I am running for Democratic Whip in order to defend Dem accomplishments, unify our Caucus & begin the hard work of winning back the majorityHoyer wants to be minority whip Nov 08, 2010
I'm not happy with that. It will cost substantial dollarsHouse Dems irked by tax-rate deal Dec 07, 2010
I look forward to bringing this bill to the House floor soon'Don't ask' repeal introduced in House Dec 14, 2010
It is never too late to do the right thingHouse passes 'don't ask, don't tell' bill Dec 15, 2010
I don't think there's any doubt but my colleagues are very concerned about the environment in which they are now operatingMembers of Congress concerned over safety Jan 09, 2011
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.