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 Applauds Reforms to National Flood Insurance

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny Hoyer released the following statement this evening following passage of legislation that would renew and reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) which covers more than 4 million homes.________________________________________________________________________

Number of Marylanders Without Health Insurance Growing - Points to Harmful Impact of Stagnant Economy

WASHINGTON - Congressman Steny Hoyer released the following statement today following the release of a new report prepared by Families USA designed to provide a comprehensive picture of how many Americans were directly affected by the lack of health insurance coverage. Families USA is a non-profit, non-partisan organization focused on providing high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.________________________________________________________________________

Fourteen Local Students Offered Appointments to U.S. Service Academies

WASHINGTON - Fourteen students from the Fifth Congressional District (Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary's counties, and areas of Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties) were offered appointments to a U.S. Service academy this year. Congressman Steny Hoyer nominated the students last year.________________________________________________________________________

Honoring The Flag As A Symbol of America's Freedoms

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Steny Hoyer released the following statement in honor of Flag Day, which is observed today:________________________________________________________________________

Ronald Wilson Reagan: A Legacy Not Without Complication

WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) will delivery the following statement this evening on the House Floor (as prepared for delivery):________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer: President Should Keep Promise to America's Children

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today in response to President Bush's visit to Bethesda, Maryland to talk about the "No Child Left Behind Act"(NCLB):________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Celebrates Cinco de Mayo and America's

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement in English and Spanish today in celebration of Cinco de Mayo and in recognition of the notable contributions of Mexican Americans to our country:

"I join today with millions of Americans in celebrating Cinco de Mayo, a historical day commemorating the triumph of the Mexican people over the French Army in the battle of Puebla in 1862.

Hoyer Announces Federal Funds for BRAVA

BOWIE, MD - Congressman Steny Hoyer presented the Bowie Regional Arts Vision Association (BRAVA) with a check for $160,000 in federal funding he secured for the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts today at the new facility adjacent to Bowie High School.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer and Business Leaders Discuss Keys to Success in Prince George's County

PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY - Congressman Steny Hoyer today met with business leaders throughout Prince Georges County about the importance of maintaining the strong growth seen in the business sector; and he urged the business leaders to engage in the Countys education system to raise the level of expectation at our schools.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Announces Federal Funds for Gateway Arts District

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY - Congressman Steny Hoyer today presented $200,000 to the Gateway Community Development Corporation, which he secured for the Gateway Arts District in Mt. Rainier. The Gateway Arts District project is a major renovation project that runs along the Route 1 Corridor in areas covering Hyattsville, Mt. Rainier, and Brentwood.________________________________________________________________________