April 21, 2019

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

Wage Gains

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.

Dome Watch App Increases Govt. Transparency

Dome Watch

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer has released a rebuilt version of his popular app — formerly known as Whip Watch and now called Dome Watch.

Hoyer Roundtable Focuses on Women’s Issues

Women's Issues

Representatives of Fifth District women’s commissions met recently with Congressman Steny H. Hoyer to discuss how Democrats are working to pass legislation to empower women and their families in the 116th Congress.

Hoyer Meets With Firefighters at Conference

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer met March 12 with representatives from the Maryland affiliate of the International Association of Firefighters – the Professional Firefighters of Maryland.

Hoyer Concerned by Slow Pace of Job Growth

Wage Gains

Hiring slowed in February 2019 and the unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent from 4 percent the month before, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics latest jobs report.

House Celebrates Women’s Day

Women's Day

As the country and world celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer released a statement to recognize the importance of the day.

Congress Recognizes Women’s History Month

women's history month

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer and the rest of the US House of Representatives are celebrating Women’s History Month by commemorating the contribution of women to Congress and the country. 

Conservation Voters Release Scorecard

Conservation Voters

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer missed some votes due to illness last year so his score with the League of Conservation Voters’ scorecard was not as high as recent years. Still, Mr. Hoyer touted the importance of the scorecard and the league’s contribution to the state.