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By SYLVIA BADGER | October 20, 1990
Politicians and other interested parties will be gathering at the home of Peggy and John Moag (he's a partner with the law firm Patton, Boggs and Blow) tomorrow afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. I'm sure the unusual time for a cocktail party is the best they could do, considering the busy schedules of all the politicos invited.Guests who have paid $1,000 a couple will meet Ron Brown, chairman of the National Democratic Party, and Rep. Steny Hoyer, the honoree. Gov. William Donald Schaefer, Mayor Kurt Schmoke and Baltimore County Executive Dennis Rasmussen are expected to make appearances.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | March 26, 2012
Two years ago, state Sen. Rob Garagiola took up a bill that just about everyone else in Annapolis considered a lost cause. The proposal, to require large retailers to offer employees 15-minute shift breaks every four hours, had languished for years under pressure from business groups. So the Germantown attorney locked lobbyists on both sides of the issue in a room until they emerged with a deal everyone could live with. Three months later, the governor signed the measure into law. "He took all the opposition out of it," state Sen. Thomas "Mac" Middleton, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said of the behind-the-scenes wrangling.
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October 23, 1995
REPUBLICAN DEL. John S. Morgan of Laurel has made it official: He will battle veteran Democratic Rep. Steny H. Hoyer next year for Maryland's Fifth Congressional District seat. Mr. Hoyer, first elected to the office in 1981, overcame strong Republican challenges in 1990 and 1992. However, the conservative lay of the land in the newly redrawn Fifth District, the ascendancy of the right in American politics and Mr. Morgan's considerable assets probably mean Mr. Hoyer is in for his toughest fight yet.In the 1980s, when it mostly comprised Prince George's County, the Fifth was reliably Democratic.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2012
It's been more than a quarter century since someone other than Thomas V. Mike Miller was president of the Maryland Senate and almost a decade since House of Delegates Speaker Michael E. Busch was first chosen for his post. Today, when the two chambers of the General Assembly elect their leaders as the annual session begins, the political odd couple of Miller and Busch will become the longest-serving pair of presiding officers in any state in the nation. At a lunch gathering Tuesday of the state's top Democrats, U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer hailed the two as "the president for life and speaker forever.
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By Elise Armacost | July 1, 1992
Never fear! Steny Hoyer is here!As Anne Arundel continues to lick its wounds from being torn into four congressional districts, now comes the esteemed congressman to tell us why this is the best thing to happen to the county since crab cakes.As Hoyer sees it, four are better than one -- especially if one of the four is himself."I'm the most effective congressman in Maryland's history," said the Prince George's County Democrat on a recent visit to The Sun's Anne Arundel bureau. He requested the meeting so that he could air his views on redistricting.
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January 27, 2011
Political parody by way of fake Twitter account? That's so 2009. Now, instead of skewering pols with the likes of @FakeOmalley and @StephanieRawlingsFake, someone has found a way to use the real thing: @LeaderHoyer. During Wednesday's State of the Union address, Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer of Southern Maryland seemed to issue some startling tweets. "This AZ thing is working out for us very well," read one tweet attributed to the House's No. 2 Dem and captured by blogger Steve Lunceford . "Look how Republicans fell for this bi-partisan seating crap.
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October 1, 2000
THE SOUND OF prosperity -- an F-18 Hornet -- roared overhead, obliterating the words of the congressman seeking re-election. Nothing he said was more telling than the sound and sight of this war plane, a symbolic salute to his most important political achievements in Congress. Now seeking a 10th term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Steny H. Hoyer had come to inaugurate a post office in Lexington Park, home to Patuxent Naval Air Station, known as Pax River. The 5th District congressman helped get the bright blue-and-white building constructed -- after he saved Pax River, cementing it into the Navy's long-range plans.
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September 11, 1990
CongressFirst DistrictBarbara O. Kreamer (D)Wayne T. Gilchrest (R)Second DistrictRonald P. Bowers (D)Third DistrictBenjamin L. Cardin (D)Harwood Nichols (R)Fourth DistrictTom McMillen (D)Robert P. Duckworth (R)Fifth DistrictSteny Hoyer (D)Gregory K. Washington (R)Sixth DistrictBeverly B. Byron (D)Christopher Fiotes Jr. (R)Seventh DistrictKweisi Mfume (D)@Eighth DistrictConstance Morella (R)James Walker Jr. (D)
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August 17, 1994
When it comes to backing up President Clinton on his gutsy decision to continue normal trading relations with China, the Maryland delegation in Congress provides an Alice in Wonderland glimpse of party loyalty. On a roll-call vote last week, Democrats Benjamin Cardin, Steny Hoyer, Kweisi Mfume and Albert Wynn voted against the Democrat in the White House. Republicans Roscoe Bartlett, Wayne Gilchrest and Constance Morella gave Mr. Clinton their support.This reversal of partisan behavior probably would not have been complete had Republican Helen Bentley, a stalwart protectionist, voted.
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March 31, 1995
There is no rest for Steny Hoyer. In 1992, the veteran Democratic Congressman from Prince George's County had to fight off a stern challenge from Republican Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. Last year, Mr. Hoyer survived another strong GOP contender, but lost his subcommittee chairmanship when Republicans won control of Congress. Next year, he could be in for a third tough race if two things occur: The electorate's mood remains conservative and Republican Del. John S. Morgan of Laurel tries to unseat him.The former is probable, the latter still just a possibility.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2011
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer was the featured speaker at the annual Howard County Democratic Party fundraising dinner Thursday night in Clarksville, but Kathy Hochul was the real star. She's the little-known Democrat who won a special congressional election in an upstate New York district near Buffalo that was considered the safest of safe places for a Republican to run. Hochul made the Republican Rep. Paul Ryan's House-approved plan to convert Medicare to a voucher system the primary issue and battered her opponents with it. She won a three-way race, becoming the Democrats' newest and brightest political star as they prepare to battle Republicans and tea party conservatives over the presidency and control of Congress next year.
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January 27, 2011
Political parody by way of fake Twitter account? That's so 2009. Now, instead of skewering pols with the likes of @FakeOmalley and @StephanieRawlingsFake, someone has found a way to use the real thing: @LeaderHoyer. During Wednesday's State of the Union address, Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer of Southern Maryland seemed to issue some startling tweets. "This AZ thing is working out for us very well," read one tweet attributed to the House's No. 2 Dem and captured by blogger Steve Lunceford . "Look how Republicans fell for this bi-partisan seating crap.
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February 11, 2010
I'm getting tired of hearing President Obama and the Democrats blaming former President Bush for the state of affairs these days. I'm not stating he didn't have a hand in it. However, would I be wrong in stating the Democrats had a majority in the Senate and House two years before President Obama and a majority in the first term of President Obama? Why are the Democrats blaming Bush when they have had a majority for the past three years? Nancy Pelosi has been the Speaker of the House since January 4, 2007.
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By GREGORY KANE | December 5, 2007
Mayor Sheila Dixon glided onto the stage of Morgan State University's Murphy Auditorium yesterday in her stunning red dress and waved to the crowd, who gave her a standing ovation. Within an hour, she would take the oath of office as Baltimore's first woman mayor. Three former mayors - Gov. Martin O'Malley, Kurt Schmoke and Thomas D'Alesandro III - were on stage with her. So were Baltimore State's Attorney Patricia Jessamy, Comptroller Joan Pratt and City Council President Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
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By Ronal Kobell and Ronal Kobell,Sun Reporter | December 10, 2006
When he entered politics at the age of 27, Steny Hoyer wanted to be the top man in Annapolis. He worked the halls of the State House, eventually winning election to the Senate president's office in 1975 and becoming the youngest person to serve in that position. Four years later, he became Acting Gov. Blair Lee III's running mate, hoping to eventually become governor. But the Lee-Hoyer ticket lost, and Hoyer found himself out of a job. Three years later, when Congresswoman Gladys Noon Spellman suffered a stroke and a special election was held to replace her, Hoyer decided to run for her seat.
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By David Schoetz and David Schoetz,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 16, 2004
WASHINGTON - When Steny H. Hoyer met Cory Alexander, the veteran Southern Maryland congressman had no idea that Alexander would be his chief of staff one day. In fact, according to Hoyer, the 8-year-old kid was a pain in the neck. But over the past 10 years, Alexander, now 32, has grown invaluable to the No. 2-ranking House Democrat. Moving through a range of positions before taking over the top staff job in 2001, Alexander is described as reliable, effective and intensely loyal. He also has a clear understanding of his duties: know Hoyer's goals and run the nearly 40-person office smoothly enough to achieve them.
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October 30, 1992
WILL MORE college-age students vote in this election?We can't be sure, but local colleges seem to be doing their part to convince their students to do so.An English class at Johns Hopkins is holding a make-up class the evening before elections. To compensate for the different rTC scheduling a student suggested they order pizza. The rest of the class thought it was a great idea, until another student raised the question of paying for it.Then the professor joined in. "The pizza is on me." she told them, "Just as long as you can prove you're voting the next day."
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 17, 1991
HYATTSVILLE -- Two themes swept through the hearing held by the governor's redistricting committee last night: Create a minority district and a separate one for favorite son Representative Steny H. Hoyer, D-5th.About 80 residents and political officials turned out last night for the 11th of 13 hearings held by the five-member commission charged with advising Gov. William Donald Schaefer on the redrawing of legislative and congressional lines that is done every 10 years.Mr. Schaefer, seated in the front row at the hearing room of the Hyattsville Municipal Building, got the advice firsthand from voters.
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October 1, 2000
THE SOUND OF prosperity -- an F-18 Hornet -- roared overhead, obliterating the words of the congressman seeking re-election. Nothing he said was more telling than the sound and sight of this war plane, a symbolic salute to his most important political achievements in Congress. Now seeking a 10th term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Steny H. Hoyer had come to inaugurate a post office in Lexington Park, home to Patuxent Naval Air Station, known as Pax River. The 5th District congressman helped get the bright blue-and-white building constructed -- after he saved Pax River, cementing it into the Navy's long-range plans.
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