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Christopher Van Hollen Jr.

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  • The U.S. is facing a crisis over jobs and growth, not debt

    A reader commenting on Rep. Chris Van Hollen's op-ed "Medicaid cuts would hurt us all" (July 25) bemoans his lack of commitment to seriously reduce the national debt. But his priorities and solution are questionable. We have a crisis, but it's one of...
  • The federal government's fiscal problems can't be fixed unless Medicaid is reformed

    While Rep. Chris Van Hollen may wish that a deal to fix the federal government's fiscal problems could leave Medicaid untouched, the reality is that if the federal deficit is to be addressed, entitlement programs like Medicaid must be fundamentally...
  • Van Hollen is right: Medicaid cuts hurt everyone

    Contrary to Robert Erlandson's letter ( "Van Hollen shows why it will be so hard to reduce the deficit," July 26), Rep. Chris Van Hollen's op-ed ("Medicaid cuts would hurt us all," July 25) correctly pointed out the consequences of cutting Medicaid. As...
  • Van Hollen is right about Medicaid, and we're lucky to have him

    Thank you to Congressman Chris Van Hollen for his recent article on the devastating impact of federal cuts to the Medicaid program. ("Medicaid Cuts would hurts us all," July 25.) Maryland's Medicaid program supports seniors in nursing homes, the disabled,...
  • Maryland's Van Hollen at center of deficit fight

    Maryland's Van Hollen at center of deficit fight
    For Rep. Chris Van Hollen, brokering a bipartisan deal to trim the federal deficit is about more than dodging draconian across-the-board cuts or protecting a fragile economic recovery. It's also about proving that a bitterly divided Congress can still...
  • House approves debt ceiling deal

    House approves debt ceiling deal
    The House of Representatives approved a bipartisan deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling Monday in a vote that splintered the Democratic and Republican members of Maryland's congressional delegation and pushed the months-long battle toward a climax in...
  • Debt vote tough call for Md. lawmakers

    — Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin rarely embraces drama, but as the denouement of the debt ceiling debate played out Tuesday, the Maryland Democrat became something of a mystery — undecided up until the very last minute on how he would vote. Cardin,...
  • Federal workers take $15B hit in payroll tax deal

    Federal employees will be required to contribute $15 billion toward the cost of extending federal unemployment insurance under a tentative agreement struck in Congress that would also maintain the 2010 payroll tax break, federal worker union officials...
  • Fed workers to help cover payroll agreement's cost

    New federal employees would contribute more than triple the amount paid by current government workers for their retirement under an agreement reached in Congress, according to two Maryland lawmakers who helped craft the deal to extend a payroll tax...
  • Federal payroll deal passes, Maryland delegation split

    Eight of Maryland’s 10 members of Congress voted against a bi-partisan plan Friday to extend a national payroll tax holiday – including two who were instrumental in crafting the deal – citing concern over how the measure would affect...
  • Md. Democrats balk at bipartisan tax deal

    All but one Maryland Democrat in Congress bucked party leaders Friday to vote against extending a nationwide payroll tax break through the end of the year, most of them because of a requirement that newly hired federal workers contribute more to their...
  • In 8th Congressional District, it's 'getting to know you'

    In 8th Congressional District, it's 'getting to know you'
    Redistricting, early voting and the flood of interest from a presidential election year has made March a critical month for candidates vying for positions in Congress, perhaps none as hectic as the 8th Congressional District race. Carroll County has...