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Steny Hoyer's Public Statements on Issue: National Security

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 18, 2018 Tweet - "It's unacceptable that Puerto Rico is experiencing another island-wide blackout & that tens of thousands of people still don't have power nearly 7 months after Hurricane Maria. I agree with @HomelandDems that the Army Corps should remain until power is fully restored."
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 9, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr., Governor, State of Maryland - Secure State Elections Security
March 23, 2018 Tweet - "In selecting Ambassador John Bolton as National Security Advisor, @POTUS has chosen someone who will add to uncertainty & chaos of the current Administration & who has himself created controversy & confrontation. I urge POTUS to reconsider this appointment"
March 22, 2018 Tweet - "Shameful that Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee chose to allow rank partisanship to cloud the investigation of Russia's interference in our elections. 1/3"
March 22, 2018 Hoyer Statement on House Intelligence Committee Republicans' Vote to End the Investigation Into Russian Interference in the 2016 Election
March 21, 2018 Tweet - "When speaking with reporters, I said I was appalled by @RealDonaldTrump's attempt to seek favor with Putin by congratulating him on winning his sham election."
March 20, 2018 Tweet - "#6MonthsAfterMaria devastated #PuertoRico & #USVI, #OurFellowAmericans, are still struggling to rebuild & restore even basic services. Years from now, people will look back & ask why the federal government didn't do more to help -- or help more quickly. 1/3"
March 20, 2018 Hoyer Statement on the Shooting at Great Mills High School
March 20, 2018 Tweet - "I was appalled & angered to learn of the shooting at Great Mills High School. I am in St. Mary's County & near the scene to closely monitor the situation. In the coming days, we will come together to provide comfort, assist, & heal. My full statement:"
March 19, 2018 Tweet - "Deeply concerned by news regarding #AustinBombings. I will continue to monitor reports & my thoughts are with the victims' families & those injured. I thank the first responders, local law enforcement & @FBI for their work to bring those responsible to justice."
March 15, 2018 Hoyer Statement on Trump Administration's Long Overdue Sanctions Against Russia
March 15, 2018 Tweet - "I welcome new sanctions against Russian individuals & entities complicit in cyberattacks targeting our elections. However, they come weeks after Congress presented @POTUS with authority to identify those responsible for interference & sanction them. 1/3"
March 12, 2018 Hoyer Statement on the House Intelligence Committee Republicans' Decision to End the Russia Investigation
March 12, 2018 Tweet - "Americans deserve to know what Russia did to interfere in the election & how to prevent it from recurring. The House GOP's decision to end an investigation into such a significant national security challenge w/o getting answers is a huge mistake. 1/3"
March 6, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, the Hon. Nita M. Lowey, the Hon. Tom Graves, and the Hon. Mike Quigley - Funding to Secure Election Systems Against Russian Hacking
March 6, 2018 Hoyer Remarks at Press Conference with House Democrats on Election Security
March 5, 2018 Tweet - "Deeply alarmed by this report on @StateDept's lack of action to prevent Russian interference in our elections. The intel community has been clear about this threat & we must work to secure future elections from Russia's attempts to subvert our democracy."
March 1, 2018 Tweet - "Intel Community could not be clearer about the significant threat posed by Russia's meddling in our elections. Yet, @WhiteHouse refuses to act. Congress must focus on how we can stop & prevent Russian interference so that the events of 2016 do not recur."
Feb. 24, 2018 Tweet - "With the release of the House Intel Committee Democrats' memo, the American people now have information that Republicans omitted from the #NunesMemo & a fuller picture of how it was a partisan effort to undermine the Special Counsel's investigation."
Feb. 24, 2018 Hoyer Statement on Release of House Intelligence Committee Democrats' Memo
Feb. 14, 2018 Hoyer Statement on House Oversight Committee Investigation into White House Security Clearances
Feb. 14, 2018 Tweet - "It is fitting that @GOPoversight should investigate whether @WhiteHouse personnel were improperly accessing classified materials while holding only interim security clearances. I hope this investigation is serious and bipartisan."
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 Hoyer Statement on Election Security Task Force Final Report
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. 9, 2018 Hoyer Statement on President Trump Blocking Release of the House Intelligence Committee Democrats' Memo
Feb. 9, 2018 Tweet - "It is deeply disturbing that @realDonaldTrump has blocked the release of the memo written by House Intelligence Committee Democrats, which clarifies the FBI's pursuit of a FISA warrant connected with the Russia investigation. 1/2"
Feb. 5, 2018 Tweet - "The House Intel Cmte voted unanimously to allow the release of the Dem memo providing greater clarity into FBI's pursuit of a FISA warrant connected w the Russia investigation. After releasing #NunesMemo, @POTUS should have no problem releasing this memo."
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"
Feb. 2, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Paul D. Ryan, Speaker of the House - Calling for the Removal of Rep. Nunes as Chair of the House Intelligence Committee
Feb. 2, 2018 Tweet - "Right now, Republicans are attempting to undermine the @FBI and @TheJusticeDept in order to protect the President. Retweet if you oppose Republican efforts to discredit our law enforcement and intelligence communities."
Feb. 2, 2018 Hoyer Statement on President Trump Approving the Release of the Nunes Memo
Jan. 31, 2018 Hoyer Response to the FBI's Statement on the GOP House Intelligence Committee Memo
Jan. 30, 2018 Tweet - "Yesterday, @CIA Director Pompeo said Russia will likely try to interfere in the 2018 elections. Instead of taking this threat to our democracy seriously, GOP is demonizing the @FBI & sharing classified info that will put our national security at risk, all to protect @POTUS. 1/3"
Jan. 29, 2018 Tweet - "It's outrageous that GOP on Intel Cmte would blatantly politicize the Russia investigation by releasing a partisan memo about the @FBI. It advances the latest conspiracy theory by GOP defenders of @POTUS, using classified material to defame the FBI. 1/3"
Jan. 11, 2018 Tweet - "One yr after the intelligence community released their report on Russia's interference in the 2016 election, a number of outstanding questions still need to be answered. We need an independent commission to investigate & provide the American people with answers. RT if you agree."
Jan. 11, 2018 Tweet - "I agree, @RepJoeKennedy. I urge @HouseGOP to take action to respond to this threat & consider Rep. Kennedy's bill to establish the National Russian Threat Response Center."
Dec. 18, 2017 Hoyer Statement on President Trump's National Security Strategy Address
Dec. 18, 2017 Tweet - "The National Security Strategy announced by @realDonaldTrump today highlights the disconnect between this Admin's rhetoric & the reality of his presidency."
Dec. 15, 2017 Tweet - "In October, I visited Utuado, #PuertoRico & it is unacceptable they are still w/o power 3 months after Hurricane Maria. Read this powerful piece by @WashingtonPost detailing how #OurFellowAmericans have been impacted. … 1/2"
Dec. 8, 2017 Hoyer Statement on the Reported Death Toll in Puerto Rico
Dec. 8, 2017 Tweet - "News that the death toll from Hurricane Maria in #PuertoRico has reached at least 1,065 is deeply saddening & alarming. #OurFellowAmericans continue to face serious, life-threatening hardships after the storm.
Dec. 7, 2017 Hoyer Remarks at a Press Conference to Demand Action for Puerto Rico
Nov. 17, 2017 Hoyer Statement on Trump Administration's Emergency Supplemental Funding Request
Nov. 16, 2017 Tweet - "I urge @HouseGOP to heed the words of @DeptofDefense Secretaries Panetta, Carter and Hagel who agree the #GOPTaxScam would make our nation less safe by adding trillions to the deficit."
Nov. 14, 2017 Hoyer Statement on House Passage of the Fiscal Year 2018 NDAA Conference Report
Nov. 9, 2017 The Washington Post - Congress Hasn't Forgotten About the Islands
Nov. 6, 2017 Hoyer Joines "The Bruce Depuyt Podcast: to Discuss Open Enrollment, Republican's Tax Bill, Puerto Rico
Nov. 2, 2017 Hoyer Remarks at Press Conference in Solidarity with the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
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