Washington, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) will visit Texas and Oklahoma this weekend and early next week to campaign in support of Democrats running for the House.
Hoyer will be in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, where he will participate in events hosted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) in support of a number of Democratic incumbents across the country. Also on Saturday, he will join Rep. Filemon Vela for a fundraiser benefiting House Democratic incumbents.
On Sunday, Hoyer will join candidate Wendy Davis (TX-21) for a campaign event. Davis, a former State Senator, successful attorney, and a well-known advocate for women's health care access, was Democrats' gubernatorial nominee in 2014. She is running to unseat freshman Republican Rep. Chip Roy in a seat targeted by the DCCC to expand Democrats' House Majority in 2020. Later on Sunday, Hoyer will travel to San Antonio to campaign for TX-23 candidate Gina Ortiz-Jones, who is seeking election to the seat currently held by third-term Republican Rep. Will Hurd, who is retiring at the end of this Congress. An Iraq War veteran and former Obama Administration trade enforcement official, Ortiz-Jones came within less than 1,000 votes of defeating Hurd in 2018 in a seat that is also a top DCCC target in 2020.
On Monday, Hoyer will be in Houston for an event in support of freshman Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07). Fletcher, a Houston native and successful attorney, defeated a nine-term incumbent Republican in 2018 and is running for re-election next year in a DCCC-designated 'Frontline' district. In Congress, Fletcher chairs the House Science, Space, & Technology Subcommittee on the Environment.
Hoyer will travel to Oklahoma City on Tuesday to participate in two events with Rep. Kendra Horn (OK-05), including a meeting with Oklahoma veterans. A former aide to retired U.S. Rep. Brad Carson and a founder of the nonprofit Women Lead Oklahoma, Horn defeated a two-term Republican incumbent last year and is now a member of the Blue Dog Coalition and chairs the House Science, Space, & Technology Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics. She is running for re-election in 2020 in this 'Frontline' seat.
Since the beginning of the 2020 election cycle, Hoyer has traveled to thirty districts in seventeen states, raising or contributing $3.8 million to help Democrats maintain and expand their House Majority next year.