Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) discussed the need to finish a budget and give certainty to the economy on Fox News' "Your World With Neil Cavuto" this afternoon. Below are excerpts and a link to the video.
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“I think [the market today] says a lot about uncertainty. We still have … a federal government, Congress of the United States, that is not giving certainty and confidence to the economy that we're going to be on a fiscally-sustainable, stable path, that we’re going to come to compromise, whatever the bills might be, whatever the policies might be, that we will overcome gridlock… I'm one of those…that believes very strongly that we need to get our country on a fiscally sustainable path. I talked with Mr. Cantor in our colloquy today about going to a conference on the budget documents that have been passed so we can come to agreement, and have a bipartisan agreement on at least numbers and some policies.”
“I would say to my Republican and Democratic colleagues, if we got together, we passed a budget, we passed appropriation bills in some kind of bipartisan fashion, so that the Congress was working – not that people would know x, y, or z provision – I think they would feel a lot better about what is happening in their country and in their economy.”