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Christopher Van Hollen Jr.

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  • Obama must not allow a default

    Obama must not allow a default
    In spite of opposition by 72 percent of the American public, Republican members of the House of Representatives have driven the government, and possibly the economy, over the shutdown cliff. More ominous is their threat not to agree to an increase 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Md. pols flock to White House for Ravens

    Md. pols flock to White House for Ravens
    When Rep. Chris Van Hollen struck up a conversation recently with a U.S. Capitol Police officer he sees every day on his way to work, he immediately learned two things about the man: He's from Baltimore and he's a huge Ravens fan. And so the Montgomery...
  • Millennials want answers about the debt

    Millennials want answers about the debt
    While the tentacles of Washington dysfunction reach all national demographics, one often overlooked group is our young adults — affectionately termed the "Millennials." Obvious evidence of this has been Congress' inability to thus far keep...
  • Congress readies for next fight over federal pay

    Congress readies for next fight over federal pay
    Congressional Republicans are stepping up their rhetoric on federal employee pay, positioning the issue as a central bargaining chip in negotiations next month over raising the debt ceiling and keeping the government open. House GOP leaders will hold...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Draw your own conclusions on benefits of gerrymandering [Column]

    If Gen. Benedict Arnold, Capt. Charles Boycott, Sen. Joseph McCarthy and Gov. Elbridge Gerry had a voice in the matter, their names, or variations thereof would not be part of our political vocabulary. The last instance is more pertinent to Carroll's...
  • Farm bill must include reform to sugar subsidies

    Farm bill must include reform to sugar subsidies
    This year's farm bill would have made substantive changes to nearly every commodity program operated by the federal government except the sugar program ("House again fails to pass farm bill," June 20). While an amendment offering modest reforms was...
  • Maryland leaders praise same-sex marriage ruling

    Maryland leaders praise same-sex marriage ruling
    The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling Wednesday that federal benefits must be given to all legally married same-sex couples inspired Maryland's political leaders to offer thoughts on social progress. Curious what they think? Here are excerpts from...