In the 1982 general election, Hoyer won re-election to his first full term with 80% of the vote.
These positions make him the second-ranking figure in the House Democratic Leadership hierarchy.
Hoyer was born in New York City, New York, and grew up in Mitchellville, Maryland, the son of Jean (née Baldwin) and Steen Theilgaard Høyer.
Privacy: In 2008, Hoyer claimed to oppose providing immunity to telecom companies, but then negotiated a bill, described by Senators Patrick Leahy and Russ Feingold as a "capitulation", that would provide immunity to any telecom company that had been told by the Bush administration that their actions were legal.
“No matter how they spin it, this is still immunity,” said Kevin Bankston, a senior lawyer for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a privacy rights group that has sued over President Bush's wiretapping program.
As one House Democrat told Politico, the impetus for a fissure runs deeper than loyalties: “Most of us are ready for a real change and new leadership . By taking a stand, it seems, Pelosi had fallen into the Republican trap, cementing her status as their electoral foil.
With a contentious midterm looming on the horizon, NBC News reports that Republicans and their allied groups have prepared a barrage of anti-Pelosi ads to run in states facing close House races.
Fifth District Congresswoman Gladys Spellman fell into a coma three days before the 1980 election.
She was reelected, but it soon became apparent that she would never regain consciousness, and Congress declared her seat vacant by resolution in February 1981.
Partway through Nancy Pelosi’s record-breaking immigration floor speech on Wednesday, her own caucus began to chafe.