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Steny HoyerDEMDemocrat United States Representative, MD-5
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Years of Age
19
Years of Experience
MDResidence (state)

Steny Hamilton Hoyer (STEN-ee HOY-ər; born June 14, 1939) is an American politician and attorney who has served as the U.S. representative for Maryland's 5th congressional district since 1981. He was also a House Majority Leader from 2007 to 2011 and again from 2019 to 2023. Hoyer first attained office through a special election on 19 May 1981. As of 2023, he is in his 22nd House term. His district includes a large swath of rural and suburban territory southeast of Washington, D.C. Hoyer is the dean of the Maryland congressional delegation and the most senior Democrat in the House.From 2003 to 2023, Hoyer was the second-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives behind Nancy Pelosi. He is a two-time House majority leader, having served in the post from 2007 to 2011 under Speaker Pelosi. During two periods of Republican House control (2003–2007 and 2011–2019), Hoyer served as House minority whip, both times under Minority Leader Pelosi. Following the 2018 midterm elections in which the Democrats took control of the House, Hoyer was reelected majority leader in 2019 for the 116th Congress; he remained the number two House Democrat behind Speaker Pelosi. He announced on November 17, 2022, that he, along with Pelosi, would not seek a leadership position in the 118th Congress, though he would remain a member of the House.

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Campaign Funding

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$4,114,261
Total Raised
$4,172,808
Total Spent
$634,132
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education6 - 6 of 4
Georgetown University
University of Maryland
Bachelor of Science
1963
Suitland High School
1957
Georgetown University Law Center
Juris Doctor
1966
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
House Majority Leader
2007
United States representative
United States of America
1981 - 2021
member of the State Senate of Maryland
United States of America
1967 - 1978
Democratic Caucus Chairman of the United States House of Representatives
United States of America
1989 - 1995
Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman of the United States House of Representatives
United States of America
1989 - 1989
President of the Maryland Senate
1975 - 1978
member
1978 - 1981
delegate
1968 - 1984
Other Experience1 - 27 of 27
Board Member
International Foundation for Electoral Systems
Current
Member
Advisory Board, Center for the Study of Democracy
Current
Member, Board of Trustees
Saint Mary's College
Current
Member, Board of Visitors
College of Public Affairs, University of Maryland
1998 - 2007
Member, Board of Regents
University System of Maryland
1999 - 2003
Member
State Board of Higher Education
1978 - 1981
Chair
Task Force on Crime
1976 - 1979
Former Chair
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Former Co-Chair
Democratic Steering Committee
Former Member
Maryland State Bar Association
Former Member
Baltimore Council of Foreign Relations
Former Member, Board of Regents
University System of Maryland
Former Member, Board of Visitors
United States Naval Academy
Member
Minor League Baseball Caucus
Current
Member
Air Power Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Biotechnology Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
Current
Member
Law Enforcement Caucus
Current
Member
Appropriations Committee, United States House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Chair
House Democratic Caucus
1989 - 1995
Former Co-Chair
Congressional Fire Services Caucus
Former Co-Chair
Democratic Caucus on Election Reform
Former Executive Board Member
Congressional Arts Caucus
Former House Co-Chair
National Security Caucus
Former Member
Congressional Competitiveness Caucus
Former Member
House Appropriations Committee