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

For Immediate Release:

October 30, 2009

Contact:Katie Grant
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MESSAGE FROM THE MAJORITY LEADER

This week, House Democrats introduced the Affordable Health Care for America Act, taking another important step on the long, hard road to bring quality, affordable health care to every American. Our country has been on this road since the days of Teddy Roosevelt, but thanks to the commitment of every Member of our caucus, I believe this is the year we will pass health care reform. This is an idea whose time has truly come, and next week, I look forward to bringing this bill to the House Floor for vote.
Affordable Health Care for America Act Event
Leader Hoyer joined House Democratic Leaders,

Members, and real Americans at an event on the

West Steps of the Capitol to introduce the Affordable

Health Care for America Act.
 
While our economy continued to show signs of recovery this week, Democrats remain focused on spurring job creation. Yesterday, Democrats passed the Small Business Financing and Investment Act to help small businesses access credit, which will give them the resources they need to grow and create jobs.  This measure is expected to help small businesses save and create 1.3 million jobs each year and boost our economy.
 
Next week, in addition to considering health reform legislation, the House is expected to pass another bill to protect American consumers. The Expedited CARD Reform for Consumers Act will protect consumers from credit card company abuses – like large increases in interest rates and fees - that have occurred in the interim period since President Obama signed the original credit card reform bill, which cracked down on those abuses.  This will move up the effective date for these reforms from February 22nd to December 1st.
  
Sincerely yours,

Steny H. Hoyer

STENY H. HOYER



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MAJORITY NEWS UPDATE

Hoyer Statement on the Affordable Health Care for America Act
Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at an event on the West Front Steps of the Capitol Thursday to introduce the Affordable Health Care for America Act.
 
Majority Leader Hoyer: GDP Encouraging, More Work Ahead
On Thursday, the Commerce Department announced that GDP rose 3.5% in the third quarter of 2009, another sign that our economy is starting to recover.
 
Hoyer Statement on the Small Business Financing and Investment Act

This week, the House passed the Small Business Financing and Investment Act of 2009, a measure to improve lending and access to credit for small businesses so they can continue to grow and create jobs.
 
Hoyer Statement on Signing of National Defense Authorization Act
This week, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act, legislation that enhances our nation’s security and the well-being of those who serve it.