Maryland's Steny Hoyer has been eyeing the House's top spot for over a decade. Now he's taking one last shot.
Hoyer has been eying the top spot for more than a decade, living in the shadow of a San Francisco Democrat who has a white-knuckle grip on power. Now, as the party wrestles with its ideological impulses and younger lawmakers push for a generational shift, Hoyer may be looking for one more play.
Legislation to temporarily fund the federal government and avert a shutdown passed in the House Thursday evening, though its prospects remain uncertain in the Senate.