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WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) today announced changes to his leadership office staff, reflecting his continued focus on engaging Members and the public as he manages the legislative process on the House Floor to enact House Democrats' For the People agenda.  
 

4/23/21
Madam Speaker.... We are expecting the Republican Leader to offer a Privileged Resolution at the conclusion of debate on this rule.
4/20/21
Thank you, Chairman [Derek] Kilmer and Vice Chair [William] Timmons, for the opportunity to testify before the Select Committee today.
4/15/21
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today to honor United States Capitol Police officers, including those on his security team, and thank them for their courage in protecting and serving the Capitol complex. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery and a link to the video:
 

4/14/21
The actions taken by President Biden this morning reflect his Administration's serious commitment to protecting Americans from gun violence.
4/8/21
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on the passing of Congressman Alcee Hastings: 

4/6/21
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today:

4/2/21
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after Rita Hart withdrew her challenge before the House Administration Committee for Iowa’s Second Congressional District:

3/31/21
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on Major General William J. Walker becoming the first Black American to serve as Sergeant-at-Arms of the U.S. House of Representatives:

3/26/21
Since the 117th Congress began, House Democrats have taken action to advance a number of bills that address issues critically important to the American people.
3/22/21
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after moving to table a privileged resolution offered by Leader McCarthy: 

3/18/21
If you tuned into the House Floor this morning, you probably saw yet another attempt by a House Republican to adjourn the House for the day. It seems that the Minority Leader still can’t control his Conference. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

3/10/21
Now, the 117th Congress is facing one of the most daunting scenarios that we've seen. We faced daunting scenarios the last time we were in the Majority in 2009, 2007, but 2008, we had the Great Recession and we needed to respond.
3/2/21
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined Jonathan Capehart on MSNBC’s ‘The Sunday Show’ to discuss the upcoming impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Below are excerpts from the interview and a link to the video:  
 
 
2/7/21
This week, the Democratic House Majority continued our work to provide the American people with the relief they desperately need to get through this pandemic and the economic crisis. Today’s passage of the Fiscal Year 2021 budget resolution was an important step toward enacting President Biden’s American Rescue Plan by providing another avenue to see it enacted.
2/5/21
Madam Speaker, this is a sad and difficult day for the House of Representatives. In my forty years in this House, I have never encountered a situation like the one before us now, where a Member has made such vile and hurtful statements, engaged in the harassment of colleagues, and expressed support for political violence.
2/4/21
I tried to appeal to Republican Members that this was not about a Donald Trump or the House or Democrats or Republicans. What it was, will we allow conduct which led to an attack on the Congress of the United States,
1/13/21
“I think, unfortunately, the debate [of the impeachment resolution] reflected the rationalization of Trump's behavior that has been the norm frankly so often when we have these debates, and the refusal of the Republican Party to hold him accountable. I made that point in my speech.
1/13/21
Madam Speaker, for four years, Donald Trump has made no effort to hide his ambitions or his lacking in Republican principles.  He has allowed little constraint on his worst inclinations. 
1/13/21
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer delivered remarks on the House Floor this morning during Rule debate of the resolution to impeach Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection at the Capitol. Below are excerpts of his remarks and a link to the video:
 
 
1/13/21
I was interested in what Senator McConnell said yesterday. He is pleased we are moving on the impeachment. That mirrors the comments of Liz Cheney, who’s the number three Republican leader in the House.
1/13/21
Any fair-minded person who is simply not just voting out of partisan motivation has got to say that the facts and principle demand that this President be held accountable.
1/12/21
Officer Howard Liebengood dedicated his life to protecting the U.S. Capitol and the institutions of our democracy. I was deeply saddened to learn of his passing.
1/10/21