Press Release ● Human and Civil Rights
For Immediate Release: 
March 8, 2019
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of International Women’s Day: 

“As we celebrate International Women’s Day, I join in paying tribute to the women who have worked hard to advance the causes of justice, equality, and opportunity. This year marks the centenary of the victory in the movement for women’s voting rights. In the twenty-first century, women are leading the way in demanding change and building a better future for this country and the world. I am so proud to serve alongside House Democratic women, including our dynamic and diverse freshmen Members, who are making history.

“Our Majority is committed to passing legislation to empower women across the country. This month, we will pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to help ensure equal pay for equal work. In addition, I look forward to bringing legislation to the Floor in April that reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act. We will continue working hard to make sure that every woman in this country can reap the full benefits of the American Dream.”