THE LEADER'S REPORT: WEEK OF JUNE 15, 2009

For Immediate Release:

June 19, 2009

Contact:Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
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MESSAGE FROM THE MAJORITY LEADER

Today, the Chairmen of the three Committees with jurisdiction over our Nation's health policy introduced a discussion draft for reforming our health care system. Next week, these Committees will hold hearings on this important legislation, with markups to follow, and continue talking with Members on both sides of the aisle to reach a consensus. With this draft, we take another important step in achieving the goal of bringing affordable, quality health care to all Americans, and working together we will achieve it this year.
 
 PAYGO Press Conference
Leader Hoyer joins White House Office of Management and

Budget Director Peter Orzsag and Democratic Chairmen

and Members at a press conference on the introduction of

the President's statutory “pay-as-you -go” (PAYGO)

legislation.
This week, I joined House Democrats in introducing President Obama’s  “Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009.” Democrats have consistently pushed for restoring fiscal responsibility in order to reverse years of reckless spending under the Bush Administration, and restoring PAYGO is a central part of that effort. The PAYGO rule is simple: to spend a dollar, you have to save a dollar elsewhere.  Putting the PAYGO principle into law will help us invest sustainably in some of our most important priorities, while pushing us to make the hard choices necessary to support vital programs and cut wasteful spending. President Obama has made fiscal responsibility a top priority, and we will continue working with him as we move to pass this bill into law.
 
Next week, we will consider the Defense Authorization bill, which authorizes investments in resources that support U.S. service members, keep Americans safe, and protect our national interests. In addition, we will bring two appropriations bills to the Floor that make critical investments in our nation's security and environment.  
 
Sincerely yours,

Steny H. Hoyer

STENY H. HOYER



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MAJORITY NEWS UPDATE

Hoyer Statement on Introduction of Statutory PAYGO

On Wednesday, Leader Hoyer joined White House Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orzsag, House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller (D-CA), House Budget Committee Chairman John Spratt (D-SC), and other Democratic Members for a press conference on the introduction of the President's statutory “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO) legislation in the House. 

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Hoyer Statement on House Committees' Health Care Reform Discussion Draft 

Today, the chairmen of the three committees with jurisdiction over health policy in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled a discussion draft of health care reform that provides quality, affordable health care for all Americans.

Hoyer Statement on Supplemental Appropriations Bill

This week, the House and Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2009 Supplemental Appropriations bill that supports our troops, which will now go to the President for his signature.

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