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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 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 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
"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 5, 2016
I was proud to join an amicus brief filed in the Supreme Court today by 162 Members of the House and Senate urging the justices to continue safeguarding women’s constitutional right to reproductive health care options, as enshrined by the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
January 2, 2016
I am disappointed that the Administration has delayed punitive action in response to Iran’s recent ballistic missile tests.  
November 20, 2015
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) issued the following report, outlining the discussions held at the Second Congressional Hackathon...
October 16, 2015
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) today announced details of the upcoming Second Congressional Hackathon that will take place next week on Friday, October 23, 2015 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
October 1, 2015
This afternoon, the House and Senate received a letter from the Treasury Department providing notice that the extraordinary measures employed to avoid a default on or debt will be exhausted on November 5.
September 3, 2015
I join in thanking Jerry Hartz for his nearly three decades of service to the House of Representatives.
March 4, 2015
The New Democrats’ American Prosperity Agenda is a blueprint for achieving the kind of commonsense, bipartisan economic policies the American people expect from their Congress.
January 26, 2015
Today’s Budget and Economic Outlook report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office shows how much progress we have made over the past few years to bring down budget deficits – yet it also reminds us how much work is left to tackle our long-term, structural debt.  
January 20, 2015
This evening, President Obama laid out a vision of an America that prioritizes a strong and growing middle class. 
January 6, 2015
Today, the 114th Congress of the United States convened, providing the House with a new opportunity to address the challenges we face together. 
November 19, 2014
I join in congratulating Co-Chairs Raúl Grijalva and Keith Ellison on being chosen to continue leading the Congressional Progressive Caucus, along with Whip Barbara Lee and Vice Chairs Sheila Jackson-Lee, Mike Honda, Jan Schakowsky, and David Cicilline.  
November 19, 2014
Rep. G. K. Butterfield is an outstanding choice to serve as the next Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.
November 19, 2014
I join in congratulating Rep. Ron Kind on his re-election as Chair of the New Democrat Coalition, along with Vice Chairs Gerry Connolly and Jim Himes. 
November 19, 2014
Today, the Republican Majority unveiled its 2015 House legislative schedule.
November 18, 2014
I join in congratulating Rep. Linda Sánchez on her election as the next Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and I thank outgoing Chair Rubén Hinojosa for his service and leadership.
November 18, 2014
Thank you very much, Madam Leader. Congratulations on your re-election. Congratulations to all of my colleagues on the expression of confidence the Caucus has given to all of you.
November 18, 2014
I am humbled and honored by the opportunity to serve as Democratic Whip for the 114th Congress, and I greatly appreciate the support of my Democratic colleagues.
November 17, 2014
I am pleased to announce that Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will be joining the Democratic Whip team for the 114th Congress as  a Chief Deputy Whip.
November 13, 2014
I don't think we ought to ignore Republicans at all. They're in the majority, both in the Senate and House in the next Congress, and they're a very important player. The President, as [Senator] Mitch McConnell indicates, is a very important player, and we democrats are going to participate. 
November 5, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) sent the following letter to all Democratic Members today to announce his bid for Democratic Whip: