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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.
House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) announced today that he’d resign from Congress on Oct. 30 after nearly five years as speaker. Also read: What Boehner said the night before he said he was quitting How speakers of the House became an endangered species Experts no longer expect government shutdown
Democrats say they're willing to back a short-term CR, but only so they can begin negotiations on a long-term deal that increases domestic spending. And they want to be done well before December.
An AIPAC official said the regular trip was planned before there was an expected vote on the nuclear deal, and that no lobbying of lawmakers will take place.
On the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, similar bipartisan triumphs now seem unimaginable.
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.
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.
Leaders say new numbers show that the American public is catching on.
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
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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