BOWIE, MD - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement today as the 2020 Democratic National Convention gets underway:
"I am honored once again to serve as a Parliamentarian for the Democratic National Convention and to help lead Maryland's delegation. Though this year's convention will be very different than in years past, it will undoubtedly feature the same passion, energy, and commitment that Democrats have always displayed for effecting positive change in our country and electing candidates ready to govern for the people. I am excited to participate in the convention that will nominate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to lead America in building back better after four disastrous years of Donald Trump. Democrats across the country are ready for change; so too are millions of independents and Republicans who are tired of watching President Trump and his Senate enablers ignore a deadly pandemic, block our economic recovery, empower adversaries like Russia, and trample on our Constitution. The 2020 Democratic National Convention will not only be a gathering of energized and motivated Democrats, it will also be an opportunity to showcase the broad and bipartisan coalition across America to end the Trump presidency and restore the soul and character of our country."