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January 15, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which occurs on Monday, January 18. 
January 15, 2016Press Item
President Obama addressed the nation this week in his last State of the Union address and shared his vision for the future of America. 
January 15, 2016Press Item
Wanted to make sure you saw today's op-ed in The Hill by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) on President Obama's final State of the Union Address.
January 13, 2016Press Item
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, 2016Press Item
“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 12, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after 146 House Democrats sent a letter to President Obama calling on the Administration to stop raids against refugees and reexamine their policy.
January 12, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed legislation giving the Administration additional authorities to pursue sanctions against North Korea.
January 12, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined Reps. Luis Gutiérrez (IL-04), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) at a press conference today to discuss a letter sent to President Obama calling for an end to ICE raids. 
January 12, 2016Press Item
As President Obama prepares to deliver his last State of the Union address, here’s a look at the progress we have made over the past seven years:
January 11, 2016Press Item
“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, 2016Press Item
“Five years ago, a deranged gunman took six lives and wounded twelve others at a constituent outreach event in Tucson, Arizona.  
January 8, 2016Press Item
"I have had a long association with Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico, of course, is an integral part of the United States of America and its citizens are citizens of the United States of America. Like other jurisdictions who have from time to time, whether they be in California or New York or in the Midwest or the South or the North, have found themselves in deep fiscal trouble.
January 8, 2016Press Item
"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 8, 2016Press Item
"Thank you very much Chairwoman Sánchez, and I want to thank particularly the Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus who have been tireless in educating not only the Members, but also the Administration on the extraordinarily adverse  consequences of the actions that have been taken over the last few weeks. 
January 8, 2016Press Item
As we begin the new year and the Second Session of the 114th Congress, newly elected Speaker Paul Ryan has an opportunity to turn the page on the bitter partisanship of the past few years and show that he is willing to work across the aisle to get things done for the American people.  The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that “House Speaker Paul Ryan starting this month will push to turn the chamber into a platform for ambitious Republican policy ideas.”  But evidence points to the contrary, with the first items on the House’s agenda for 2016 being the sixty-second vote to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act, the eleventh vote to attack women’s health, and several bills that would undermine consumer safety, workplace safety, and environmental protections.  House Republican leaders know these bills will never become law, yet they continue to pander to the far right with political messaging bills instead of bringing substantive, bipartisan legislation to the Floor. It is also unfortunate that Speaker Ryan has already taken issues such as comprehensive immigration reform and an expansion of paid family and medical leave off of the table. 
January 8, 2016Press Item
This morning’s jobs report for December, which shows a gain of 275,000 private sector jobs, provides us with a bookend to a year in which we’ve witnessed steady job growth that has brought the unemployment rate down more than half a percentage point since last January.