Steny Hoyer

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Steny Hoyer


Steny H. Hoyer is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 5th district of Maryland. He is now serving[1]as the House majority leader.

Meeting with NAKASEC

Steny Hoyer meets with NAKASEC

Steny Hoyer bragged about meeting with NAKASEC on January 18 2018.[2]

AAPI Immigrant Rights Organizing Table

Close to 150 immigrants and advocates from Black and Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities came together in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 5 2017, for a day of action on immigration. Together, the two groups, often unheard in the debate about immigration policy, joined forces to call for a clean DREAM Act and a permanent solution for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders.

Led by UndocuBlack Network and the AAPI Immigrant Rights Organizing Table, the day featured a news conference with House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Rep. Judy Chu, (D-Calif.), Jan Schakowsky, (D-Ill.), and Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.)

“As an undocumented immigrant, woman of color, and a DREAMer, I can attest to the fact that this bill will determine the future of 11 million human lives,” said Angie Kim, who participated in the news conference on behalf of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum. “This bill is not just a policy. This bill is not an amnesty. This bill is about true American value, American history, humanity, and justice.”

“DACA changed my life. It allowed me to go to and finish school, get a good job and support my family. A clean DREAM Act must pass before Christmas,” said Jung Woo Kim speaking on behalf of the Korean Resource Center and NAKASEC. “We, young immigrant Americans, are an important part of the future of this nation. What kind of government would throw away its young people?”[3]

In the House

His role includes managing the House floor as well as scheduling legislation to be considered on the floor. He also plays key roles in helping House Democrats determine their legislative agenda and political strategy and in building support for the party’s positions and delivering the Democratic message both in Washington and nationally.

Now serving his 14th term in Congress. Prior to being elected majority leader, Hoyer served as the Democratic Party Whip in the 108th and 109th Congresses.

CASA connection

June 2010, U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin (Md.) were among the special guests who helped cut the ribbon on CASA de Maryland's newly expanded and renovated multicultural center in Langly Park, Md. Through an investment partnership with Bank of America, Enterprise helped finance the green property with $7.9 million in New Markets Tax Credit allocation.[4]

CASA de Maryland, the state's largest immigrant advocate organization celebrated its 25th birthday by opening a new headquarters in the 21, 000 square foot McCormick-Goodhart mansion.

The facility will now be known as the CASA de Maryland MultiCultural Center. The renovation took almost three years and cost nearly $14 million dollars , "Some donations from the community were as small as a quarter and the largest was $2 million dollars" says CASA's Executive Director Gustavo Torres.

Over a thousand Langley Park residents attended the celebration as well as Maryalnd Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin, US Congressman Chris Van Hollen and Steny Hoyer and the President of the NAACP Benjamin Jealous.[5]

ARA

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Rep Hoyer addresses Maryland/DC Alliance for Retired Americans /senior issues at town hall, July 18, 2003.

ARA endorsement, 2014

The Alliance for Retired Americans Political Action Fund endorsed Steny Hoyer in 2014, also 2012.[6]

Contributions from SEIU

Hoyer is the top recipient of funds from SEIU PAC, with a total of $74,550.[7]

Planned Parenthood

Hoyer received $1000 in lobbying funds from Planned Parenthood in 2008.

PDA connection

In June 2013 Progressive Democrats of America assigned activists to deliver their material to almost every US Congressman and several Senators. Mike Hersh was assigned as contact for Rep. Hoyer.[8]

AAPI Immigrant Rights Organizing Table

Close to 150 immigrants and advocates from Black and Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities came together in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 5 2017, for a day of action on immigration. Together, the two groups, often unheard in the debate about immigration policy, joined forces to call for a clean DREAM Act and a permanent solution for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders.

Led by UndocuBlack and the AAPI Immigrant Rights Organizing Table, the day featured a news conference with House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Rep. Judy Chu, (D-Calif.), Jan Schakowsky, (D-Ill.), and Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.)

“As an undocumented immigrant, woman of color, and a DREAMer, I can attest to the fact that this bill will determine the future of 11 million human lives,” said Angie Kim, who participated in the news conference on behalf of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum. “This bill is not just a policy. This bill is not an amnesty. This bill is about true American value, American history, humanity, and justice.”

“DACA changed my life. It allowed me to go to and finish school, get a good job and support my family. A clean DREAM Act must pass before Christmas,” said Jung Woo Kim speaking on behalf of the Korean Resource Center and NAKASEC. “We, young immigrant Americans, are an important part of the future of this nation. What kind of government would throw away its young people?”[9]

Backing Baker

Progressive unions, groups and allies are taking on Democratic Party regulars in the June 26 Maryland Democratic gubernatorial primary. But whoever wins faces an unenviable task, even in the deep-blue state: Trying to dislodge popular GOP Gov. Larry Hogan in November.

On the party regulars’ side, former Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley became the latest regular backer of the other leader, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker. O’Malley joined former Gov. Parris Glendening, state Attorney General Brian Frosh and U.S. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer in backing Baker.[10]

DSA pressure on Yemen Bill

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IE DSA - Inland Empire Democratic Socialists of America July 8 2019.

URGENT: Tomorrow, Tuesday 7/9, the House Rules Committee will consider whether to allow a floor vote on Rep. Ro Khanna's legislation to end US participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen (Amendment 339 to the National Defense Authorization Act.) The DSA International Committee urges members to call their reps in support.

The Congressional switchboard is 202-225-3121. You can say something like:

“I urge you to co-sponsor, speak out for and vote for the Khanna-Schiff amendment to end all U.S. participation in the Saudi-UAE war in Yemen. Yemeni kids' lives are hanging on your vote.”

Key Congress members — If your Rep is on this list, please contact them immediately and urge them to cosponsor Amendment 339:

Pelosi, Hoyer, Engel, Smith, Lieu, Nadler, Lowey, Jim Himes, Ted Deutch, Brad Sherman, Meeks, Bass, Connolly, Susan Davis, Jim McGovern, Langevin, Moulton, Gallego, Houlahan, Cicilline, Slotkin, Mikie Sherrill, Luria, Spanberger, Wild, Malinowski.

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