Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer voiced his support for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz amid calls for her resignation as chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., said that he “didn’t make anything of” the fact the President Barack Obama did not mention during the State of the Union that 10 U.S. Navy sailors had been captured in Iran on Tuesday.
“Hopefully this was a mistake,” Hoyer said. The sailors were back in "U.S. hands" on Wednesday, according to the Pentagon
The top two House Democrats came to the microphone after a caucus meeting Wednesday to reiterate opposition to the tax extenders package, with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calling it "practically an immorality." Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer said Democrats would seek to force a House floor vote on a two-year tax extenders extension through the "previous question" procedural gambit.