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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2021

GOVERNMENT

Steny Hoyer

US Congressman

Veteran Democratic legislator Steny Hoyer has served as the US House of Representatives Majority Leader since 2019. Throughout his career, the Maryland congressman has been a staunch friend of both the US Jewish community and the State of Israel. In May 2021, as Israel was drawn back into conflict with Hamas in Gaza, Hoyer denounced the Islamist group as a “terrorist organization whose aim is nothing short of mass murder and the destruction of the world’s only Jewish state.” Hoyer also articulated why Democrats have traditionally supported Israel, remarking that “the Jewish state’s rebirth was an inspiring act of progressive justice.” More recently, in September Hoyer introduced legislation to provide $1 billion to Israel to replenish its “Iron Dome” missile-defense system, a day after the funding was removed from a broader spending bill. “Iron Dome has saved countless lives since 2010, including during the conflict in May, protecting schools, hospitals, synagogues, and family homes,” Hoyer said on the House Floor. (Photo: United States Congress)

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