First Responders Endorse Congressman Hoyer for Congress in the Fifth Congressional District

FIFTH DISTRICT, MD – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer has been endorsed for Congress in the Fifth Congressional District by first responders, including the National Troopers Coalition, the International Association of Fire Fighters, the Prince George’s County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 89, and the Prince George’s County Fire Fighters and Paramedics Association.

“Our first responders put their lives on the line every day, and deserve our full support,” stated Congressman Hoyer. “As co-chair of the Congressional Fire Service Caucus, I am focused on ensuring that our first responders have the resources and personnel to do their jobs safely, especially at a time when we are making tough budget choices. I look forward to working with our first responders at the national, state, and local levels next Congress, and am honored by their support this election.”

"The International Association of Fire Fighters is proud to endorse Congressman Steny Hoyer for reelection,” stated Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters. “Congressman Hoyer's leadership has helped deliver the necessary resources and personnel to fire stations in Maryland and around the nation. Next Congress, we look forward to continue working with him to protect these important investments in our communities.”

“In our experience in dealing with Congressman Hoyer, we in law enforcement regard him as one of our biggest and most stalwart advocates,” stated Dennis Hallion, Executive Director of the National Troopers Coalition.

“Congressman Steny Hoyer has a strong record of working with local law enforcement to help keep police officers on the street protecting our neighborhoods and ensuring we have the equipment necessary to fight crime,” stated Vince Canales, President of the Fraternal Order of Police, Prince George’s County Local 89. “The Fraternal Order of Police is pleased to endorse Congressman Hoyer for reelection, and look forward to working with him next Congress to continue keeping our communicates safe.” 

“Steny Hoyer is a strong advocate for fire fighters and works tirelessly to ensure we have the tools needed to do our jobs and protect our communities,” stated Andrew Pantelis, President of Prince George’s County Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics Association. “As co-chair of the Fire Service Caucus, Congressman Hoyer helped establish critical grant funding for firefighters in Maryland and throughout the country. No one works harder on our behalf, and we are proud to endorse him for reelection."

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