Jobs & the Economy

Promoting a strong economy, creating jobs, and standing up for the middle class continue to be Congressman Hoyer’s top priorities.

In 2010, Congressman Hoyer and House Democrats launched the ‘Make It In America’ agenda, which was originally focused on boosting a declining American manufacturing sector. Since the plan was introduced, 19 ‘Make It In America’ bills have been signed into law. Over the past several years, as the nation emerged from the recession and domestic manufacturing strengthened, the Make It In America plan was updated to reflect a changing economy. In the fall of 2017, Congressman Hoyer launched the ‘Make It In America’ listening tour to hear from Americans across the country about the economic challenges and opportunities they face in their communities. In July 2018, Congressman Hoyer unveiled an updated Make It In America plan that focuses on expanding entrepreneurship, helping workers get the skills that employers need, and rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure.

Knowing that small businesses are the backbone of our economy, Congressman Hoyer has strongly supported legislation to give tax credits to small businesses who hire new employees, restore the flow of credit to small businesses, and help stop corporations from sending American jobs overseas. He also helped pass legislation to create jobs through innovative programs that increase home energy efficiency and spurring the American auto industry.

Hoyer Remarks at Press Conference on the Make It In America Agenda

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) held a press conference on the Make It In America agenda, which Congressman Hoyer has led since 2010. Congressman Hoyer was joined by other House Democratic Members to announce new policy recommendations for Supply Chain Resilience, and touch on the progress made on Make It In America's Education, Entrepreneurship, and Infrastructure policy recommendations. Below is a transcript of his remarks and a link to the to the livestream of the press conference:

Hoyer Discusses January 6th Hearings, House Democrats’ Work to Address Inflation on “The Joe Madison Show”

This morning, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) joined Joe Madison on “The Joe Madison Show” to discuss the Bipartisan Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol’s public hearings and House Democrats’ work to address inflation and lower costs for Marylanders and the American people. Below is a link to the audio and excerpts from the interview.

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.

Hoyer Meets with Greater Washington Partnership to Discuss Regional Benefits from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

This morning, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer met virtually with the CEO of the Greater Washington Partnership, JB Holston, and members of the Greater Washington Partnership, to discuss the historic regional benefits of the bipartisan infrastructure law, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, for families across Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. He released the following statement regarding the meeting:

Hoyer, GSA Administrator Carnahan, Secretary Granholm, County Executive Alsobrooks, and Mayor Nembhard Highlight Climate and Job Investments in Build Back Better Act, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) joined GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, and New Carrollton Mayor Phelecia Nembhard for a tour and press availability at the IRS New Carrollton Headquarters to underscore how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Build Back Better Act will create jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in communities nationwide. 

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.

Maryland Officials, Local Leaders, Applaud the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for Families

Last week, President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. This law, brought to the House Floor by Congressman Steny H. Hoyer, and championed by Congressional Democrats, makes historic investments in modernizing and repairing Maryland’s infrastructure and will create good-paying jobs and expand economic opportunity for Maryland businesses. Maryland officials and local leaders are applauding the historic benefits of this law for every household in Maryland. Here's a look at what they had to say:

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.