repstenyhoyer I am proud to cosponsor the Raise the Wage Act to raise the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020. The current minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is certainly not enough to make ends meet or raise a family today. A higher minimum wage, which is supported by the majority of Americans and many businesses, will help grow our economy and make the American Dream more attainable for hardworking families. #RaiseTheWage 3d

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repstenyhoyer I was proud to attend today’s marriage equality reception hosted by Rep. Debbie Dingell for plaintiffs April Deboer and Jaybe Rowse in the #SCOTUS same-sex marriage case. I believe every loving and committed couple deserves equal rights under our laws and to have their families valued and protected equally as well. #LoveCantWait 5d

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repstenyhoyer Today, the Supreme Court heard arguments in preparation for a decision that I believe will be historic and a reaffirmation of the basic value enshrined in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution of every individual’s equal rights. Marriage equality has already been affirmed in thirty-seven states and the District of Columbia, and a majority of Americans now support it – a striking example of the power of our democracy to facilitate the march forward of civil rights. I am confident that march will continue unabated, and I look forward to seeing the next step in that march when the Court rules this summer, as I expect it will, in favor of equality. #LoveCantWait #LoveMustWin 5d

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repstenyhoyer In honor of #TakeYourChildToWorkDay, here’s a #ThrowBackThursday from when my daughters joined me in Annapolis as I was being sworn in as President of the Maryland State Senate. 1w

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repstenyhoyer Today I join in celebrating #EarthDay, which falls right in the middle of #NationalParkWeek. One of my favorite National Parks is Piscataway Park in Accokeek, Maryland. A home to a variety of species, as well as fresh water tidal wetlands, nature trails, and meadows, I am proud of my work to preserve this special land. Share your favorite National Park in the comments below or #FindYourPark at www.findyourpark.com. #ActonClimate 1w

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repstenyhoyer Thank you to my colleague and friend, Congressman Luis Gutiérrez, for joining me at CASA yesterday evening to educate the community about the President’s executive actions on immigration reform and what they mean to families in Maryland, and thank you also to CASA and all of the volunteers for their efforts in our community. 2w

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repstenyhoyer Today marks the 100th day of the 114th Congress, and the Republican Majority’s record of dysfunction and partisanship has been deeply disappointing for the American people. House Republicans have wasted these past fifteen weeks on political messaging bills and have struggled with their own internal division instead of taking meaningful action to grow jobs and expand opportunities for hardworking American families: http://1.usa.gov/1NJKaFa 3w
  •   laurabhuggins If I went to work and criticized how my coworkers did their job in a public forum, I'd be in be in deep trouble. I'd rather work to make my workplace better. I'd love to see politicians on both sides of the aisle be a little less partisan. Most Americans are really tired of this ^. 2w
  •   jvtaadvocate Counting on you to bring #senate #JVTA package to House floor for a vote and provide #humantrafficking victims the justice they deserve! 4d

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repstenyhoyer It’s shameful that women in America earn 78 cents to the dollar compared to men. Tell us how securing equal pay for equal work would impact your family. #EqualPayDay #EqualPayNow 3w

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repstenyhoyer Thank you for connecting with me on social media and sharing your thoughts on my work in Congress. Today I reached 50,000 Twitter followers. If you don't do so already, be sure to follow me at twitter.com/WhipHoyer for more updates from the Capitol and Maryland's Fifth District. 4w

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repstenyhoyer I was proud to be at the dedication ceremony for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate today, where I joined in paying tribute to Senator Ted Kennedy, who dedicated his life to public service and was a giant in the Senate. ‪#‎EMKinstitute 1mon

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repstenyhoyer #ThrowbackThursday to a little over five years ago when the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. Five years later, the health care law has expanded coverage to millions, brought down costs, and helped to reduce the deficit. “Share” or “like” if the #ACAisWorking for you and your family. 1mon

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repstenyhoyer Today I was pleased to join with Representative Luis Gutiérrez and other House Democrats to discuss our continued efforts to educate individuals and families about the President’s immigration executive actions. Despite the ruling from the lower court in Texas earlier this year, I expect that the President’s authority to set immigration policy will be upheld. I’m proud to be among the many House Democrats who have held, or will be holding, events in our districts to raise awareness about DACA and DAPA programs and provide helpful information. Ultimately, though, we need a long-term solution to fix our broken immigration system and I urge House Republicans to bring a comprehensive immigration reform bill to the Floor for a vote. 1mon

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repstenyhoyer Today I was proud to mark the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act, which occurred yesterday, by standing with my House Democratic colleagues and several Americans positively affected by the health care law. The Affordable Care Act is not only good for our nation’s families, but it is also good for the economy and good for the budget. 1mon

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repstenyhoyer Five years ago today, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, opening the door to quality, affordable healthcare for millions of Americans. I was proud to have played a leading role in moving that legislation through the House of Representatives as Majority Leader, and I will continue to work with Democrats in the House and Senate to defend the law. #ACAisWorking #BetterWithObamacare 1mon

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repstenyhoyer It might be snowing on Capitol Hill today, but at least we have this to look forward to as we mark the first day of #spring. 1mon

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repstenyhoyer Today I spoke at a press conference with Representative Sheila Jackson Lee and House Democrats to urge Senate Republicans to stop delaying the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. She is extraordinarily well-qualified, she has incredible experience, and everybody agrees she will do an outstanding job. I urge Majority Leader McConnell to bring Loretta Lynch’s confirmation to the Senate Floor without delay. #ConfirmLynch 1mon
  •   victorqie It's like a nightmare being minority in the house... 1mon

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repstenyhoyer The #GOPBudget disinvests in our nation’s future by ignoring the important priorities that keep our country competitive. “Share” or “like” if you think our budget should make the tough choices needed to grow our economy and help more hardworking Americans secure a place in the middle class. 1mon

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repstenyhoyer I was pleased to visit with students from U.S. Government and STEM classes at Great Mills High School today and answer their questions. We discussed the importance of civic engagement and the role of government in their lives. I also had the opportunity to stop by a STEM classroom and discuss the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math to the future of our country. 2mon

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repstenyhoyer From the Department of Health & Human Services: “Nationwide nearly 11.7 million consumers are enrolled in 2015 Health Insurance Marketplace coverage” #HoyerHeadlines #ACAWorks 2mon

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repstenyhoyer Today I laid a wreath with my House colleagues & Juanita Abernathy at the civil rights memorial in Montgomery, Alabama to honor the brave men and women who fought for equal rights fifty years ago. We should continue to honor them and their legacy by working to protect equal access to the ballot box for all Americans. #FPI15 2mon

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