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 Calls on Department of Justice Inspector General to Investigate FBI Headquarters Relocation Project

We are asking that you investigate the FBI’s decision-making process for the project to include whether the FBI made the decision to abandon the suburban campus option, participated in the decision but did not make the ultimate decision about changing the plan for the FBI Headquarters, and whether the FBI acted pursuant to direction from President Trump, any White House official, or Office of Management and Budget (OMB) official...

National Capital Delegation Meets with Representatives from Federal Employee Unions

During the meeting, the Members and union representatives discussed the negative impact of continued attacks by the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans on our federal civilian workforce, including the Administration’s Executive Orders undermining the right of federal employees to engage in union activities on official time and making it easier to fire employees, as well as President Trump’s decision to cancel a scheduled pay increase for federal workers.

Hoyer Sends Letter to Secretary Perdue in Opposition of Relocation of Federal Employees

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue expressing his opposition to the recent announcement by the Department of Agriculture that it would relocate the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) out of the Washington, DC area. Nearly 700 federal employees will be affected by the relocation.

Hoyer Statement on the 60th Anniversary of NASA

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement today on the 60th anniversary of the National Aeronautics and Space Act, signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on July 29, 1958:

Hoyer, Brown Submit Letter Urging Support for the James Webb Space Telescope Program

WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-04) submitted a letter for the record today, urging their colleagues on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology to reauthorize funding for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Program.

Managed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Prince George’s County, Maryland, the JWST is one of the most ambitious missions the U.S. has embarked on. This advanced telescope will allow mankind to see farther out into space than any of its predecessors.

Hoyer, Cummings, Pelosi, and Other Senior Democrats Call on President Trump to Rescind Executive Orders that Strip Key Protections for Whistleblowers

Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and 21 other senior Democrats sent a letter calling on President Donald Trump to immediately rescind three Executive Orders targeting federal whistleblowers.