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Christopher Van Hollen Jr.

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  • 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...
  • Affordable Care Act will prompt some to work less, report says

    Affordable Care Act will prompt some to work less, report says
    WASHINGTON — President Obama's healthcare law will reduce the ranks of the uninsured by about 13 million this year and 25 million once it is fully phased in, but will prompt some people to work less because of the availability of insurance...
  • House Democrats will seek to force vote on minimum wage

    House Democrats will seek to force vote on minimum wage
    CAMBRIDGE, Md. – Democrats will seek to force a House vote on raising the federal minimum wage, party leaders said Thursday, but even getting the proposal to a vote will be an uphill fight. As the minority party in the House, Democrats cannot...
  • Officials react to complaints of postal delays

    Officials react to complaints of postal delays
    — Members of Maryland's congressional delegation, saying constituents have complained of lengthy mail delays, pressed the U.S. Postal Service on Friday to resume regular delivery — even as the agency reported it was not aware of any...
  • GOP gubernatorial hopeful Lollar names running mate

    GOP gubernatorial hopeful Lollar names running mate
    Republican gubernatorial hopeful Charles Lollar announced Monday that he has chosen conservative activist and writer Kenneth R. Timmerman as his running mate. Timmerman, a New York native who's lived in Maryland the last 21 years, is making his second...
  • Gridlock in Congress could leave millions hurting over the holidays

    WASHINGTON — Congress' unfinished business threatens to leave millions of Americans — including the unemployed, Pentagon contractors and even supermarket shoppers — in the lurch this holiday season. With partisan dysfunction unlikely...
  • 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...
  • Compromise taking shape to avoid another government shutdown

    WASHINGTON — The contours of a mini-deal to avert another government shutdown emerged Wednesday, a rare glimmer of bipartisanship in a Congress noted for division and dysfunction. Crafted by Republican Rep. Paul D. Ryan, the party's former vice...
  • 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...