House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today at the conclusion of the Democratic Issues Conference:
"At this year's issues conference, House Democrats discussed the challenges facing our economy, how to reduce gun violence, the need for comprehensive immigration reform, and ways to protect Americans' voting rights. Hearing from a number of distinguished speakers, the message we received was clear: if we work together as a nation, there is no challenge we cannot overcome.
"I want to thank Leader Pelosi, Assistant Leader Clyburn, Caucus Chairman Becerra, and Caucus Vice Chairman Crowley for helping to make this conference a success. I know that House Democrats were pleased to hear from President Obama, Vice President Biden, and former President Bill Clinton, whom I had the honor of introducing earlier today. As we return to Washington, I hope Republicans will be ready to work with Democrats to address the challenges we face in a bipartisan fashion, starting with achieving a big and balanced solution to our deficits that will avert the looming sequester."