Press Releases: 2014

November 13, 2014
As you know, about 18 months ago the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration bill, supported by the Chamber of Commerce, by the AFL-CIO, by growers and farm workers, and faith groups. It had broad support. 
November 12, 2014
I am very pleased to join so many of my colleagues, and so many veterans.  We celebrated Veterans Day yesterday, and we said great things about veterans. Action is what these families want; families – to make sure they’re unified. This is a moral and an economic issue for our country.
November 12, 2014
In reaching this important agreement to combat climate change, the United States and China have committed to work together in an ambitious way to address the serious problem of carbon pollution.
November 11, 2014
On this Veterans Day, we join in paying tribute to the millions of men and women who have served our nation in uniform.
November 10, 2014
There are few legislators of our era as deserving of the Presidential Medal of Freedom as Rep. John Dingell.
November 8, 2014
In nominating Loretta Lynch to serve as our next Attorney General, President Obama has chosen a notable leader, public servant, and distinguished champion of justice and civil rights. 
November 7, 2014
I think what got done was an expression by both sides that the American people are pretty fed up with the dysfunction in the Congress of the United States and the inability of their Board of Directors to act effectively and work together.
November 7, 2014
I think both sides made it very clear that they don't want to simply be throwing bricks at one another for two years as has been the case.
November 7, 2014
Today’s meeting with the President was both positive and productive.  We discussed a range of important issues where Congress must come together and work in a bipartisan way to address the major challenges we face as a nation.
November 7, 2014
On Sunday, I will join in marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
November 7, 2014
One year ago today, the United States Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act by a strong bipartisan vote of 64-32. 
November 7, 2014
Today’s strong jobs report for October makes it clear that our economy is steadily adding jobs and that there is potential for further growth if Congress can take action in a bipartisan way.
November 6, 2014
I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Rep. Lane Evans. 
November 5, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) sent the following letter to all Democratic Members today to announce his bid for Democratic Whip:
October 29, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the anniversary of the enactment of the Help America Vote Act, which was signed into law on October 29, 2002:
October 28, 2014
“Sunday's free and fair election in Ukraine reflects the will of the Ukrainian people to shape their own future. By electing candidates committed to closer ties with Europe and the United States, Ukrainians chose to stay the course towards further integration with the West...
October 27, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), the Blue Dog Coalition, the New Democrat Coalition, and the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) announced jointly today the re-launch of the Resume Bank at where members of the public can submit resumes that will be viewable by all new and existing House Democratic offices.
October 22, 2014
I was deeply saddened to learn of Ben Bradlee's passing.
October 10, 2014
On National Minimum Wage Day, I join with workers, businesses, and advocates across the country in renewing the call for Congress to take up and pass the Fair Minimum Wage Act.
October 9, 2014
The monthly budget review released yesterday by the Congressional Budget Office showed that our nation’s deficit continues to decline.
October 9, 2014
Today's news that there will be no increase in the Medicare Part B premium or deductible shows that the Affordable Care Act is working to dramatically slow the growth of health care costs.
October 3, 2014
September’s jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that our economy added 236,000 private sector jobs, marking the fifty-fifth consecutive month of growth, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.9% - the first time it has dropped below 6% since July 2008. 
September 30, 2014
I am very disappointed that the Supreme Court ruled yesterday that early voting in Ohio can be rolled back by that state’s Republican-led legislature, which has joined other Republican-led states in curtailing access to the ballot.  
September 29, 2014
In five short weeks, the American people will make a decision about the direction they want this country to go. 
September 25, 2014
I join in thanking Attorney General Holder for serving our nation with honor and distinction over the past six years at the helm of the Justice Department.