03/20/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Hoyer To Pelosi: Stand Up To Senate

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) is pushing Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to take a harder line with the Senate after a trio of Republican senators forced Congress to trim billions from the $787 billion economic stimulus package.

It's not clear how far Pelosi is willing to go in standing up to the Senate -- or, realistically, what effect Hoyer and Pelosi combined could have in the face of the 60-vote hurdle Senate Democrats face.

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