Majority Leader Hoyer's Statement on the Passage of Economic Stimulus Package

For Immediate Release:

February 7, 2008

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight:
 
“I am very pleased that this Congress, on a bipartisan basis, has passed a focused economic stimulus package that will provide an important shot in the arm to our struggling economy.
 
“This package abides by the principles that we Democrats have insisted on since the beginning of our discussions – specifically, that this legislation be timely, temporary and targeted.
 
“In short, this legislation will provide stimulus payments to millions of hard-working Americans, giving them the help they need and boosting our economy, as well.
 
“Democrats are particularly pleased that, under this package, millions of working families who otherwise would not have been helped will receive a stimulus payment, including seniors and disabled veterans.”
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