This January, I was sworn in for the 14th time as your representative in Congress, pledging once again my commitment to represent your needs and interests and serve as a voice for Maryland’s Fifth Congressional District in the House of Representatives.


I am pleased to report that the first month of the 110th Congress was one of the most productive in recent history, demonstrating that this Congress is committed to leading and governing effectively.


We passed legislation that will strengthen our national security, raise the minimum wage, expand stem cell research, lower prescription drug prices, make college more affordable, and increase our energy independence (more information on the 100 Hours Agenda). We also approved sweeping ethics reforms to enhance oversight and make Congress more accountable to the people.

January was a busy month in the Fifth District as well.  I gathered with Charles County residents and leaders for a forum on diversity, addressed the Greater Washington Board of Trade on issues important to the regional business community, and met with residents of the Riderwood retirement community.

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I also attended a meeting between the Maryland Congressional delegation and Governor Martin O’Malley where we discussed, among many things, how a strong federal-state partnership will strengthen our efforts in growing the economy, coordinating emergency preparedness, and protecting Maryland’s precious natural resources. Establishing these joint goals and pledging to pursue them together will undoubtedly strengthen our ability to work on behalf of all Marylanders. 


Thank you for allowing me to share this update with you. I am proud of what we have accomplished so far this Congress. I look forward to continuing my work on your behalf. 


Sincerely yours,


Steny H. Hoyer




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Following the speech, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer responds to the President’s ideas on healthcare, energy, bipartisan cooperation, and Iraq.


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Hoyer Statement on Black History Month
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer issued a statement in commemoration of Black History Month, honoring America’s tradition of diversity and the numerous contributions African Americans have made to the country.

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Hoyer Meets with Greater Washington Board of Trade 
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer met with the Greater Washington Board of Trade in Greenbelt, Maryland on Friday, January 26, to deliver an update on the 110th Congress and lead a discussion on issues important to the regional business community.

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Congressman Steny H. Hoyer led a bipartisan letter sent today to President Bush from Washington-area House members calling for parity in the 2008 pay adjustments for both military and civilian federal employees.

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