Congress probes big-spending vet charities

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform heard testimony Thursday about veterans' charities that pay organizers millions of dollars.

Rove: Taxes, spending top issues

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Former White House political adviser Karl Rove says U.S. Republicans should concentrate on tax and spending issues if they hope to win the 2008 election.

Senate passes S-CHIP expansion

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday gave final legislative approval to the expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.

U.S. House Democrats raising big bucks

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U.S. House Democrats attack hated tax

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Environment overlooked in speech

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Incumbent wins fuel GOP House majority

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Republican wins in a few critical match-ups helped expand the party's narrow majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, although it was a good night for incumbents. With a handful of races left to be decided by recounts, the GOP seemed poised to win a

GOP sweeps Senate, House; Dems gain govs

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Republicans seized control of the U.S. Senate and retained their hold on the House of Representatives Tuesday, giving President George W. Bush a historic victory in mid-term elections that traditionally go against the incumbent president. Democrats were e
DAN OLMSTED, UPI Washington Bureau Chief

Bush leads GOP sweep of Congress

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- With a relentless year of campaigning across the United States, President George W. Bush early Wednesday led the Republican Party to an astounding midterm election victory, giving it the control of both houses of Congress for the first time in over 40 yea
NICHOLAS M. HORROCK, UPI Chief White House Correspondent

GOP keep control of U.S. House

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Incumbents prevailed over challengers in the U.S. House of Representatives as the Republicans maintained control of the chamber and seemed poised early Wednesday to add to their slim majority. At just after 1 a.m., Republicans had won 219 seats to 196 Dem
P. MITCHELL PROTHERO, UPI Congressional Correspondent
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Chris Van Hollen
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)

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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