UPPER MARLBORO MD – Today Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) attended the Prince George’s County Ploughman & Fisherman Breakfast. At the breakfast he joined in celebrating Democratic success in Prince George’s County and in honoring award recipients Council Chair Andrea Harrison Delegate Melony Griffith Norma Lindsay and Cheryl Landis. “I was pleased to join fellow Prince George’s Democrats today to discuss our vision for a strong middle class commonsense fiscal policies and investment in growing jobs and opportunities ” stated Congressman Hoyer.
"We cannot stop the rain, but John Boehner can stop the shutdown," Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the minority leader told them.
ANNAPOLIS MD – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) released the following statement today after officially filing his candidacy for re-election to represent Maryland’s Fifth District in the U.S. House of Representatives: “I am proud to seek re-election in Maryland’s Fifth District which I have been honored to represent in Congress. Throughout my career I have fought tirelessly to protect and create good-paying jobs put our nation on a sound fiscal path strengthen the middle class support our seniors and veterans and secure fair pay and benefits for federal employees.
Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the House's second-ranked Democrat, has filed to run for re-election.
WALDORF MD – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) hosted the 11thAnnual Women's Equality Day Luncheon today joining women from around the Fifth District to celebrate Women’s Equality Day which was last week. At the event Congressman Hoyer introduced the keynote speaker Rebecca Pearce Executive Director of the Maryland Health Connection.
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.
GREENBELT MD – On Friday evening Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) attended the Maryland and District of Columbia AFL-CIO’s Annual “Salute to Leadership” Awards Dinner. At the event John J. Sweeney President Emeritus of AFL-CIO was recognized as the 2013 Salute Honoree and Dwight R. Bowman former National Vice President of the American Federal of Government Employees District 14 was honored with the 2013 Carr/Fouche Legacy Award posthumously.
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
WALDORF MD – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) attended the 2013 Truman-Kennedy Dinner hosted by the Charles County Democratic Central Committee this evening and delivered remarks. At the event Nancy Schertler was honored with the Truman Award Walt Powell was honored with the Kennedy Award and Marie Lancaster was honored with the John Thomas Parran Award. “I was honored to join the Charles County Democratic Central Committee this evening and join in recognizing Nancy Walt and Marie for all that they do in our community ” stated Congressman Hoyer.
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."