Steny Hoyer's file:
Hoyer

Democrat from Maryland

Steny Hoyer is the current House minority whip, having served in the position once before from 2003 to 2007. He was majority leader of the House from 2007 to 2011, and is the dean of the Maryland congressional delegation, having served the 5th district since 1981.

Recent statements involving Steny Hoyer

"The majority of (the American people) voted for a Democratic House."

Says up to a quarter of African Americans don’t have government photo ID.

"We went from a $5.6 trillion surplus that George Bush inherited to over ... $11-plus trillion debt when George Bush left office."

In preparing a rules package for the 112th Congress, the GOP had no discussions with Democrats.

"The Republicans didn't have a budget in '02, '04, '06."

Recent stories featuring Steny Hoyer

Election and voter ID claims get examined:

Today ends a long -- and often annoying -- season of political ads, robocalls from famous politicians and glossy fliers sitting in your mailbox from someone who wants your vote.

PolitiFact Georgia decided to take a look back at a few claims about voting and elections that have been tested on the Truth-O-Meter this election cycle.

Below are abbreviated versions of these fact checks. Look for the complete versions at the PolitiFact online sites. Want to comment on our Truth-O-Meter rulings? It's easy. Just go to our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia?fref=ts. Readers can follow us on Twitter at PolitiFactGA.

Counting the departures from Gitmo:

Rep. Steny Hoyer says 500 detainees were released from the detention center under President Bush. He's right about the number, but we have a quibble with his wording.

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