The Leader's Report: Week of February 26, 2007

For Immediate Release:

March 2, 2007

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MESSAGE FROM THE MAJORITY LEADER

Yesterday, I introduced the Program for Real Energy Security, or PROGRESS Act, a bill that aims to make America energy independent and fight global warming.  The provisions in this bill could be among the first steps this Democratic Congress will take to put our country on the path to energy independence, which will increase our national, economic, and environmental security.  The PROGRESS Act continues the effort to move our nation's energy policy in a new direction.
Also this week, the People's House continued the work we began with the 100 Hours Agenda to make this nation safer and put the American Dream within everyone's reach.  On Wednesday, we passed the National Security First Act, which strengthens national security by making changes to the foreign investment review process.  The next day we passed the Employee Free Choice Act, which establishes fairness in the workplace by providing workers the choice to bargain for better wages, benefits and work conditions.
Next week the House will continue to focus on preserving the environment and protecting our communities with votes on three bills that will promote clean, healthy water.
Sincerely yours,
Steny H. Hoyer
STENY H. HOYER
 
MAJORITY NEWS UPDATE

Majority Leader Hoyer Statement on National Security First Act
Majority Leader Hoyer released a statement in support of the National Security First Act, which will strengthen national security by fixing flaws in the foreign investment review process.
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Majority Leader Hoyer Statement on Employee Free Choice Act
On Thursday, Majority Leader Hoyer spoke on the House Floor in support of the Employee Free Choice Act, noting that this legislation restores fairness to the workplace.
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Majority Leader Hoyer Unveils Energy Independence Bill
At a press conference on Thursday, Majority Leader Hoyer was joined by House Democratic veteran and freshmen Members in unveiling the PROGRESS Act, a bill that puts America on the path to energy independence and help combat global warming.
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Majority Leader Hoyer Statement on Change of Leadership at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Majority Leader Hoyer released a statement in response to news reports of the deplorable conditions at Walter Reed and the announcement that Walter Reed's Commanding General had been relieved of duty.
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