Representative 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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4/25/18 Tweet - "On the 4 year anniversary of the Flint water crisis, families there are still using filters & bottled water. The crisis is not over & Congress must do more to ensure access clean drinking water & make robust investments in water infrastructure. #DontForgetFlint" 4/24/18 Hoyer: Export-Import Bank Needs a Full-Time President and Board Quorum 4/24/18 Tweet - ".@EximBankUS fulfills a critical function in helping U.S. business & workers compete on a level playing field when it comes to selling American products overseas. Now is not the time to abandon efforts to install a full-time, Senate-confirmed President." 4/24/18 Hoyer Statement on the Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide 4/24/18 Tweet - ".@POTUS' comments on North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un raise serious questions about his understanding of the grave human rights violations occurring under the Kim regime. President Trump ought to retract this gravely inappropriate & misdirected remark." 4/24/18 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." 4/22/18 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." 4/19/18 Hoyer Statement on Bipartisan Queen-of-the-Hill Rule on DACA Legislation 4/18/18 Tweet - "Disappointed @ConawayTX11 has chosen to mark up a partisan #FarmBill that includes severe cuts to nutrition assistance for Americans in need. Moreover, it fails to invest in rural development & bioenergy programs, & undermines conservation efforts. 1/4" 4/18/18 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." 4/18/18 Tax Day 4/18/18 Hoyer Statement on Committee Passage of Republicans' Partisan Farm Bill 4/18/18 Tweet - "When Americans pay their taxes as millions did on #TaxDay, they expect their tax dollars will be used to benefit the many, not just the few. The new #GOPTaxScam does the opposite by giving 83% of the benefits to the wealthiest Americans." 4/18/18 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." 4/17/18 Hoyer Statement on Tax Day 4/17/18 Hoyer Discusses the GOP Tax Scam on CNBC's Squawk Box 4/17/18 Tweet - "Last week, GOP released their partisan #FarmBill that cuts billions from nutrition assistance & would pull the rug out from under millions of American families. Read more about the importance of #SNAP in @PostOpinions: #ProtectSNAP" 4/17/18 Tweet - "There are a number of outstanding priorities that Congress must address: the need to fund govt, #ProtectDREAMers, protect Special Counsel Mueller's investigation, pass a bipartisan farm bill, & more." 4/17/18 Tweet - "The GOP is sticking future generations with a credit card bill in order to give tax breaks to the wealthiest in America. According to the nonpartisan @USCBO, the #GOPTaxScam will explode America's deficit by $1.8 trillion over the next 10 years. #TaxDay" 4/13/18 Hoyer Statement on Reports Iran Launched a Drone Intended for Israel 4/13/18 Hoyer Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria 4/13/18 Tweet - "If reports are correct that Iran launched a drone intended to strike a target in #Israel, that would constitute an attack against our ally & cannot be ignored by the U.S. & international community." 4/13/18 Legislative Program 4/12/18 Hoyer Statement on the Introduction of House Republicans' Partisan Farm Bill 4/12/18 Tweet - "I agree with Senator Bob Corker. Bringing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Floor after slashing taxes for the wealthy is not a serious attempt to address the deficit and is the height of hypocrisy." 4/12/18 Tweet - "#FarmBill introduced by @HouseGOP doubles-down on their assault against families & children on the edge of hunger. I urge Committee Republicans to go back to the drawing board and work with Democrats to write a bipartisan farm bill." 4/12/18 Hoyer, Lee Statement on Executive Order to Keep Millions in Poverty 4/12/18 Tweet - ".@HouseGOP pretends to be fiscally responsible, but their record tells a different story. Their hypocritical Balanced Budget Amendment is a political stunt that the American people will see right through." 4/12/18 Hoyer, Lee Statement on Executive Order to Keep Millions in Poverty 4/12/18 Proposing A Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution 4/11/18 Tweet - ".@SpeakerRyan has been a faithful public servant for WI & our country. While we stood on opposite sides, I've found him a gracious & good-natured man who believes in service & treating others with respect. I wish him, Janna & their children all the best." 4/11/18 Hoyer Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act 4/11/18 Tweet - "Proud to support #HRes128, which passed the House last night and supports justice & human rights in #Ethiopia. I hope we will see democratic changes in our ally. 1/2" 4/11/18 Hoyer Statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day 4/10/18 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." 4/10/18 Hoyer Statement on Passage of House Resolution Supporting Respect for Human Rights and Inclusive Governance in Ethiopia 4/10/18 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." 4/09/18 Tweet - "Today's Budget & Economic Outlook from @USCBO shows the extent to which @RealDonaldTrump & Congressional GOP have exploded the debt. The new projection shows, once again, how the GOP has failed to learn tax cuts do not magically pay for themselves. 1/2" 4/09/18 Tweet - "The chemical attack in #Douma was a horrific violation of international law and a crime against humanity. The Assad regime and its Russian and Iranian accomplices must not be allowed to engage in such brutality without consequence." 4/09/18 Hoyer Statement on the Congressional Budget Office's Budget and Economic Outlook 4/09/18 Hoyer Statement on Chemical Attack in Syria 4/09/18 Letter to the Hon. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr., Governor, State of Maryland - Secure State Elections Security 4/06/18 Hoyer Statement on March Jobs Report 4/06/18 Tweet - "While our economy adds jobs, we must remember what economic prosperity really means. Full employment must include wage growth so workers in our economy can pursue good careers that bring a secure place in a strong middle class. #JobsReport 1/2" 4/03/18 Hoyer Statement on Trump Administration's Decision to Weaken Fuel Efficiency Standards 4/03/18 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." 4/02/18 The Baltimore Sun - Fifty years later, King's vision must remain Congress' cause 4/02/18 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." 3/30/18 Tweet - ".@realDonaldTrump promised to make our economy great again, yet the policies & actions undertaken by his Administration are injecting great uncertainty into our economy, undermining confidence & adding trillions to the deficit." 3/27/18 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.""

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