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Budgetary ping-pong game drags on past shutdown deadline

Budgetary ping-pong game drags on past shutdown deadline

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress Monday failed to reach a budget agreement by the midnight deadline, effectively shutting down the federal government.

McCaul: Obama should have gone to international community on Syria

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen said Sunday he agrees with President Barack Obama's response to Syria's alleged chemical weapon attack.
Senate panel OKs authorization request for military strike on Syria

Senate panel OKs authorization request for military strike on Syria

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a limited military response to the Syrian regime's reported use of chemical weapons against civilians.
McCain, Graham appear to support Obama on Syria

McCain, Graham appear to support Obama on Syria

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Two top Republicans emerged from a meeting with President Obama Monday and offered at least conditional support for the president's approach to Syria.

U.S. House Democrats introduce sequester alternative

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday offered their fifth bill to repeal harsh spending cuts they said Republicans want to remain in effect.

House Dems, conservatives present budgets

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- U.S. House Democrats and conservatives Monday floated their owns budget proposals, the Dems seeking more stimulus than their Senate counterparts.
Obama's budget to be submitted in April

Obama's budget to be submitted in April

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- The Obama administration will release its 2014 budget proposal in early April, more than two months past the Feb. 4 due date, congressional aides said.

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Obama, Ryan, Van Hollen to meet for lunch

Obama, Ryan, Van Hollen to meet for lunch

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- President Obama's outreach to congressional Republicans includes a lunch with House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the 2012 GOP vice presidential candidate.

Tensions mount as debt debate looms

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A Democratic congressman said Sunday his Republican colleagues would likely look for wrenches to throw into efforts to reach a deal on the U.S. debt ceiling.

Congress: Still talking, still no deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Congressional budget dickering went on into the night in Washington Sunday while the nation lurched ever closer to the so-called fiscal cliff.

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Obama floats $1.6T plan to raise taxes

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- President Obama will push a $1.6 trillion plan to hike taxes for the rich and corporations in talks on averting the looming fiscal cliff, the White House said.

White House seeking a replacement for payroll tax cut that ends in January

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The White House Saturday denied a report it is looking for an alternative tax break to stimulate the U.S. economy after payroll tax cuts expire in December.
Biden, Ryan spar on Middle East, economy

Biden, Ryan spar on Middle East, economy

DANVILLE, Ky., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden and Republican nominee Paul Ryan debated foreign and domestic policy Thursday in a sometimes-contentious debate in Danville, Ky.
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Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-MD, talks about legislation some Democrats are supporting to strengthen whistle blower laws and other government accountability measures on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 14, 2007. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Christopher "Chris" Van Hollen, Jr. (born January 10, 1959) is the U.S. Representative for Maryland's 8th congressional district, serving since 2003. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes most of Montgomery County, an affluent suburban county adjacent to Washington, D.C., as well as parts of Prince George's County, another Washington suburb.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi created a new leadership post, Assistant to the Speaker, in 2006 so that Van Hollen could be present at all leadership meetings. After the Democrats regained control of the House in the 2006 elections, Van Hollen became the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the fifth-ranking position among House Democrats. In this post, Van Hollen was responsible for leading efforts to get more Democrats elected to Congress.

After the Democratic losses in 2010, Van Hollen did not run for re-election to chair of the DCCC. Van Hollen instead chose to run for the top Democratic spot on the House Budget Committee, which was being vacated by outgoing chairman John Spratt who had been defeated for re-election. Van Hollen was elected as the ranking member on the Budget Committee on November 17, 2010. Pelosi appointed him to the 12-member bipartisan Committee on Deficit Reduction with a mandate for finding major budget reductions by late 2011.

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