Press Releases

May 4, 2017
This executive order is little more than an effort to put employers in charge of the health care decisions of their female employees, for religious organizations to redistribute donations from the faithful to political candidates, and for doctors to discriminate against LGBT patients and their families.
May 4, 2017
Today, 217 House Republicans voted to take health coverage away from 24 million Americans.
May 4, 2017
“I am Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and I don’t write the songs but I count the votes. And every Democrat today in the House of Representatives an hour from now, or when that vote occurs is going to be a no vote to undermine our coverage.
May 4, 2017
Mr. Speaker, Republicans now control all of our government. Whatever happens to our health care system will be their responsibility.
May 4, 2017
Well, I don't know if they have the votes because I’m not counting Republican votes, per se. 
May 3, 2017
Republicans now control all the levers of our government.  They will be held responsible for whatever happens to our health care system, including the actions that have already destabilized our health insurance markets since January. 
May 3, 2017
Today's visit by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas must not be seen as a wasted opportunity.
May 3, 2017
The decision today by Puerto Rico’s governor to seek a judicial reorganization of the island’s debts and put its finances on solid footing is the responsible thing to do.  
May 3, 2017
Joe, you took the words out of my mouth. I don't think it's what the Democrats or Republicans want, the process won. 
May 2, 2017
The bill House Republicans just passed would end overtime pay as American workers know it.
May 2, 2017
I am disappointed to see, one more time, that the Trump Administration is undermining the confidence of the health insurance marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act.
May 2, 2017
Today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) and Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) introduced HR 2285, the School-Based Respiratory Health Management Act, legislation that encourages states to help ensure students with reversible lower airway disorders, such as asthma, have assistance at school with managing their chronic disease and can excel in any environment.
May 2, 2017
Today, I’m proud to join Rep. David Cicilline and the LGBT Equality Caucus to cosponsor the Equality Act in the 115th Congress. 
May 2, 2017
I am appalled that President Trump tweeted this morning that he wants the government to shut down. Funding our government is not a game, where one side wins and the other side loses.
May 1, 2017
A nation of immigrants. We say that, and we say it with pride. 
May 1, 2017
This evening, Israelis will gather to begin marking the sixty-ninth anniversary of their independence, joined by many in America and around the world who look to Israel as a beacon of hope and the triumph of Jewish self-determination after generations of exile and persecution. 
May 1, 2017
I strongly urge President Trump to withdraw Mark Green as his nominee for Army Secretary. The civilian leaders the President selects to oversee our military set the tone for the men and women of our Armed Forces and how they are expected to behave.
May 1, 2017
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has spent her more than three decades in public service working to build consensus and forge compromises that benefit Floridians and all Americans. 
May 1, 2017
I join in celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, when Americans of all backgrounds pay tribute to the extraordinary contributions of our country’s Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities.
April 27, 2017
If Republicans announce their intention to bring their harmful TrumpCare bill to the House Floor tomorrow or Saturday, I will oppose a one-week Continuing Resolution and will advise House Democrats to oppose it as well. 
April 26, 2017
“This was a very important meeting,” said Whip Hoyer.  
April 26, 2017
“’Fool me once,’ the old adage says, and ‘shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.’  
April 26, 2017
Now that their party controls the levers of government, Republicans will be held responsible for any changes to our health care system that take place on their watch.
April 26, 2017
Once again, House Republicans are floating text of a new TrumpCare bill that is no better than any of the previous versions before. 
April 25, 2017
I was proud to join my colleagues in cosponsoring this resolution.