imprisonment in Iran. ...
January 15, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which occurs on Monday, January 18. 
January 13, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke with Roll Call and C-SPAN last night to discuss President Obama’s State of the Union Address, the President’s efforts to forge bipartisanship, and the need for both parties to work on a bipartisan basis moving forward.
January 12, 2016
“Tonight, President Obama reminded Congress and the nation that what makes America great is the spirit of service and hard work that manifests from realizing we are all bound together by a common cause. ...
January 12, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after 146 House Democrats sent a letter to President Obama calling on the Administration to stop raids against refugees and reexamine their policy.
January 12, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed legislation giving the Administration additional authorities to pursue sanctions against North Korea.
January 12, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined Reps. Luis Gutiérrez (IL-04), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) at a press conference today to discuss a letter sent to President Obama calling for an end to ICE raids. 
January 11, 2016
“I’m pleased to be bringing Mrs. Chestnut as my guest to the President’s State of the Union address,” said Whip Hoyer.
January 8, 2016
“Five years ago, a deranged gunman took six lives and wounded twelve others at a constituent outreach event in Tucson, Arizona.  
January 8, 2016
"I was disappointed that Republicans adopted a motion to postpone until January 26 a vote to override the President’s veto of their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood.  
January 8, 2016
"Thank you very much Chairwoman Sánchez, and I want to thank particularly the Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus who have been tireless in educating not only the Members, but also the Administration on the extraordinarily adverse  consequences of the actions that have been taken over the last few weeks. 
January 8, 2016
As we begin the new year and the Second Session of the 114th Congress, newly elected Speaker Paul Ryan has an opportunity to turn the page on the bitter partisanship of the past few years and show that he is willing to work across the aisle to get things done for the American people.  The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that “House Speaker Paul Ryan starting this month will push to turn the chamber into a platform for ambitious Republican policy ideas.”  But evidence points to the contrary, with the first items on the House’s agenda for 2016 being the sixty-second vote to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act, the eleventh vote to attack women’s health, and several bills that would undermine consumer safety, workplace safety, and environmental protections.  House Republican leaders know these bills will never become law, yet they continue to pander to the far right with political messaging bills instead of bringing substantive, bipartisan legislation to the Floor. It is also unfortunate that Speaker Ryan has already taken issues such as comprehensive immigration reform and an expansion of paid family and medical leave off of the table. 
January 8, 2016
This morning’s jobs report for December, which shows a gain of 275,000 private sector jobs, provides us with a bookend to a year in which we’ve witnessed steady job growth that has brought the unemployment rate down more than half a percentage point since last January.