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 Statement on Equal Pay Day

Today on Equal Pay Day, we recommit ourselves to the goal of ensuring equal work means equal pay for all men and women in our country.

Hoyer Statement on President Trump's Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal

I am extremely concerned with the Trump Administration's budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, which not only shows a lack of detail, but an extreme disinvestment in our nation.

Hoyer Statement on President Trump's Address to Congress

Tonight, President Trump stood before the United States Congress and gave a speech long on rhetoric but short on any real policy agenda.

The Calvert Recorder: Group seeks to protect Affordable Care Act

The Calvert Recorder

By Tiffany Watson


The Women's March On Washington in January was the first step toward effective change in the country, for the Together We Will — Southern Maryland Chapter. Now the organization has decided to team up with Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md., 5th) in order to tackle the health security of their families.

Hoyer Statement on Pay Parity for 2017

I'm glad that President Obama has responded to the letter that I and other Democratic Members sent this week asking for civilian-military pay parity by announcing that all federal employees will be receiving a 2.1% pay increase next year.

Hoyer Statement on Resolution Authorizing a New, Fully-Consolidated FBI Headquarters

Today's Committee passage of a resolution to authorize the FBI project is an important step in providing a new, fully consolidated headquarters to the hardworking employees of the FBI. The resolution authorizes the project so it can move forward once the funding is appropriated.