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Maryland congressmen Hoyer, Cummings could play key roles in new Democratic House

Maryland congressmen Hoyer, Cummings could play key roles in new Democratic House

The Democratic takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives positions a pair of Marylanders for influential new roles — one in the leadership and the other as chairman of a committee expected to step up scrutiny of the Trump administration.

Rep. Steny Hoyer, who long eyed the job of speaker if Democrats regained the House, will seek instead to return to the No. 2 role of majority leader, the Southern Maryland lawmaker said Wednesday.

Hoyer isn't the only Maryland delegation member likely on the move. Rep. Elijah Cummings, who won his 13th term, was expected to become chairman of Oversight and Government Reform, the principal investigating committee in the House. The Baltimore...

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