House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer of Md., right, is seated with other lawmakers as they listen to President Barack Obama speak at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Lansdowne,

 

              House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer of Md., right, is seated with other lawmakers as they listen to President Barack Obama speak at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Lansdowne,
House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer of Md., right, is seated with other lawmakers as they listen to President Barack Obama speak at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Lansdowne, Va., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. From left are, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., unidentified, Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y. and Hoyer. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)