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July 10, 2012

Rep. Hoyer Launches Voting Rights Application

The HillBy Alicia Cohn Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) this week is unveiling his next step in the battle over voting rights in the form of a pop-up Web application that informs people where to vote and how to register. Hoyer and Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.) the ranking Democrat on the House Administration Committee sent a letter to colleagues dated Monday to introduce the new application and encourage members to use it specifically recommending sharing it through social media.

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July 9, 2012

Hoyer Delivers Speech on Democrats’ Make It In America Plan

WASHINGTON DC – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) delivered a speech today on the role of manufacturing in building a strong and competitive economy and announced a new list of bills as part of the Democrats’ Make It In America plan. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “As he prepared to take office President Kennedy spoke to a nation troubled by anxiety over America’s leadership in the world and uncertainty over whether future Americans would inherit a strong and secure economy. “He offered not soothing words but a rousing appeal and an exhortation to action.

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July 6, 2012

Hoyer Statement on June Jobs Report

WASHINGTON DC – Congressman Steny H.

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June 18, 2012

Hoyer Meets with Local African American Business Leaders to Discuss Make It In America Plan

LARGO MD – Today Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) met with local African American business leaders to discuss the Make It In America plan and how it can help local businesses grow and create jobs. “I want to thank these business leaders for joining me today to discuss how we can strengthen our economy and support job creation ” said Congressman Hoyer. “Maryland’s small businesses are the backbone of our economy and I’m committed to ensuring they have the resources they need to expand and put more Marylanders back to work.

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June 10, 2012

Hoyer Participates in 25th Annual Bernie Fowler Patuxent River Wade-In

ST. LEONARD MD – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) participated in former State Senator Bernie Fowler’s 25th Annual Wade-In today at Jefferson Patterson Park. Following his remarks Congressman Hoyer presented Fowler with a U.S. Flag flown over the Capitol and a Congressional Record statement commending him for starting this effort to emphasize the importance of working together to clean up Maryland's Patuxent River – a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay.

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June 1, 2012

Hoyer Statement on May Jobs Report

WASHINGTON DC – Congressman Steny H.

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May 30, 2012

Hoyer Statement on Signing of Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

WASHINGTON DC – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) released the following statement after President Obama signed into law the bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank: “I was honored to join the President today as he signed into law a bipartisan bill that I helped negotiate to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank.

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May 29, 2012

Hoyer Attends Morgan State Estuarine Research Center Briefing and Tour

ST. LEONARD MD – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) attended a tour of the Morgan State Estuarine Research Center (ERC) and was briefed on their Oyster Hatchery project. Local watermen who are benefitting from the program joined him at the briefing.  “I was pleased to see the progress that has been made since the oyster hatchery opened and hear firsthand how it is benefitting local watermen ” stated Congressman Hoyer.  “I am committed to making the investments needed to continue this work.

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May 25, 2012

Hoyer Op-ed: The Next Voting Rights Landmark: The Voter Empowerment Act of 2012

Prince George’s SentinelThroughout our history the most fundamental safeguard of liberty equality and opportunity has always been the right to vote. Whenever that right was denied Americans banded together to demand full inclusion in our democracy from the rousing addresses of Maryland’s own Frederick Douglass to the marches for women’s suffrage culminating with the Freedom Rides of the 1960s. Today with a pivotal election just six months away the right to vote is once again under threat from Republican-controlled state legislatures seeking to restrict access to the ballot.

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May 4, 2012

Hoyer Statement on April Jobs Report

WASHINGTON DC – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor released its jobs report for April:  “With our economy continuing to add jobs in April the twenty-sixth consecutive month of private sector job growth our economic recovery keeps moving forward. I am encouraged that the unemployment rate has fallen further and is now at 8.1% down significantly from its peak during the worst of the recession.

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