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.

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.

Hoyer, Cardin Renew Push to Make Southern Maryland a New National Heritage Area

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) filed updated legislation today to designate Southern Maryland as a National Heritage Area (NHA) to further commemorate, conserve and promote important natural, scenic, historic, cultural and recreational resources in St. Mary’s, Calvert, Charles and Prince George’s counties. Senator Chris Van Hollen is an original co-sponsor of the legislation, S. 825. 

Maryland Congressional Delegation Applauds Biden Approval of Maryland Disaster Funding for Tropical Storm Isaias

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), along with Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone today applauded President Joe Biden for granting their request to release federal funds through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help Marylanders recover from Tropical Storm Isaias. This declaration has unlocked funding through both the Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs.

Hoyer Statement on the 2020 State of the Bay Report

While it is clear there are some encouraging trends, including positive water quality measures, the 2020 State of the Bay report shows there is still much work to be done to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay.