Press Releases

February 4, 2014
“Tonight, House Democrats had the privilege of sitting down with President Obama for a productive discussion of Democrats’ shared agenda for the year ahead. 
February 4, 2014
“The Budget and Economic Outlook report released this morning by the Congressional Budget Office makes it clear that, while our deficits have fallen significantly and our economy has grown since President Obama took office, Congress must work together to achieve deficit reduction while ensuring our economic gains are shared by the middle class.  
February 4, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today announced his participation in USA Network’s “Characters Unite” public service campaign to promote tolerance and acceptance, and combat social injustice. 
February 4, 2014
“I was pleased to join President Obama today at Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Maryland, as he spoke about his Administration’s ConnectED public-private partnership to connect our nation’s classrooms to the internet and deploy the latest technologies to help our children acquire the skills that will set them on the path to future success
February 3, 2014
“For the eighth consecutive month our manufacturing sector continues to expand, in spite of the effects of the Republican-led government shutdown in October and the economic uncertainty caused by the looming deadline for our government to pay its bills and avoid default. 
January 31, 2014
“I join in celebrating Black History Month, which begins tomorrow.
January 30, 2014
“I am encouraged that House Republicans have put forward a set of principles for immigration reform and have now expressed a readiness to discuss how to fix our broken immigration system.  
January 30, 2014
“I have known my good friend Henry Waxman for almost fifty years.  He is one of the House’s most talented and committed legislators.
January 30, 2014
“Today’s news that the fourth quarter of 2013 saw economic growth at 3.2% ought to be greeted by cautious optimism
January 29, 2014
“Five years after the Democratic Congress and President Obama enacted the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, we must continue to make women’s equality and access to opportunity a hallmark of the Democratic agenda – and I am proud of our work to make progress in this critical area.  
January 29, 2014
“This is not a perfect bill, and I am disappointed that it cuts food assistance that is critical for millions of Americans who are at risk of hunger.  
January 29, 2014
“I think what the President said [was] we want to work together. But if you don't work, I’m not going to be immobilized, I’m not going to forget that I’m elected by all the people to do things.
January 29, 2014
“I am glad that the President chose to hold his first public event after the State of the Union address in Maryland to highlight local businesses committed to hiring American workers and paying them fair wages. 
January 28, 2014
“Tonight, President Obama challenged Congress to join him in taking action on the most pressing challenges we face as a nation.
January 28, 2014
“Today’s vote was yet another waste of time and one more example of House Republicans’ obsession with undermining women’s access to quality, affordable health care.  
January 28, 2014
Today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA), Reps. Louise Slaughter (NY), and Diana DeGette (CO), along with Ranking House Judiciary Member John Conyers, Jr. (MI),  Ranking House Education and the Workforce Member George Miller (CA), Ranking House Energy and Commerce Member Henry A. Waxman (CA), Ranking House Ways and Means Member Sander Levin (MI), and Ranking House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice Member Jerrold Nadler (NY) in filing an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v Sebelius.
January 26, 2014
The fact is that the Senate passed in a very bipartisan way a comprehensive immigration bill. 
January 23, 2014
Today's cease-fire in South Sudan is an important step. All parties now need to end the violence that has plagued the country over the past weeks.
January 22, 2014
"The surest way to strengthen our system of free and fair elections is for the 113th Congress to pass the Voting Rights Amendments Act, which was introduced with bipartisan support last week, without delay.
January 22, 2014
"The surest way to strengthen our system of free and fair elections is for the 113th Congress to pass the Voting Right Act Amendments Act, which was introduced with bipartisan support last week, without delay. 
January 17, 2014
“As we mark the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth, let us recall his inspiring lessons of nonviolence and compassion.  
January 17, 2014
Today the President laid out new steps to protect the privacy and civil liberties of Americans and increase transparency of surveillance programs, while upholding his responsibility to keep Americans safe from threats emanating from abroad. 
January 16, 2014
“After the Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate the pre-clearance formula under the Voting Rights Act, Congress must act to restore critical protections for minorities, seniors, and students. 
January 16, 2014
“I am very disappointed that the Republican Majority has chosen today to hold the 48th vote to undermine or repeal the Affordable Care Act, especially while continuing to ignore a long list of legislative items dealing with our immediate challenges. 
January 15, 2014
“While today’s omnibus appropriations bill does not fully reflect Democrats’ budget priorities, it is a step in the right direction and a compromise that will avert another government shutdown, which is why I voted for it.