Hoyer Statement Commemorating the Birthday of President Lyndon Johnson

For Immediate Release:

August 27, 2010

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WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today commemorating the birthday of former President Lyndon B. Johnson, who was born on August 27, 1908:

 
“Today, we honor the life and legacy of President Lyndon Johnson, a man who worked tirelessly to put an end to poverty and racial injustice, helping to forever shape the destiny of our country. President Johnson’s courageous leadership and bold vision of a Great Society were instrumental in creating Medicare and Medicaid, the landmark Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, and many other achievements that still help millions of Americans claim their right to equal opportunity.
 
“Democrats are proud to carry on that great legacy today, as we fight to protect Americans from skyrocketing health care costs, strengthen Social Security, and build an education system that lives up to the challenges of the 21st century. As we mark the 102nd anniversary of President Johnson’s birth, we honor his sweeping legislative accomplishments and his unwavering commitment to a more just society.”
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