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Hanging With Steny Hoyer Is a Slam Dunk

Bourbon summit, schmourbon summit . If you wanna get in good with Maryland Democrat Steny H. Hoyer, you’ve gotta take it to the hole.  

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

According to staff, the House minority whip is a “huge Terps fan” who semi-regularly rounds up colleagues to go to college basketball games with him at the University of Maryland. On Wednesday he rallied fellow alums Cheri Bustos of Illinois, William Lacy Clay of Missouri and delegation mate C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger to head over to College Park to watch the Terrapins take on the Nittany Lions. (Maryland topped Penn State 64-58.) A Hoyer aide said newly minted lawmaker Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., joined him in the Xfinity Center last month when Michigan State came to town. (The Terps topped the Spartans 75-59.)  

No word on whether House Democrats Peter J. Visclosky and André Carson of Indiana; Brad Ashford of Nebraska; Mark Pocan, Ron Kind and Gwen Moore of Wisconsin; or Dan Kildee, Sander M. Levin and Brenda Lawrence of Michigan should keep their calendars open for when the Hoosiers (Feb. 11), Cornhuskers (Feb. 19), Badgers (Feb. 24) and Spartans (Feb. 28) respectively hit the court later this month.  

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