Federal Employees

The Fifth Congressional District is home to thousands of federal employees and retirees, both military and civilian. Congressman Hoyer is proud to represent them and has led the fight on issues important to public servants, including securing fair pay and benefits, with a strong focus on ensuring pay parity between military and civilian personnel. 

Congressman Hoyer has consistently opposed efforts to reduce the wages, benefits, and hours of federal employees in a misguided attempt by some to bring down our nation’s deficit on the backs of middle-class families.  Federal employees have already contributed more than $182 billion toward deficit reduction through freezes to cost-of-living-adjustments and changes to retirement benefits.

Throughout his career, Congressman Hoyer has also advocated for quality health care coverage, a solid retirement system, and fair working conditions for federal employees in Maryland and throughout the country.

National Capital Region Delegation Statement on House Republican Plot To Target Federal Law Enforcement, Civil Service Using Rules Package

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) along with Representatives Don Beyer (VA-08), Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Jennifer Wexton (VA-10), David Trone (MD-02), Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), Glenn Ivey (MD-04), and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Members of Congress representing the National Capital Region, issued a stark warning today on the inclusion of the Holman Rule in the House Republican rules package, slated for vote tonight. The Holman Rule is a procedural tactic to allow the reduction or elimination of funding to individual programs already authorized by Congress, or of salaries of individual federal employees or offices, via appropriations riders.

Hoyer Joins Tom Hall on WYPR-Baltimore's Midday to Discuss Democratic Leadership, FBI, and Delivering for the Fifth District

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) joined Tom Hall on WYPR-Baltimore's Midday to discuss his decision to not seek elected leadership in the 118th Congress, his work to move the new, consolidated headquarters of the FBI to Prince George’s County, and delivering for Maryland’s Fifth District: 

ICYMI: Civil Rights Leaders Urge Biden Administration to Select Prince George's County for New, Consolidated FBI Headquarters

Wanted to make sure you saw this letter released last week by National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial, Greater Washington Urban League President and CEO George H. Lambert, Jr., National Action Network Founder and President Rev. Al Sharpton, and Nia 2X, President of the National Action Network Greater Washington, D.C., Chapter, urging the Biden Administration and GSA to select Prince George's County as the home to the new, Consolidated FBI Headquarters.

ICYMI: Hoyer Joins Maryland Leaders to Highlight Equity Benefits, Assets in Prince George's County for the FBI

On Friday, November 4, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) delivered remarks at a joint press conference in Greenbelt, Maryland, with other leaders across the county and state. During the press conference, the leaders made the case for why the two sites in Prince George's County – Greenbelt and Landover – would make the best choice for the new, consolidated FBI Headquarters.

NEWSLETTER: Protecting Federal Workers & the Civil Service

Last week, I proudly spoke on the House Floor in support of three bills that would help strengthen government accountability and protect America’s nonpartisan and hardworking civil servants. I am honored to represent thousands of federal employees, and was glad to bring these bills to the Floor to reaffirm Democrats’ commitment to safeguarding our civilian workforce.

Hoyer Floor Remarks on Oversight and Reform Legislation to Strengthen Government Accountability, Protect Civilian Workforce

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) delivered remarks on the House Floor this afternoon in support of legislation from the House Oversight and Reform Committee including H.R. 302, the Preventing a Patronage System Act, H.R. 2988, the Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act, and H.R. 8326, the Ensuring a Fair and Accurate Census Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery and a link to the video: