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House sneaks Medicare patch in by voice vote

House sneaks Medicare patch in by voice vote

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- Through tricky maneuvering Thursday, House GOP leaders snuck through the so-called "Doc Fix" to prevent a cut in Medicare payments before next week's deadline.
Gabrielle Levy
The Issue: Year of action? Doubtful.

The Issue: Year of action? Doubtful.

U.S. President Barack Obama may have declared 2014 a year of action in his State of the Union address but lawmakers last week moved quickly after returning from their recess to knock down expectations.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
On stimulus anniversary, GOP says it failed, Dems want more action

On stimulus anniversary, GOP says it failed, Dems want more action

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers used the anniversary of the 2009 stimulus law to debate the measure's effectiveness, following the release of a White House report.
Obama urges House Democrats to work on minimum wage, immigration

Obama urges House Democrats to work on minimum wage, immigration

CAMBRIDGE, Md., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Friday urged congressional Democrats to work with Republicans to raise the federal minimum wage.
Politics 2014: Immigration stall a matter of trust - House GOP leaders

Politics 2014: Immigration stall a matter of trust - House GOP leaders

Congressional Republican leadership signaled last week that passage of comprehensive reform of the U.S. immigration laws is on life support.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
The Issue: Debt limit back in effect; House leaders float ideas

The Issue: Debt limit back in effect; House leaders float ideas

So what is the Republicans' plan concerning raising the U.S. debt limit the Treasury Department says must be raised by the end of the month or risk default?
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Hoyer assails GOP on 'debt limit chicken'

Hoyer assails GOP on 'debt limit chicken'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A top U.S. House Democrat said Tuesday congressional Republicans are hurting the country by playing "debt limit chicken."
Democrats file Supreme Court brief supporting contraception mandate

Democrats file Supreme Court brief supporting contraception mandate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Top congressional Democrats said Tuesday they have filed a brief at the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate.

Hoyer says Snowden owed no special treatment

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Edward Snowden shined a light on U.S. government's surveillance operations but deserves no special treatment, Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Tuesday.
More than 106,000 sign up through healthcare Marketplace

More than 106,000 sign up through healthcare Marketplace

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- More than 106,000 people chose healthcare plans in the first period of open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act's Marketplace, the Obama administration said.
Nancy Pelosi reads Top 10 list on 'Late Show'

Nancy Pelosi reads Top 10 list on 'Late Show'

NEW YORK, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., read the "Top 10 Things You Never Knew About the House of Representatives" on "Late Show".

81 names added to national firefighter memorial

EMMITSBURG, Md., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The names of 81 firefighters from across the nation who died in the line of duty were added National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, officials said.
Boehner: Obama said 'he will not negotiate'

Boehner: Obama said 'he will not negotiate'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said President Barack Obama told congressional leaders at a White House meeting Wednesday "he will not negotiate."
McCain, Graham appear to support Obama on Syria

McCain, Graham appear to support Obama on Syria

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Two top Republicans emerged from a meeting with President Obama Monday and offered at least conditional support for the president's approach to Syria.
King's March on Washington remembered 50 years later

King's March on Washington remembered 50 years later

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Voting rights were a main topic when tens of thousands gathered in Washington, nearly 50 years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
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Steny Hamilton Hoyer (pronounced /ˈstɛni ˈhɔɪ.ər/; born June 14, 1939) is the U.S. Representative for Maryland's 5th congressional district, serving since 1981. The district includes a large swath of rural and suburban territory southeast of Washington, D.C.. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

He was first elected in 1980 and served as the House Majority Leader from 2007 to 2011. He had previously served as House Minority Whip from 2003 to 2007, and was reelected to that post in 2011. These positions make him the second-ranking figure in the House Democratic Leadership hierarchy.

Hoyer was born in New York City but grew up in Mitchellville, Maryland. His mother, Jean (née Baldwin), was American, and his father, Steen Theilgaard Høyer, was Danish and a native of Copenhagen; "Steny" is a variant of his father's name, "Steen", and Hoyer is an anglicized form of the fairly common Danish surname "Høyer". He graduated from Suitland High School in Suitland, Maryland.

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