Press Releases

March 12, 2014
“I join in condemning today’s rocket attacks from Gaza against Israeli communities and in praying for the safety and well-being of the families taking shelter.  I have been to S’derot and seen first-hand both the danger posed by these rockets and the resilience of those who live in their shadow each day. 
March 11, 2014
“More than 4.2 million Americans have now enrolled in health insurance plans through the federal and state health insurance marketplaces, including more than a million young people between the ages of 18-34.
March 7, 2014
“Today, we mark the 49th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday,’ when a march for equality and voting rights in Selma, Alabama, was met with violent suppression.  
March 7, 2014
“The monthly jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning demonstrates that, while our recovery continues, Congress must do more to help the private sector create jobs that pay well and open doors to opportunity.
March 5, 2014
“It is extremely disappointing that House Republicans decided to hold their fiftieth vote to undermine or repeal the Affordable Care Act today. 
March 5, 2014
“Republicans in the House and Senate ought to weigh carefully their position of continuing to block an important lifeline for Americans who continue to seek jobs.
March 4, 2014
Today, President Obama proposed a budget that is focused on growth, opportunity, and security.
March 4, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today announced the hiring of two new members of his staff. 
March 3, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) are joining with Members of Congress to send the following letter to President Barack Obama in the coming days on efforts to prevent a nuclear armed Iran. 
March 3, 2014
"Today's report by the Institute for Supply Management shows a manufacturing sector that continues to expand at a steady pace.
February 28, 2014
"I will continue to monitor the situation in Ukraine closely as it develops. Like the President, I am deeply disturbed by reports of Russian troop movements inside Ukraine's borders, and it is important that respect for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity is maintained.
February 28, 2014
“Tomorrow marks the beginning of Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the women of character, courage, and commitment who have helped build our country and ensure that it lives up to the ideals of its founding.
February 28, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) today introduced H.R. 4120, which would allow construction to proceed on the National Law Enforcement Officers Museum by extending authorization for the non-profit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).
February 27, 2014
“It is a cold day in Washington and you are here to turn up the heat.
February 26, 2014
“In signing the discharge petition introduced by Rep. Tim Bishop to bring the Fair Minimum Wage Act to the Floor, I join with my colleagues in calling for a vote to raise the minimum wage without delay.
February 26, 2014
“Governor Brewer has an important decision to make this week on behalf of the diverse communities who call Arizona home, but it is not a difficult one.
February 26, 2014
At a time when our country continues to face major challenges to its economy, it is very disappointing that the House returned yesterday for a three-week session with no substantive legislation planned to address those challenges.
February 26, 2014
“Good afternoon, and congratulations on reaching your eighty-fifth anniversary.  I want to extend those congratulations as well to Senator Wendy Davis, who continues to make waves standing up – literally! – for justice, equality, and the rights of every individual in Texas and across our country.  And I want to applaud my colleague in the House, Rep. George Miller, for his lifetime of service, especially as an advocate for a public education system that can prepare every student – regardless of background – for an equal chance to make it in America.
February 26, 2014
“Thank you, John.  I am always glad to be here with you and with the men and women behind America’s credit unions. In Maryland, you continue to make a real and important difference for families and small businesses, and I thank you for the work you continue to do. But as much as we in Maryland like to think that John is one of a kind, here in this room are thousands of dedicated individuals who want to make sure that Americans from coast to coast can benefit from membership in a credit union. 
February 25, 2014
“With 4 million Americans now enrolled in private health plans through the federal and state health insurance marketplaces, our country continues to make progress toward the goal of ensuring that affordable, quality health care is accessible to everyone. 
February 25, 2014
“I am so glad to be here with you to talk about how far we have come along the journey to secure equal voting rights for all Americans – and to rededicate ourselves to the important work of carrying that journey forward.
February 24, 2014
“I am pleased that the President is honoring the principle of pay parity in his FY2015 budget proposal by including a 1% pay increase for those who serve our nation in the military and our civilian federal workforce. 
February 24, 2014
“When the people of southeast Michigan called John Dingell Jr. to serve at the age of 29, he answered that call with determination and grace.