House Majority Leader to Outline 2010 Agenda

Jan 20, 2010, 14:35 ET from National Press Club

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., will outline the House agenda for the new legislative session in 2010 at a National Press Club Speakers Newsmakers press conference at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, in the Holeman Lounge, 13th floor, National Press Building, 529 14th St., N.W.

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While congressional leaders continue to craft final health care reform legislation, Hoyer will look ahead to 2010, when he says that job creation and deficit reduction will be the emphasis. In addition to addressing jobs, the House and Senate will concentrate on approving a pay-as-you-go law and creating a commission to deal with America's long-term fiscal danger, according to Hoyer.

He will argue that failed Republican policies led to the current economic crisis and that Democrats have spent the last year trying to spark a recovery. Health insurance reform, energy legislation, and Wall Street reform have the power to create jobs and protect the economy from another crisis, Hoyer says. But progress on these issues has been slowed in the Senate by filibuster threats, he asserts.

The press conference will begin promptly at 9 a.m. in the Holeman Lounge, 13th floor, National Press Building, 529 14th St., N.W. Washington, D.C. The event is open to Press Club members. Credentialed press may cover this event with proper ID. For more information about the Press Club and its programs, go to www.press.org.

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