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Steny Hoyer's Public Statements

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 24, 2018 Hoyer Statement on the Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
April 24, 2018 Tweet - "Today we mark the beginning of the #ArmenianGenocide & remember the 1.5 million killed. No one can deny history, nor can we shun the obligations history bequeaths us: to remember, educate, & be agents of peace & refuge when confronted w hatred & injustice."
April 19, 2018 Hoyer Statement on Bipartisan Queen-of-the-Hill Rule on DACA Legislation
April 11, 2018 Hoyer Statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day
April 10, 2018 Tweet - "I said to press that I disagree with @RealDonaldTrump's decision to deploy troops to the border. While we believe in secure borders, this is a distraction from the real issues we need to address, including solving the DACA crisis he created."
April 2, 2018 Tweet - "I agree with @RepAnthonyBrown that Congress should take up H.R. 2670, the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act. I'm proud to co-sponsor this bill, and I urge Republicans to bring it to the Floor to help #EndGunViolence & keep more abuse & stalking victims safe."
April 2, 2018 The Baltimore Sun - Fifty years later, King's vision must remain Congress' cause
March 27, 2018 Tweet - "26 retired generals & admirals are calling for @RealDonaldTrump to reverse his harmful #TransBan & #ProtectTransTroops. From their statement, "[the ban] deprives the military of trained and skilled service members, which harms readiness and morale.""
March 24, 2018 Tweet - "Our military includes many transgender Americans who have volunteered to risk their lives & we need their talents & service. @POTUS's decision to drive patriots out of the military weakens our security & is inconsistent with our values. #ProtectTransTroops"
March 23, 2018 Hoyer Statement on President Trump's Latest Transgender Military Ban
March 23, 2018 Tweet - "A few reminders, Mr. President: 1. You ended #DACA & created this crisis. 2. You've rejected every bipartisan solution put forward to #ProtectDREAMers. 3. @SpeakerRyan & GOP leaders won't allow a vote on DACA legislation."
March 22, 2018 Tweet - "Republicans brought a 2,200-page #omnibus to the Floor in less than 24 hrs. It violates every rule they've set for themselves & is not fiscally responsible. But what is more egregious is that the GOP continues to dissemble on promises to address #DACA. 1/2"
March 21, 2018 Tweet - "I also told press that Republicans have had more than 6 months to get their job done and fund the government. We'll see what they put forward, but they need to drop poison pill riders from the omnibus funding bill if they want Dem support."
March 21, 2018 Tweet - "I spoke to press this afternoon & reiterated my thanks to @FirstSheriff, @SMCPS_Supt, and @WaldenBH mental health professionals who worked so quickly to respond to the tragic shooting at Great Mills High School in #MD05. #WeAreGreatMills #HornetStrong"
March 21, 2018 A Call for Action Against Gun Violence
March 20, 2018 Hoyer Statement on the Shooting at Great Mills High School
March 15, 2018 Time - Poland's Censorship Law Ignores Its History and Undermines Its Future
March 14, 2018 Hoyer Statement on the STOP School Violence Act
March 12, 2018 Hoyer Statement on President Trump's Proposal to Arm Teachers and Put Firearms in the Classroom
March 12, 2018 Tweet - "The "school safety" proposals unveiled by the @WhiteHouse reflect the mistaken view that #GunViolence is only a problem affecting schools & arming teachers is an acceptable solution. 1/3"
March 8, 2018 Solve the DACA Issue
March 8, 2018 Hoyer Discusses the Need for Commonsense Reforms to Address Gun Violence on CNN
March 7, 2018 Tweet - "Today marks 53 years since peaceful protesters marching for voting rights from #Selma were met with violence on #BloodySunday. For 13 years I've had the privilege of joining @FaithNPolitics in honoring this march & the Civil Rights Movement with my brother @RepJohnLewis. 1/2"
March 6, 2018 Tweet - ".@SpeakerRyan, the President's March 5 #DACA deadline has now passed. Every day Congress fails to act, #DREAMers lose #DACA protections. @HouseGOP cannot continue to ignore this issue. Bring bipartisan legislation to the Floor and let the House work its will."
March 5, 2018 Tweet - ".@realDonaldTrump's deadline to address #DACA has arrived with no action by the GOP Congress. Dems have offered bipartisan proposals to #protectDREAMers, but POTUS has dismissed them & @HouseGOP has refused to bring any measures to the Floor. 1/2"
March 5, 2018 Hoyer Statement on the GOP's Failure to Address the DACA Crisis Before President Trump's March 5 Deadline
Feb. 28, 2018 Hoyer Discusses the Urgent Need for Congressional Action to Address Gun Violence on CNN
Feb. 28, 2018 Tweet - "With an overwhelming majority of Americans supporting universal background checks, I do not understand how GOP leaders can continue to ignore this crisis. I continue to urge @SpeakerRyan to allow a vote on this issue. #EndGunViolence"
Feb. 26, 2018 Hoyer Cosponsors Assault Weapons Ban Legislation
Feb. 26, 2018 Hoyer Statement on Supreme Court Rejection of Trump Administration's Attempt to Deport DREAMers
Feb. 23, 2018 Tweet - "America's foundation is defined by & rooted in immigrants who came here seeking a better life. Deeply disappointed in @USCIS's decision to remove "nation of immigrants" from its mission statement. This move denies our history & contributions made by generations of immigrants."
Feb. 22, 2018 Tweet - "On #AAPIEqualPay day, we recognize that Asian American women earn 87 cents on the dollar than white men earn. However, if we disaggregate the data & look at subpopulations, the wage gap can be much higher. Let us recommit ourselves to closing the wage gap & ensuring #equalpay."
Feb. 18, 2018 Tweet - "I had the honor of meeting the family of Jorge Garcia, who was brought here as a child & lived in the U.S. for 30 yrs & was deported by ICE in Jan. I spoke with his wife Cindy & children Soleil & Jorge & it was heartbreaking to hear how this family has been split apart. 1/2"
Feb. 16, 2018 Tweet - "President Trump, you ended DACA. You created this crisis. You continue to refuse bipartisan compromises. Now that your proposal failed in the Senate, it's time to show leadership and work with both parties to #protectDREAMers."
Feb. 16, 2018 Hoyer Statement on Special Counsel Indictments of Russian Nationals for Election Interference
Feb. 16, 2018 Tweet - "No longer can POTUS pretend that Putin's Russia was not responsible for cyberattacks targeting the 2016 election. Today's indictments are another example of why the Mueller investigation must continue unimpeded. The American people need to learn the truth."
Feb. 15, 2018 Tweet - "Today, the House will consider a bill that guts the American with Disabilities Act. This bill this would be the first time Congress weakened an existing civil rights law, in this way, through subsequent legislation. I urge my colleagues to #StopHR620."
Feb. 15, 2018 Let Democracy Prevail on Immigration
Feb. 15, 2018 Hoyer: Congress Must Not Fail the DREAMers Who Are Looking to Us for Protection
Feb. 14, 2018 Tweet - "I am heartbroken by the #StonemanShooting & I continue to monitor reports. My thoughts & prayers are with the people of Broward County as well as law enforcement & first responders on the scene. Our nation must take action to address gun violence."
Feb. 14, 2018 Tweet - "I was again shocked & saddened to see an American school subjected to the horrors of gun violence today. How long before our nation comes together to address this crisis responsibly? #StonemanShooting 1/4"
Feb. 13, 2018 Tweet - "I'm deeply troubled the House is taking up H.R. 620, which undermines the Americans with Disabilities Act. I urge @SpeakerRyan & @GOPLeader not to bring this bill to the Floor & will join with disability & civil rights advocates in fiercely opposing it."
Feb. 13, 2018 Hoyer Statement Urging GOP Leaders to Pull Consideration of Legislation Undermining the ADA
Feb. 10, 2018 Hoyer Remarks at the 37th Annual Black History Month Breakfast
Feb. 10, 2018 Hoyer Remarks at the 37th Annual Black History Month Breakfast
Feb. 9, 2018 Tweet - "This morning, America saw the utter dysfunction of the GOP, their inability to govern, & failure to provide steady leadership. GOP controls all levers of our government & are responsible for keeping it funded, yet they shut it down twice in one month. 1/2"
Feb. 7, 2018 Hoyer Discusses the Urgent Need to Fund Government and Protect DREAMers on CNN
Feb. 5, 2018 Hoyer Statement Marking the 25th Anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act
Feb. 5, 2018 Tweet - "I join in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Family & Medical Leave Act. For a quarter of a century, Americans have been protected from losing their jobs as a result of illness, pregnancy, adoption, or caring for a loved-one. #FMLA25 1/2"
Feb. 2, 2018 Tweet - "POTUS chose to ignore the warnings from DOJ, FBI, & intel community to release #NunesMemo to smear the law enforcement agencies investigating his campaign. Nobody has any doubts regarding what this is all about: undermining the Russia investigation. 1/2"
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