Majority Leader Hoyer: Disappointed by Republican Politics on Fiscal Commission

For Immediate Release:

March 3, 2010

Contact:Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today:
 
“I am extremely disappointed by the transparently political statement released by Republican Leader John Boehner today.  I ask him again to take the work of the bipartisan fiscal commission seriously, and appoint thoughtful members who will work in a bipartisan way to set our country on sound fiscal footing.  The two bipartisan legislative proposals from Sen. Conrad and Sen. Gregg and Rep. Cooper and Rep. Wolf both had the same procedures in place, and called for a commission to issue their report after the election, to avoid partisan grandstanding.  If scoring political points is the Republican Leader’s objective, then his proposal is consistent with that objective.  Our objective ought to be creating consensus for essential but, admittedly, difficult decisions on how to return our nation to fiscal health.  Republicans need to decide if they’re going to put politics ahead of what’s good for our country.”
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