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[photo, Steny H. Hoyer, U.S. Representative (Maryland)] STENY H. HOYER (Democrat), U.S. Representative, 5th Congressional District (Calvert, Charles & St. Mary's counties, & parts of Anne Arundel & Prince George's counties), Maryland.

1705 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-4131; fax: (202) 225-4300
web: http://hoyer.house.gov

H-107, The Capitol, Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-3130; fax: (202) 226-0663
web: www.majorityleader.gov

U.S. District Courthouse
6500 Cherrywood Lane, Suite 310, Greenbelt, MD 20770
(301) 474-0119; fax: (301) 474-4697

401 Post Office Road, Suite 202, Waldorf, MD 20602
(301) 843-1577; fax: (301) 843-1331


Member of U.S. House of Representatives since May 1981. Majority Leader, 2007-. Minority Whip, 2003-07. Former member, Appropriations Committee (former ranking member; labor, health & human services, & education subcommittee; transportation, treasury, & general government subcommittee). Member, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission), 1985-2004 (former chair). Deputy Majority Whip, 1987-89. Member, House Administration Committee, 2000-04; Joint Committee on Printing, 2000-04. Co-Chair, Federal Government Service Task Force. Member, Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force, 2004-. Chair, House Democratic Caucus, 1989-94. Member, House Democratic Steering Committee, 1995- (former co-chair).

Member, State Senate, representing District 4C and District 26 (Prince George's County), 1967-79. Senate President, 1975-79. Member, Finance Committee, 1967-75; Joint Budget and Audit Committee. Chair, Maryland Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation, 1971-74. Chair, Legislative Council, 1975-76; Rules Committee, 1975-79. Co-Chair, Legislative Policy Committee, 1976-79.

Member, State House Trust, 1975-79; Maryland Historical Trust, 1975-79; Maryland Veterans Home Commission, 1975-79. Vice-Chair, Commission to Revise the Annotated Code of Maryland, 1975-79. Chair, Task Force on Crime, 1976-79. Member, Maryland State Board for Higher Education, 1978-81. Board of Trustees, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 1996-. Board of Visitors, U.S. Naval Academy, 1998-. Board of Regents, University System of Maryland, 1999-2003. Member, Advisory Board, Center for the Study of Democracy, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 2002-.

Born in New York, New York, June 14, 1939. Attended Suitland High School, Suitland, Maryland; University of Maryland, B.S., magna cum laude, 1963; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1966. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1966. Attorney. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Member, Democratic National Committee. Board of Visitors, College of Public Affairs, University of Maryland. Member, Baltimore Council of Foreign Relations; Omicron Delta Kappa; Sigma Chi Fraternity; Kalegathos Society. Legislator of the Year, Maryland State's Attorneys' Association, 1977. Congressman of the Year, National Multiple Sclerosis Association. Congressional Advocate of the Year, Child Welfare League, 1986. Policy Maker of the Year, National Association of Homebuilders, 1988. Washingtonian of the Year, Washingtonian magazine, 1988. Named Rising Star in Congress, National Journal, 1990. Champion of Pediatric Research, Children's National Medical Center, 1995. Legislator of the Year, National Volunteer Fire Council, 1997. Congressional Recognition Award, International Association of Fire Fighters, 1999. Jack Niles Medal of Honor, Public Employees Roundtable, 1999. Champion of Science Award, Science Coalition, 2004. National Conservation Leadership Award, Accokeek Foundation, 2004. George Bush Medal for the Empowerment of People with Disabilities, National Council on Disability, 2005. Legislator of the Year, National High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Association, 2006. Civic Leadership Award, Prince George's Community Foundation, 2007. Widower; three children, three grandchildren, one great grandchild.

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