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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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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 27, 2018 Hoyer Statement on Trump Administration Decision to Include Citizenship Question on 2020 Census
March 26, 2018 Tweet - "Glad the Admin has taken a step to punish Russia for its act of aggression against the U.K. However, one-off responses send mixed signals when coupled w @RealDonaldTrump praising Putin & questioning if Russia was behind interference into our election. 1/2"
March 26, 2018 Hoyer Statement on the Expulsion of Russian Intelligence Officers
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 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 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 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 Hoyer Statement on President Trump's Latest Transgender Military Ban
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 Statement on House Intelligence Committee Republicans' Vote to End the Investigation Into Russian Interference in the 2016 Election
March 22, 2018 Tweet - ".@POTUS promised to make America's economy great, but he has failed to take meaningful action to support job creation, raise wages, or reduce the deficit. Instead, his Admin's actions are injecting great uncertainty & undermining confidence in America."
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 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 22, 2018 Hoyer Statement on Legislation to Fund the Government for Fiscal Year 2018
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 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 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 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 20, 2018 Hoyer Statement on the Shooting at Great Mills High School
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 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 19, 2018 Tweet - "The so-called election this weekend in Russia was a sham, rigged by President Putin to secure for himself another term of complete control over the Russian state, which is no longer a true democracy. 1/2"
March 19, 2018 Hoyer: So-Called Russian Election Was a Sham
March 16, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Kay Granger, Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Defense and the Hon. Peter Visclosky, Ranking Member of the subcommittee on Defense - Castro Leads Bipartisan Push for National Trauma Research Action Plan
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 15, 2018 Time - Poland's Censorship Law Ignores Its History and Undermines Its Future
March 14, 2018 Hoyer Statement on the British Government's Decision to Retaliate Against Russian Aggression
March 14, 2018 Letter to the Hon. John Culberson, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies and the Hon. Jose Serrano, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies - Reichert, Pascrell, 173 Colleagues Send Letter to Appropriations Committee Advocating For Byrne JAG and COPS Office Funding
March 14, 2018 Tweet - "Russia's attacks against dissidents on British soil are unconscionable & violate international law. I stand in strong solidarity with Prime Minister May and the British government as they take appropriate retaliatory action today. 1/2"
March 14, 2018 Hoyer Statement on the STOP School Violence Act
March 13, 2018 Hoyer Statement on Ousting of Secretary Tillerson
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 12, 2018 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Follow the Law; Impose Sanctions on Russia
March 12, 2018 Hoyer Statement on Vladimir Putin's Comments Blaming Russian Jews for Russia's Interference in the 2016 Election
March 12, 2018 Hoyer Statement on President Trump's Proposal to Arm Teachers and Put Firearms in the Classroom
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 12, 2018 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Urging the President to Follow the Law and Impose Russia Sanctions
March 9, 2018 Hoyer Statement on a Potential Meeting Between North Korea and President Trump
March 9, 2018 Tweet - "I welcome this initiative from South Korea for a mtg w @POTUS & hope it leads to a peaceful resolution of the North Korean nuclear crisis. However we have to be careful & skeptical of overtures by North Korea, given its history of failing to deliver. 1/2"
March 9, 2018 Tweet - "Today's #JobsReport announcement of 287,000 new private sector jobs created in February shows our shared sustained economic resilience over the last nine years, due in large part to the policies of President Obama. 1/3"
March 8, 2018 Hoyer Statement on President Trump's Tariffs Announcement
March 8, 2018 Tweet - "We need to act when countries engage in unfair trade practices that hurt American workers, but the ham-handed rollout & contradictory statements that preceded @POTUS's tariffs announcement raise questions about whether it will produce intended results. 1/2"
March 8, 2018 Hoyer Discusses the Need for Commonsense Reforms to Address Gun Violence on CNN
March 8, 2018 Solve the DACA Issue
March 8, 2018 Hoyer Statement on the First Meeting of the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform
March 7, 2018 Tweet - "Hope both sides at @housebudgetGOP Member hearing today stood up for @USCBO & the hardworking analysts who perform their work admirably under great pressure. We must maintain CBO's status as a nonpartisan, respected provider of unbiased budget analysis."
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