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Christopher Van Hollen Jr.

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  • Loss of son inspires Towson father to advocate for suicide prevention

    Loss of son inspires Towson father to advocate for suicide prevention
    Before asking the question, Rep. John Sarbanesmade sure to say "if you don't mind sharing." Ron Waltemeyer didn't mind. It was why he was in Washington. It was why he was sitting in Sarbanes' office. It was why he spent the day trekking around the...
  • 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...
  • Md. lawmakers take on political spending spree

    Md. lawmakers take on political spending spree
    Three Maryland lawmakers are leading vastly different approaches in Congress to address the growing influence of so-called super PACs and other political nonprofits that have poured money into campaigns, raising concerns about the outsized influence of...
  • Md. works to retain secretive U.S. agency

    State leaders are working behind the scenes to halt the proposed shift of the secretive National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency from Bethesda to Virginia, arguing that if it must move, the operation should go to Fort Meade, which is set to undergo a major...
  • GOP-led House approves tough Paul Ryan budget, but debate continues

    WASHINGTON -- With little drama Thursday, House Republicans easily approved a largely symbolic budget proposal from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), closing out a floor debate over spending priorities and opening a new front on the midterm campaign trail. As...
  • Paul Ryan budget cuts deeply -- but will it balance as promised?

    Paul Ryan budget cuts deeply -- but will it balance as promised?
    WASHINGTON -- The austere Republican budget proposal from Rep. Paul D. Ryan would slash federal spending to pre-Eisenhower levels, but the "turbo cuts" on every aspect of government -- except the military -- are still not enough to reach his promise of...
  • Rep. Paul Ryan calls for cuts in anti-poverty programs

    Rep. Paul Ryan calls for cuts in anti-poverty programs
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), the former Republican vice presidential nominee, launched an attack Monday on the nation's poverty programs, provoking an election-year confrontation with the White House amid a growing focus on income...
  • Hillary Clinton's possible run blocks would-be Democratic contenders

    If Hillary Clinton doesn't run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 — and there's one chance in five of that — the party could have a nervous breakdown. On the national level, the Democratic bench is weaker, or more...
  • Ben Affleck on 'This Week'; John Kerry on 'Face the Nation'

    Ben Affleck on 'This Week'; John Kerry on 'Face the Nation'
    For Oscar Sunday, ABC has lined up Ben Affleck and Nate Silver for "This Week." Affleck directed "Argo," which won best picture last year. He testified this week before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations about violence in the Democratic...