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Chris Van Hollen

Friday Talking Points -- Getting Ready For Obama's Big Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This was a busy week in politics, as the Republicans in the new Congress began a bout of legislating and President Obama ramped up his agenda in preparation for next Tuesday's big speech to Congress and the country.

Van Hollen Tax Proposal an Economic and Political Home Run

Richard Kirsch | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

Van Hollen puts the focus squarely on the corporate behavior that has driven down wages and crushed middle-class aspirations. His proposal would boost worker income, which drives the economy forward. When Republicans oppose this, the choice will again be clear to Americans: CEO millionaires or working families.

Zach Carter

House Democrats Break With Obama By Calling For Wall Street Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats on Monday unveiled a plan to cut taxes for middle-class families that would be paid for in part by a new tax on Wall Str...

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats Seek To Strip Big Hug For Rich Donors From Omnibus

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic lawmakers expressed outrage at a provision slipped into the omnibus government funding bill that would expand the amount weal...

Chris Van Hollen Wins Midterm Election Race Against Dave Wallace

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) was re-elected to Congress on Tuesday, defeating Republican Dave Wallace, the Associated Press reports. Van Hollen wi...

Who Will Carry Big Dividend Checks at the People's Climate March?

Mike Sandler | Posted 11.12.2014 | Green
Mike Sandler

Here are 12 types of people who, as natural supporters of climate dividends, could carry big dividend checks at the People's Climate March.

Individual-Candidate Super PACs Threaten to Wipe Out Candidate Contribution Limits

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

The real purpose of an individual-candidate Super PAC is to circumvent candidate contribution limits. Wealthy donors, corporations and other contributors use these Super PACs as vehicles to make unlimited contributions to directly support the candidate backed by the Super PAC.

Paul Ryan Accuses Obama Administration Of System That 'Perpetuates Poverty'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) took a shot at the federal government's approach to poverty reduction on Sunday, claiming the Obama administration is responsi...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Passes Deficit-Hiking Tax Cuts, Accuses Dems Of Irresponsibility

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The word “certainty” trumped the word “deficit” Thursday as the House of Representatives passed the next two tax breaks in a ser...

Republicans To Target Dem Rep

Center For Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

Republican officials will soon file a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., that accuses him of illegal...

House Passes Ryan Budget With Big Cuts

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Thursday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure t...

Safe Climate Caucus Pumps up Advocacy and Action

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

If you can't get Republicans to heed the warnings of those in the military, you have to wonder what will make a dent in their consciousness.

CBO Director: Actually, Obamacare Will Reduce Unemployment

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.07.2014 | Business

President Obama's health care reform law isn't going to kill 2.5 million jobs, Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Elmendorf told the House B...

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi: 'Of Course' Obama Should Take Executive Action On LGBT Workplace Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House has been mum on whether President Barack Obama is prepared to take executive action to ban workplace discrimination agai...

Sam Stein

House Dems Practically Giddy Over Gates' Portrayal Of Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' much discussed -- but not yet released -- memoir has caused a stir over the broadsides he levels ...

Sam Stein

Democrats Basically Out Of Options For Passing Unemployment Insurance

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the number of conference calls held on a bill reflected its chances of passage, an extension of unemployment benefits would have beco...

Jon Ward

Chris Van Hollen Hopes Budget Deal Boosts Immigration Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Chris Van Hollen paused several beats, and took a deep breath. "I have to say, unfortunately, there are not many highlights" from t...

Michael McAuliff

House Spurns Tea Party, Passes Budget Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders told right-wing interest groups to shove it Thursday and passed a budget compromise that provides a partial bre...

Arthur Delaney

The Last-Minute Bipartisan Push To Save Christmas For 1 Million Unemployed

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A small group of moderate House Republicans have urged their leaders to rescue the federal unemployment benefits scheduled to run out fo...

Paul Blumenthal

Congressman Drops 'Dark Money' Lawsuit For Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and three campaign finance watchdog groups dropped their lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service over...

Jobless Benefits Would Create 200,000 Jobs In 2014: CBO

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Democratic proposal to save expiring jobless benefits would boost the economy to the tune of 200,000 jobs next year, according to the ...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Victims Have 2 Big Demands

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With negotiations intensifying to craft a federal budget deal by mid-December, opponents of spending cuts known as sequestration are mak...

Senators Push For Early Spending Cap

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

(Corrects name, committee of Republican sending letter) By David Lawder WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - A senior U.S. Sen...

Ranking House Dem Pushes Firm Line In U.S. Budget Talks

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Caren Bohan and David Lawder WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - A senior House of Representatives Democrat set down a firm marker on Tu...

Jennifer Bendery

Republican 'Atrocity' Rigged House Rules To Continue The Shutdown, Democrat Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) has been fuming in recent days about Republicans quietly changing the House rules to prevent a clean fundi...