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, 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.

NEWSLETTER: Infrastructure Bill Will Deliver for Maryland’s Fifth

Last week, the House passed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, sending a major infrastructure package to President Joe Biden’s desk. I was proud to fight for this legislation in Congress by bringing it to the Floor and ensuring its final passage. For Maryland, this legislation not only provides funding to rebuild our roads and bridges; it also creates good-paying jobs right here in the Fifth District and takes significant action to address the climate crisis.

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.