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September 7, 2012

Hoyer Statement on August 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 August: “For the thirtieth month straight our economy continued to add private sector jobs in August.  With 103 000 more Americans back to work last month in the private sector and the unemployment rate dropping from 8.3% to 8.1% our economic recovery is moving forward and our nation is headed in the right direction.  “While encouraging today's report also shows that we have more work to do.

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September 5, 2012

Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer to Address Democratic National Convention Tonight

CHARLOTTE NC – Tonight at approximately 8:00 P.M. ET House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) will address the Democratic National Convention. The following is a transcript of his speech as prepared for delivery:  “I’m proud to be here tonight to support President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for a second term.  “President Obama has spent the last four years seeking the solutions we need to meet our challenges.  He has spent his first term focused on building a strong economy and growing the middle class.

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August 28, 2012

Hoyer Hosts 10th Annual Women’s Equality Day Luncheon

WASHINGTON DC – Today Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) hosted the 10th Annual Women’s Equality Day Luncheon an event he hosts each year to celebrate Women’s Equality Day with women from the Fifth District. “The fight for women’s equality in America has been a long battle ” said Congressman Hoyer. “It began in earnest when the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention produced the Declaration of Sentiments and sparked a movement that sought to upend the entire social system that had existed for centuries and continued with the adoption of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

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August 17, 2012

Hoyer Meets with Prince George’s County Advisory Committee on Aging to Discuss the Affordable Care Act

GREENBELT MD – Today Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) met with the Prince George’s County Advisory Committee on Aging to discuss how seniors are benefitting from the Affordable Care Act as well as other important issues concerning seniors in Maryland.

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August 16, 2012

Hoyer Attends Tour and Briefing at Greater Baden Medical Services

BRANDYWINE MD – Today Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) attended a tour and briefing at Greater Baden Medical Services (GBMS) which provides health care services to residents of Southern Prince George’s County and Charles and St. Mary’s counties. Following the tour and briefing Congressman Hoyer read to young people in the waiting room as part of their Reach Out and Read program which advises parents about the importance of reading aloud and giving developmentally-appropriate books to children.

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August 3, 2012

Hoyer Statement on July 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 July: “While I am encouraged that our economy is continuing to add private sector jobs for the twenty-ninth consecutive month with 172 000 private sector jobs created in July more must be done to move our jobs recovery forward. That’s why I have been urging Congress to extend middle class tax cuts for America’s families and small businesses and pursue the Make It In America jobs plan.

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July 31, 2012

Congressman Hoyer and UMD President Wallace Loh Visit NAS Patuxent River

PATUXENT RIVER MD – Today Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) and University of Maryland President Wallace Loh visited Naval Air Station Patuxent River. At Congressman Hoyer’s invitation President Loh and a delegation from the University of Maryland attended a briefing and tour of the facilities. “I want to thank President Loh for visiting NAS Patuxent River today so that he could see firsthand the talent and world-class capabilities of Pax River ” stated Congressman Hoyer.

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July 31, 2012

Hoyer Delivers Remarks at “Maryland is for Entrepreneurs” Event

BOWIE MD – Today Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) delivered remarks at the “Maryland is for Entrepreneurs: 27 Tools and Strategies to Build a More Profitable Business” event which he hosted with the Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “All of you are here at a pivotal moment for small businesses in Maryland and in our country.

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July 19, 2012

Hoyer Statement on New Community-Based Outpatient Clinic to be Opened in Charlotte Hall

WASHINGTON DC – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) released the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced plans to open a new Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Charlotte Hall Maryland which is expected to become operational in 2013: “All veterans no matter where they live should have access to high-quality health care and today’s announcement that the VA plans to open a new CBOC in Charlotte Hall will ensure that Southern Maryland veterans have access to the services they need close to home.

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July 12, 2012

Hoyer Holds Conference Call with Fifth District Make It In America Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON DC – Today Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) held a conference call with members of the Fifth District Make It In America Advisory Committee which includes local manufacturers business leaders labor organizations education officials economic development agencies and others.

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