Press Releases

July 22, 2008
I strongly welcome the news that the Bosnian Serb leader who helped to orchestrate the ethnic cleansing of Bosnia, Radovan Karadzic, has been arrested in Serbia.
July 18, 2008
House Republicans are headed to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge this weekend, and as usual, it looks like they’re headed in the wrong direction.
July 18, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC—As the third anniversary of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina nears, Majority Leader Hoyer (D-MD) will head to the Gulf Coast Region on Monday, July 21, for two days of tours and meetings with regional elected officials and other stakeholders in the rebuilding effort.
July 16, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today after the House passed the Intelligence Authorization Act today:
July 16, 2008
Today is a day of mixed emotions, when we begin the official mourning of two young and courageous soldiers who gave their lives in defense of their nation, our democratic ally, Israel.
July 16, 2008
This announcement shows that Democrats are right to push for a rapid leasing of the NPR-A, which is known to contain significant reserves of oil and natural gas.
July 14, 2008
The stability of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is crucial to America's mortgage market.
July 14, 2008
Today President Bush announced that he is lifting the executive ban on oil drilling off America’s coastlines.
July 12, 2008
WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer released the following statement today in reaction to the death of Tony Snow:
July 11, 2008
With the price of gas at $4.11 a gallon, President Bush insists on spreading blame, not finding solutions. He tells us that Democrats stand against increasing oil production here at home, but he couldn't be more wrong.
July 10, 2008
Phil Gramm, John McCain’s top economic advisor and a former Republican Senator, did us all a favor yesterday: He gave us a candid glimpse of Republicans’ economic mindset.
July 9, 2008
The Senate’s passage of this important legislation today is yet another example of what can happen when enough Republicans put the needs of their constituents before their party and join Democrats in making progress for the American people.
July 2, 2008
Forty-four years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law, a milestone in the constant struggle for equality for all.
July 1, 2008
With today’s weakening economy putting pressure on the budgets of American families and tuition prices continuing to soar, the high cost of college remains a top concern for many Americans.
June 26, 2008
Earlier this week, the House passed the Medicare Improvements bill with overwhelming bipartisan support to ensure that seniors continue to have access to the care they need.
June 25, 2008
Every House Member agrees that we must prevent the alternative minimum tax (the AMT) from hitting millions of hard-working American families this year.
June 25, 2008
Seventy years ago today, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law the Fair Labor Standards Act—a landmark piece of legislation that extended protections to millions of American workers and set the precedent for decades of Democratic efforts to uphold fairness in the workplace.
June 24, 2008
Again today, the House has taken decisive action on a critical issue facing the American people by passing this important legislation to stave off the 10.6 percent payment reduction for thousands of physicians in Medicare.
June 19, 2008
...legislation that would give federal employees four weeks of paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child...
June 19, 2008
The Emancipation Proclamation had been issued almost three years before; but it wasn’t until June 19, 1865 that news of freedom reached the slaves of Texas...
June 19, 2008
Legislation that would provide federal employees with four weeks of paid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child overwhelmingly passed the U.S. House of Representatives today with a vote of 278-146...
June 19, 2008
WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following Floor statement regarding the supplemental appropriations bill. As prepared for delivery:
June 19, 2008
The FISA Amendments Act, H.R. 6304, will increase the nation’s security by strengthening the ability of the intelligence community to conduct lawful surveillance of terrorists, as well as protect constitutional rights by requiring warrants before the government can surveil any American.
June 18, 2008
I applaud the Committees on Judiciary and Education and Labor for reporting H.R. 3195, the ADA Amendments of 2008, in a strong bipartisan manner.
June 18, 2008
I am pleased that Chairman Obey, Chairman Rangel and I were able to work with Leader Boehner and others to come to an agreement on a supplemental that will provide for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as address important domestic needs.