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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.
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.
Move will allow successor to take office immediately after Nov. 4 election.
They describe him as affable and polite.
Fortunes made and broken -- in the race for the No. 3 spot in leadership.
But that hasn't stopped them from trying to get out the message on the issue this week.
Dems vow a continued push for a legislative response to the Supreme Court voting rights decision, despite losing an ally in Canton.
There's the speaker, the leader and the whip. What does each of them do? (And where did they come up with whip?!)
The 22-term representative from New York and a defining voice in black politics faces a tough primary.
It's like "Schoolhouse Rock" (but without the singing - you're welcome).
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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