February 17, 2019

Work Toward Equality Highlighted for Black History Month

Black History Month

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer released a statement to mark Black History Month, highlighting the work Congress and the American people have done to reach equality for all people in the US.

Report Shows Slow Gain in Hourly Wages

Wages Jobs Report

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer said the January 2019 jobs report reflects the worrying trend that wages are not rising, even in a tight labor market, and January saw the slowest gain in hourly wages in more than a year.

State Receives Preschool Assessment Grant


The state of Maryland has been awarded $10.6 million in grant money to conduct a needs assessment for preschool education in the state.

Majority Leader Announces Staff Changes

Staff Changes

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (Md.-5th) has announced staff changes on his Floor Team for the 116th Congress.

Hoyer Reflects on MLK’s Legacy

Hoyer Reflects on MLK's Legacy

Events were held in Southern Maryland on Monday to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Congressman Steny H. Hoyer observed the day in the Fifth District by attending the St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s 14th annual prayer breakfast and the Charles County NAACP’s 23rd annual prayer breakfast.

Mount Harmony is Blue Ribbon School

Mount Harmony

Mount Harmony Elementary School in Calvert County is one of six Maryland schools to be recognized as a Blue Ribbon School for the 2018-2019 school year.

Bill Aims to Stop USDA Changes

USDA Changes

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree have introduced HR 7330, the Agriculture Research Integrity Act, which aims to block reorganization and relocation of federal agriculture research agencies.

Hoyer: Dec. ’18 Jobs Report Encouraging

Wages Jobs Report

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest jobs report shows that payroll employment increased by 312,000 in December 2018, and the unemployment
rate rose to 3.9 percent.

Congressman Pays a Visit to Judy Center

Judy Center

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer paid a recent visit to the Arundel Judy Center at the Arundel Elementary and Middle School in the Cherry Hill neighborhood of Baltimore.

Lawmakers Take a Tour of Pax River


Congressman Steny H. Hoyer started 2019 with a tour  of Naval Air Station Patuxent River along with Congressman Anthony Brown and state Senator-elect Jack Bailey.