THE LEADER'S REPORT: WEEK OF MARCH 22, 2010

For Immediate Release:

March 26, 2010

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MESSAGE FROM THE MAJORITY LEADER

Last night, the House completed its work on comprehensive health care reform, sending legislation to the President making improvements to the reform bill enacted into law earlier this week. By enacting reform into law, we have taken the first steps toward bringing down costs for American families and small businesses and giving all Americans the security of health insurance that can’t be taken away. With legislative action on reform now complete, we are on our way to a healthier and stronger America for all of our citizens. See here for the immediate benefits of reform.
 
Health Care Improvements PostPassage Presser
Leader Hoyer joins Tri-Committee Chairmen and

House Leaders for a press conference after the House

completed its work on health care reform.
Throughout the past year, Democrats have also remained focused on our top priority of creating jobs and building a strong and lasting economic recovery. This week, the House passed two bills that add to that effort. The Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act provides tax relief to small businesses, which will help them grow and expand. The Disaster Relief and Summer Jobs Act will help create at least 300,000 jobs for youth ages 16 to 21, as well as extend the Recovery Act small business lending program, which ensures small businesses have access to loans and has already helped save or create over 560,000 jobs.

 

Over the next two weeks, Members will be back in their districts to talk with their constituents about how we are working to spur job creation and how the recently enacted health care reform law will benefit them and their families. The House will return for legislative business on April 12th. Until then, I wish you and your family happy and healthy Passover and Easter holidays.

 
Sincerely yours,

Steny H. Hoyer

STENY H. HOYER



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MAJORITY NEWS UPDATE

Congress Completes Action on Health Care Reform
On Thursday, Leader Hoyer joined with House Democrats to send to the President a package of improvements to the underlying health care reform bill enacted into law earlier this week, completing Congress’s work on health care reform.
 
Hoyer Statement on the Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act
This week, Leader Hoyer spoke on the House Floor in support of legislation to help small businesses innovate and grow, which will help create jobs and get Americans back to work.
 
Hoyer Statement on House Democratic Appointees to President's Fiscal Commission
This week, Leader Hoyer congratulated the three Members chosen to Represent House Democrats on the President Obama's bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.