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 Statement on GOP Press Conference

This Congress should not leave for the holidays without extending the payroll tax holiday, extending unemployment insurance benefits, and fixing the Medicare physician payment rate.

Hoyer Statement at NASA Employee Town Hall

I am always excited to visit NASAs Goddard Center, where you continue to carry out the mission of exploring what President Kennedy called the new frontier.

Hoyer Announces Fifth District Investments in FY 2012 Minibus

I am encouraged by passage of todays conference report, which contains a number of positive investments for our nation and the Fifth District.

Hoyer Pushes For Jobs in Waldorf Town Hall

Congressman Steny Hoyer (D: MD 5th House Minority Whip) hosted a town hall meeting at Westlake High School on Monday night to discuss jobs and other issues.