April 22, 2011

PUTTING THE OLD GIRL OUT TO PASTURE:

Obama-Hoyer bond forms as Pelosi rejects budget deal (Mike Lillis and Bob Cusack, 04/22/11, The Hill)

Hoyer’s emergence is partly by political chance. With Republicans controlling the House, Obama and Senate Democrats have been forced to the right.

At the same time, however, GOP leaders in the lower chamber have struggled to rally enough votes to pass legislation, making them reliant on Democrats. The unusual dynamics cater well to Hoyer, a fiscal centrist known for his working relationships with Blue Dogs and GOP leaders.

“If you’re going to have anything done in the House [that’s] bipartisan, Steny Hoyer is going to have to be involved,” said a House Democratic aide who works for a Blue Dog.

Hoyer, who has taken a backseat to Pelosi for a decade, has been quick to seize the opportunity.


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