Steny Hoyer

Steny Hoyer

The Democratic Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Maryland's 5th Congressional District.

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At the Speaker's request, I am withdrawing consideration of the FISA Act. The two-thirds of the House GOP that voted for this bill in March have indicated they are going to vote against it now at the request of POTUS. I believe this to be against the security interest of the U.S.

The Army has granted 2nd Lt. Richard W. Collins III an honorary promotion to 1st Lt. Richard was killed 2 days after his commissioning in 2017. This recognition of the contributions he made as an ROTC student & the impact he would have made was overdue.

Months into the pandemic, there is still inadequate and incomplete data on how COVID-19 is affecting minority communities, which we know account for a disproportionate number of deaths and infections. I stand with my colleagues in demanding complete data.

Our nation reached a devastating milestone yesterday with 100,000 Americans dying from COVID-19, & we know a disproportionate number were African American. Dems will continue demanding data to better understand the disparities & ensure they are addressed.

For weeks, House Democrats have been hard at work and have shown how a virtual Congress can work. Now, committees are beginning to hold virtual hearings on this crisis and other legislative business. We will continue to take action #ForThePeople .

Marylanders deserve full transparency on our state’s COVID-19 testing plan. I urge @LarryHogan  to publicly release his plan to target resources to the hardest-hit communities in MD.


Freedom of expression & freedom from tyranny in Hong Kong must be preserved. The people of Hong Kong deserve these unalienable rights. I call on @POTUS  to make it absolutely clear that the United States will not tolerate violations of human rights.

If you read Rep. @RashidaTlaib ’s comments, it is clear that President Trump and Congressional Republicans are taking them out of context. They must stop, and they owe her an apology.

This week, House Dems passed Senate Republican funding bills to reopen govt. But rather than take up & sign those bills that are agreed on, & are refusing to end this . Read how the imp #TrumpShutdownct  of their shutdown is growing:

I urge to as Chair o #RemoveNunes  the House Intel Cmte. Altering a classified memo after the Cmte’s vote is dishonest, violates House Rules, & demonstrates the lengths he is willing to go undermine the rule of law in order to protect POTUS.

China’s expulsion of American journalists is an attack on the freedom of the press and especially dangerous when people around the world need safe, credible information about the coronavirus pandemic. I strongly condemn this decision.

From @AARP : Under newest version of #TrumpCare , 25 million 50-64 yr olds with a pre-ex condition would be at risk of being denied coverage