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August 28, 2011

St. Mary's: Power Out; Downed Trees Lines

BayNet A dawn broke Sunday in St. Mary’s County anyone with a chain saw became the most popular person in the neighborhood. Hurricane Irene left in its wake many downed trees and power lines and a large population without power. Although most waterfront areas unlike Isabel were spared major flooding there were some notable exceptions including the St. Mary’s River in Great Mills and Town Run in Leonardtown at Maryland Antiques Center and the Port of Leonardtown.

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August 25, 2011

Hoyer Remarks at Women’s Equality Luncheon

CLINTON MD – Today Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) hosted women business and community leaders for an annual luncheon to mark Women’s Equality Day.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “We come here today to celebrate Women’s Equality Day. We are joined by a wonderful keynote speaker Ms. Tina Tchen who serves as Special Assistant to President Obama and Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama. She is also Executive Director of the Council on Women and Girls in the Obama Administration.

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July 28, 2011

Hoyer leads fundraising among county incumbents

The CapitalOf the four congressmen who represent Anne Arundel County House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer has raised the most during this election cycle according to federal campaign finance reports filed this month. Hoyer D-St. Mary's County represents southern Anne Arundel and raised $1.2 million since the 2010 election. He raised $716 214 between April and July of this year and his $996 927 campaign chest is the largest of the four congressmen currently representing Anne Arundel.

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March 23, 2011

Hoyer Op-Ed: County residents already reaping benefits of health care reform

The GazetteA year ago this week President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act or the ACA. The ACA gave families — not insurance companies — the freedom to control their own health care choices. Just a year after it became law the ACA is making it easier for small businesses in Prince George's County to cover their employees the law is taking important steps to bring down health care costs and it's stopping insurance company abuses that bankrupt sick Marylanders or deny them coverage.

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March 7, 2011

'Bloody Sunday' remembered in Selma

Montgomery AdvertiserSELMA Ala. - Thousands of marchers marked the 46th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" voting rights confrontation in Selma. Congressmen Steny Hoyer John Lewis and Harry Reid march arm-in-arm on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Ala. on Sunday. By Kevin Glackmeyer AP Congressmen Steny Hoyer John Lewis and Harry Reid march arm-in-arm on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Ala. on Sunday.

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March 6, 2011

Top congressmen join in civil rights pilgrimage

Montgomery AdvertiserThe second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives first experienced segregation when he was 11. U.S. Rep John Lewis right center holds hands with U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer and Kerry Kennedy an human rights activist and daughter of Robert Kennedy as they sing at the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery during a visit by a congressional delegation Saturday. (Mickey Welsh - Advertiser) House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland who was the House majority leader when Democrats controlled the House had moved to Coconut Grove Fla.

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February 19, 2011

Hoyer Remarks at 30th Annual Black History Month Breakfast

WALDORF MD – Today Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) attended the 30th Annual Black History Month Breakfast in Waldorf where he was joined by Senator Benjamin L. Cardin and keynote speaker Ron Kirk the United States Trade Representative serving in the Obama Administration and hundreds of community leaders from Maryland’s Fifth District.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “It’s my honor to welcome you all to our 30th annual Black History Breakfast.

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February 4, 2011

Push is on to serve healthier meals in public schools

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 would give the U.S. Department of Agriculture the authority to set nutritional standards for all foods regularly sold in schools during the school day. In St. Mary's County, existing school policy already addresses nutritional standards, but a revision is under way to meet the new standards.

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January 29, 2011

Congressman Hoyer Addresses Maryland Young Democrats

LANHAM MD – Today Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) delivered remarks to the Maryland Young Democrats at their annual convention. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “When I was a student at the University of Maryland I heard president Kennedy challenge my generation to public service. Like so many others I took up that challenge. It brought me to the young Democrats. “I began my time in politics as a young democrat. I met friends who were just as inspired by president Kennedy as I was—and I made friendships and connections that have lasted a lifetime.

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January 26, 2011

Md. Politicians Praise State of the Union Address

Members of Maryland's congressional delegation endorsed the president's call Tuesday night to work across party lines to improve education, facilitate innovation and reduce the deficit.

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