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For Immediate Release: 
January 3, 2020
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
Dear Colleague:
 
I hope you have enjoyed time with family, friends, and constituents over the holiday season. After a successful first session of the 116th Congress, where we passed a significant number of key bills on our “For the People” agenda, I hope you are ready for a busy 2020.
 
Next week, the House will consider the PFAS Action Act. Many of us were deeply disappointed that Senate Republicans blocked the inclusion of provisions in the NDAA conference report to clean up communities affected by PFAS contamination and protect Americans from these harmful “forever” chemicals, which can cause cancer and other serious health problems. When that language was excluded, I vowed to bring the PFAS Action Act to the Floor for a vote when the House reconvened in January, and I am proud to make good on that pledge. Also next week, the House will consider four suspension bills regarding the expansion of 5G telecommunications systems across the U.S. and around the world in order to protect U.S. consumers and strengthen our national security and the security of our allies.
 
The following week, the House will take up H.J.Res.76, a Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval on the Department of Education’s Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule that leaves student loan borrowers who were defrauded by their educational institutions with little or no recourse.  This resolution would ensure those due relief can get it. The House will also take up H.R. 1230, the Protect Older Workers Against Discrimination Act. This bill ensures that victims of age discrimination in the workplace can enforce their rights, so that older Americans are able to strengthen our economy by continuing to contribute their talents to the workforce.
 
As we begin the second session of the 116th Congress next week, House Democrats remain committed to passing legislation and holding committee hearings that advance our “For the People” agenda: lowering health care costs and prescription drug prices, increasing pay through economic growth by rebuilding America, and cleaning up corruption to make Washington work.
 
With kindest regards, I am
 
Sincerely yours,

STENY H. HOYER
House Majority Leader