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.

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.________________________________________________________________________

Congressman Hoyer Observes the Passing of America's 'Oldest' Man

WASHINGTON - Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-Md) released the following statement today on the passing of William Coates, a life-long resident of Maryland, believed to be the oldest man in America.________________________________________________________________________

House Leadership of Congressional Fire Services Caucus Laments Cuts to Fire Grant Program

WASHINGTON, DC - The House leadership of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, led by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), sent a letter yesterday to President Bush urging him to reconsider his decision to significantly reduce funding for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. In his fiscal year 2005 budget, the Bush Administration proposes reducing the $750 million grant program by one-third, for a cut of $250 million dollars.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer: Administration's Budget Slashes COPS Funding

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny Hoyer released the following statement today expressing his deep concern for the Administrations budget proposal which guts funding for the Community Oriented Policing (COPS) program. The Bush Administrations budget request for Fiscal Year 2005 provides only $44 million for the COPS program, $712 million, or 87%, below the FY04 level, and also calls for eliminating the Universal Hiring Program.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Encourages Maryland to Observe Child Passenger Safety Week

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny Hoyer today joined the National SAFE KIDS Campaign and SAFE KIDS Prince Georges County in his district to call attention to National Child Passenger Safety Week (February 8-14), a nationwide child passenger safety initiative. In Maryland, 53 deaths to children and adolescents occurred from 2000 - 2001 as a result of motor vehicle crashes.________________________________________________________________________