By Christina Wilkie - 01/20/11 12:45 AM EST
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) has a great view out the windows of his new office, and he knows just whom to thank: Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerFormer GOP senator: I’d back Trump but not Cruz as nominee House GOP reignites push for budget plan Priebus warns against 'name calling' after Boehner attack MORE (R-Ohio).
“I love my new offices!” Hoyer recently told ITK, prompting the observation that “[House Speaker] John BoehnerJohn BoehnerFormer GOP senator: I’d back Trump but not Cruz as nominee House GOP reignites push for budget plan Priebus warns against 'name calling' after Boehner attack MORE must like [Hoyer] very much.”
The changing of the House majority meant that Hoyer was forced to move out of his majority leader’s offices, but he didn’t move in to former Minority Whip Eric CantorEric CantorRepublicans who vow to never back Trump NRCC upgrades 11 'Young Guns' candidates Cruz, Kasich join forces to stop Trump MORE’s (R-Va.) old office at the back of the third floor of the Capitol building.
Instead, Hoyer scored a beautiful set of rooms on the first floor that were formerly occupied by the House Appropriations Committee, and which offer sweeping views of the National Mall and Washington Monument. The Appropriations Committee moved to Cantor’s old smaller third-floor rooms, with a less majestic view.
Cantor, meanwhile, is the new majority leader and moved up in office space.
A spokeswoman for Hoyer reminded ITK that up until the late 1990s, the minority whip’s office was located in the suite of rooms that Hoyer now occupies.
“Mr. Hoyer is appreciative to Speaker Boehner and Leader [Nancy] Pelosi [D-Calif.] for their work in allocating office space,” she said.