Memorial Day 5/24/2013
Rep. Steny Hpoyer issues Memorial Day statement
Hoyer joins house democrats in urging confirmation of Tom Perez 5/16/2013
Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer joined Congresswoman Linda Sánchez and 137 House Democrats in urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to confirm Tom Perez as the next Secretary of Labor. Earlier today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted to approve his nomination, sending it to the full Senate for consideration.
Hoyer statement on annual candlelight vigil at the national law enforcement officer's memorial 5/14/2013
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) released the following statement today after attending the annual candlelight vigil sponsored by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial as part of National Police Week:
Hoyer honored at Children's National Annual Ball 5/13/2013
On Saturday, May 11, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) was awarded the inaugural Children's Advocacy Award at the 7th Annual Children's Ball, an event to benefit Children's National Medical Center at the National Building Museum. Congressman Hoyer was recognized for his work on behalf of children in the Washington metropolitan area.
Hoyer Honored at Metropolitan Baltimore Council AFL-CIO's 32nd Annual COPE Dinner 5/1/2013
Last night, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) was honored at the Metropolitan Baltimore Council AFL-CIO's 32nd Annual Committee for Political Education (COPE) Dinner. At the dinner, labor, business, and elected officials recognized Congressman Hoyer's work to strengthen the middle class and our economy.
Korean War Veterans Deserve Recognition 7/11/2008
Senator Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) and Congressman Steny Hoyer (MD-5th) joined with Texas Congressman Sam Johnson (R) in introducing legislation to grant a Federal Charter to the Korean War Veterans Association. The legislation was signed into law on June 30.
Bill in Works to Give Korean War Veterans Association Official Clout 6/18/2008
"Korean War veterans deserve the same official recognition for their struggles and sacrifices on behalf of freedom that other veterans enjoy," said Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.
Bill in Works to Give Korean War Veterans Association Official Clout 6/18/2008
"Korean War veterans deserve the same official recognition for their struggles and sacrifices on behalf of freedom that other veterans enjoy," said Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.
This Week in The House 6/16/2008
It is also possible that the House will vote on the emergency supplemental funding bill this week, which includes funding for U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as urgent domestic needs.
Officials Discuss Area Transportation Challenges 6/6/2008
"Passing this legislation remains a priority for me and other area members; however, it is facing stiff procedural obstacles and misguided, conservative opposition."
This Week in The House 5/22/2008
In case you missed it, the House and Senate voted last week on final legislation to authorize $438 million in new conservation funding to protect the Chesapeake Bay.
Package Will Aid Maryland Military Families and Veterans 5/21/2008
As the nation prepares for Memorial Day, the U.S. House today approved a package of eleven bills aimed at investing in the health and future of America's military families and veterans.
House Passes Federal Farm Bill 5/14/2008
WASHINGTON, DC -Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) today praised the inclusion of $438 million in conservation funding for the Chesapeake Bay in the Farm Bill Conference Report that passed the U.S.
National Law Enforcement Officers Present Hoyer with 2008 Distinguished Service Award 5/13/2008
Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD), a long-time champion of law enforcement, has been named the recipient of the 2008 Distinguished Service Award from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).
Homeowners Assistance Package Passes House 5/8/2008
"The surge of foreclosures and sagging home values brought on by the meltdown in the subprime mortgage market has devastated homeowners and contributed significantly to the economic downturn we find ourselves in today."
Hoyer to Attend Local Foreclosure Workshop; Working on Relief 5/7/2008
This week, the House will consider major housing that will extend a helping hand to homeowners and communities hardest hit by the mortgage meltdown.
House Votes to Delay Harmful Bush Administration Medicaid Regulations 4/28/2008
The U.S. House of Representatives last week overwhelmingly approved legislation - the Protecting the Medicaid Safety Net Act - to impose a one-year moratorium on Medicaid regulations proposed by the Bush Administration that threaten services for 650,000 Marylanders enrolled in Medicaid.
Earth Day Statement from Congressman Hoyer 4/21/2008
Looking back, we can be proud that the Democratic Majorities in Congress have made real progress toward a future of cleaner energy and an America free of its fossil-fuel, foreign-oil addiction.
Hoyer Wants to Make Your Taxes Simplier Next Year 4/16/2008
Hoyer Backs Tax Day Bill that Strengthens Protections, Restores Accountability and Fairness
40th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 4/12/2008
Congressman Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement honoring the 40th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 being signed into law:
House Working to Boost Housing Market and Ease Threat of Foreclosures 4/9/2008
"Housing continues to be a top Congressional priority as we make progress on legislation to help homeowners weather the crisis and head off deeper economic distress."
Congressman Hoyer's Statement on the National Landscape Conservation System Act 4/9/2008
"This bill provides long overdue authorization to an eight-year initiative of both Democratic and Republican Administrations, establishing the National Landscape Conservation System and ensuring an institutional home for all areas with special conservation status that are managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
Congressman Hoyer Statement on Disappointing March Jobs Report 4/4/2008
Congressman Hoyer Statement on Disappointing March Jobs Report
40th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 4/2/2008
The U.S. House of Representatives today unanimously passed a resolution observing the 40th anniversary - April 4, 2008 - of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) delivered the following statement on the House floor.
Hoyer Encourages High School Students to Participate in 27th Annual Congressional Arts Competition 4/1/2008
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) encourages high school students who reside in Maryland's 5th Congressional District, which includes Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties, and parts of Prince George's and Anne Arundel Counties, to participate in the 27th Annual Congressional Arts Competition for a chance to have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year.
Hoyer Earns Perfect Score on Civil Rights Record 3/21/2008
The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR) recently awarded Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) with a 100 percent rating for his record on civil rights issues in the 110th Congress.
Hoyer Announces Web Resources on Economic Stimulus Tax Payments 3/13/2008
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) has announced that his website now includes information to help taxpayers sort through the details of the tax rebates included in the economic stimulus plan enacted by Congress in February.
Hoyer, House Back New Investments in Clean, Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency 3/3/2008
Hoyer, House Back New Investments in Clean, Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Energy Independence Legislation Extends & Expands Tax Incentives for Renewable Electricity, Energy & Fuel
This Week in The House 2/12/2008
On Saturday, Rep. Hoyer will attend the Unity in OUR Community Charles County Diversity Forum at the College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus.
This Week in The House 12/18/2007
Congressman Hoyer will be spending the week on Capitol Hill as Congress works to finish business for the year with completion of a federal appropriations package and final action on an energy bill, among others.
This Week in the House 12/11/2007
Both the House and Senate are working this week to complete unfinished business, including an appropriations package that invests in our national priorities and restores the President's devastating cuts to medical research, college assistance, job training and education, and health care.
This Week in the House 12/5/2007
The big legislative news this week will be the Energy Independence and Security Act -which the House is poised to pass either Wednesday or Thursday, and the Senate soon thereafter.
This Week in The House 11/13/2007
This week is National Education Week, so fittingly the House will consider the Conference Report accompanying the Improving Head Start Act of 2007.
This Week in The House 10/31/2007
In continuing the effort to secure the votes needed to override the President's veto of children's health insurance legislation, the House last week passed a new bipartisan bill in good faith believing that it met many of the concerns held by key Republicans.
This Week in the House 10/16/2007
Thursday, October 18, marks the 35th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. Later this week, Rep. Hoyer will issue a statement that recognizes the role this legislation has had and continues to have in restoring water quality in our rivers, streams and the Chesapeake Bay.
Hoyer Statement on Signing of Landmark College Aid Bill 9/27/2007
Largest Investment in College Aid in 60 Years Includes More than $370 Million for Maryland Students & Families
Hoyer to Hold Telephone Town Hall Meeting 9/25/2007
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer will conduct his second telephone town hall meeting.
Patent Reform Act on Front Burner 9/5/2007
This week, the House picks up where it left off both on the floor and in the hearing rooms. Among the legislation to be considered this week is the Patent Reform Act of 2007 (HR 1908), a bill that will modernize our patent law ...
Statement on the Second Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina 8/28/2007
"Two weeks ago, a delegation of House Democrats visited the Gulf Coast to assess progress and to demonstrate once again our commitment to aiding the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. While hope is alive and rebuilding is taking place, there is still much to be done.
Hoyer Announces Authorization of Important Maryland Waterway Restoration Projects 8/2/2007
House-Passed Bill Authorizes More Than $180 Million for Chesapeake Bay Watershed Cleanup Initiatives
This Week in the House JULY 23-27 7/23/2007
Tomorrow, July 24, is the day the first phase of the federal minimum wage increase will take effect, increasing from the current $5.15 to $5.85 per hour. One year after the first increase (7/24/08), it will go up to $6.55,
THIS WEEK IN THE HOUSE (JULY 16-20) 7/18/2007
Rep. Hoyer will conduct an Alternative Energy Roundtable this Saturday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at SunEdison, North America's largest solar energy service provider, located in Beltsville, Md.
This Week in The House 7/9/2007
The full House will take a short hiatus from the appropriations schedule this week as the Appropriations Committee continues to mark up the remaining appropriations bills.
THIS WEEK IN THE HOUSE (JULY 2-6) 7/3/2007
This week, the House pauses to celebrate the July Fourth holiday and recognize the independence of our nation and the sacrifices made by those who have fought and continue to fight to preserve our freedoms. Keeping with the independence theme, House Democrats will also be in their districts communicating their work on energy independence and sharing the details of a new Democratic Energy Independence package unveiled last week to lessen our dependence on foreign oil and cut our greenhouse gas emissions.
Hoyer Applauds Passage of Favorable Federal Employee Provisions 6/28/2007
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) applauded the inclusion of several provisions favorable to federal employees in the FY08 Financial Services Appropriations bill which passed the House of Representatives today
Hoyer statement marks Juneteenth 6/19/2007
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) issued the following statement recognizing Juneteenth, the oldest, nationally-celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.
House passes funding bill that makes historic investment in nation's veterans 6/15/2007
Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) and the U.S. House took another step in upholding its compact with America's veterans by passing the largest single increase in the 77 year history of the Veterans Administration.
Hoyer receives award at 5th Annual Restore America Gala 6/14/2007
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), who was selected as a National Trust/HGTV Restore America Hero, was honored last evening at the Fifth Annual National Trust/HGTV Restore America Gala at Union Station in Washington, D.C.
Students offered appointments to U.S. academies 6/14/2007
On Monday, June 11, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) hosted a congratulatory tea reception on Capitol Hill for students from the Fifth Congressional District who were offered appointments to a U.S. Service academy this year.
Hoyer wishes Washington-Area soap box derby racers good luck 6/14/2007
With the annual Greater Washington Soap Box Derby set to take place this Saturday, June 16, on Capitol Hill, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) issued a statement applauding the participation of so many area youths in the annual affair that brings "the greatest amateur racing event in the world" to the National Capital Region.
House Homeland Security bill makes smart investments in critical security priorities 6/14/2007
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) and the U.S. House voted today to approve the Homeland Security Appropriations bill to address the nation's most pressing homeland security needs and invest in missions critical to preventing, protecting, responding to, and recovering from acts of terrorism, natural disasters, and other emergency threats.
Hoyer: 3.5 percent adjustment for civilian federal employees clears Appropriations Committee 6/12/2007
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) praised the Appropriations Committee's approval of a 3.5 percent pay adjustment for civilian federal employees, an amount that is equal to the adjustment already approved for members of the military in the FY08 Defense Authorization Act.
Hoyer: Longest serving Maryland member of the House 6/5/2007
Congressman Steny Hoyer (D, MD-5th) today became the longest serving Member of the U.S. House of Representatives in Maryland's history.
Hoyer Statement on the Passing of Parren J. Mitchell 5/30/2007
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D, MD-5th) issued the following statement on the passing of former Congressman Parren J. Mitchell, Maryland's first elected African American Member of Congress.
Hoyer, House Pass Seven Bills That Expand Benefits for Maryland's Veterans 5/24/2007
"As Memorial Day approaches, it is important that we pay tribute to our nation's veterans, including the 470,000 in Maryland, by providing them with the benefits they need and the support they deserve," stated Rep. Hoyer.
Hoyer to Partake in Ribbon Cutting for New Chesapeake Biological Research Lab 5/21/2007
The new facility - with over 10,000 square feet of research space -will enable the Lab to continue and expand its essential work in fisheries ecosystem studies.
Hoyer to Honor Outstanding Local Educators 5/21/2007
"We are fortunate in Maryland to have some of the most talented educators in the nation, and I am fortunate to have the opportunity to pay tribute to them," stated Rep. Hoyer.
Hoyer Announces Authorization of Southern Maryland Military Projects 5/21/2007
"Maryland's 5th District houses several important military facilities critical to ensuring the strength of America's national security," stated Rep. Hoyer. "I will continue to fight for the resources necessary to bolster these missions and to ensure that the United States remains the premier military innovator in the world."
Hoyer to Deliver Commencement Address at the University of Maryland 5/17/2007
"The University of Maryland has meant a great deal to me, and I've been very close to the university throughout my adult life," stated Rep. Hoyer.
Hoyer, House Approve COPS Legislation to Send Critical Resources to Local Enforcement 5/16/2007
"As our nation commemorates National Police Week this week and the 26th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Day today, let us honor the memory of our nation's fallen officers and thank those who carry on their legacy, serving in communities across this nation, keeping the peace, and protecting the American people," stated Rep. Hoyer.
Hoyer Announces Terry Lierman as New Chief of Staff 5/15/2007
MD Democratic Party Chair to Succeed Bill Cable, Retiring After a 40 Year Distinguished Career.
Hoyer Praises the Contributions of Maryland's Teachers 5/14/2007
"Many teachers will say that their reward is inherent in what they do, but it is important that we recognize the great contributions these unsung heroes make, particularly as they are faced with the additional challenges of preparing the next generation to compete in an increasingly global economy that demands a highly skilled workforce.
Hoyer to Deliver Commencement Address at St. Mary's College of Maryland 5/10/2007
St. Mary's College is a source of great pride for me and for Maryland, and it is truly an honor to be able to address the class of 2007 at commencement this spring," stated Rep. Hoyer. "Graduation is an exciting time for students and their families. I am looking forward to sharing in that excitement and to congratulating the graduates on all of their extraordinary accomplishments."
Hoyer: Public Employees Deserve Our Thanks & Recognition 5/9/2007
"Since 1985, we have celebrated Public Service Recognition Week to honor the contributions of federal, state and local government employees and recognize the numerous ways in which they work to improve the lives of all citizens. Celebrated in all fifty states and in over 1,400 cities, this week is an important opportunity to ensure that public employees receive the recognition and appreciation they deserve for performing as the most talented and dedicated public workforce in the world.
Hoyer Presents England's Monarch with Framed Photo of Hubble Telescope 5/8/2007
"On behalf of the entire Maryland congressional delegation, I am pleased to welcome you to the Goddard Space Flight Center - NASA's first space flight center," Rep. Hoyer said in his greeting to the Queen and the Duke. "For nearly 50 years, Goddard's superb scientists, researchers, and engineers have made great strides and achieved important milestones in the effort to expand our understanding of the earth and the entire universe. It is fitting that your Majesty's visit - which began by commemorating the explorers who founded Jamestown 400 years ago - concludes here at Goddard where you will be able to witness firsthand the work being done by the present generation of explorers."
Hoyer Hails House Passage of Hate Crimes Prevention Act 5/7/2007
Hoyer Hails House Passage of Hate Crimes Prevention Act Legislation Provides New Federal Resources for Local Law Enforcement; Adds Greater Uniformity & Fairness to Existing Law
Hoyer Reports First Telephone Town Hall Meeting a Great Success 5/3/2007
Hoyer Reports First Telephone Town Hall Meeting a Great Success; Draws More Than 2,000 Participants Interactive Phone Town Hall Utilizes New Technology to Reach Out to Thousands.
Hoyer to Host Live Telephone Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday 5/1/2007
Hoyer to Host Live Telephone Town Hall Meeting on TUESDAY, MAY 1 First 'Tele-Town Hall' Utilizes New Technology to Reach Out to Tens of Thousands in Hoyer's 5th District
Hoyer Calls on Arab League & World Community to Step Up Efforts to Stop Genocide in Darfur 4/26/2007
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On the House floor yesterday, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) demanded immediate collective action to end the genocide and urged his colleagues to support a resolution calling on the League of Arab States to acknowledge the genocide in Darfur and to step up efforts to stop it. The resolution, which passed 425-1 under suspension of the rules, was timed to coincide with the week-long "Global Days for Darfur" campaign calling attention to the humanitarian crisis in Darfur and the continued failure of the international community to adequately respond
Hoyer Announces Authorization of Important Maryland Waterway Restoration Projects 4/20/2007
House-Passed Bill Authorizes Army Corps to Advance Initiatives Aimed at Cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay & Anacostia Watershed WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) today announced that programs and projects important to the environmental and economic health of Maryland and the 5th Congressional District were authorized in the House-passed version of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2007. Each of the programs listed below were included in the bill at Congressman Hoyer's request.
Hoyer Announces 26th Annual Congressional Arts Competition 4/18/2007
Invites High School Art Students to Participate for Chance to Display Work in U.S. Capitol WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) encourages high school art students who reside in Maryland's 5th Congressional District, which includes Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties, and parts of Prince George's and Anne Arundel Counties, to participate in the 26th Annual Congressional Arts Competition for a chance to have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year.
Hoyer Delivers Remarks on BRAC at Maryland Economic Development Association Spring Conference 4/11/2007
Emphasizes BRAC Opportunities; Underscores Importance of Strong Partnerships LEXINGTON PARK, MD -Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) today spoke at the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) Spring Conference on how BRAC presents significant opportunities for economic growth and development for the state, and how strong partnerships among all stakeholders are essential to confronting the challenges and fully maximizing the opportunties of BRAC.
Hoyer Voices Concern over Railroad Realignment Alternatives through District 4/6/2007
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) released a statement today regarding the findings of the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) Railroad Realignment Feasibility Study.
Discuss Democratic Budget 3/28/2007
WASHINGTON, DC - On Thursday, the House of Representatives is expected to consider the Fiscal Year 2008 House Democratic Budget plan that will balance the federal budget by 2012 and makes sound investments in the right priorities for Maryland families.
Hoyer Statement on Maryland Delegation Meeting with Governor Martin O'Malley on State-Federal Priorities 3/15/2007
Washington, DC---Congressman Hoyer (D-MD) and members of the Maryland Congressional delegation, including Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin, met today with Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley in Washington, DC to discuss the state's 2008 federal priorities. Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown and several members of the Governor's cabinet also attended. Among the topics covered were transportation, BRAC, the Chesapeake Bay, health care, education and homeland security.
Hoyer Fights for Clean Water; House Passes Bills Critical to Ensuring Maryland's Water Quality Reauthorizes Program that Provided Over $26 Million to Maryland in 2007 3/12/2007
Washington, DC--- Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) voted along with the majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to approve three critical water quality bills that will significantly help state and local governments in Maryland address water quality problems and promote public health, create jobs and stimulate economic development. The bills, which will provide states and local governments with funding for waste water treatment and sewer projects, were passed in the same week Baltimore-area residents were told to expect sewer and water bill rate increases needed for repairs to the region's aging sewer system.
Hoyer Announces $197,416 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant Funding for Maryland's Fifth District 3/9/2007
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) announced today that three volunteer fire departments in the Fifth Congressional District have been awarded a total of $197,416 in federal grant funds in Round 19 of the 2006 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. As co-chair of the Congressional Fire Caucus, Congressman Hoyer took a lead role in helping establish and fund the AFG Program, which helps local fire departments in Maryland and across the country buy equipment and provide adequate training for first responders.
Hoyer Attends 26th Annual Black History Month Breakfast Featuring ABC 7 Anchor Maureen Bunyan 2/13/2007
Annual Event Draws More than 400 Community and Civic Leaders
Hoyer Invites Maryland Media to Lunch 2/7/2007
BOWIE, MD -- Each year, Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) invites members of the Maryland media to join him at a luncheon for a discussion about issues of local, state, and national significance.
Hoyer: President Bush's 2008 Budget Falls Short in Addressing Maryland's Priorities 2/6/2007
WASHINGTON, DC - In response to President Bush's FY 2008 budget proposal, Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) praised the inclusion of some important local projects, but expressed disappointment at the budget's failure to fully address the needs of Maryland's families.
Congressman Hoyer Statement on the Celebration of Black History Month 2/2/2007
WASHINGTON, DC - Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) released the following remarks to commemorate Black History Month:Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) released the following remarks to commemorate Black History Month:
Hoyer Brings on Stephanie Lundberg as New Maryland Press Secretary 2/1/2007
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) announced today the appointment of Stephanie Lundberg as his new Maryland press secretary.
Hoyer: Real Bipartisan Cooperation Needed From President to Improve the State of Our Union 1/24/2007
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement responding to President Bush's State of the Union address: