Press Releases

September 26, 2008
I applaud the House’s passage of the Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act, a bill aimed at curtailing Iranian aggression through sanctions and divestment.
September 26, 2008
The financial crisis we are facing would have repercussions far beyond Wall Street—it could endanger the economic security of millions. Crisis or not, we are facing an economic downturn that is very real, one that speaks poorly of the President’s economic stewardship.
September 26, 2008
The bill provides essential tax relief to American families and businesses. Its tax credits will help create tens of thousands of American jobs, while investing in the new energy technology we need to break our dependence on foreign oil.
September 25, 2008
The ADA Amendments Act signed today by the President brings millions of our fellow citizens back where they belong: under the protection of the ADA.
September 24, 2008
It was imperative that the President explain to Americans, who are rightly frustrated, angry and resistant to offering up their tax dollars, why it is in their best interest to quickly, decisively and boldly respond to the financial crisis on Wall Street.
September 24, 2008
The bill authorizes a total of $601.4 billion, including $531.4B in budget authority for the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy’s national security programs.
September 24, 2008
The House has already passed responsible legislation this year to extend expiring energy incentives and business tax credits. While we applaud the Senate for acting yesterday and taking a step toward being fiscally responsible, their bill still falls short of the pay-as-you-go principle that House Democrats have insisted on.
September 24, 2008
We are making progress and injecting presidential politics in this critical issue would not be helpful to quickly producing the best proposal for the American people.
September 23, 2008
I’m here today to talk about the record of the last eight years and what we can learn from it. But on a more basic level, I’m here to stand up for the principle that facts are common property.
September 23, 2008
President Bush called last week 'a pivotal moment' in the life of the American economy, and he’s absolutely right. Wild market fluctuations, bank failures, billion-dollar government bailouts—in the weeks and months to come, all of us, not least the people in this room, will be tested sorely.
September 23, 2008
I am pleased that the Senate has moved forward on passing these important tax provisions.
September 18, 2008
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act.
September 18, 2008
Majority Leader Hoyer released the following statement today after Acting House Ethics Committee Chairman Gene Green announced the committee will meet next Wednesday to consider an investigation of Rangel’s personal finances.
September 18, 2008
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) today joined with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and a group of citizens to discuss how Republican obstructionism and failed policies have weakened our economy, contributed to the turmoil on Wall Street, and neglected the real needs of the American people.
September 17, 2008
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) today joined with leading Members of Congress, the disability and business communities to celebrate the passage by voice vote of the ADA Amendments Act.
September 16, 2008
During Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the legacy, tradition and countless contributions Hispanic-Americans have made to our nation.
September 15, 2008
Hoyer responds to crisis on Wall Street.
September 15, 2008
The Majority Leader’s office has created a video highlighting powerful clips from last week’s floor statements on Republican failures.
September 12, 2008
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Republican press conference on energy.
September 11, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement today at a press conference following the Senate’s passage of the ADA Amendments Act.
September 11, 2008
The House will adjourn for the week on Thursday, September 11 so the Texas congressional delegation, whose districts are threatened by Hurricane Ike, may return home.
September 10, 2008
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement commemorating the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.