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 Announces Victory for Southern Maryland Bases

Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD), who has spent countless hours fighting to protect and preserve Southern Marylands military installations, issued the following statement in response to the release of the Department of Defenses list of recommended U.S. military installations to be realigned or closed.________________________________________________________________________

In Fight to Save Military Bases, Backers Range from Confident to 'Paranoid'

Across the state, government officials, businesses, community leaders and volunteer alliances have spent at least a year making the case for why their particular base should be spared or expanded in the next BRAC.________________________________________________________________________

Navy supporters brace for BRAC

Military communities nationwide are bracing for the Department of Defense to release the list of defense facilities it wants to consolidate with other bases or close completely, a process known as base realignment and closure, or BRAC.________________________________________________________________________

Easing the Burden

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and 46 co-sponsors are pushing a bill that would increase the amount of money the federal government pays toward employee health insurance premiums.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Submits Class of 2009 Nominations to U.S. Military Academies

WASHINGTON - Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) today announced the nominations to the four U.S. Service Academies from the 5th Congressional District, which includes part of Prince Georges and Anne Arundel Counties, and all of Charles, Calvert and St. Marys Counties.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Applauds Passage of Federal Employee Benefits Package

WASHINGTON DC - Congressman Steny Hoyer released the following statement following passage tonight of the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Benefits Enhancement Act of 2004, which enjoyed wide bipartisan support:________________________________________________________________________

House Passes Bill to Fund Major Defense Projects at Pax River

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives passed the fiscal year 2005 Defense Appropriations bill yesterday that contains more than $21 million in funding important to Patuxent River Naval Air Station and Southern Maryland at the request of Congressman Hoyer.________________________________________________________________________

House Overwhelmingly Endorses Bipartisan Pay-Parity Resolution

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the bipartisan resolution H.Res. 581, which expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that pay adjustments should be the same this year for both civilian and military Federal personnel. The House overwhelmingly supported the bipartisan resolution, with 299 Members voting in support to 126 voting in opposition:________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Statement in Support of Federal Employee Protest on Capitol Hill Today

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of federal employees protest of Department of Defense personnel changes on Capitol Hill today:________________________________________________________________________