Hoyer Statement on 2012 House Floor Schedule

For Immediate Release:

October 27, 2011

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans issued the Floor schedule for the House of Representatives in 2012:

“This year’s Floor schedule has prevented the House from getting anything done to create jobs and help Americans who are out of work, and next year’s schedule is more of the same. While Members appreciate having more time in their districts, the House has struggled to get even its most basic work done. We’ve conducted legislative business a mere 111 days this year - nearly equal to the 104 days spent either in recess or in pro forma business. And the schedule has been out of sync with the Senate, making it nearly impossible to coordinate. As a result, this Congress has seen only a small number of bills signed into law. I hope that next year, in spite of the lack of days in session, Republicans will put partisanship aside and work with us to address the challenges facing our nation and get Americans back to work.”

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