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."
HAGERSTOWN MD – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) attended the 9th annual Western Maryland Democratic Summit today. At the event he delivered the Afternoon Keynote Address and participated in a panel discussion led by former Maryland Secretary of State John Willis on the 2012 election. “I was honored by the opportunity to come to Hagerstown and spend time with the outstanding Western Maryland Democrats who helped send John Delaney to Congress and turn Western Maryland from red to blue ” stated Congressman Hoyer.
LEONARDTOWN MD – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) attended the annual Democrats of the Year Dinner hosted by the Democratic Club of St. Mary’s County this evening at the Leonardtown Firehouse. Jan and Chip Norris of Leonardtown were honored as Democrats of the Year at the event. “I’m pleased I could join the Democratic Club of St. Mary’s County as well as state and local elected officials and other members of the community to honor Jan and Chip Norris and their many years of service ” stated Congressman Hoyer.
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.
This month, President Obama signed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act into law, which will provide strong protections for all victims of domestic violence. I’d like to thank Congressman Steny Hoyer for his efforts to ensure this bill was passed and that it protected all victims, including immigrants, Native American women and members of the lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgendered community
Southern Maryland News By AMANDA HARRISON Staff writer About 450 Calvert County and Maryland Democrats gathered to honor the longest-serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland at the 15th annual Louis L. Goldstein Dinner. U.S. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md. 5th) received the Calvert County Democratic Central Committee’s Louis L. Goldstein Award for echoing the qualities of Goldstein a former Maryland comptroller and state senator representing Calvert County who died in 1998. “I am honored to be honored in the name of Louis Goldstein ” Hoyer 73 said.
Hoyer (D-Md., 5th) said that when folks in Washington talk about cutting funds by certain percentages, they are only seeing numbers. He said it was important for him to listen to whom the cuts would affect, and it was important for those people to make their cases known in Washington.
CHESAPEAKE BEACH MD – Today Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) was awarded the Louis GoldsteinAward from the Calvert County Democratic Central Committee at the 15th Annual Louis Goldstein Dinner. The award is presented to Calvert County’s Democrat of the Year annually. “I thank the Calvert County Democratic Central Committee for this award – I am honored and humbled by it ” stated Congressman Hoyer.
House Minority Whip and Maryland Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-5th) met with teachers, parents, and support staff at Paint Branch Elementary School Tuesday morning to discuss the effects of federal spending cuts on Head Start services in Maryland.
Maryland’s employment, education and health care sectors will all be negatively impacted by federal sequestration, Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told the AFRO.