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October 23, 2012

Educators Endorse Congressman Hoyer for Congress in the Fifth Congressional District

FIFTH DISTRICT MD – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer was endorsed for Congress in the Fifth Congressional District by several organizations representing educators including the National Education Association the Maryland State Education Association the Prince George’s County Educators’ Association and the American Federation of Teachers. “Thanks to our dedicated educators Maryland is home to the best schools in the nation ” stated Congressman Hoyer. “I’m committed to high-equality education for our students and ensuring our educators have the resources they need in our schools.

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October 5, 2012

Hoyer Statement on September 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 September: “Today’s jobs report confirms that America’s economy is moving forward.  With 104 000 private sector jobs added in September and our unemployment rate dropping below 8% for the first time in almost four years more Americans are heading back to work for the thirty-first consecutive month as our recovery continues.

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September 22, 2012

Hoyer Hosts Foreclosure Prevention Workshop

LA PLATA MD – Today Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) attended a foreclosure prevention workshop that he hosted along with U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and Charles County government to provide housing services to Maryland residents. “As we continue to recover from the worst economic period since the Great Depression a lot of good responsible people are having a tough time making ends meet ” stated Congressman Hoyer.

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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 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 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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