Monday, February 22, 2010

Upcoming event: Rep. Hoyer to Speak on Fiscal Responsibility at Brookings Institution

WASHINGTON, DC - On Monday, March 1 at 1 p.m., House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer will speak at Brookings on restoring fiscal responsibility to Washington. Majority Leader Hoyer will discuss the origins of our unprecedented deficits, the dangers posed to our prosperity and leading role in the world by the "politics of easy choices," and the steps taken by President Obama and the Democratic Congress to put our country back on a fiscally sustainable path. To date, the most important steps include pay-as-you-go legislation, sponsored by Majority Leader Hoyer in the House, and the President's establishment of a bipartisan fiscal commission. A strong Congressional advocate for the commission, Majority Leader Hoyer participated in negotiations leading up to its creation.

Majority Leader Hoyer will insist that Congress take up the commission's recommendations at the end of the year and criticize both parties for putting ideology ahead of America's fiscal future. He will urge Democrats and Republicans to participate constructively in the commission's work, without preconditions. And he will suggest options for a bipartisan budget deal on both spending and revenues that can help America avert a debt crisis.

Brookings Senior Fellow Ron Haskins will provide introductory remarks and moderate the discussion. After the program, Rep. Hoyer will take questions from the audience.

WHO:            House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer

WHAT:             Speech on restoring fiscal responsibility to Washington

WHEN:          1:00 PM, Monday, March 1, 2010

WHERE:         Brookings Institution

                    1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW
                    Washington, DC

**To RSVP for this event, please click here or call 202-797-6105.

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