Top military leaders, Republican senators and former opponents continue to express that it is critical that Congress pass legislation empowering the Defense Department to implement a repeal itself'Don't ask' repeal introduced in House Dec 14, 2010
We'd like the Senate to move first on this issueHouse Dems irked by tax-rate deal Dec 07, 2010
I share Speaker Boehner's view and the views that have been expressed by the two United States senatorsMembers of Congress concerned over safety Jan 09, 2011
I am disappointed Republicans chose to play politics with a bill that enjoys strong bipartisan support and would increase access to school meal programs, improve the standards of food provided, and help reduce childhood obesityHouse passes $4.5B child nutrition bill Dec 02, 2010
The Senate has refused to move forward on that issueBoehner still steamed over Dem's tax delay Sep 26, 2010
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.