ADVISORY: Majority Leader Steny Hoyer Discusses the Minority in Congress: Loyal Opposition or Deliberate Roadblock?
Monday, December 7, 2009, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer will appear at the Center for American Progress Action Fund to discuss the minority party’s role in Congress and the current Republican leadership’s record of pushing them to be the "Party of No." From creating jobs and addressing the economic crisis, to health reform and climate change, the Republican leadership has put up roadblocks rather than work constructively to find solutions to the challenges facing our country.
The Majority Leader will discuss the history of the "Party of No" strategy, which is based on the assumption that the minority party benefits most when Congress is deadlocked. He will also discuss historical examples of constructive minorities in Congress, to demonstrate that more productive alternatives are possible—alternatives that would enable Congress to better address the needs of the American people at a critical time in our nation’s history.
Please join us for what promises to be a lively conversation with the Majority Leader.
Featured Speaker: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer
Introduction by: Winnie Stachelberg, Senior Vice President for External Affairs, Center for American Progress Action Fund
To RSVP for this event, email Jason Rahlan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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