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Progressives Petition Hoyer Against Safety Net Cuts

Hoyer has been working behind the scenes with members of the House and Senate to draft, vote on, and, he hopes, pass a significant deficit-cutting bill before the November election. And he's stipulated that in these negotiations, everything (including higher taxes and entitlement cuts) is on the table.

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