WALDORF, MD - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) met with representatives from Fifth District Women's Commissions this morning in Waldorf to discuss how Democrats are working to pass legislation to empower women and their families in the 116th Congress.
"I was glad to have the opportunity to celebrate Women's History Month in Charles County this morning," said Congressman Hoyer. "The Democratic-led House has already begun taking steps to promote equality and ensure that our economy works for women and their families. I was pleased to join with my colleagues in January to introduce the Paycheck Fairness Act to close the pay gap and ensure equal pay for equal work. Last week, I joined House Democrats to introduce legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, which will help prevent domestic abuse while providing survivors with resources necessary to recover and seek justice. I look forward to bringing both bills to the House Floor in the coming weeks."
"I’m grateful I had the opportunity to hear from these representatives about issues important to women and their families in the Fifth District," continued Congressman Hoyer. "Congress must continue to work to expand opportunity and equality for women, and I will continue to work with my colleagues to stand up against attacks on women's rights."