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Andy Harris

Rep. Van Hollen calls for national redistricting reform

Rep. Chris Van Hollen on Friday called for national reform of how the nation's congressional districts are drawn, a day after Gov. Larry Hogan formed a state commission to study reforms in Maryland and submit a state constitutional amendment. Van Hollen expressed his support for reforms in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Hogan. Van Hollen, a Democrat, wrote that he is open to reviewing the Republican governor's proposal for changes in Maryland. He also said he hopes Hogan will urge Boehner to allow a vote on federal legislation for national redistricting reform to end partisan drawing of congressional districts. "I trust you will agree that it makes more sense...