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 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.________________________________________________________________________

Resolution Passes U.S. House to Allow 63rd Annual Greater Washington Soap Box Derby

WASHINGTON - Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today on a resolution he sponsored to permit the 63rd race of the "Greater Washington Soap Box Derby" to take place on the grounds of the United States Capitol. The resolution, H. Con. Res. 376, passed the U.S. House of Representatives this morning. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 19. Hoyer released the following statement:________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Joins "Rebuilding Together with Christmas in April" to Repair Area Homes

5TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT - Congressman Steny Hoyer today helped volunteers in Prince Georges, Anne Arundel, Charles, and Calvert counties to rebuild and repair homes for low-income residents, and later joined volunteers for a celebratory picnic in St. Marys County at the end of the day. Today was National Rebuilding Day, organized by Rebuilding Together with Christmas in April, the largest volunteer home rehabilitation organization in America.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Celebrates Maryland Day in Historic St. Mary's City

ST. MARYS CITY, MD - Congressman Steny Hoyer released the following statement today after joining citizens of Historic St. Marys City yesterday to mark the 370th anniversary of Marylands founding. Rep. Hoyer spoke to those participating in the ceremony and discussed the rich history of the city and the state.Congressman Hoyer represents Historic St. Marys City and has helped to secure $500,000 in federal funds to rebuild the 1667 Brick Chapel.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Visits Major UPS Distribution Center in Laurel

LAUREL - Congressman Steny Hoyer today visited and toured the UPS regional distribution center in Laurel. Hoyer was led on the tour by UPS District Manager Sonia Schmidt Hoover. UPS is the world's largest package delivery company. Approximately 2,000 employees work out of the Laurel distribution facility, which serves the entire DC metropolitan area. Congressman Hoyer addressed close to 300 UPS employees at the center and recognized the facilitys impressive employee safety accomplishments.________________________________________________________________________

Rep. Hoyer Fights to Protect Maryland Manufacturers

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny Hoyer today signed a petition in the House of Representatives that would force the House to vote on a bipartisan plan to immediately help American manufacturers avoid billions of dollars in WTO trade sanctions and tariffs on their goods, which started on March 1.________________________________________________________________________

Rep. Hoyer Presents $100,000 in Federal Funds to YMCA Camp Letts Residential Camp

EDGEWATER - Congressman Steny Hoyer today visited YMCA Camp Letts Residential Camp to present them with $100,000 in funds that he secured in a major federal funding bill passed by Congress in late January. Rep. Hoyer was joined by Scott Peckins, Vice President and Executive Director of YMCA Camp Letts and Metropolitan Washington YMCA President Angie Reese-Hawkins, as well as volunteers from Camp Letts. Congressman Hoyer released the following statement following his visit.________________________________________________________________________