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.

During National Small Business Week, Hoyer Visits Patuxent Brewing Company

WALDORF, MD – Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) visited the Patuxent Brewing Company, a Black-owned, small craft brewery business in Waldorf, MD, during National Small Business Week, which is celebrated between September 13 and September 15, 2021. Congressman Hoyer toured the brewery alongside Co-Owner Davie Feaster and Regional Director of Small Business Development Center at College of Southern Maryland Wynne Briscoe.

Maryland Congressional Delegation Pushes for Answers from State Department of Labor on Delivery of Unemployment Benefits

Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer, Senators Chris Van Hollen (MD)  and Senator Ben Cardin (MD), and Representatives Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Andy Harris (MD-01), Kweisi Mfume (MD-07), Anthony Brown (MD-04), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), and David Trone (MD-06) sent a letter to the Maryland Department of Labor (MDOL) pressing for answers regarding their delivery of unemployment benefits to Marylanders impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and urging the agency to expedite distribution of these crucial benefits.

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.

Hoyer Advocates for More Than $4.7 Million in Funding for Communities in Southern Maryland

Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) applauded the inclusion of $4,710,000 for Southern Maryland after the full committee markup of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies; Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies; and Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies funding bills for Fiscal Year 2022.

Hoyer Statement on the First Day of Child Tax Credit Payments Going Out to Maryland Families

When Congress passed the American Rescue Plan in March, included was a significant expansion of the Child Tax Credit. Today, the first round of monthly Child Tax Credit payments will be dispersed to Maryland families, sending assistance directly into the pockets of Marylanders who need it most. I was glad to work alongside my colleagues and the Biden-Harris Administration to ensure the expanded Child Tax Credit was included in the American Rescue Plan.

Hoyer Celebrates the Benefits of the Expanded Child Tax Credit for Fifth District Families

On Child Tax Credit Awareness Day, Congressman Hoyer (MD-05) joined in promoting the benefits of the American Rescue Plan’s expanded Child Tax Credit for Fifth District families. This major assistance puts money directly in the pockets of families throughout our state. The first installment of automatic direct payments will be sent to most Maryland families on July 15. Eligible families will receive $300 per month for children under the age of 6 and $250 per month for children between the ages of 6 and 17.