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Hoyer Defends Pelosi’s Decision to Run

Tom Williams/Roll Call
Majority Leader Steny Hoyer was elected by acclamation to serve as Minority Whip in the next Congress, and he defended Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to seek the Minority Leader job.

Going forward, Hoyer said Democrats need to renew our focus on jobs, renew our focus on economic growth. In the coming weeks, he said he would be talking a lot about Democrats Make It in America initiative and that he would be working closely on that endeavor with the National Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and organized labor to reach common ground. 

Growing jobs and growing the economy and reaching fiscal balance, I dont think thats left, center or middle. I think its common sense, and I think that that is the Democratic agenda, so I dont perceive it as moving left or right. It is what our party has been all about and what it needs to be all about. 

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