Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi submitted the following statement into the Congressional Record today on Majority Leader Steny Hoyer becoming the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives in Maryland history:
'More than 26 years ago, the voters of
'This week, Steny continues his history of record breaking: when he was just 27 years old, he was elected to the Maryland Senate, and then subsequently became its youngest ever President. But what sets Steny apart is not the length of his leadership, but the quality of it. On issues crucial to his district, such as standing up for federal employees and protecting the beauty of the
'As House Majority Leader, he plays a vital role in developing and passing our legislation for a new direction for
'Steny and I first met more than 40 years ago as interns in the United States Senate. Over the years, it has been an honor to see him as more than just an immensely skilled Member of Congress, but as a loving husband, proud parent, and devoted grandparent and now great-grandparent. It is a personal privilege to call him my colleague and my friend.'