Hoyer loves his new view

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 Andrew BoehnerBlue wave poses governing risks for Dems Nancy Pelosi: Will she remain the ‘Face of the Franchise’? Jordan hits campaign trail amid bid for Speaker MORE (R-Ohio).

“I love my new offices!” Hoyer recently told ITK, prompting the observation that “[House Speaker] John Boehner must like [Hoyer] very much.” 

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Hoyer smiled knowingly, “And I like him very much, too.” 

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 Ivan CantorFake political signs target Democrat in Virginia Hillicon Valley: GOP leader wants Twitter CEO to testify on bias claims | Sinclair beefs up lobbying during merger fight | Facebook users experience brief outage | South Korea eyes new taxes on tech Sinclair hired GOP lobbyists after FCC cracked down on proposed Tribune merger 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 BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerBlue wave poses governing risks for Dems Nancy Pelosi: Will she remain the ‘Face of the Franchise’? Jordan hits campaign trail amid bid for Speaker MORE and Leader [Nancy] Pelosi [D-Calif.] for their work in allocating office space,” she said.