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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 6, 2018 Hoyer: Offshore Drilling Would be Harmful to Maryland's Economy
March 6, 2018 Tweet - "Opening up MD's coast to new oil & gas drilling would threaten businesses & communities along our shoreline. I agree w @SecretaryZinke -- state & local jurisdictions should have a say when it comes to drilling, which MD overwhelmingly opposes."
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 - "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 5, 2018 Hoyer Statement on the GOP's Failure to Address the DACA Crisis Before President Trump's March 5 Deadline
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 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. 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. 28, 2018 Tweet - "#BorisNemtsov died a martyr for the cause of freedom, democracy, & human rights, and it is fitting that the plaza opposite the Embassy of the Russian Federation should be dedicated in his memory. 1/2"
Feb. 28, 2018 Hoyer Statement on the Renaming of Boris Nemtsov Plaza
Feb. 27, 2018 Tweet - "Public employees deserve to benefit from collective bargaining just as private employees do. I hope #SCOTUS will agree fair-share fees are necessary to maintain the collective bargaining strength of labor organizations in #JanusvAFSCME. #StandWithWorkers"
Feb. 27, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior, and Dr. Walter Cruikshank, Acting Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management - Federal Lawmakers Formalize Opposition to Oil & Gas Drilling off Maryland's Coastline, Urge Fellow Marylanders to Voice their Concerns Before Upcoming Deadline
Feb. 27, 2018 Hoyer Statement on Oral Arguments in Janus v. AFSCME Case Before Supreme Court
Feb. 26, 2018 Tweet - "Republicans are touting news reports of companies offering bonuses for workers, but it's becoming increasingly clear that the real winners under the #GOPtaxscam are corporate shareholders and the bonuses were just a fig leaf. Read today's @NYTOpinion:"
Feb. 26, 2018 Hoyer Statement on Supreme Court Rejection of Trump Administration's Attempt to Deport DREAMers
Feb. 26, 2018 Hoyer Cosponsors Assault Weapons Ban Legislation
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. 23, 2018 Tweet - "While I welcome today's announcement of a new round of sanctions against #NorthKorea, I urge the Trump Admin to not make the mistake of thinking sanctions alone can solve this problem. They must be paired w dialogue aimed at achieving a peaceful solution."
Feb. 23, 2018 Hoyer Statement on Sanctions Against North Korea
Feb. 23, 2018 Tweet - "I heard on the #MakeItInAmerica #ListeningTour that @POTUS's infrastructure proposal is not workable. It's unfortunate that the President has not put forward a serious plan to fix roads, bridges, & ports. We need to invest in 21st century infrastructure & prepare for the future."
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. 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 Hoyer Statement on President Trump's Latest Attempt to Sabotage the Affordable Care Act
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. 1/3"
Feb. 20, 2018 Tweet - "Today's #MakeItInAmerica #ListeningTour stop in #Indianapolis focused on infrastructure, which is key to creating jobs and strengthening our economic competitiveness. Here are some of my takeaways from the discussion with local leaders. 1/7"
Feb. 19, 2018 Tweet - "We had a great discussion this morning during the #MakeItInAmerica #ListeningTour in Toledo. We talked about the importance of ensuring that our workforce has the training necessary to be prepared for the jobs of the future. 1/7"
Feb. 18, 2018 Tweet - "The #MakeItInAmerica #ListeningTour is underway & I've heard from small business owners about barriers to success for entrepreneurs. 1/5"
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 Hoyer Statement on Special Counsel Indictments of Russian Nationals for Election Interference
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 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 Hoyer: Congress Must Not Fail the DREAMers Who Are Looking to Us for Protection
Feb. 15, 2018 Ada Education and Reform Act of 2017
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 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 Tweet - "Today, I join in urging Congressional Republicans to reject President Trump's #DirtyBudget. This extreme budget undermines public health and our environment by slashing funding that helps keep our air and water clean & preserve natural resources for future generations."
Feb. 15, 2018 Let Democracy Prevail on Immigration
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. 14, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Oppose Unlawful Medicaid Work Requirements
Feb. 14, 2018 Tweet - "Joined @AFGENational this afternoon to show my support for hardworking federal employees. While @POTUS and Congressional GOP attack our workforce, I'll continue to stand up for the men and women who serve our nation. #OurVoice2018"
Feb. 14, 2018 Hoyer Statement on House Oversight Committee Investigation into White House Security Clearances
Feb. 14, 2018 Hoyer Attends AFGE Legislative Conference Rally
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 Hoyer Attends AFGE Legislative Conference Rally
Feb. 14, 2018 Hoyer Statement on Election Security Task Force Final Report
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. 13, 2018 Hoyer Statement Urging GOP Leaders to Pull Consideration of Legislation Undermining the ADA
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