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June 1, 2012

Hoyer Statement on May Jobs Report

WASHINGTON DC – Congressman Steny H.

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May 30, 2012

Hoyer Statement on Signing of Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

WASHINGTON DC – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) released the following statement after President Obama signed into law the bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank: “I was honored to join the President today as he signed into law a bipartisan bill that I helped negotiate to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank.

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May 29, 2012

Hoyer Attends Morgan State Estuarine Research Center Briefing and Tour

ST. LEONARD MD – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) attended a tour of the Morgan State Estuarine Research Center (ERC) and was briefed on their Oyster Hatchery project. Local watermen who are benefitting from the program joined him at the briefing.  “I was pleased to see the progress that has been made since the oyster hatchery opened and hear firsthand how it is benefitting local watermen ” stated Congressman Hoyer.  “I am committed to making the investments needed to continue this work.

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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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May 4, 2012

Hoyer Statement on April 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 April:  “With our economy continuing to add jobs in April the twenty-sixth consecutive month of private sector job growth our economic recovery keeps moving forward. I am encouraged that the unemployment rate has fallen further and is now at 8.1% down significantly from its peak during the worst of the recession.

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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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March 9, 2012

Hoyer Statement on February 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 February: “According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Report out today February marked two years of consecutive month-to-month growth in private sector employment.  This is a strong sign that our economy is recovering and that our country is on the right path forward.  Last month the American economy added 233 000 private sector jobs.

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February 21, 2012

Hoyer Hosts Meeting of the Women’s Network Advisory Committee

WALDORF MD – This afternoon Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) attended a meeting of the Fifth District Women’s Network Advisory Committee. “I was pleased to meet today with women business and community leaders who represent the interests of women throughout the Fifth District ” stated Congressman Hoyer. “These regular meetings provide a wonderful opportunity for networking and valuable discussions on a range of issues important to our communities.

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February 6, 2012

Hoyer Hosts Roundtable Discussion on College Affordability

WALDORF MD – Today Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) joined U.S. Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education Eduardo Ochoa State Delegate and Chairman of the Maryland House Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and Economic Development John Bohanan and students from ten higher education institutions in the Fifth District for a roundtable discussion on college affordability. Following remarks by Hoyer Ochoa and Bohanan students had the opportunity to ask questions and share their perspectives on a variety of issues.

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February 6, 2012

Nonpartisan Environmental Group Awards Hoyer High Marks

WASHINGTON DC – Today the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) a national nonpartisan organization released their 2011 National Environmental Scorecard which includes Member scores for environmental public health and energy votes taken during the First Session of the 112th Congress. Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) received a 97% rating a testament to his efforts to protect the environment and promote good environmental and energy policies. “I am pleased to have received a nearly perfect rating from the LCV on their annual scorecard ” stated Congressman Hoyer.

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