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February 19, 2014

Education, Military Driving Southern Maryland's Economy

Forum introduces collaborative plans for area growth

“Pax River, Indian Head and Webster Field have become anchors for regional growth and development,” Hoyer said. “But there's more work that we must do to ensure that they're there because they support the jobs that will help more of our workers make it in America.

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February 13, 2014

Obama Visits Prince George’s County Middle School

U.S. Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-Dist. 5) of Mechanicsville, who accompanied Obama on his visit, said it was great the president chose a Prince George’s County school to illustrate his program.

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January 6, 2014

House and Senate Democrats Tour Metro Cars of the Future

The Metro car of the future rolled up to Prince George’s County’s Greenbelt station on Monday morning, parting its gleaming, silver doors so Maryland Democrats Steny H. Hoyer and Benjamin L. Cardin could step aboard

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January 1, 2014

Survey in Region to Pinpoint Number of Homeless

Organizations and individuals across Southern Maryland are gearing up to take a count of those who might otherwise go unnoticed.

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October 10, 2013

Federal Workers Say Debt Ceiling Increase Is Not Enough

"We cannot stop the rain, but John Boehner can stop the shutdown," Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the minority leader told them.

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September 6, 2013

Rep. Hoyer Files for Re-election

Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the House's second-ranked Democrat, has filed to run for re-election.

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August 14, 2013

Thanks Go Out to Hoyer

Letter to the Editor

It seems dysfunction in Congress has reached an all-time high, and it’s hard to believe that some members of Congress are doing nothing to end the irrational process of sequestration. However, I’m encouraged that our congressman, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md., 5th) continues to fight for an alternative.

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June 10, 2013

Fowler Leads Spiritual Mission for River Cleanup

The 26th annual wade-in was held at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (JPPM), the fourth event held at the new venue after several years at Broomes Island. Fowler forged the partnership with state government in order to institutionalize the wade-in so that it will continue after he is no longer able or around to preside over it. Fowler, who dons blue overalls and old, white sneakers, walks into the river with family, friends and elected officials. When he can no longer see his sneakers, Fowler and the rest of the hand-clasping human chain stops. Fowler then has the waterline on his overalls measured. Last year the line was up to 35 inches. This year the mark was 34 inches

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May 14, 2013

Hoyer, VA Promise Help for Veterans

Reports that the U.S. Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) was lagging behind in the processing of claims submitted by military veterans have gotten the attention of elected officials. The fact that the Baltimore Regional Office was one of the slowest processors in the nation raised the hackles of several elected officials, including U.S. House of Representatives Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer [D-District 5]. “I was shocked,” said Hoyer, who added he then got the Maryland Congressional Delegation involved. “This is unacceptable. Frankly, we need to get every state in a position where we are processing claims in a timely manner."

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April 24, 2013

Md.'s House Delegation Demands Fixes at Baltimore VA Office

Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, a Southern Maryland Democrat who is House minority whip, said Maryland veterans should call their congressmen to report troubles with the regional office, which has one of the nation's highest error rates and largest percentages of backlogged cases.

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