Press Release
For Immediate Release: 
September 6, 2021
Contact Info: 
Margaret Mulkerrin 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Labor Day:

"This year, as Americans celebrate Labor Day, let us reflect on the contributions that working people and organized labor have made to our economy and to our country.  Those who fought for workers' rights - and still do today - deserve great credit for making the American Dream possible for so many millions of families.  After four years of an administration that was bent on undoing the hard-won victories of the workers' rights movement, we can be thankful for a President and Congress committed protecting workers' rights and to expanding opportunity for workers and their families.

"Since Democrats returned to the House Majority last Congress, I have been proud to bring legislation to the Floor advancing workers' rights and making the American Dream more attainable for working families.  These have included the Raise the Wage Act, the PRO Act, the Pregnant Worker Fairness Act, the Paycheck Fairness Act, and legislation to strengthen and expand the Affordable Care Act.  Earlier this year, we enacted the American Rescue Plan to put millions of Americans back to work safely, and Democrats are working hard to advance legislation in the coming weeks that will implement President Biden's historic American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan.  Together, they would make transformational changes that help workers and their families afford child care, implement paid family and medical leave, and create millions of good jobs through investments in infrastructure.  

"As we move ahead with these initiatives, I look forward to continuing to work closely with America's labor unions and with workers' advocates to ensure that all our people can access good jobs that pay well and help them attain real economic security.  Thankfully, we aren't starting from scratch, and I am grateful to the generations of activists and leaders who fought hard to secure workers' rights in our country.  That fight continues, and House Democrats will again be on the front lines to ensure that, as we strive to build back better, all of our workers in this country can Make It In America."