Leader's Report
For Immediate Release: 
March 11, 2022
Contact Info: 
Margaret Mulkerrin 202-225-3130
A MESSAGE FROM THE MAJORITY LEADER
 
On Wednesday, I brought to the Floor an omnibus appropriations package that invests in the American people, includes substantial increases to non-defense and defense funding, and provides urgently needed support to the Ukrainian people. I am particularly proud to see this legislation include Community Project Funding, resources for Full Service Community Schools, additional federal dollars for an Election Assistance Commission program that encourages college students to become poll workers, as well as a 21% increase in Member Representational Allowance that would enable Members to increase Congressional staff salaries to allow the House to recruit and retain a diverse, talented workforce. I am grateful to the Members of the Appropriations Committee for their hard work on this omnibus and look forward to President Biden signing it into law.

That same night, a bipartisan coalition in the House voted against the importation of Russian oil, coal, and gas – the lifeblood of Vladimir Putin’s regime. I was proud to bring this legislation to the Floor and stand with the Ukrainian people as they fight back against despotism. This bill would not only ban Russian energy but also calls for Russia’s removal from the World Trade Organization, and reauthorizes the Global Magnitsky Act, which enforces sanctions against those who violate human rights and engage in corruption. The House came together to show Ukrainians, Russians, and everyone around the world that Americans will not shrink from this fight.

 
A year ago today, Democrats delivered the American Rescue Plan to confront the COVID-19 pandemic and kickstart our economic recovery. This crucial law provided greatly needed resources to hundreds of millions of families, enabled the vaccination of 216 million Americans, helped students return to school safely, and contributed to an economic recovery including the creation of nearly 7.4 million jobs and record low unemployment. As Majority Leader, I was honored to bring this legislation to the Floor, which touched the lives of countless Americans and ensured that businesses, workers, and families had the tools necessary to Make It In America.
 
Sincerely yours,


Steny H. Hoyer

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