For Immediate Release:
January 19, 2007
MESSAGE FROM THE MAJORITY LEADER
I am proud to report that the '100 Hours Agenda' reached a successful conclusion yesterday evening. Over the past two weeks, we have passed legislation that will strengthen our national security, raise the minimum wage, expand stem cell research, lower prescription drug prices, make college more affordable, and increase our energy independence. All of these measures are supported by the American people, and will positively impact their lives.
I am particularly proud of the way the People's House put progress before partisanship, with an average of 62 Republicans supporting each of the bills of the '100 Hours Agenda.' This gives me hope that there can be real cooperation between Democrats and Republicans so that we may continue our record of achievement over the next two years.
These 100 hours are the foundation of a new Congress, one that will put the people, and their priorities, first.
With kind personal regards, I am
STENY H. HOYER
MAJORITY NEWS UPDATE
Hoyer Calls for Clean Minimum Wage Bill
Majority Leader Hoyer expressed his disappointment with a Senate Finance Committee tax package that ties a raise in the federal minimum wage to tax breaks for businesses.
Hoyer Statement on Making College More Affordable
On Wednesday, Majority Leader Hoyer spoke in support of the College Student Relief Act, which will make college more affordable for millions of students and their families.
Hoyer Statement on CLEAN Energy Act
Majority Leader Hoyer spoke on the House Floor on Thursday in support of the CLEAN Energy Act, calling it a "down payment" on a new energy future for America.
Hoyer Lauds Completion of 100 Hours Agenda
As the 100 Hours Agenda drew to a close Majority Leader Hoyer recognized the contributions of the House's new Members in successfully passing all six provisions of the agenda.