THE LEADER'S REPORT: WEEK OF JANUARY 26, 2009

For Immediate Release:

January 30, 2009

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

Leader's Report
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MESSAGE FROM THE MAJORITY LEADER

This week, we considered the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which will create jobs and secure long-term economic growth by investing in the future. The Senate is expected to take up economic recovery legislation this week, and I hope they will act swiftly so we can send a final bill to President Obama. With this bill, Congress continues to make the tough choices and smart investments required to ensure an immediate recovery and future economic stability.
 
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Signing 

House Majority Leader Hoyer, Speaker Pelosi, Senate

Majority Leader Reid, members of the House and

Senate, and Lilly Ledbetter look on as President Obama

signs his first bill into law on Thursday - the Lilly

Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

On Tuesday, the House passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act that addresses pay discrimination in the workplace. Pay discrimination has an undue impact on every woman in every workplace in America, and passage of this bill marks another step forward in the fight for full equality. On Thursday, I was present at the White House when President Obama signed this historic legislation into law, the first of his Administration.
 
Yesterday, I spoke at the Families USA Health Action 2009 conference on the importance of taking action on comprehensive health care reform. This issue is especially important during a time of economic crisis when job losses and rising costs are making health care unaffordable for more American families.
 
Next week, we will bring legislation to the Floor that will delay the transition to digital television to ensure Americans are ready for the switch.  The work on economic recovery legislation will continue in the Senate, and we will be prepared to take up additional bills addressing the challenges facing our nation. The Senate completed action on the State Children’s Health Insurance Program this week, and the House could possibly take final action next week.
 
Sincerely yours,

Steny H. Hoyer

STENY H. HOYER



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MAJORITY NEWS UPDATE

Hoyer Statement on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
This week, the House passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to create jobs and put people back to work. The Senate is expected to take action on their economic recovery legislation next week.
 
Hoyer Statement on Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Majority Leader Hoyer spoke on the House Floor on Tuesday in support of "equal pay for equal work." On Thursday, he was present when President Obama signed this important legislation into law.
 
Hoyer Speaks on Need for Health Care Reform at Families USA Conference
On Thursday, Majority Leader Hoyer delivered a speech at the Families USA Health Action 2009 conference on the importance of taking action on comprehensive health care reform.