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Ryan unveils Republican anti-poverty plan

Ryan unveils Republican anti-poverty plan

July 24, 2014Rep. Paul Ryan Thursday presented a plan to fight poverty by changing up the United States' social services framework.
Lindsey Holden, Medill News Service
Boehner, Pelosi trade barbs as House passes tax cuts

Boehner, Pelosi trade barbs as House passes tax cuts

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) --The House on Thursday passed part of a series of measures that would make some tax breaks for small businesses permanent.
Gabrielle Levy
Debate on safety net programs exposes divisions 50 years after War on Poverty

Debate on safety net programs exposes divisions 50 years after War on Poverty

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Paul Ryan blaming President Lyndon Johnson's 50-year-old War on Poverty for making things worse for the nation's poor.
Gabrielle Levy
House budget debate involves charts featuring Big Macs

House budget debate involves charts featuring Big Macs

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- The debate over a House of Representatives budget bill got caught up in the price of a Big Mac.
Gabrielle Levy
U.S. House puts energy at top of budget plan

U.S. House puts energy at top of budget plan

April 2 (UPI) -- A budget proposal puts U.S. energy production at the top of the list of ways to generate new revenue, the House Natural Resources Committee chairman said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Ukraine 'preparing to defend ourselves,' says U.N. Ambassador Sergeyev

Ukraine 'preparing to defend ourselves,' says U.N. Ambassador Sergeyev

KIEV, Ukraine, March 2 (UPI) -- Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Nations Yuriy Sergeyev Sunday said Ukraine is "preparing to defend" itself from Russian aggression.
Portman, Van Hollen spar over debt reduction in proposed 2015 budget

Portman, Van Hollen spar over debt reduction in proposed 2015 budget

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said Sunday President Barack Obama's proposed 2015 budget does not deal with the growing debt problem.
The Issue: Is the ACA a job engine or disincentive to work?

The Issue: Is the ACA a job engine or disincentive to work?

Healthcare reform is either an economic engine that will lead to an increase in jobs and reduction in the U.S. budget deficit or it's a disincentive for people to work and companies to hire employees, and will drag down the economy.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
ACA will actually reduce unemployment

ACA will actually reduce unemployment

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Healthcare reform will reduce the U.S. unemployment rate, Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas W. Elmendorf testified Wednesday.

Hillary Clinton, Claire McCaskill allegedly had mutual, deep hatred

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Hillary Clinton and Sen. Claire McCaskill once had such hate the Missouri Democrat said she feared being in an elevator with the former first lady, a book says.

Sutherland, Van Hollen battle over poverty policies

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Republican Rep. Steve Sutherland criticized President Barack Obama's Promise Zones initiative Sunday and said his policies are not helping the poor.

America and the Kurds

LONDON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The most common question asked as a regular visitor to Iraqi Kurdistan is whether it or all Kurds can, will or wish to be independent. It reflects the long struggle of the Kurds to maintain their identity in often hostile circumstances but it is looking at the issue the wrong way round.
GARY KENT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Rep. Mike Rogers concerned about security of HealthCare.gov

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said Sunday he's concerned about the security of personal data on the HealthCare.gov website.
Change in lesser known House rule a big hit on YouTube

Change in lesser known House rule a big hit on YouTube

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A video of a charged exchange between Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., with the person in the House speaker's chair on a change in House rules has gone viral.
House GOP float another plan to raise debt limit, end shutdown

House GOP float another plan to raise debt limit, end shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- House Republican leaders offered a new plan to raise the U.S. debt limit and reopen the government after meeting with President Barack Obama, a GOP aide said.
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Chris Van Hollen."
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