Whip's Report E-Newsletter
For Immediate Release: 
June 12, 2009
Contact Info: 
Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
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Leader's Report
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This week, I joined President Obama at the White House as the President renewed his call to restore fiscal responsibility by sending Congress a proposal to reinstate the “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO) principle into law. This common-sense principle means the federal government must pay for what it buys. Adherence to fiscal responsibility, including PAYGO, is a commitment of this Democratic Congress, and I look forward to working with the President to make this law a reality. 
PAYGO at the White House
Leader Hoyer joined President Obama, Speaker Pelosi,
and Members of Congress at the White House for an
announcement on PAYGO.
While Congress continues to work to help rebuild our economy, this week the House passed “Cash for Clunkers” legislation, which will provide incentives for consumers to purchase new, more fuel efficient vehicles. At a time when auto companies and dealers are struggling to remain viable and competitive, this legislation is a common sense way to bolster the auto industry and the economy at-large.
Last night, the House and Senate reached agreement on the Fiscal Year 2009 Supplemental Appropriations bill, supporting our troops in the field in Iraq and Afghanistan. We expect to consider this legislation in the House next week and send it to the President for his signature. In addition, the House will begin the important work of passing appropriations bills to invest in the priorities of the American people for the next fiscal year.  The two appropriations bills on the Floor next week include critical investments in our Nation's domestic security needs, including law enforcement and border security.
House Committees continue to focus on health care reform and clean energy legislation, two priorities of President Obama and the American people. It is my hope that we can bring these bills to the Floor before August. To stay updated on the progress of health care reform, visit the health care reform clearinghouse and sign up to receive "The Daily Dose."  
Sincerely yours,
Steny H. Hoyer

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Hoyer Statement on Obama Administration’s Statutory PAYGO Proposal
This week, Leader Hoyer joined President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and Members of Congress at the White House as the President announced that he sent a proposal to Congress to restore the “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO) principle into law.
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Document: Republican Memory Short on Fiscal Responsibility

Hoyer Statement on President Obama’s Health Care Town Hall
As Congress continues to work on health care reform legislation, President Obama brought a strong case for reform to a town-hall meeting in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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Hoyer Statement on the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act
This week, the House passed “Cash for Clunkers” legislation, providing incentives for consumers to purchase new, more fuel efficient vehicles while also bolstering the auto industry, a critical component of our economy.
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Hoyer Speaks at Press Conference on the Automobile Dealer Economic Rights Restoration Act
Leader Hoyer joined Members of Congress and auto dealership owners for a press conference on the recently introduced Automobile Dealer Economic Rights Restoration Act of 2009.
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