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Christopher Van Hollen Jr.

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  • Congress approves deal on shutdown, debt

    Congress approves deal on shutdown, debt
    A bipartisan deal to reopen the government and extend the nation's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling into early next year won overwhelming support in Congress late Wednesday, allowing tens of thousands of federal employees in Maryland to return to work starting...
  • Shutdown over, focus turns to next deadline

    Shutdown over, focus turns to next deadline
    As the late budget agreement cleared the way for federal workers across Maryland to go back to work and government offices to reopen Thursday, attention in Washington shifted to the next problem: striking a new deal before funding runs out again in...
  • Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defends Obamacare on 'Meet the Press'

    Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defends Obamacare on 'Meet the Press'
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defended President Obama's health care program Sunday as a panelist on NBC's "Meet the Press." The panel included NBC journalists Andrea Mitchell and Chuck Todd and New York Times Columnist David Brooks. Todd...
  • Harris says he's leaning against vote on Syria

    Harris says he's leaning against vote on Syria
    WASHINGTON -- The only Republican member of Maryland's congressional delegation -- and the only veteran -- said Tuesday he currently does not support U.S. military intervention in Syria. "The decision to engage militarily is one of the most serious a...
  • Budget deal would avert shutdown, cut federal workforce

    Budget deal would avert shutdown, cut federal workforce
    Congressional negotiators announced a $1.01 trillion budget agreement on Tuesday that would avoid another government shutdown but deliver an additional round of cuts to federal employees in Maryland. The two-year deal would replace $63 billion in...
  • Military sex assault critics want justice overhaul

    Military sex assault critics want justice overhaul
    Congress was poised late Thursday to pass new legal protections for victims of sexual assault in the military, but victims and their advocates already were looking ahead to a larger battle: the contentious campaign to overhaul the military justice system....
  • Obama orders military leaders to report on progress against sexual assaults

    Obama orders military leaders to report on progress against sexual assaults
    Hours after Congress passed a range of proposals to combat sexual assaults in the armed forces, President Barack Obama ordered military leaders on Friday to conduct a yearlong review of their progress in eliminating rape from the ranks — and...
  • Conservatives chafe as Van Hollen embraces new territory in Carroll

    Conservatives chafe as Van Hollen embraces new territory in Carroll
    Bill Schroeder, owner of a bustling Italian grocery on Westminster's Main Street, doesn't know Rep. Chris Van Hollen's voting history or many of his positions. But he knows his Democratic congressman lives in Montgomery County. And he finds it...
  • Delaney charts his own path

    Delaney charts his own path
    Something unusual happened when the controversy over the nation's health care law erupted again on the floor of the House of Representatives this month: A Maryland Democrat voted with Republicans. Rep. John Delaney, the state's newest member of Congress,...
  • Lawmakers take another look at military retiree cut

    Facing a backlash from veterans, lawmakers in both parties — including several in Maryland — are reconsidering a cut to military retiree pensions that they approved last month as part of a rare bipartisan budget agreement. Several proposals...
  • Partisan redistricting undermines representative democracy [Letter]

    Partisan redistricting undermines representative democracy [Letter]
    I read with interest the recent article "Carroll conservatives clash with Van Hollen" (Nov. 12). I could readily relate to Carroll County Republican Bill Schroeder's statement — "We have nothing in common with Montgomery County — absolutely...
  • Rawlings-Blake says Christie created 'culture of callousness'

    Rawlings-Blake says Christie created 'culture of callousness'
    In her second appearance on "Meet the Press" in two months, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake offered opinions on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the allegations his staff caused a traffic jam as payback against a mayor who wouldn't endorse him....