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, 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.