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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.
WH, Congress in diplomatic tiff; Jindal super PAC forming; N.Y. Assembly Speaker to be arrested; Obama taps Deese to replace Podesta; SOTU audience lowest in 15 years.
The No. 2 Democrat thinks his party can pick up seats in November, but far fewer than the minority whip recently predicted to The Post.
It seems to be just a question of when and how Congress will weigh in on the president's new strategy.
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.
They describe him as affable and polite.
Fortunes made and broken -- in the race for the No. 3 spot in leadership.
The House minority whip calls it a "threshold drug" that leads to the use of more harmful substances.
Rep. Steny Hoyer: House support for assault weapons ban remains unclear
Democratic whip asks voters for more time.
The Maryland lawmaker says it would unfairly target his constituents.
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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