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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.
Employment laws enforced differently in Congress and complaint system panned as "a closed process."
How better to spend a beautiful Tuesday than engaged in petty arguments?
VA spends $200m on wrongful death payments; vulnerable Dems get White House help; Rep. Vance McAllister famous for all the wrong reasons.
Spending plan would slash $5 trillion over the next decade, mostly by repealing Obamacare and revamping Medicaid. He also ignores a more ambitious tax code overhaul.
After hours of uncertainty over whether the bill had sufficient support to pass, House Republican leaders moved quickly to approve the measure by voice vote.
Democrats will stick with Obamacare and face a turnout battle - but we already knew both of those.
House Democrats tout economic benefits of immigration reform to pressure Republicans.
They sang along at one of the rare moments when top political leaders break bread together.
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They hope that collecting signatures for a rarely used procedural tactic will put pressure on Republicans.
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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