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 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:________________________________________________________________________