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Dems hope VP debate blunts GOP momentum

Dems hope VP debate blunts GOP momentum

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Democratic strategists say they hope any momentum Republican U.S. presidential nominee Mitt Romney gained can be blunted during the vice presidential debate.
House Dems rip GOP for leaving Washington

House Dems rip GOP for leaving Washington

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Democrat after Democrat spoke Friday in a near-empty U.S. House chamber, criticizing Republican leaders for going into recess while major bills languish.

Dems ask Boehner to keep House in session

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. House Democratic leaders called on Speaker John Boehner Thursday to cancel the House recess until economic, budgetary and job-related issues are addressed.

House OKs bill to force sequester details

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. House voted Wednesday in favor of a bill Republicans said would force President Barack Obama to "show us your hand" on mandated budget cuts.

Obama, Dem leaders meet at White House

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and Democratic congressional leaders discussed their legislative agenda and jobs Wednesday, a White House official said.
House GOP, 5 Dems vote to repeal Obamacare

House GOP, 5 Dems vote to repeal Obamacare

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- Five Democrats joined U.S. House Republicans Wednesday in voting again to repeal the 2010 healthcare reform law that has come to be known as Obamacare.
Boehner: Let Obamacare pay student loans

Boehner: Let Obamacare pay student loans

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- The House will vote on taking money from the U.S. healthcare-overhaul law to keep student-loan interest rates from doubling, House Speaker John Boehner said.
Ryan: GOP budget would reduce gas prices

Ryan: GOP budget would reduce gas prices

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Sunday the budget he authored, which has been passed by the House, would promote oil exploration in the United States.
U.S. House debates budget plans

U.S. House debates budget plans

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- A $3.7 trillion budget proposal released by the top Democrat on the U.S. House Budget committee is designed to preserve Medicare, Democrats said.

Budget panel at odds on spending benefits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Top members of the U.S. House Budget Committee predicted slow going in the coming debate over President Obama's budget proposal Sunday.
Obama says he will veto efforts to undo cuts

Obama says he will veto efforts to undo cuts

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The congressional supercommittee Monday admitted it failed to find a compromise to trim the U.S. budget deficit $1.2 trillion in the next decade.
Boehner: Obama offers nothing worthwhile

Boehner: Obama offers nothing worthwhile

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama offered nothing worthwhile to a bipartisan congressional committee seeking to cut the deficit, House Speaker John Boehner said.
Pelosi announces 'supercommittee' picks

Pelosi announces 'supercommittee' picks

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Thursday tapped three former members of her Democratic leadership team for the U.S. debt "supercommittee."

House leaders dig in on debt debate

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- House leaders stuck to starkly opposed positions on the budget Sunday as talks on lifting the U.S. debt ceiling faltered.
Dems defends cutting oil tax breaks

Dems defends cutting oil tax breaks

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- The senior Democrat on the House Budget Committee said Sunday he doubted taking away oil-industry tax breaks would have much effect on gasoline prices.
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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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