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Christopher Van Hollen Jr.

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  • Maryland congressman joins critics of BGE, Pepco response to outages

    Maryland congressman joins critics of BGE, Pepco response to outages
    A Maryland congressman called on regulators to amp up pressure on the state's electric utilities Thursday after last month's derecho left some customers without power for more than a week. In a scathing analysis of the utilities' response, Rep. Chris Van...
  • Bartlett to skip GOP convention

    Bartlett to skip GOP convention
    Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett has become the latest incumbent in Congress to announce he will skip his party's national convention this year to spend time campaigning for reelection, drawing a contrast with other state Republicans as well as his Democratic...
  • The sequester solution hiding in plain sight

    The budget fights in Washington, D.C., and Annapolis are looking predictably ugly this year and are shaping up along familiar lines: Do we raise taxes? Do we sink deeper in debt? Which programs do we cut — and how deep? How can we fund public...
  • Culleton: Work needed to keep U.S. Postal Service from becoming a dead letter

    In Korea, back in the 1950s, a new commander arrived for the small military installation in Ulsan where I was stationed. One of his first acts was to issue a general order which read, "No stupid action will be taken by any member of this command." As a...
  • Wrong to blame GOP for showdown

    Wrong to blame GOP for showdown
    What a joke your editorial regarding pending federal budget cuts is ("The GOP sequester," Feb. 22). Do you not research information anymore, or do you just call up some liberal Democrats for advice? Maybe you're just blind and believe anything that...
  • Football ties that bind

    Football ties that bind
    Few annual events trigger over-the-top saturation media coverage like the Super Bowl, and No. XLVII has once again demonstrated its curious effects. When so much is said, written and broadcast about deer antler spray, you know you have either gone down...
  • Christopher Van Hollen Sr., ambassador

    Christopher Van Hollen Sr., ambassador
    Christopher Van Hollen Sr., a retired Foreign Service officer and ambassador to Sri Lanka, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Jan. 30 at the Washington Home and Hospice. The former Baltimore resident was 90. Born in Baltimore and raised in...
  • Forecast calls for pain

    Forecast calls for pain
    Not long after President Barack Obama promised to fight climate change in his inaugural address, temperatures soared to 70 last week in Baltimore — in late January. Our weather continues to be unrecognizable. Last summer was the hottest ever...
  • For former members, life after Congress

    For former members, life after Congress
    Connie Morella served as an ambassador in Paris. Helen Bentley became a consultant to the port of Baltimore. Wayne Gilchrest opened an environmental education center on the Eastern Shore. Former members of Congress from Maryland, they rebounded from...
  • 'Fiscal cliff' deal approved, avoiding tax increases, spending cuts

    'Fiscal cliff' deal approved, avoiding tax increases, spending cuts
    A bipartisan plan to avoid federal spending reductions and tax increases that would hit Maryland especially hard won final approval Tuesday night in the House of Representatives even as outside groups warned that the bill would simply delay difficult...
  • Mikulski to lead Senate Appropriations Committee

    Mikulski to lead Senate Appropriations Committee
    In an unexpected move that could have significant implications for Maryland, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will be named the first female chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday. The Baltimore native and Maryland Democrat, who had...
  • Hoyer, Van Hollen: No more cuts to federal workforce

    As the fiscal cliff looms, two of Maryland's most influential congressmen have a message for those looking to the federal workforce for more savings: Look somewhere else. "Federal workers have already been asked to sacrifice as part of the budget cuts...