May 21, 2019

Forum Offers Information on Military Academies

Military Academies

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer recently spoke at a forum to give information to parents and students about military academies.

Rural Cooperatives Host Legislative Conference

Rural Cooperatives

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer spoke at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association legislative conference recently.

Hoyer on Jobs Report: Wages Not Growing Fast Enough

Jobs Report

The 2019 April jobs report, released May 3, shows a continuation of an economic trajectory that reaches back through 103 consecutive months of positive job growth. But these job figures don’t tell the whole story, as wages aren’t growing fast enough, says House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer.

Hoyer Meets With Groups in 5th District

Hoyer Meets With Groups in 5th

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer met with groups in Maryland’s 5th District over the course of several days last week. Topics of discussion included environmental issues, prescription drug costs, and college affordability.

Health Care Costs, Availability Topic of Meeting

Health Care

The Charles County Health Department in White Plains, MD, hosted a roundtable discussion on health care April 24, and it was attended by Congressman Steny H. Hoyer.

Democrats Celebrate 100 Days of House Leadership

100 Days

The Democrats took over the majority of the United States House of Representatives in November, and celebrated their first 100 days of control in April.

Group Hopes to Block USDA Relocation

USDA

A group of congressional Democrats is working to stop the USDA from relocating parts of its office outside of the Washington, DC, region. 

Soap Box Derby Protected by Resolution

Soap Box Derby

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer spoke April 8, 2019, on the floor of the House of Representatives to demonstrate his support of the resolution he introduced to allow the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby to take place on the grounds of the US Capitol.

Wage Gains in US Slowed in March

Jobs Report

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics released the March 2019 jobs report, which showed an increase of 196,000 jobs. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.8 percent.

Hoyer: Paycheck Fairness Act Will Help Ensure Equal Pay for Equal Work

Equal Pay

April 2 was Equal Pay Day. On that day, the country recognizes the amount of time into the new year that women must work in order to earn, on average, what men earn the year prior for the same job.