Fifth District, Maryland -- Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund announced their endorsement of Congressman Steny H. Hoyer for re-election this fall.
“Congressman Hoyer is a true statesman and public servant who has skillfully helped rally House Democrats against the relentless and extreme attacks on our environment waged by polluter-backed members of Congress,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “Congressman Hoyer is a trusted and respected leader who gets the job done—to continue making progress on climate change, we need his expertise and experience leading the way.”
"I'm proud to stand with the League of Conservation Voters in fighting for a cleaner, sustainable environment,” said Congressman Hoyer. “The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the natural ecosystems that sustain our planet are ours to save or squander, and we must make sound choices that protect our environment for the benefit of future generations. I look forward to continuing to work closely with the League of Conservation Voters and other advocates from across Maryland and our country to promote policies at the federal level that conserve the environment and tackle the critical challenge of climate change."
In their press release announcing their endorsement, the LCV Action Fund praised Hoyer's long-term commitment to the environment, noting:
"As part of Democratic leadership and during his long and distinguished service in the U.S. House of Representatives, Representative Hoyer has consistently fought against polluter-backed attacks on our nation’s bedrock environmental laws. Hoyer has been integral to the House passage of important national climate and clean energy legislation. Close to home, Hoyer has secured millions of dollars to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and the Patuxent, Potomac, Anacostia, and St. Mary’s Rivers. He has also helped add 8,000 acres to the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge, expanded and protected Piscataway Park, and acquired 6,000 acres in Charles County for the Douglas Point Project. Hoyer has earned an 81 percent lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard."
The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund works to elect candidates who implement sound environmental policies.