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: This Funding Package Reflects Our Values and Our Principles

Madam Speaker, I want to thank Chairwoman Lowey. Not only for her tireless work on this minibus, but for all her years of extraordinary service on the Appropriations Committee and in this House.

Maryland Delegation Members Call for the National Capital Region to Be Designated a Federally Supported COVID-19 Testing Site

Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Senator Chris Van Hollen, and Congressmen Anthony G. Brown, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris M.D, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone wrote President Donald Trump to request the Administration deliver on its commitment to designate the National Capital Region as a federally supported COVID-19 testing site.