Rep. Steny Hoyer

House Minority Whip

Representative from Maryland’s 5th District, Democrat

Hoyer, a Democrat, has been the representative for Maryland's 5th congressional district since Jan 5, 1981 (next election in 2016) (map).



Our unique analysis of the bills Hoyer has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hoyer is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Hoyer for more statistics.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hoyer sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (50%) Social Welfare (50%)

Recent Bills

Some of Hoyer’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jun 1981 to Sep 2016, Hoyer missed 548 of 21,220 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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