Education

Congressman Hoyer is strongly committed to ensuring Maryland schools continue to be among the best in the nation and students have the education and skills they need to succeed.

He is also a strong supporter of Full-Service Community Schools, modeled after the highly successful Judy Centers throughout Maryland, which coordinates educational and social service programs through collaborative partnerships with school districts and community-based organizations. By placing services under one roof, Congressman Hoyer believes schools can more effectively and efficiently provide families with access to services they might not easily have access to otherwise.

Congressman Hoyer also helped enact the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, which saved taxpayers money, made critical investments in higher education by significantly increasing funding for Pell Grants, made loan repayment more affordable by expanding the Income Based Repayment program, and provided $2 billion to strengthen our community colleges.  Additionally, he supports investing in education for disadvantaged students and students with disabilities, providing additional funds for teacher professional development and protecting Pell Grant funding for needy students pursuing higher education.

Hoyer: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Will Have a Transformative Impact on So Many Marylanders

oday, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following video to highlight the benefits that the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will bring to businesses and families across the State of Maryland. The law, which was signed by President Biden on November 15, provides once-in-a-generation investments in Maryland’s physical infrastructure, including funding to repair roads, bridges, and highways in poor condition as well as to expand broadband access and build a more climate-resilient Maryland for all.

Delivering on President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda

Last Friday, the House passed the Build Back Better Act and sent it to the Senate for action. Along with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that was signed into law last week, this legislation is a critical portion of President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda and will help families across the state of Maryland by directly lowering everyday costs and setting more of our families up for success.

Hoyer Statement on House Passage of the Build Back Better Act

With House passage of the historic Build Back Better Act today, I was proud to help lead the effort to deliver once-in-a-generation action to improve the well-being and economic prosperity of Maryland’s hardworking families. Well before this pandemic, too many Marylanders were struggling to get by and facing every day challenges – from feeling the burden of an economy that didn’t work for everyone; to worries over expensive child care and prescription drug costs; to considering the future of our planet for their children under the existential threat of the climate crisis.

Hoyer, Cardin, Van Hollen, and Brown Announce Nearly $10 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Bowie State’s Public Health IT Workforce Program

Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) along with Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-04), announced $9,899,758 in American Rescue Plan funding for Bowie State University to improve COVID-19 data collection and boost participation of underrepresented communities in the public health workforce through the Public Health Information and Technology (PHIT) Workforce program.

Hoyer Celebrates House Passage of Appropriations Package for Fifth District Families

Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) praised the House passage of H.R. 4502, a funding package of seven Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations bills, including: Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; Interior and Environment; Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Transportation and Housing and Urban Development.

Full-Service Community Schools Empower Students to Succeed

This week, the House is considering appropriations legislation to fund the government for Fiscal Year 2022. Included in the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education bill is a substantial increase for full-service community schools, which play a vital role in closing the education achievement gap by providing comprehensive social services and programs to children and their families.

Hoyer Floor Remarks Urging Support for His Amendment to Fund the Help America Vote Act College Poll Worker Program

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) spoke on the House Floor last night in support of his amendment to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriation Act, which will move through the House as part of the appropriations minibus, to fund the Help America Vote Act College Poll Worker Program. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery and a link to the video: