House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) Issues Statement on Women’s Equality Day

August 27, 2009

On August 26th, House Majorirty Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) issued a statement on Women's Equality Day, saying, "America was founded on a promise of equality – a promise that we now understand applies not only to all men, but to all women. Equal rights and equal votes are vital, and heroic women dedicated their lives to winning them."

Hoyer also used the opportunity to call for Health Care Reform, saying, "women are poorly served by a system that allows less than half of them to get health coverage through their work – coverage that is available to 57% of men but just 48% of women."

The full press release can be found here.

Submitted by Peter Lougee, Policy Intern.