Environment

Congressman Hoyer strongly supports environmental standards that keep our land, air and water clean.

Congressman Hoyer strongly supports environmental safeguards that keep our land, air and water clean. He has supported every major environmental bill since he was elected to Congress.  Congressman Hoyer has secured millions of federal dollars to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and the Patuxent, Potomac, Anacostia, and St. Mary's Rivers, and to replenish the oyster population of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

The Fifth District is rightly proud of its parks and open green space, and Hoyer has supported them by securing federal funds to add 8,000 acres to the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge, expand Piscataway Park, and helped acquire 6,000 acres in Charles County for the Douglas Point Project.

Congressman Hoyer believes strongly in the environmental, economic and national security benefits of reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil and bolstering our clean energy economy.  He has supported legislation to improve energy efficiency to save families and businesses money, spur innovation and create good-paying jobs, lessen our reliance on foreign energy, and reduce the carbon pollution that causes global warming.

Maryland Congressional Delegation Applauds SBA Approval of Maryland Disaster Relief for Tropical Depression Ida

Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) joined Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Kweisi Mfume (MD-07), Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01), Anthony Brown (MD-04), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), and David Trone (MD-06) in applauding the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for approving the State of Maryland’s request for a physical disaster declaration due to damage from Tropical Depression Ida.

Maryland Congressional Delegation Urges SBA to Approve Disaster Declaration for Maryland Counties Affected by Hurricane Ida

Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) joined Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Kweisi Mfume (MD-07), Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01), Anthony Brown (MD-04), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), and David Trone (MD-06) in writing to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman urging the agency to approve the State of Maryland’s request for a physical disaster declaration due to damage from Tropical Depression Ida.

Hoyer Statement on Biden Administration’s Roadmap to Address PFAS Chemicals

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled the PFAS Roadmap, an inter-agency strategy to clean up PFAS contamination and ensure clean air, water, and food for our communities...

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $3.6 Million for Chesapeake Bay Watershed Restoration Projects

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Kweisi Mfume (MD-07), Anthony Brown (MD-04), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), and David Trone (MD-06) today announced $3,683,392 in federal funding to support habitat restoration, habitat management, planning and implementation of projects in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay watershed. Maryland received more than one-third of the $10 million in new investments announced throughout the six watershed states and the District of Columbia.

Maryland Delegation Calls for Federal Emergency Declaration After Ida Storm Damage

 Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Kweisi Mfume (MD-07), Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01), Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), and David Trone (MD-06) urged President Joe Biden to approve the State of Maryland’s request for a presidential disaster declaration due to damage from the Sept. 1 tornadoes and flash flooding from Tropical Depression Ida. Anne Arundel County, Cecil County, and the City of Annapolis bore the brunt of the damage; each declared a state of emergency. At least 150 homes and businesses in Maryland were affected by this storm.

Maryland Delegation Announces $93 Million to Fight Climate Change As Landmark Report Warns of Devastating Global Impacts

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone today announced $93,289,392 in federal funding from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to strengthen Maryland’s ability to prevent and respond to climate change related natural disasters.

Hoyer Celebrates House Passage of Appropriations Package for Fifth District Families

Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) praised the House passage of H.R. 4502, a funding package of seven Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations bills, including: Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; Interior and Environment; Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Transportation and Housing and Urban Development.

Hoyer Floor Remarks on the PFAS Action Act

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) spoke on the House Floor today in strong support of the PFAS Action Act, legislation to protect American families from harmful PFAS chemicals.

Hoyer Advocates for More Than $4.7 Million in Funding for Communities in Southern Maryland

Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) applauded the inclusion of $4,710,000 for Southern Maryland after the full committee markup of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies; Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies; and Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies funding bills for Fiscal Year 2022.