The Leader's Report: Week of March 26, 2006

MESSAGE FROM THE MAJORITY LEADER

This week, House Democrats passed a fiscally responsible budget for Fiscal Year 2008 (which begins October 1) that will take our nation in a new direction and begin to clean up the fiscal train wreck left by the Republican Party.  In just six years, President Bush and Republicans in Congress turned a projected $5.6 trillion budget surplus into additional debt of more than $3 trillion.  The budget offered by House Democrats will restore fiscal responsibility, bringing our budget back to balance by 2012.  The Democratic budget reflects our values and priorities, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to defend our nation, grow our economy, protect our children and strengthen families, preserve our planet, and ensure that our government is accountable and efficient.  For example, the Democratic budget ensures a robust defense, boosting homeland security funding and providing $3.5 billion more for veterans’ services than the President’s budget proposal for 2008.
Sincerely yours,
Steny H. Hoyer
STENY H. HOYER
 
MAJORITY NEWS UPDATE

Majority Leader Speaks on the Democrats’ Fiscally Responsible Budget
On Thursday, Majority Leader Hoyer spoke on the House Floor in support of the Democrats’ Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2008, which passed the House 216-210.  After six years of record budget deficits and spiraling debt due to Republican policies, the Democratic budget would return the budget to balance by 2012.
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Majority Leader Touts the Accomplishments of the New Direction Democratic Congress

On Wednesday, the Majority Leader attended a press conference with other Democratic leaders to discuss the progress House Democrats have made on key issues and the agenda ahead.
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Majority Leader’s Statement on Wounded Warrior Bill

On Wednesday, Majority Leader Hoyer issued a statement in support of the Wounded Warrior Assistance Act, which is a direct response to the deplorable, inexcusable treatment recently uncovered at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
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Majority Leader Hoyer’s Statement on Rail Security Legislation

On Tuesday, March 27, Majority Leader Hoyer issued a statement supporting the Rail and Public Transportation Act, which will improve the security of railroads and public transportation in the United States.  The House passed the bill 299-124.
 
Majority Leader: Democrats Are Producing Real Results in 110th Congress
On Tuesday, Majority Leader Hoyer released a report demonstrating that in the first three months of 2007 Democrats have worked harder and produced more results for the American people than during the same period in the three previous Congresses.
View the First Quarter Progress Report.