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June 8, 2017
Summer here in our nation’s capital comes with a few degrees of certainty. It’s going to be hot and humid. 
April 4, 2017
The Democratic whip operation is focused on government transparency, one piece of technology at a time.
July 12, 2016
Wanted to be sure you saw yesterday's article in The Hill on a speech House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered at the Georgetown University Law Center on efforts to renew the American people's faith in government. 
July 11, 2016
Wanted to be sure you saw today's article in Roll Call on a speech House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered this afternoon at the Georgetown University Law Center on efforts to renew the American people's faith in government. 
July 11, 2016
Wanted to be sure you saw today's article in Roll Call about House Democrats’ Online All-Star Competition and other initiatives led by Whip Hoyer to use technology to make Congress more transparent, efficient, and responsive to constituents. 
June 24, 2016
Wanted to be sure you saw today’s op-ed by Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) in The Hill about House Democrats' sit-in on the House Floor earlier this week. 
March 16, 2016
Wanted to be sure you saw today's column for the Center for American Progress’s “Talk Poverty” blog by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee, chair of the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity. 
March 2, 2016
A gaggle of top House Democrats derided Speaker Paul Ryan's newly developed GOP task force on poverty on Wednesday, arguing that the group was a "sham."
January 15, 2016
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 31, 2014
On Tuesday, President Obama stood before Congress and the American people to deliver a message of optimism borne from the progress we have made over the past five years recovering our economy from the Great Recession. 
September 25, 2013
The House minority whip doesn’t set the congressional agenda. He doesn’t get to offer carrots such as earmarks and he doesn’t wield back-room bludgeons to keep members in lock step.
January 18, 2013
Four years ago, President Obama took office against a backdrop of severe job losses, an auto industry on the brink of collapse and a housing market shaken by a foreclosure crisis. The very foundations of the American Dream appeared to be faltering. As he stood to address an anxious nation, our new president declared that “the state of our economy calls for action, bold and swift.”
September 20, 2012
With Congress set to go home this week to focus on the upcoming election, Republicans in control of the House are leaving behind a long list of unfinished business. After two years in charge, House Republicans have not taken action on comprehensive jobs legislation to get Americans back to work, they have not prevented a tax increase on middle-class families, they have not worked to enact a big and balanced plan to reduce the deficit and turn off the sequester, and they have not passed major legislation, including a farm bill, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, or postal reform. Having racked up a dismal record as the “Do Nothing Republican Congress,” their failure even to try addressing the serious challenges we face as a nation has been strikingly disappointing.
May 12, 2011
The century-old process of rounding up votes on the House floor is about to get a makeover.
December 15, 2010
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer appears to be solidifying his position as the Democratic leader whom Republicans can deal with and trust next year.
December 13, 2010
Despite sharp divisions, Democrats and Republicans might be able to reach agreements in the 112th Congress on issues such as scientific research and education and even on overhauling tax policy, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer said Monday.
August 26, 2010
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 — President Obama's $787 billion stimulus — has been marketed as a jobs bill, and that's how it's been judged. The White House says it has saved or created about 3 million jobs, helping avoid a depression and end a recession. Republicans mock it as a Big Government boondoggle that has failed to prevent rampant unemployment despite a massive expansion of the deficit. Liberals complain that it wasn't massive enough.
January 26, 2010
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says voters in Massachusetts sent the message that “our country is not working right,” and Congress needs to “turn [its] frustration into something productive.”
January 12, 2010
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is probably the best politician in Congress. While Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) deserves high praise for holding her party together on some very difficult issues, it was Hoyer who helped seal the final legislative deals that spelled the margins of victory.
May 21, 2009
The House will probably adjourn for the Memorial Day recess Thursday without having resolved differences with the Senate on the war funding bill, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said in an interview.
May 5, 2009
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) is the most partisan Democrat in the House, while her deputy, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), is one of the most bipartisan lawmakers in the lower chamber, according to a survey conducted by The Hill.
June 5, 2007
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, already the highest-ranking congressman in Maryland history, became the longest-serving yesterday.
April 19, 2007
The House today passed legislation to give the District a full seat in Congress, marking the biggest victory in nearly three decades in the city's quest for voting rights.
March 21, 2007
I hope the Democrats, under Speaker Nancy Pelosi, keep pushing to set a deadline for withdrawal from Iraq, because they are providing two patriotic services that the Republicans failed to offer in the previous four years.
March 7, 2007
The Iraq War is the topic of the day, the week, the month, the year. But before I get to it, I need to repeat a mantra that I will continue to chant: It’s the oversight, stupid.