House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) will speak about Democrats’ record on job creation and the economy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund on Friday, July 23. Majority Leader Hoyer will discuss the policies that have pulled our country back from the brink of a Second Great Depression—and, at a time when too many Americans are still out of work, the policies our middle class still needs. These include a focus on entrepreneurship, more lending for small businesses, the extension of unemployment insurance, and the Make it in America agenda, a new push to strengthen American manufacturing.
The Majority Leader will also address the challenge of balancing job creation with long-term action on deficits. The competing agendas of the two parties present a clear contrast: Democratic action on behalf of the middle class versus the Republican record of obstruction and a push to return to failed Bush policies.