U.S. Representative Steny Hoyer may be looking to extend his stay in the nation’s capital. At the age of 83, Hoyer recently indicated that he may be looking to run for re-election in 2024.
“I may, I may,” Hoyer told CNN’s Dana Bash during a recent episode of State of the Union.
“You’re not ruling it out?” Bash followed.
“No,” Hoyer doubled down.
Rep. Steny Hoyer may return for another term in Congress, but he has already indicated that it would be in a different capacity. Late last year, Hoyer, Jim Clyburn and Nancy Pelosi indicated that they would step back from their leadership roles in Congress. By doing so, the Democratic Party would usher in a new era of leaders within the House of Representatives.
“I think all of us have been around for some time and pretty much have a feel for the timing of decisions. And I think all three of us felt that this was the time,” Hoyer told Bash.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York will step up as the top Democrat in the House of Representatives. Close behind, Massachusetts Rep. Katherine Clark will fill the role of Minority Whip while Rep. Peter Aguilar of California leads the party’s caucus. Not far away, Clyburn, Pelosi and Hoyer will still provide input in the decision-making process.
“Mr. Jeffries and I have talked. I think he wants me to continue to give advice and counsel and to be involved in decision-making – albeit not as majority leader,” Hoyer explained.
The 118th United States Congress will kick off on January 3, 2023 and run through what is expected to be another hotly contested presidential election.