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Raul Jimenez 10/3/10 PS 101 Steny Hoyer Steny Hamilton was born on June 14, 1939; Hoyer is a democratic member of the United States House of Representatives. He has currently been representing Maryland’s 5th congressional district since 1981. In 2006, Hoyer was elected as House Majority Leader over John Murtha of Pennsylvania. He is the first Marylander to become Majority leader. What Hoyer basically does is to keep the house in order. He also helps some of the House Democrats decide their strategy and agenda about delivering the Democratic message both in Washington D.C. and nationwide. Hoyer, has also co-sponsored in numerous bills such as “Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act”, which has secured over 10 million dollars to help respond to a study on humans involving Pfiesteria . In 2008 Hoyer helped secure over 400 million dollars to farmers to implement environmental practices and reduce runoff into the Chesapeake Bay. Hoyer has also helped restore the oyster population in the Potomac, Patuxent and St. Mary’s rivers, which had been declining in recent years. For constituents, Hoyer has been a big help in the community by helping improve local roads, commuter bus systems, and WMATA which is the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority. He has also helped local communities in the Washington region funding into the Oriented Policing Services, the Assistance for fighters Grant Program, and upgrades for first responder’s communications systems. At offices in Washington D.C., Greenbelt, and Waldorf, Hoyer has served excellent constituent service. In result Hoyer and his staff have helped solve problems involving immigration, government services, passports, and other related issues. In Congress, Hoyer has earned a reputation as a strong leader and legislator. He has helped strengthen our economy and also bring 4 million low

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