WASHINGTON — Outgoing House Majority Leader Stenny Hoyer has begun a transition to a new position after stepping down from his leadership position on November 17.
The Maryland Democrat said she looks forward to returning to the House Appropriations Committee.
“I am going back to what I consider to be one of the key committees of the US Congress,” Hoyer told reporters on Tuesday.
During his time on the Commission, he secured funding for many projects in the counties of Charles, St. Mary, Calvert, Charles, Prince George, Anne Arundel, and St. Mary, which make up the district.
Hoyer said he has put voters first throughout his tenure as leader and now looks forward to spending more time focusing on the interests of District 5.
“I’m going to go to a position that gives me the opportunity to do that,” Hoyer said.
Hoyer has served in the House since 1981 and was the second Democrat in the House since 2003. He was thought to line up for the post of party leader, but when he announced that he was stepping down as party leader, he said, “Now is the time.” For a new generation of leaders. ”
House Democrats on Wednesday elected Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D.Y.) as the new leader, succeeding Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-California), who was given the title of “Speaker Emeritus.”
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Hoyer’s role will be filled by Massachusetts Democrat Rep. Catherine Clarke, who will be the minority whip in the upcoming Congress. Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-California) will chair the caucus. Jeffries is his 52, Clark his 59 and Aguilar 43, a trio that represents the younger generation of the caucuses.
A new leader was announced on the same day that Pelosi and Hoyer announced their plans to step down. Wednesday’s vote formally endorsed an uncontested new leader.
“What you saw was … a change in leadership across generations in a very unified way within our party. This is good for our party and good for the country. I think,” Hoyer said on Tuesday.
Hoyer said he would offer his experience and guidance whenever Jeffries and Clark needed them. While no longer in leadership, Hoyer said he is passionate about making a difference in Congress by advancing the agenda and supporting Democratic campaigns in future elections.
“You don’t think I’m gone. It’s not my personality,” Hoyer said.
Although he is one of the oldest members of the House of Representatives, Hoyer said he is as excited about his job as ever.
“At 83, I’m in pretty good shape,” Hoyer said.