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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.
The Federal Trade Commission has warned that a scam is being perpetrated on federal employees victimized by the breaches of Office of Personnel Management databases.
On the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, similar bipartisan triumphs now seem unimaginable.
Anti-deal lobbying groups are zeroing in on Democrats like New York Sen. Charles Schumer, as well as Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.).
Some of the main targets of the groups are Sens. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.) and Christopher Coons (D-Del.) and Reps. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Brad Sherman (D-Calif.).
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.
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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