Press Releases: 2013

April 12, 2013
“My good friend, John Berry, in his four years at the helm of the Office of Personnel Management, demonstrated outstanding leadership, much as he did when he served on my staff for ten years and was a principal architect of the Federal Employee Pay Comparability Act. 
April 12, 2013
“I am pleased that Democrats were united against a bill that would effectively end the work of the National Labor Relations Board – a proposal that passed the House with only Republican votes today
April 12, 2013
This week, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) led House Democrats in announcing the Make It In America plan for the 113th Congress. This plan focuses on four key priorities to rebuild a strong and robust economy that invests in job creation. Watch the video below for more information on the Make It In America plan:
April 12, 2013
“Today marks 100 days since the beginning of the 113th Congress. In that time, House Republicans have failed to carry out their responsibilities as the Majority party by not taking up comprehensive jobs legislation or getting serious about America’s deficits.
April 11, 2013
"We gather this afternoon to pay tribute to a group of Americans whose dedication to public service knew no earthly bounds
April 10, 2013
"Thank you so much. I am humbled and honored by this award.  Few awards are as meaningful as for work done to protect our children and expand the opportunities they deserve to succeed in life.
April 10, 2013
“The President’s budget proposal is a serious compromise to reduce deficits in a balanced way.
April 9, 2013
“On Equal Pay Day, we note the unfair disparity that continues to undermine America’s role as a beacon of equality and equal opportunity.
April 8, 2013
"I join in mourning the passing of Baroness Margaret Thatcher and in celebrating her historic role as the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
April 7, 2013
"Yom HaShoah, the day of remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust, compels us to consider not only the nature of evil but the determination of people everywhere to triumph over it. 
April 5, 2013
“With 88,000 total jobs and 95,000 private sector jobs created in March, today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics report demonstrates the fragility of our economic recovery.
April 2, 2013
“Yesterday’s report by the Institute for Supply Management shows the resilience of America’s manufacturing sector. While manufacturing continues to expand, last month’s slowed growth makes it even more important for Congress to take meaningful action now to encourage businesses to Make It In America.  
March 31, 2013
"As we mark the anniversary of Cesar Chavez's birth, I join in celebrating the legacy of a civil rights giant who raised the voices of millions who were not being heard. In his work at the helm of the United Farm Workers and throughout a life spent fighting injustice and discrimination facing Hispanics and many other Americans, Chavez set an example of true courage in the face of adversity. 
March 28, 2013
“I am pleased that President Obama signed an executive order today establishing the Commission on Election Reform. As the commission takes shape, I will be following the process very closely and with great interest. 
March 26, 2013
As the Supreme Court hears challenges to the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act this week, we must remember that our nation was founded on the principle that all people are not only created equal but deserve to be treated equally under the law.  Discrimination of any kind has no place in our nation.  
March 22, 2013
“Tomorrow marks three years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which is already making significant progress slowing the growth of health care costs, expanding access to insurance coverage, and improving the quality and delivery of health care services.
March 21, 2013
"I am pleased to announce the launch of a new website that includes new tools that make the House more open and accessible.
March 21, 2013
“Once again, Republicans have passed a budget that places the burden of deficit reduction most heavily on the backs of the middle class and those most in need.
March 21, 2013
"Congress has a responsibility to keep our government running and serving the American people.
March 20, 2013
“I’m glad to be here with Alycia and with the other guests as well – thank you very much for being here.
March 19, 2013
“I think the American people want us to adopt a common-sense path forward and get us to fiscal sustainability. They understand that we haven't been managing the finances of the country the way we ought to be. 
March 18, 2013
“I was pleased to learn that the Obama Administration opened the application process for its Make It In America Challenge grant program today.  This competitive grant program, which is a collaboration between the Departments of Commerce and Labor, will help bring manufacturing jobs and innovation back to the U.S. and enable more people to train for new jobs as our businesses expand. This is the kind of investment House Democrats have called for as part of our Make It In America plan.
March 18, 2013
“Americans expect their representatives to craft a budget that reflects our nation’s priorities and challenges, which is what the House Democratic budget released today by Ranking Member Van Hollen does.
March 14, 2013
“Well obviously [reaching a budget agreement] will take compromise. We’ve had a very difficult time getting to that. The Ryan budget frankly is a rehash of last year's budget and the budget before that.
March 13, 2013
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) received the “Legislator of the Year” Award from the Information Technology Industry Council this evening in recognition of his support of policies that support businesses, his commitment to stabilizing the economy, and his outreach to the technology community.