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Steny Hoyer's liberal streak and campaign skills have helped him climb to become the No. 2 Democrat in the House.
With Democrats now in the minority, Hoyer is the Democratic whip.
Hoyer, whose district is near the nation's capital, often sticks up for federal workers at a time when the federal government is considering cuts.
Push back on controversy surrounding the embattled DNC chair
Delay an Islamic State vote until after the midterm elections.
Doing so would be bad practice and a worse precedent.
The No. 2 Democrat in the House called for a debate after the Nov. 4 elections to give a greater legislative imprint on attacks against the Islamic State.
Votes on the House GOP border bills surely will lead the Univision and Telemundo evening newscasts, and it's a sure bet that much of what these congressmen said will appear prominently.
The measure is expected to be quickly approved by the Senate, capping months of talks about revamping the VA health system.
At least 15 tea party Republicans in the Senate could oppose the measure to train rebels to fight Islamic State
Move will allow successor to take office immediately after Nov. 4 election.
It seems to be just a question of when and how Congress will weigh in on the president's new strategy.
They describe him as affable and polite.
PROJECT: Wilson Andrews, Jason Bartz, Ryan Kellett, Katie Parker, Leslie Passante and Serdar Tumgoren - The Washington Post. Published Oct. 8, 2012.
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