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Steny Hoyer's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. House (MD) - District 5, Democratic Minority Whip
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 5
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April 22, 2018 Tweet - "On #EarthDay, we recommit ourselves to preserving our planet for future generations who deserve clean air & water & to live w/o worry of rising sea levels or increasingly volatile storms. If we neglect the planet, we're failing to meet this responsibility. http://bit.ly/2qPWg8H"
April 18, 2018 Tweet - "Thank you, @USRepKCastor, for leading this resolution calling for @EPAScottPruitt's resignation. Pruitt has undermined public health, failed to uphold the mission of the @EPA, & shown complete disregard for responsible fiscal stewardship."
April 10, 2018 Tweet - "I told reporters this morning that @EPAScottPruitt ought to resign. He has not handled himself as a credit to this Administration or to the operations of government & responsible fiscal stewardship, and he does not believe in the objectives of the @EPA."
April 3, 2018 Hoyer Statement on Trump Administration's Decision to Weaken Fuel Efficiency Standards
April 3, 2018 Tweet - ".@EPAScottPruitt's decision to weaken fuel efficiency standards is reckless & will undermine American competitiveness on the global stage. This is the latest action of the Trump Admin that will increase pollution & put the health of American people at risk."
March 23, 2018 Tweet - "Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, signed 8 years ago today, Americans with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied coverage or charged more for the same plan. Proud to support efforts to #ProtectOurCare from sabotage & ensure Americans have access to affordable, quality care."
March 23, 2018 Tweet - "Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, signed 8 years ago today, Americans with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied coverage or charged more for the same plan. Proud to support efforts to #ProtectOurCare from sabotage & ensure Americans have access to affordable, quality care."
March 22, 2018 Hoyer Remarks at Press Conference with House Democrats and Health Care Advocates on the Eighth Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act
March 22, 2018 Hoyer Remarks at Press Conference with House Democrats and Health Care Advocates on the Eighth Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act
March 7, 2018 Hoyer Statement on Inspector General Report on the Washington, DC VA Medical Center
Feb. 22, 2018 Tweet - "The Trump Admin is sabotaging the Affordable Care Act & taking us back to the days when insurance companies could discriminate against millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions. Read more from @VoxDotCom:"
Feb. 22, 2018 Tweet - "The Trump Admin is sabotaging the Affordable Care Act & taking us back to the days when insurance companies could discriminate against millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions. Read more from @VoxDotCom:"
Feb. 20, 2018 Tweet - "The Trump Admin is going after the heart of the #ACA: its consumer protections. Today's proposed rule would allow companies to offer junk plans that cover little & leave patients vulnerable to being denied access to basic benefits. http://bit.ly/2C9wUts 1/3"
Feb. 20, 2018 Tweet - "The Trump Admin is going after the heart of the #ACA: its consumer protections. Today's proposed rule would allow companies to offer junk plans that cover little & leave patients vulnerable to being denied access to basic benefits. http://bit.ly/2C9wUts 1/3"
Feb. 20, 2018 Hoyer Statement on President Trump's Latest Attempt to Sabotage the Affordable Care Act
Feb. 20, 2018 Hoyer Statement on President Trump's Latest Attempt to Sabotage the Affordable Care Act
Feb. 15, 2018 Tweet - "I reject the false choice presented in @realDonaldTrump's #InfrastructureScam, which undermines public health & environmental protections. America does not need to choose between building new infrastructure & protecting the environment. We can, & must, do both."
Feb. 15, 2018 Ada Education and Reform Act of 2017
Feb. 14, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Oppose Unlawful Medicaid Work Requirements
Feb. 14, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Oppose Unlawful Medicaid Work Requirements
Feb. 6, 2018 Hoyer Remarks at AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference
Feb. 6, 2018 Hoyer Remarks at AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference
Feb. 1, 2018 Tweet - "The Administration's #DirtyBudget eliminates thousands of @EPA positions on the front lines of the fight to safeguard our children & grandchildren from harmful pollutants & toxic substances."
Jan. 20, 2018 Tweet - "The U.S. is facing a deadly flu season, & #TrumpShutdown will only make it worse. The @WashingtonPost outlines how @CDCgov employees will be furloughed, which impacts the CDC's ability to monitor the flu & ensure there are enough antiviral supplies."
Jan. 20, 2018 Tweet - "Republicans have failed to meet their responsibility to govern, and millions of children and families are seeing their health care put at risk. We ought to work together to reauthorize #CHIP and other health programs on a bipartisan basis. RT if you agree."
Jan. 18, 2018 Hoyer Discusses the Republicans' Inability to Govern and Address Americans' Priorities on CNN
Jan. 16, 2018 Tweet - "It is deeply disappointing to see the uninsured rate jump by over 3 million people in 2017. @POTUS & Congressional GOP took every step possible to sabotage the #ACA, driving consumers away & leading insurers to reduce coverage options in the marketplaces."
Jan. 16, 2018 Hoyer Statement on the Increase of Americans Without Health Insurance Under the Trump Administration
Jan. 16, 2018 Tweet - "It is deeply disappointing to see the uninsured rate jump by over 3 million people in 2017. @POTUS & Congressional GOP took every step possible to sabotage the #ACA, driving consumers away & leading insurers to reduce coverage options in the marketplaces."
Jan. 16, 2018 Hoyer Statement on the Increase of Americans Without Health Insurance Under the Trump Administration
Jan. 16, 2018 Tweet - "Today on the Floor, the House will consider 8 bills--none of which address the urgent priorities of the American people, including the need to fund govt, #ProtectDREAMers, & reauthorize #CHIP. http://bit.ly/2B5mkPp"
Jan. 4, 2018 Hoyer Discusses Importance of Reauthorizing Funding for Chip and Federally Qualified Health Centers at Greater Baden Medical Services
Jan. 4, 2018 Tweet - "I'm encouraged that, despite many obstacles imposed by the GOP, nearly 154,000 Marylanders signed up for private health insurance for 2018 through @MarylandConnect. I will keep working to strengthen the ACA so that it works for more Americans. http://bit.ly/2CScpPD "
Jan. 4, 2018 Hoyer Statement on 2018 Open Enrollment for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
Jan. 4, 2018 Hoyer Discusses Importance of Reauthorizing Funding for Chip and Federally Qualified Health Centers at Greater Baden Medical Services
Jan. 4, 2018 Hoyer Statement on 2018 Open Enrollment for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
Jan. 4, 2018 Tweet - "I'm encouraged that, despite many obstacles imposed by the GOP, nearly 154,000 Marylanders signed up for private health insurance for 2018 through @MarylandConnect. I will keep working to strengthen the ACA so that it works for more Americans. http://bit.ly/2CScpPD "
Dec. 21, 2017 Hoyer Statement on the 2018 Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period
Dec. 15, 2017 Hoyer Statement on the Last Day of Open Enrollment for 2018
Dec. 12, 2017 Tweet - "While @RealDonaldTrump is abdicating American leadership on #climatechange, I'm proud to join my colleagues & choose to stand with every other nation in the world in honoring the #ParisAgreement on its 2 year anniversary. We are #StillIn & must #ActOnClimate."
Dec. 8, 2017 Tweet - "The #GOPTaxScam will kick 13 million Americans off health coverage and increase premiums on millions more. A majority of Americans are opposed. Retweet if you agree."
Dec. 1, 2017 Hoyer Statement on World AIDS Day
Nov. 28, 2017 Hoyer Hosts Roundtable Discussion on the Opioid Crisis with U.S. Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams
Nov. 28, 2017 Tweet - "On top of that, the Senate #GOPTaxScam would kick 13 million Americans off of their insurance coverage, putting further strain on our economy."
Nov. 15, 2017 Tweet - "The # of Americans signing up for health coverage for 2018 is 46% higher than last year. Have you made a plan to #GetCovered? Join 1.48M Americans who have already signed up & look at coverage options on http://HealthCare.Gov before 12/15."
Nov. 14, 2017 Hoyer Remarks at #StillIn Press Conference with House and Senate Democrats, Climate Leaders
Nov. 14, 2017 Hoyer Statement on the Senate GOP Tax Scam Bill Eliminating the Individual Mandate
Nov. 8, 2017 Tweet - One week into open enrollment in MD & the # of individuals signing up for coverage has doubled. First time enrollment through @MarylandConnect increased 15% & thousands have made changes to their plan. Don't miss out -- #GetCovered now at https://www.marylandhealthconnection.gov .
Nov. 8, 2017 Hoyer Remarks at a Press Conference on the "Souls to Enroll" Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Effort
Nov. 6, 2017 Hoyer Joines "The Bruce Depuyt Podcast: to Discuss Open Enrollment, Republican's Tax Bill, Puerto Rico
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