Tag: Steny Hoyer
State Roundup: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi remembers Baltimore hometown as she steps down from leadership
Baltimore native Nancy Pelosi and Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer are stepping back from Democratic Party leadership positions, Pelosi as a powerful Speaker of the House for almost two decades.Read More
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland, has decided to leave his position as the second-ranking Democrat – a post he has held in the minority and the majority since 2003 – but will remain in the House.Read More
What can we learn about Gov. Larry Hogan Jr. from his new memoir, “Still Standing,” officially out Monday?Read More
Maryland Rep. John Delaney was among 47 Democrats to join with almost all House Republicans, including Rep. Andy Harris, Thursday in blocking further admissions of Syrian refugees into the United States pending tougher vetting. The restrictions, in a bill called the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act, passed on a 287-137 vote, despite a veto threat from President Barack Obama. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Timonium, was recovering from surgery and was one of only eight representatives who did not vote.Read More
Republican Sam Faddis, a retired operations manager for the Central Intelligence Agency and an author, on Monday will formally launch his campaign to unseat Maryland’s longest serving and highest ranking member of the U.S, House of Representatives, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer. Democrat Hoyer, 76, has been in Congress for 34 years representing the 5th Congressional District. “We have ended up with a class of professional politicians, men who have never done anything else in their lives,” and Hoyer is “a poster child” for that class, said Faddis.Read More
Professor Todd Eberly writes: In response to Gov. Hogan’s call for redistricting reform, Democratic members of Maryland’s congressional delegation have argued instead for national reform. Forgive me for not placing much stock in Maryland Democrats’ new found redistricting faith. Rather I think they are calling for national reform in an effort to provide cover for state Democrats who don’t want to give up the power to pick and choose their voters.Read More
“Tonight we fell short of our goal,” Brown told his supporters in his concession speech, “but it does not and cannot diminish the work that each and every one of you has done in our communities throughout our state.” Brown said to hearty applause. “This was a tough campaign because there was a lot at stake and a lot worth fighting for. Governing is difficult, demanding work. Larry and his team have a tough road ahead of them. I wish them the very best as they travel that road.”Read More
Businessman and Tea Party favorite Charles Lollar has officially launched his bid for the Maryland Republican gubernatorial nomination. In announcing his bid, Lollar described himself as a fiscal conservative and social libertarian, insisting he was running for governor and not priest. He promised to reach out to Democrats as well as Republicans – a necessity and not a choice in Maryland.Read More
Sen. Ben Cardin, a strong advocate for 2010 Affordable Care Act, said that he was disappointed in the Obama administration for delaying the penalty on large employers who don’t offer insurance. Cardin told a roundtable of health care providers in Waldorf on Monday, “I was kind of disappointed. I was hoping that we could implement it.”Read More
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