It seems dysfunction in Congress has reached an all-time high, and it’s hard to believe that some members of Congress are doing nothing to end the irrational process of sequestration. However, I’m encouraged that our congressman, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md., 5th) continues to fight for an alternative.
GREENBELT MD – On Friday evening Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) attended the Maryland and District of Columbia AFL-CIO’s Annual “Salute to Leadership” Awards Dinner. At the event John J. Sweeney President Emeritus of AFL-CIO was recognized as the 2013 Salute Honoree and Dwight R. Bowman former National Vice President of the American Federal of Government Employees District 14 was honored with the 2013 Carr/Fouche Legacy Award posthumously.
The 26th annual wade-in was held at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (JPPM), the fourth event held at the new venue after several years at Broomes Island. Fowler forged the partnership with state government in order to institutionalize the wade-in so that it will continue after he is no longer able or around to preside over it. Fowler, who dons blue overalls and old, white sneakers, walks into the river with family, friends and elected officials. When he can no longer see his sneakers, Fowler and the rest of the hand-clasping human chain stops. Fowler then has the waterline on his overalls measured. Last year the line was up to 35 inches. This year the mark was 34 inches
WALDORF MD – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) attended the 2013 Truman-Kennedy Dinner hosted by the Charles County Democratic Central Committee this evening and delivered remarks. At the event Nancy Schertler was honored with the Truman Award Walt Powell was honored with the Kennedy Award and Marie Lancaster was honored with the John Thomas Parran Award. “I was honored to join the Charles County Democratic Central Committee this evening and join in recognizing Nancy Walt and Marie for all that they do in our community ” stated Congressman Hoyer.
Reports that the U.S. Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) was lagging behind in the processing of claims submitted by military veterans have gotten the attention of elected officials. The fact that the Baltimore Regional Office was one of the slowest processors in the nation raised the hackles of several elected officials, including U.S. House of Representatives Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer [D-District 5]. “I was shocked,” said Hoyer, who added he then got the Maryland Congressional Delegation involved. “This is unacceptable. Frankly, we need to get every state in a position where we are processing claims in a timely manner."
HAGERSTOWN MD – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) attended the 9th annual Western Maryland Democratic Summit today. At the event he delivered the Afternoon Keynote Address and participated in a panel discussion led by former Maryland Secretary of State John Willis on the 2012 election. “I was honored by the opportunity to come to Hagerstown and spend time with the outstanding Western Maryland Democrats who helped send John Delaney to Congress and turn Western Maryland from red to blue ” stated Congressman Hoyer.
LEONARDTOWN MD – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) attended the annual Democrats of the Year Dinner hosted by the Democratic Club of St. Mary’s County this evening at the Leonardtown Firehouse. Jan and Chip Norris of Leonardtown were honored as Democrats of the Year at the event. “I’m pleased I could join the Democratic Club of St. Mary’s County as well as state and local elected officials and other members of the community to honor Jan and Chip Norris and their many years of service ” stated Congressman Hoyer.
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, a Southern Maryland Democrat who is House minority whip, said Maryland veterans should call their congressmen to report troubles with the regional office, which has one of the nation's highest error rates and largest percentages of backlogged cases.
This month, President Obama signed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act into law, which will provide strong protections for all victims of domestic violence. I’d like to thank Congressman Steny Hoyer for his efforts to ensure this bill was passed and that it protected all victims, including immigrants, Native American women and members of the lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgendered community
Southern Maryland News By AMANDA HARRISON Staff writer About 450 Calvert County and Maryland Democrats gathered to honor the longest-serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland at the 15th annual Louis L. Goldstein Dinner. U.S. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md. 5th) received the Calvert County Democratic Central Committee’s Louis L. Goldstein Award for echoing the qualities of Goldstein a former Maryland comptroller and state senator representing Calvert County who died in 1998. “I am honored to be honored in the name of Louis Goldstein ” Hoyer 73 said.