Hoyer Statement on President Obama’s Press Conference

For Immediate Release:

June 29, 2011

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today after President Obama’s press conference:

“Today the President clearly stated Democrats’ position: we must ensure that America pays its bills, and agree to a balanced approach to reduce the deficit that includes spending and revenues. We disagree with Republicans who want to protect tax breaks for the wealthy, the oil companies, and special interests, while fighting to end Medicare and reduce the deficit on the backs of seniors and the middle class.

“I agree with the President that we must take action quickly to resolve our differences and reach agreement. It is time to come together to give the world economy, our markets, and businesses certainty that America will pay its bills and that we will take meaningful action to reduce the deficit.”

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