Budget & Fiscal Responsibility

Congressman Hoyer is fighting to address our nation's deep deficits and debt, and is actively engaged in the effort to put our country on a fiscally sustainable path. He believes that it is immoral to expect future generations to pay for the excess spending of this and previous generations. He introduced and successfully helped enact into law the pay-as-you-go principle - or "PAYGO" - a proven tool for fighting debt that that helped create budget surpluses in the 1990s. Like families across the country, Congress must make the tough choices to determine our real priorities and not spend beyond our means.  PAYGO also forces Congress to look harder for wasteful spending that can be cut.

Congressman Hoyer has called on Congress to enact a deficit reduction plan that recognizes the need to create jobs in the short term while bringing down our deficit over the long term. He supports a solution that puts all options on the table, including spending cuts, increasing revenues, cutting waste in defense spending, and strengthening entitlements while protecting seniors and the most vulnerable and preserving the Medicare guarantee. He has urged both parties to compromise on a balanced approach that asks all Americans to contribute their fair share.

Congressman Hoyer is committed to reducing the deficit, and has urged both parties to work together to put our nation on a fiscally sustainable path while making the investments we need to have a strong economy.

Hoyer Meets with Professional Fire Fighters of Maryland

Im pleased I could meet with representatives of the Professional Fire Fighters of Maryland to discuss issues important to the brave fire fighters who put their lives on the line everyday to keep our communities safe.

Hoyer Remarks at Luncheon Hosted By Maryland Space Business Roundtable

Maryland is proud to host world-class aerospace facilities like Goddard Space Flight Center, the Applied Physics Laboratory, NOAA, and Pax River Naval Air Station.

Hoyer Visits Paint Branch Elementary School Head Start Program

The comprehensive early childhood services provided through Head Start and Early Head Start are critical to closing the achievement gap and ensuring our students can succeed.

Hoyer Statement on February Jobs Report

Todays report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics signals the strength of our economic recovery, even in the face of uncertainty produced by Congress.

Hoyer Op-ed: Sequestration Demands a Better Answer

For more than 30 years, Ive been proud to represent my alma mater, the University of Maryland, College Park, and work to help further its mission by promoting quality, affordable education and this universitys world-class research programs. Thats why I was so disappointed that Congress failed to take meaningful action to prevent the arbitrary, and across-the-board spending cuts imposed by sequestration, which could significantly set back these efforts.