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Steny Hogue Will Not Run for Reelection in House Democrat Leadership


Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the current House majority leader, will not seek reelection for a leadership role following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) announcement that she will not seek reelection in leadership.

Hoyer, who was the second person in Democrat leadership behind Pelosi’s since 2003, announced that he would remain in Congress during the next session, but not in a leadership position. He will eventually join Pelosi who made the announcement shortly before.

In a letter to Democrats, Hoyer endorsed Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) to succeed them in leadership.

“I look forward to serving as a resource to him, to the rest of our Democratic leadership team, and to our entire Caucus in whatever capacity I can best be of assistance as we move forward together to address the nation’s challenges,” Hoyer wrote.

He acknowledged that he intends to return to the Appropriations Committee, where he served before joining the leadership ranks to take on issues such as education and health care, as well as working to boost domestic manufacturing.

“I also look forward to continuing my focus on voting rights, civil rights, and human rights, which I have…

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