Hoyer Statement on “Startup America” Initiative

For Immediate Release:

January 31, 2011

Contact:

Katie Grant,  202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Obama Administration announced its new “Startup America” initiative, which is designed to encourage private sector investment in both startup firms and small businesses, which are the drivers of job creation and innovation in our economy:

“I strongly support the new ‘Startup America’ initiative, which goes hand-in-hand with House Democrats’ Make It In America agenda to strengthen our manufacturing sector and ensure middle-class families can succeed. I look forward to working with President Obama as we move to unleash the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship that is so unique to the American economy. It is that spirit that will keep driving job creation and keep the U.S. as the world leader in the 21st century global economy.”

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