FIFTH DISTRICT, MD – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) released the following statement tonight after voters in Maryland’s Fifth Congressional District re-elected him as their Representative in Congress:
“It is my greatest honor to represent Maryland’s Fifth District in Congress, and I thank voters for choosing to re-elect me to serve on their behalf. For over thirty years, I have put Maryland families first and have worked across the aisle to address their top priorities. I am proud of my record of supporting job creation, bolstering our federal facilities and military installations, and expanding middle class opportunities for more Marylanders, and I look forward to continuing to address these priorities.
“In the next Congress I will continue to focus on advancing the Make It In America jobs plan I am leading to strengthen manufacturing and create jobs here at home, as well as work to put our nation on a sound fiscal path, make investments to help more Americans secure a place in the middle class, and fight for our federal employees, veterans and seniors. I remain committed to ensuring equal pay for equal work, raising the minimum wage, and making higher education more affordable. I’m hopeful that both parties will be able to work together to move our nation forward so more of our people can make it in America and right here in Maryland.
“I am deeply disappointed that Maryland voters did not elect Anthony Brown and Ken Ulman as Governor and Lt. Governor. The Brown-Ulman team has a proven record of fighting for middle class families and they would have made an excellent team in Annapolis. It is a tremendous loss for our state.”