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Steny Hoyer

House Democratic whip, D-MD

Congressman Steny Hoyer of Maryland's Fifth Congressional District was first elected to serve as House Majority Leader in November 2006 and again in 2008 by his colleagues in the Democratic Caucus, after serving as the Democratic Whip in the previous two Congresses. As the Majority Leader, Congressman Hoyer is charged with scheduling legislation for consideration on the House Floor, as well as building unity among House Democrats and delivering the Democratic Party's message. Congressman Hoyer's service as Majority Leader makes him the highest ranking Member of Congress from Maryland in history. Now serving his 15th term in Congress, he also became the longest serving Member of the US House of Representatives from Maryland in history on June 4, 2007.