Rep. Steny Hoyer

The Democratic-led Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday began a long-shot bid at a constitutional amendment that would limit deep-pocketed political campaign donors' influence.  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Election-Year Agendas Take Hold Of Congress

Congress returns to work Monday with election-year politics certain to shape an already limited agenda.

01/05/2014

The No. 2 House Democrat says a key factor extending the government shutdown is fear among moderate Republicans about a tea party challenge.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

No. 2 House Dem: GOP ‘Looking Over Their Shoulders’ At Tea Party

The No. 2 House Democrat says a key factor extending the government shutdown is fear among moderate Republicans about a tea party challenge.

10/07/2013

House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., is seen during a news conference on Capitol Hill, on Dec. 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Hoyer: ‘Managing From Crisis to Crisis Every 60 to 90 Days’ is Absurd

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer says Congress must “put aside ideological constraints” and resolve differences over taxes, budget and spending.

02/21/2013

House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) speaks to the media December 21, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Hoyer: Some Dems Will Vote To Hold Holder In Contempt For Fast And Furious

Now that the politically potent National Rifle Association is keeping score, some Democrats may join House Republicans if there’s a vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress in a dispute over documents related to a botched gun-tracking operation.

06/26/2012

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