THE LEADER'S REPORT: WEEK OF JUNE 02, 2008

For Immediate Release:

June 6, 2008

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

Leader's Report
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MESSAGE FROM THE MAJORITY LEADER

This week, Democrats did what Republicans failed to do since 2000: adopt a federal budget in an election year. 
 
Adopting a budget is important because it shows that Democrats know where we want to lead the nation and how we want to get there.  It is a critical blueprint that guides government investment and details how to put our nation on sound fiscal footing. 
 
The Democratic 2008 budget turns away from the Bush Administration's failed policies that have created record deficits and debt, instead focusing on restoring fiscal responsibility.  Our budget outlines how we would meet the critical needs of the American people, including middle-class tax relief and investments to keep America safe, boost economic growth, and help families struggling in the Bush economy.



Next week, the House will consider legislation reauthorizing Amtrak and NASA.  We also expect to consider the emergency appropriations for Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
Sincerely yours,

Steny H. Hoyer

STENY H. HOYER



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MAJORITY NEWS UPDATE

Majority Leader Hoyer Takes Aim at President Bush's Economic Record

On Monday, Hoyer stated that the Bush Administration's focus on tax cuts that are not due to expire for another two years demonstrates once again how they are out of touch with the hardships facing American families as a result of their irresponsible economic policies.

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Hoyer Says Dismal Jobs Report Is Further Evidence that Bush's Policies Have Failed America
Today, Hoyer released a statement after the Department of Labor reported that the U.S. economy lost 49,000 jobs in May stating that further job losses are more evidence that President Bush's economic policies have failed America.

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Hoyer Statement on the Budget Conference Report

Hoyer spoke on the House Floor yesterday in support of the first budget adopted in an election year since 2000, calling it a signal accomplishment and a demonstration of Democrats' ability to govern effectively.

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