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Christopher Van Hollen Jr.

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  • Shift in Carroll's district lines a hot topic for 2012

    Shift in Carroll's district lines a hot topic for 2012
    There was pizza, salad, mozzarella sticks and, to the delight of state Sen. Joe Getty, a full house at his Jan. 4 "town meeting," held at J&P Pizza, in Hampstead. "At the last town meeting in Manchester, we had 25 people," Getty said to the residents who...
  • Candidates run for Congress despite home address

    All politics is local. All candidates for Congress are not. At least eight candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland — including four prominent contenders — are running this year in congressional districts that do not...
  • Bartlett, Van Hollen taking service members to State of the Union speech

    Bartlett, Van Hollen taking service members to State of the Union speech
    Reps. Roscoe G. Bartlett and Chris Van Hollen are planning to take service members past and present to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday evening. Bartlett, a Western Maryland Republican, and Van Hollen, a Montgomery County...
  • Obama targets economy, taxes in address

    Obama targets economy, taxes in address
    With the presidential election in full swing and Congress mired in gridlock, President Barack Obama used his third State of the Union address Tuesday to sound a populist message on the economy, outlining a series of policies he said would give the...
  • O'Malley DGA fundraising: The appearance of conflict

    O'Malley DGA fundraising: The appearance of conflict
    Perhaps it is a pure coincidence that Energy Answers International cut a $100,000 check to the Martin O'Malley-led Democratic Governors Association on the very same day that Governor O'Malley indicated he would sign state legislation that could be worth...
  • Mother appeals for son's release from Cuban prison

    The 89-year-old mother of Alan Gross, the Maryland man who is serving 15 years in a Cuban prison after taking cellphones, laptop computers and satellite equipment into the communist nation, released a video statement Thursday appealing to President Raúl...
  • Defense bill includes Md. projects

    A massive, $662 billion defense measure that authorizes hundreds of millions of dollars in spending on Maryland's military facilities cleared a final vote in the Senate Thursday and now heads to President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign it into law....
  • Md. delegation battles over payroll tax extension

    Md. delegation battles over payroll tax extension
    (Dec. 21) Maryland Democrats continued to ramp up pressure on House GOP leaders Wednesday over a stalled effort to extend a payroll tax cut that benefits as many as 2.6 million wage earners in the state. With days left before the 2 percentage point...
  • Cardin, Van Hollen to help resolve Hill disputes

    Cardin, Van Hollen to help resolve Hill disputes
    Maryland's congressional delegation will have unusual influence in helping to resolve big issues left hanging on Capitol Hill, because two of the state's lawmakers were appointed Friday to help sort out differences between House and Senate legislation....
  • Casey, Schwartz named to payroll tax committee

    Casey, Schwartz named to payroll tax committee
    Ending weeks of partisan gridlock -- the norm these days for Capitol Hill -- House Republicans agreed Thursday to a two-month extension of a tax cut for working Americans with the stipulation that Senate Democrats agree to appoint conferees to negotiate...
  • Ethanol subsidy: Senate rejects bill to kill the $6 billion program

    The following comes from the Tribune Co.'s Washington, D.C., bureau... The Senate rejected a proposal Tuesday to do away with annual ethanol subsidies in a vote that was closely watched for clues about the willingness of Republicans to take on tax breaks...