UPPER MARLBORO, MD – This evening, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) attended the annual Maryland Democratic Party Gala, where he introduced Members of the Maryland Delegation and discussed their priorities in Congress. At the event, the Governor of New Hampshire, Maggie Hassan, served as the keynote speaker.
“I was so proud to attend tonight’s event to celebrate the extraordinary work of Maryland Democrats and get fired up for a busy election season,” stated Congressman Hoyer. “I’m honored and privileged to serve with an extraordinary Congressional Delegation and I’m pleased we had the opportunity to discuss how we are working to support job creation and expand middle-class opportunities for more Marylanders. As a Delegation, we continue to pursue the Make It In America jobs plan and are fighting to address important priorities, including increasing the federal minimum wage, restoring emergency unemployment insurance, fixing our broken immigration system, and passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.”
“We were also very fortunate to have one of the Democratic Party’s rising stars, Governor Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, as our keynote speaker this evening,” continued Congressman Hoyer. “I thank her for joining us in Maryland, a state that, much like her own, has a long and proud history of strong Democrats standing up for the values of equal opportunity and justice for all. It’s clear she has stood up for New Hampshire and has exhibited strong leadership in moving her state forward.”
Federal and state officials attended this evening’s event, including Senator Ben Cardin, Congressman Elijah Cummings, Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, Congressman John Sarbanes, Congressman John Delaney, Governor Martin O’Malley, Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler, Comptroller Peter Franchot, Maryland Senate President Mike Miller, and Speaker Mike Busch.