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Date Title Officials Location
Nov. 1, 2017 Hoyer Remarks at a Press Conference Announcing Amicus Brief in Landmark LGBT Equal Rights Case Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
Oct. 30, 2017 Hoyer Statement on District Court Blocking President Trump's Military Transgender Ban Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
Oct. 11, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of US Department of Justice - Stand Against LGBTQ Discrimination Rep. Jamin Raskin Washington, DC
Oct. 7, 2017 Hoyer Statement on Trump Administration's Rollback of Protections for LGBT Americans Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
Aug. 29, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Urging Presidet Trump to Reconsider Ban on Transgender Americans Serving in the Armed Forces Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
Aug. 29, 2017 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Representatives Urge Trump to Reverse Transgender Military Ban Rep. Anthony Brown Washington, DC
Aug. 29, 2017 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Representatives Urge Trump to Reverse Transgender Military Ban Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
Aug. 29, 2017 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Representatives Urge Trump to Reverse Transgender Military Ban Rep. John Delaney Washington, DC
Aug. 29, 2017 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Representatives Urge Trump to Reverse Transgender Military Ban Rep. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger Washington, DC
Aug. 29, 2017 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Representatives Urge Trump to Reverse Transgender Military Ban Rep. Jamin Raskin Washington, DC
Aug. 29, 2017 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Representatives Urge Trump to Reverse Transgender Military Ban Rep. John Sarbanes Washington, DC
Aug. 29, 2017 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Representatives Urge Trump to Reverse Transgender Military Ban Rep. Elijah Cummings Washington, DC
Aug. 25, 2017 Hoyer Statement on President Trump's Discriminatory Ban on Transgender Troops Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
Aug. 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - Trump's Ban on Transgender Military Servicemembers Rep. Anthony Brown Unknown
Aug. 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - Trump's Ban on Transgender Military Servicemembers Rep. Jamin Raskin Unknown
July 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Senators Urge Secretary Mattis not to Implement Transgender Ban Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
July 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Senators Urge Secretary Mattis not to Implement Transgender Ban Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
July 27, 2017 Hoyer Discusses TrumpCare, Russia Sanctions, and Trump's Transgender Ban on CNN's At This Hour Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
July 26, 2017 Hoyer on Trump's Transgender Military Ban: The Commander-in-Chief is "Dead, Flat Wrong" Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
July 26, 2017 Hoyer Statement on Trump's Harmful Ban on Transgender Americans Serving in the Military Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
July 26, 2017 Cardin Statement on President Trump's Move to Ban Transgender Individuals from Serving in the U.S. Military Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
July 14, 2017 Hoyer Statement on Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
July 13, 2017 Hoyer Statement on the Defeat of Amendment Targeting Transgender Service Members Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
July 13, 2017 Hoyer: Anti-LGBT Amendment Disparages All Who Serve and Wish To Serve Under Our Flag Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
July 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Confront Putin on Anti-LGBT Violence in Chechnya Rep. Jamin Raskin Washington, DC
July 13, 2017 Cardin, Dozens of Members of Congress Introduce Refund Equality Act to Provide Equal Tax Treatment for Married Same-Sex Couples Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
July 6, 2017 Letter to Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Restore Resources That Protect LGBTQ From Housing Discrimination Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Springfield, IL
July 6, 2017 Letter to Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Restore Resources That Protect LGBTQ From Housing Discrimination Sen. Benjamin Cardin Springfield, IL
July 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Senate Democrats Urge HUD Secretary Ben Carson to Restore Resources That Protect LGBTQ From Housing Discrimination Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
July 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Concerns About Student Civil Rights Rep. Anthony Brown Washington, DC
July 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Senate Democrats Urge HUD Secretary Ben Carson to Restore Resources That Protect LGBTQ From Housing Discrimination Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
June 28, 2017 Cardin Co-Sponsors First Ever Resolution Recognizing June as Pride Month Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
June 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Harmful Actions on Civil Rights Protections, Enforcement Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
June 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Harmful Actions on Civil Rights Protections, Enforcement Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
June 16, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - LGBTQ Pride Month Proclamation Rep. Jamin Raskin Washington, DC
June 16, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - LGBTQ Pride Month Proclamation Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
June 16, 2017 Cardin Statement on LGBT Pride 2017 Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
June 15, 2017 Hoyer Statement on Commerce Department Removal of Protections for LGBT Employees Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
June 1, 2017 Hoyer Statement on LGBT Pride Month Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
May 11, 2017 Letter to Heather Menne, Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living - Reinstate LGBT Demographic Questions on the NSOAAP Rep. Jamin Raskin Unknown
May 2, 2017 Van Hollen, Cardin Join Colleagues in Re-Introducing Historic, Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
May 2, 2017 Van Hollen, Cardin Join Colleagues in Re-Introducing Historic, Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
April 17, 2017 Cardin Statement on Reported Anti-LGBT Campaign in Chechnya Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
March 3, 2017 Congressman Andy Harris Responds to the Trump Administration's Decision on School Bathroom Policies Rep. Andrew Harris Washington, DC
March 2, 2017 Quigley and House LGBT Caucus Announce Re-Launch of Transgender Equality Task Force Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
Feb. 22, 2017 Cardin Statement on the Trump Administration's Reversal of Transgender Protections for Students Sen. Benjamin Cardin Baltimore, MD
Jan. 24, 2017 Cardin Statement on LGBT Rights, Issues at Start of Trump Administration Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
Nov. 16, 2016 Ruppersberger Issues Statement on Appointment of Steve Bannon to Senior White House Position Rep. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger Washington, DC
Sept. 20, 2016 Hoyer Statement on the Fifth Anniversary of the End of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
July 22, 2016 Cardin Statement on 41st Baltimore Pride Celebration Sen. Benjamin Cardin Baltimore, MD
July 19, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andrian Candu, Speaker Of The Parliament - Opposing Discriminatory Legislation in Parliament Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Prohibit LGBT Discrimination in Government Contracting Rep. Elijah Cummings Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Prohibit LGBT Discrimination in Government Contracting Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 80 Groups Call on Chaffetz to Cancel Anti-LGBT Hearing Today on Anniversary of Orlando Shooting Rep. Elijah Cummings Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - First Amendment Defense Act Rep. Elijah Cummings Washington, DC
June 30, 2016 Hoyer Statement on Reversal of Transgender Military Service Ban Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Mcdonald, Secretary U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Concerns Surrounding the Spring 2016 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Rep. Andrew Harris Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 Letter to Robert M. Califf, Commisioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Ban on Gay and Bisexual Men Rep. Elijah Cummings Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 Letter to Robert M. Califf, Commisioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Ban on Gay and Bisexual Men Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 Letter to Robert M. Califf, Commisioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Ban on Gay and Bisexual Men Rep. John Delaney Washington, DC
June 13, 2016 Cardin Statement on the Orlando Shooting Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Washington Post - "GOP is 'Rigging' System to Discriminate Against LGBT People" Rep. Steny Hoyer Unknown
May 25, 2016 Hoyer Statement on Republican Anti-LGBT Amendments Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Hoyer to LGBTQ Americans: We Are With You Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States, and Dr. John B. King, Jr., Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education - Grijalva Leads Lawmakers in Praising the Administration's Leadership Protecting LGBT Individuals Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Hoyer: GOP Created Environment of Radicalism, Fear, Exclusion & Donald Trump is the Result Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Letter to Chairman Goodlatte - Calls for Judiciary Hearing on Equality Act Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Letter to Chairman Goodlatte - Calls for Judiciary Hearing on Equality Act Rep. John Delaney Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Letter to John H. Thompson, Director of the US Census Bureau - Rep. Grijalva, Sen. Baldwin Lead Bipartisan Effort to Add LGBT Data to Census Survey Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Letter to John H. Thompson, Director of the US Census Bureau - Rep. Grijalva, Sen. Baldwin Lead Bipartisan Effort to Add LGBT Data to Census Survey Rep. Elijah Cummings Washington, DC
March 3, 2016 Letter to Edith Ruiz, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, Julie Brill, Federal Trade Commissioner, Terrell McSweeny, Federal Trade Commissioner, Maureen Ohlhausen, Federal Trade Commissioner, and Joshua Wright, Federal Trade Commissioner - Conversion Therapy Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Unknown
Dec. 22, 2015 Hoyer Statement on the Fifth Anniversary of the Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal Act Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 Hoyer Statement on LGBT Equality Caucus' Transgender Task Force and Forum Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Implement Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions Sen. Benjamin Cardin Unknown
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to Peter Neffenger, Administrator of Transportation Security Administration - Reform Screening Procedures for Transgender Passengers Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to Peter Neffenger, Administrator of Transportation Security Administrator - Treatment of Transgendered Individuals by the Transportation Security Administration Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
July 27, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - LGBT Foreign Service Officers Rep. John Sarbanes Washington, DC
July 27, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - LGBT Foreign Service Officers Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
July 27, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - LGBT Foreign Service Officers Rep. Elijah Cummings Washington, DC
July 27, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - LGBT Foreign Service Officers Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
July 23, 2015 Hoyer Statement on the Equality Act of 2015 Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
July 23, 2015 Delaney Cosponsors Legislation to Protect LGBT Americans from Discrimination Rep. John Delaney Washington, DC
July 9, 2015 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
June 26, 2015 Cummings' Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Same-Sex Marriage Case Rep. Elijah Cummings Washington, DC
June 26, 2015 Van Hollen Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
June 26, 2015 Delaney Applauds Supreme Court Decision Establishing National Marriage Equality Rep. John Delaney Washington, DC
June 26, 2015 Sarbanes Statement on the Supreme Court's Marriage Equality Ruling Rep. John Sarbanes Washington, DC
June 8, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Discrimination Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Unknown
June 1, 2015 Delaney Statement on LGBT Pride Month Rep. John Delaney Washington, DC
May 21, 2015 Letter to Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Prevent Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
April 23, 2015 Fast Track And Marriage Equality Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
April 23, 2015 Fast Track and Marriage Equality Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
April 16, 2015 Letter to Governors - Religious Freedom Restoration Act Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
April 15, 2015 Democratic Ranking Members Oppose GOP Attempts To Undermine D.C. Residents' Civil Rights Rep. Elijah Cummings Washington, DC
March 31, 2015 Hoyer Statement on Arkansas' Discriminatory Law Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
March 30, 2015 Hoyer Statement on Indiana's Discriminatory Law Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
March 30, 2015 Delaney Statement on Anti-LGBT Legislation in Indiana Rep. John Delaney Washington, DC
March 6, 2015 Brief of 167 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 44 U.S. Senators as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners Rep. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger Washington, DC
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