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.

Hoyer Meets with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Director Christopher Scolese

I was pleased to have the opportunity to meet with Director Scolese to reaffirm my strong support for NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, and the important work carried out by hardworking federal employees to maintain America's global leadership in science and technology.

Hoyer Floor Remarks on President Trump's Budget

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Yesterday, President Trump laid out his budget request for next year.

Maryland Delegation Urges NASA to Protect Vital Missions

Today, U.S. Congressman Steny H. Hoyer joined U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and every Democratic member of the Maryland Congressional Delegation in urging the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to protect two missions vital to Maryland's leadership in earth and space science.

Hoyer Statement on Earth Day

As we celebrate Earth Day, we must recommit ourselves to the protection of our natural resources.

Hoyer Meets with the Calvert Nature Society

Responsible conservation of land in Calvert County must remain a top priority, and I was pleased to meet with the Calvert Nature Society this afternoon to discuss their campaign to preserve the Keim Forest.

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.