Press Release ● Jobs and Economy
For Immediate Release: 
November 4, 2009
Contact Info: 
Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Senate passed legislation extending unemployment insurance benefits, the homebuyer tax credit, and net operating loss carryback provisions:
“I am pleased the Senate has passed legislation that is vital to Americans who have lost their jobs as a result of the deepest recession in over three-quarters of a century.  For too long, Senate Republicans blocked progress on extending unemployment insurance, which would provide immediate and tangible help to those who need it most, while also boosting our economy.  Democrats remain focused on doing everything we can to assist Americans struggling to make ends meet, and extending unemployment benefits is part of that effort.  Now that this legislation has passed the Senate, I will bring it to the House Floor for a vote as early as tomorrow.”