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|REP. STENY HOYER (MD05 D)|
|US Representative from Maryland|
|Building:||LHOB- Longworth House Office Building|
|Address:||15 Independence Avenue, SE|
|Washington DC 20515-2005|
|Email:||Open Email Webform|
|Legal Name:||Steny Hamilton Hoyer|
|Political Party:||Democratic Party|
|Elected:||1981 - 64% of vote in last election|
|Seniority:||7 of 441|
|Reelection Status:||Eligible for reelection|
|Born:||New York, NY|
|Family:||3 children ; 3 grandchildren ; 2 great-grandchildren|
|Spouse:||Judith Pickett (deceased)|
|Doctor of Jurisprudence Georgetown University Law Center (DC) 1966|
|Bachelor of Science University of Maryland 1963|
|Suitland High School (MD)|
|Executive Assistant, Office of U.S. Sen. Daniel Brewster (MD D) 1962-1966|
|Associate, Haislip and Yewell 1966-1969|
|Associate, Hoyer , Fannon and Johnson 1969-1981|
|Member, MD State Senate 1966-1978|
|President, MD State Senate 1975-1978|
|Candidate, Nomination for Lt. Governor of MD -1978|
|Member, MD Board for Higher Education 1978-1981|
|Former Chair and Ranking Democrat, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (the Helsinki Commission) -|
|Minority Whip, U.S. House of Representatives 2003-2007|
|Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives 2007-2011|
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Suite 310; 6500 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770-1287
Phone: (301) 474-0119, Fax: (301) 474-4697
Suite 202; 401 Post Office Road, Waldorf, Maryland 20602-2738
Phone: (301) 843-1577, Fax: (301) 843-1331
|Member, Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)|
|Member, Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans|
|Member, Congressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus|
|Member, Electronic Warfare Working Group (EWWG)|
|Member, 21st Century Health Care Caucus|
|Member, Congressional Chesapeake Bay Watershed Caucus|
|Member, Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues|
|Member, Congressional Coastal Caucus|
|Member, Congressional Diabetes Caucus|
|Member, Congressional Friends of Denmark|
|Member, Congressional Boating Caucus|
|Member, Congressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children’s Caucus|
|Co-Chair, Congressional Fire Services Caucus|
|Member, Congressional Glaucoma Caucus|
|Member, Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition|
|Member, Congressional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus|
|Member, USO Congressional Caucus|
|Member, Congressional Wine Caucus|
|Member, House Diversity and Innovation Caucus|
|Member, Friends of New Zealand Caucus|
|Member, Friends of Norway|
|Member, Friends of Scotland Caucus|
|Member, House Aerospace Caucus|
|Member, Congressional Biotechnology Caucus|
|Member, House Cancer Caucus|
|Member, The Law Enforcement Caucus|
|Member, Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow Congressional Caucus [SMART Caucus]|
|Member, Congressional Caucus on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)|
|Member, House Impact Aid Coalition|
|Chairman, Recording Arts and Sciences Congressional Caucus|
|Member, Congressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus|
In the Fifth Congressional District, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer is a tireless fighter for economic development and a leader in creating jobs. He has helped create and save nearly 23,000 jobs by supporting federal facilities and associated businesses located in and around the Fifth District, including NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Patuxent River Naval Air Station, the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Indian Head, the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, the FDA at White Oak, and the future NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park.|
He also works hard to protect our natural resources. In addition to supporting every major piece of environmental legislation while in Congress, he has co-sponsored numerous bills to protect the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, including the "Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act.” He secured more than $10 million in the 1990s to respond to Pfiesteria and to study its effects on humans; helped secure more than $400 million in the 2008 Farm Bill to enable farmers to implement environmental best practices and reduce runoff into the Chesapeake Bay; and championed the efforts to replenish the declining oyster population of the Bay and to restore the Potomac, Patuxent and St. Mary's rivers.
Congressman Hoyer works to meet the transportation needs of his constituents by securing funding to maintain and improve local roads, commuter bus systems, and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). He also works to keep local communities and the Washington region safe by fighting to fully fund Community Oriented Policing Services, the Assistance for Firefighters Grant Program, and upgrades for first responders’ communications systems.
In Congress, Steny Hoyer has built an outstanding record of achievement and earned a reputation as a strong leader and an able legislator. In the 111th Congress, his skill at consensus-building helped the House pass important legislation to strengthen our economy and bring health coverage to an additional 4 million low-income children through the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Congressman Hoyer shepherded the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) to overwhelming approval in the House in 1990. This landmark civil rights legislation, signed into law on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, has helped millions of disabled Americans enter the workforce, achieve independence and go as far as their talents take them.
Congressman Hoyer also gained wide acclaim for guiding the Help America Vote Act to House passage and producing a House-Senate Conference Report that was signed into law by President George W. Bush on Oct. 29, 2002.
In addition, Congressman Hoyer drafted and helped secure passage of the Federal Employee Pay Comparability Act (FEPCA). FEPCA, which was signed into law in November 1990, was a major effort to restructure the pay system for Federal employees, which attempts to ensure fairness in pay and comparability to similar work outside the Federal government.
Congressman Hoyer also is a widely respected voice on foreign policy and international affairs. As the former Chair and Ranking Democrat on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (the Helsinki Commission), he championed the cause of human rights, individual freedoms, democracy and religious liberties throughout the world. He also has taken a very active role in urging international action to stop the genocide in Sudan, and in April 2007 led a Congressional delegation to Darfur. On May 21, 2009, Denmark honored Congressman Hoyer by making him a Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog.
As House Democratic Whip for the 113th Congress, Congressman Hoyer is the second-ranking member of the House Democratic Leadership. He is charged with mobilizing the party vote on important legislation, acting as a liaison between Members and the Democratic Leadership, and coordinating strategy within the Caucus.
Congressman Hoyer's experience, know-how, and strong work ethic have led to increasing responsibilities within the House Democratic leadership. He previously served as House Majority Leader from 2007 to 2011 – which made him the highest-ranking Member of Congress from Maryland in history – and House Democratic Whip from 2003 to 2007 and in the 112th Congress. Prior to serving in his first term as Whip, Congressman Hoyer served as Chair of the Democratic Caucus – the fourth-ranking position among House Democrats – from 1989 to 1995. He is the former Co-Chair (and a current member) of the Democratic Steering Committee, and served as the chief candidate recruiter for House Democrats from 1995 to 2000. Congressman Hoyer also served as Deputy Majority Whip from 1987 to 1989. Now in his 17th term in Congress, he also became the longest-serving Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland in history on June 4, 2007.
Congressman Hoyer attended Suitland High School in Prince George's County, and in 1963 he graduated with high honors from the University of Maryland, selected "Outstanding Male Graduate” that year. In 1966, he received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. That same year, at the age of 27, he won a seat in the Maryland Senate.
In 1975, he was elected President of the Senate, the youngest ever in state history, and served in that body until 1978. He was a member of the State Board of Higher Education from 1978 to 1981, the year in which he came to Congress after winning a special election.
Congressman Hoyer currently serves on the St. Mary's College Board of Trustees. He also is a former member of the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland and the United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors. Congressman Hoyer and his wife, the late Judith Pickett Hoyer, have three daughters- Susan, Stefany, and Anne; son-in-law Loren Taylor; grandchildren Judy, James Cleveland, and Alexa; and great-grandchildren Ava and Braedon.