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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 29, 2012

Expansion Planned For UAVs at Webster Field

Southern Maryland NewsBy Nicole Clark Maryland Army National guardsmen have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan where they flew unmanned aircraft that helped them outwit their enemies. In one incident guardsmen watched insurgents load improvised explosive devices into two vehicles. “What our guys did was call in an airstrike and they dropped 500-pound bombs on the cars ” said spokesman Lt. Col. Charles Kohler.

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August 29, 2012

Hoyer Pays Baden Medical A Visit

Southern Maryland NewsU.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md 5th) and Capitol Hill staffers visited Greater Baden Medical Service’s Brandywine community health center in August kicking off the organization’s 40th anniversary. A celebration is scheduled for Oct. 23 at Newton White Mansion in Prince George’s County. During the nearly two-hour visit the congressman read a book to a group of youngsters and spoke with their parents parents during the medical clinic’s first Reach Out and Read story time in the pediatric waiting area.

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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 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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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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