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 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:

National Capital Region Delegation Virtually Meets with Federal Employee Unions and Employee Groups

This afternoon, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) hosted a virtual discussion with Members of the National Capital Region and representatives from National Treasury Employees Union, American Federation of Government Employees, National Federation of Federal Employees, National Active and Retired Federal Employees, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, National Association of Air Traffic Controllers, National Association of Letter Carriers, American Postal Workers Unions, and National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association.

Hoyer Remarks During ‘Revitalizing the Federal Workforce’ Hearing

“Thank you, Chairman [Gerry] Connolly and Ranking Member [Jody] Hice, for allowing me to participate in today’s hearing on revitalizing the federal workforce. As you may be aware, I proudly represent more than 62,000 federal employees in Maryland’s Fifth Congressional District. Indeed, Mr. [Everett] Kelley, who is here to testify today on behalf of AFGE, not only represents many of them but is a constituent of mine himself. I want to thank him for participating in this hearing, along with Ms. [Janice] Lachance and Dr. [Anne Joseph] O’Connell.

Maryland Congressional Delegation Urges Local U.S. Postal Service Leaders to Fix Delivery Problems

ongressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and the full Maryland Congressional Delegation including Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone, today continued to urge U.S. Postal Service leadership at all levels to resolve persistent and widespread delivery delays. In new correspondence to the district managers of the Capital and Baltimore districts, the federal delegation cites numerous reports from constituents of “serious, persistent mail delivery delays” involving both letters and parcels.

Maryland Delegation Members Press DeJoy on USPS Delays

oday, Congressman Steny Hoyer (MD-05), along with Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, and Representatives C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone wrote to United States Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy about the severe mail delivery delays Marylanders are experiencing. The Members refer to specific examples from correspondence they’ve received from constituents and urge DeJoy to take advantage of federal support and to make operational changes immediately to improve service.