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August 15, 2012

New Veterans Clinic Coming to Charlotte Hall

Southern Maryland NewsBy Jason Babcock The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced last month it is planning to open 13 new community-based outpatient clinics across nine states including one in Charlotte Hall. The outpatient clinics serve veterans who live in more rural areas. There is a clinic operating now at the campus of the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. A new clinic will be operational in 2013 said U.S. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md. 5th).

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August 9, 2012

Small-Business Owners Encouraged to Expand Market Across the Globe

Prince George’s SentinelBy Sarah Hainesworth Expand your market by thinking globally was just one of the tips small business owners learned July 31 at the Maryland is for Entrepreneurs event at Bowie State University.  The event was presented by the Maryland Small Business Development Center and featured special guest Rep. Steny Hoyer. Business owners were also able to network and learn strategies to make their business more profitable. Russell C.

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July 12, 2012

Hoyer Op-ed: ‘Make It In America’ Key to Americans Making It

Politico Democrats introduced a comprehensive jobs plan two years ago to get more Americans back to work by creating the right conditions for manufacturing businesses to invest expand and hire. Our plan called “Make It in America ” aims to revitalize our manufacturing sector in order to increase economic competitiveness and create jobs that won’t be shipped overseas.  Manufacturing has been a bright spot in our economic recovery increasing jobs and helping other sectors expand.

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July 10, 2012

Rep. Hoyer Launches Voting Rights Application

The HillBy Alicia Cohn Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) this week is unveiling his next step in the battle over voting rights in the form of a pop-up Web application that informs people where to vote and how to register. Hoyer and Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.) the ranking Democrat on the House Administration Committee sent a letter to colleagues dated Monday to introduce the new application and encourage members to use it specifically recommending sharing it through social media.

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May 25, 2012

Hoyer Op-ed: The Next Voting Rights Landmark: The Voter Empowerment Act of 2012

Prince George’s SentinelThroughout our history the most fundamental safeguard of liberty equality and opportunity has always been the right to vote. Whenever that right was denied Americans banded together to demand full inclusion in our democracy from the rousing addresses of Maryland’s own Frederick Douglass to the marches for women’s suffrage culminating with the Freedom Rides of the 1960s. Today with a pivotal election just six months away the right to vote is once again under threat from Republican-controlled state legislatures seeking to restrict access to the ballot.

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April 26, 2012

Hoyer Op-ed: Middle-Class Fed Workers Deserve More Respect

The Federal TimesFor federal employees and their families enduring years of frozen pay a new proposal to cut their pay could not come at a worse time. Those who serve at federal agencies are middle-class workers who never see salaries or bonuses like those on Wall Street. Federal employees have been hurt by the recession just like the rest of America's middle class. They work hard each day in jobs that are frequently high in stress and responsibility but low in pay and benefits.

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February 6, 2012

Hundreds Attend Black History Month Celebration

Bay Net By Dick Myers “We must tell our children black and white to turn the TV off and read a book.” Education was the key message of the keynote speaker at the 31st Anniversary 5th Congressional District Black History Month Celebration Saturday at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Center. It is the longest running such celebration in the country. Dr. Freeman Hrabowski president of University of Maryland Baltimore County since 1992 was introduced by Rep.

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January 23, 2012

Panetta: Pax River Critical To New Defense Strategy

Bay Net By Dick Myers “This is a very unique facility. It is a national treasure that is important for us to maintain. These are world class facilities ” said U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta during a visit Friday to Patuxent River Naval Air Station. “It is important that the U.S. military be on the technological edge of the future ” Panetta said during a visit with several hundred Pax River workers and community leaders at the Joint Strike Fighter facility.

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October 20, 2011

Hoyer Visits County to Promote Trades Manufacturing

Southern Maryland News By Gretchen Phillips U.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer visited the College of Southern Maryland’s Center for Trades and Energy Training and said the center’s efforts prove that many in the area are working hard to make it in America. Hoyer (D-Md. 5th) the House minority whip toured the Waldorf facility Monday before engaging in a roundtable discussion with students staff and employers on workforce development and job training.

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September 28, 2011

Rep. Steny Hoyer and First Generation Alumni Praise Pell Grant Program

Baltimore Sun By Gwendolyn Glenn Lonnie Moore a Morgan State University graduate is a sales team leader for IBM. Tiwana Smith a graduate of Maryland Eastern Shore University is a probation officer in Raleigh N.C. Tiara Matthews and Alonzo Washington are graduates of the University of Maryland. Matthews works at a juvenile detention center in Prince George's County and Washington is chief of staff for District 2 County Council member Will Campos.

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