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.
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.
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.
WALDORF MD – Today Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) attended the 31st Annual Black History Month Breakfast in Waldorf where he was joined by keynote speaker Dr. Freeman Hrabowski III a prominent African American educator and hundreds of community leaders from Maryland’s Fifth District. Below are his opening and closing remarks as prepared for delivery: Opening Remarks “Black history has always been a complex subject here in Maryland. Ours was we must remember with sorrow a slave state – and one of the first places where African slavery took hold on this continent.
PRINCE FREDERICK MD – Today Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) toured the campus and participated in a roundtable discussion with students and educators at the Calvert Career and Technology Academy a vocational/technical high school in the Calvert County Public School District. Following a tour of the campus which highlighted the programs available to students Hoyer participated in a roundtable discussion to learn more about the high school’s programs and how it prepares students to become college and career-ready in a variety of fields.
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.
WASHINGTON DC – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) hosted community leaders and representatives of the three local community groups established to advocate on behalf of Joint Base Andrews Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center and Patuxent River Naval Air Station for a day in Washington to meet with officials from the United States Navy and the Department of Defense. The group was given the opportunity to engage in discussions with Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Assistant Secretary of Defense for Installations and the Environment Dr.
GREENBELT MD – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) joined Senator Barbara Mikulski and Congresswoman Donna Edwards for a town hall meeting at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to discuss with employees legislative issues important to the Goddard community. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “I am always excited to visit NASA’s Goddard Center where you continue to carry out the mission of exploring what President Kennedy called the new frontier.
ANNAPOLIS MD – This afternoon Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) accepted the Nancy S. Grasmick Leadership in Early Care and Education Award from the Maryland Family Network. The Grasmick award is given to a Marylander who through his or her outstanding record of accomplishments exemplifies the commitment to young children their families their teachers and care providers that former Maryland State School Superintendent Dr. Nancy Grasmick embodied throughout her career.
LARGO MD – This afternoon Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) met with members of the Prince George’s County Workforce Investment Board to hear about their workforce development programs and how they are working to help Prince George’s residents get back to work. “I was pleased to meet today with the Prince George’s County Workforce Investment Board to learn about how this local program is benefitting residents entering and returning to the workforce and employers seeking qualified candidates for employment ” stated Congressman Hoyer.