Talking Business With Steny Hoyer
The U.S. Chamber sat down with Maryland Congressman, and House Majority Leader, Steny Hoyer to discuss the Democrats’ progress so far and the business agenda ahead.
uschamber.com: How would you summarize the Democrats’ first session in terms of small business?
Hoyer: We had a very successful first session of Congress in which we addressed some of the needs of the country that we promised to address during the 2006 election. We passed a minimum wage bill and some small business tax relief. We passed an education bill that will give businesses greater opportunities to hire people who can help their businesses succeed. We passed a stimulus package that seeks to give a shot in the arm to business. All of these bills were passed in a bipartisan fashion and signed by the president. Further, our small business committee has been focused on taking actions to help small businesses become more competitive in the government contracting process.
Read the full interview here.