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.

Hoyer Statement on USDA's Relocation of ERS and NIFA

The USDA's announcement today that it will relocate the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to Kansas City is the wrong decision.

Hoyer Statement on USDA Agency Relocation

I am extremely disappointed that none of the sites designated as finalists for the relocation of the USDA’s Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture are within the National Capital Region.