With help from Eli Okun and Garrett Ross
Over the next two days, four generations will gather at the Southern Maryland home of House Majority Leader STENY HOYER.
They’ll dine on all the Thanksgiving classics (ham on Thursday, turkey on Friday due to family travel schedules). They’ll watch a little football. And they’ll say a prayer for those no longer at the holiday table, including Hoyer’s beloved wife, JUDY, who died of cancer 25 years ago.
And this year, for the first time in decades, Hoyer will ponder a life outside the top echelon of Democratic politics — where he mentored scores of young lawmakers, raised tens of millions of dollars for his party and helped muscle through bill after landmark bill, from the Americans with Disabilities Act to the Affordable Care Act to this year’s Inflation Reduction Act, all while maintaining a bipartisan reputation for generosit...