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 House Passage of the FY2022 National Defense Authorization Act

Tonight, the House came together in a bipartisan fashion to reauthorize critical defense programs for next year and ensure that our troops have the tools they need to carry out their missions safely and the pay raise they deserve.  I am particularly glad that this bill includes changes to make it easier to prosecute sexual assault and harassment that occurs in our military.

Hoyer Statement on Pay Parity for 2022

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement today after the Biden Administration announced that all federal employees will receive a 2.7% pay increase in 2022:

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 Remarks at the New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge

This morning, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) joined Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) at the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge to discuss the importance of this infrastructure project for residents of the District and Prince George’s County.

Hoyer Congratulates Fifth District Resident Edward Sisco for Being Named a Finalist for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal

Marking Public Service Recognition week, which was last week, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) honored Fifth District resident Edward Sisco for being named a finalist for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to American Medal. Each year, the Partnership for Public Service recognizes federal employees for their service and dedication to our nation.

Maryland Congressional Delegation Holds Virtual Meeting with Governor Hogan to Highlight the Success of the American Rescue Plan in Maryland and Discuss Opportunities to Advance the American Jobs Plan

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) joined a virtual Delegation meeting Tuesday afternoon with Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone, along with with Governor Larry Hogan and his cabinet, to discuss the Governor’s for the upcoming fiscal year. Central to the conversation were the important federal resources from the American Rescue Plan and opportunities for major infrastructure investments through the American Jobs Plan. Below is a statement released by the Delegation following the meeting: