Steny (Steny) Hoyer (D-05)

US Representative Steny Hoyer

Steny (Steny) Hoyer (D-05)
Web Site - Twitter

Capitol: 202.225.4131
FAX: 202.225.4300
District: 301.474.0119
Representative
Room 1705 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-2005
4475 Regency Place
White Plains, MD 20695-3074
Residence:Mechanicsville, MD

Committee Assignments

Bio

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. Congressman Hoyer is also dedicated to outstanding constituent service. At offices in Washington, D.C., Greenbelt, and Waldorf, he and his staff help constituents cut through red tape and solve problems related to passports, immigration, government services, and a host of other issues. 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. He has also been one of Congress's leading voices for fiscal responsibility and a government that pays for what it buys, and he has spearheaded an effort to invest in creating new jobs in Maryland and across the country through Democrats' Make It In America plan. Through his committee assignments and leadership positions, Congressman Hoyer has aggressively advocated for his Fifth District constituents and also is a respected voice on national and international issues. As a member of the Appropriations Committee from the time he took office until he entered the Congressional leadership, Congressman Hoyer has secured funding for numerous important projects in Calvert, Charles, Prince George's, Anne Arundel, and St. Mary's counties and throughout the State of Maryland. He also has worked to ensure that the military bases in the Fifth District not only survived base closings but grew and thrived. As House Majority Leader for the 117th 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. He also plays a key role in shaping House Democrats' legislative priorities and in delivering the Democratic message. Congressman Hoyer's experience, know-how, and strong work ethic have led to increasing responsibilities within the House Democratic leadership. He has served as House Majority Leader since 2019 - making him the highest-ranking Member of Congress from Maryland in history. Previously he served as the House Majority Leader from 2007 to 2011 and as House Democratic Whip from 2003 to 2007 and from 2011 to 2019. 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 21st 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, Braedon and Brooklyn.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 1981    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Judith Pickett (deceased)   DOB: 6/14/1939
Counties Representing
Anne Arundel
Calvert
Charles
Prince George's
St. Mary's