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By Jules Witcover | October 7, 2002
WHEATON -- Of all the Republicans in Congress facing re-election challenges this fall, probably none is more intensely targeted than Connie Morella of Maryland, whose newly revamped House district has more registered Democrats than any other in the country that is represented by a Republican. But Ms. Morella, a moderate who often bucks her own party in an unending fight for political survival and has thrived on strong constituent services for 16 years in "enemy" territory, seems unfazed.
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August 6, 2014
Does the Sunpaper's editorialist writing about Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen's proposed legislation entitled "The Healthy Climate and Family Security Act" know what is meant by "the invisible hand of the market"? ( "Cap and dividend," Aug. 4.) This reference is certainly not to the invisible hand envisioned by Adam Smith. Mr. Van Hollen's proposal is to require energy companies to purchase through auction a permit to drill for or mine mineral resources. Some people would call that a tax, but perhaps the difference is that those funds which the government would acquire would then be redistributed instead of being held onto by the government.
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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Staff Writer | September 5, 1993
Bruce Hollen won the Baltimore's Best bowling tournament and $1,000.During the six-week tournament, Hollen, a 199-average league bowler, averaged 222 while amassing a total pinfall of 6,672 over 30 games. He kept the pace, despite bowling at six bowling centers.Hollen beat out a field of 40 other tenpin bowlers going for the title of Baltimore's Best tenpin bowler.Tournament organizer Bill Mend said he'd hoped for more entries, but said, "It was a good start. Everybody seemed real enthused about it. We'll do it again next summer."
NEWS
July 16, 2014
The citizens of Carroll County are speaking out. They do not want illegal immigrants there ( "Harris opposes Carroll County immigrant shelter," July 11). Why doesn't Rep. Chris Van Hollen speak out as Rep. Andy Harris has done and support them? Makes one wonder, doesn't it? F. Cordell, Lutherville - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By James H. Jackson | April 28, 1991
Bruce Hollen Jr. captured the All-Events crown in the recently completed Baltimore City Bowling Championships at Fair Lanes Kings Point in Randallstown.Hollen, who had a scratch total of 2,252, earns a trip to Corpus Christi, Texas, for the American Bowling Congress Masters Tournament in 1992. Hollen also won the scratch singles title with 793.Other winners included: Smooth Five in team scratch, 3,594; Jeff Minster and Roy Harris, scratch doubles, 1,485; Dan Cullen and Tom Russo, handicap doubles, 1,581; Jim Stanbaugh, handicap singles, 821; and John Brezzen, all-events handicap, 2,450.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | August 6, 2002
SILVER SPRING - Democratic congressional candidate Ira Shapiro accused two opponents yesterday of improperly using surplus funds from old state legislative campaigns to promote their U.S. House candidacies in the Sept. 10 primary. Shapiro said state Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Jr. and Del. Mark K. Shriver used leftover money on mailings that were designed to aid their 8th Congressional District candidacies. State and federal election law prohibits the transfer of funds from state campaign committees to their federal equivalents.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | October 22, 2002
Constance A. Morella, a popular congresswoman who in eight previous campaigns never ran an ad criticizing an opponent by name, has been uncharacteristically hammering away at Democrat Christopher Van Hollen Jr. in a Washington-area media blitz and, yesterday, in a debate. Morella said during the taped Maryland Public Television debate that Van Hollen, a state senator, voted for a tax cut for the wealthy and flip-flopped on whether to back a proposed intercounty highway. She also called on Van Hollen's campaign manager to resign for comments made yesterday in a Washington Post article.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | April 3, 2000
With Gov. Parris N. Glendening's gun safety bill hanging in the balance just over a week ago, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller had a tough task to assign. Somebody would have to explain the amendments that forged the compromise Miller had brokered in an attempt to rescue the legislation. Someone would have to defend the complex bill under hostile cross-examination by its opponents. Miller's choice of Sen. Christopher J. Van Hollen Jr. came as no surprise to General Assembly observers.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | September 7, 2002
ROCKVILLE -- The 8th Congressional District primary is becoming more openly confrontational, as Mark K. Shriver prepares a new television ad accusing Christopher Van Hollen Jr. of distorting his legislative record. Both sides acknowledge that Tuesday's Democratic election is close enough to be decided by turnout and still-undecided voters. Shriver, the front-runner in most polls, had not mentioned his opponents in his TV spots, which focused mostly on his background and positions. But yesterday, Shriver planned a new spot for the weekend criticizing Van Hollen's campaign tactics, particularly two mailings that Shriver believes misrepresent his House of Delegates record.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | September 14, 2002
Mark. K. Shriver, who lost the 8th District congressional primary despite once leading in polls, endorsed yesterday the winner, state Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Jr., campaigned with him, and wrote him a $1,000 check. Shriver, 38, officially endorsed Van Hollen, 43, at a news conference held in a Prince George's County classroom used for after-school care. An instructional sign on the cinderblock wall urges pupils to "Use Kind Words" and "Help When You Can." And that's precisely what Shriver did. He spoke kind words about Van Hollen and offered to help when he could - politically, that is. His endorsement is more than symbolic because Shriver captured 34,471 votes (41 percent)
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2013
Bill Schroeder, owner of a bustling Italian grocery on Westminster's Main Street, doesn't know Rep. Chris Van Hollen's voting history or many of his positions. But he knows his Democratic congressman lives in Montgomery County. And he finds it appalling. "We have nothing in common with Montgomery County - absolutely nothing," said Schroeder, 56, who usually votes for Republicans. "They depend on Washington. We don't. " Two years after state lawmakers redrew Maryland's congressional map, some voters in Carroll County are still coming to grips with the fact that one of the state's most conservative strongholds is now represented by Van Hollen, a Democrat with roots in the Washington suburbs and close ties to the Obama administration.
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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2013
WASHINGTON -- A video of Montgomery County Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen battling with House Republicans over legislation to reopen government agencies has gone viral -- picking up 1.7 million views in recent days -- as lawmakers continue to wrestle over a deal to end the weeks long budget impasse. The exchange between Van Hollen and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican who was presiding over the chamber at the time, centers on an obscure rule change that prohibited Democrats from bringing a "clean," policy-free bill to the House floor to end the government shutdown.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2013
Christopher Van Hollen Sr., a retired Foreign Service officer and ambassador to Sri Lanka, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Jan. 30 at the Washington Home and Hospice. The former Baltimore resident was 90. Born in Baltimore and raised in Cedarcroft, he was the grandson of George Henry Van Hollen, a seafood packer and owner of the Atlantic Packing Co. The family also developed the Cedarcroft section of North Baltimore and lent its name to Hollen Road. His father, Donald Van Hollen, was a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employee who later worked at the family's seafood business.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2013
Maryland Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen will join with gun control campaigners and religious leaders in a rally against gun violence on the National Mall Saturday. The advocates plan to march in silence at 11 a.m. from the Capitol to the Washington Monument where Van Hollen and others will speak. "I have long been a supporter of common sense measures to prevent gun violence," Van Hollen said in a statement. "Banning assault-style weapons, restricting high-capacity magazines, and implementing a system for universal background checks are just a few of the ways we can help make our communities safer.
NEWS
December 19, 2012
I find Rep. Chris Van Hollen's comments very ironic about Rep. John Boehner wanting to delay on the fiscal cliff until he is re-elected Speaker of the House ("Conservatives battle Obama," Dec. 13). Isn't this the same Rep. Van Hollen, the super-committee member, who had an opportunity to craft a deal more than one year ago? What did he do during negotiations? How was he compromising in the process last year? I think he didn't. Asking a Maryland Democrat to compromise is unheard of, after all. Can he give insight as to what would be a fair and equitable solution?
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2012
As the fiscal cliff looms, two of Maryland's most influential congressmen have a message for those looking to the federal workforce for more savings: Look somewhere else. "Federal workers have already been asked to sacrifice as part of the budget cuts that have already taken place," Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the top Democrat on the House budget committee, told reporters last week. "Now is the time to ask others to help share responsibility for reducing our deficit. " Van Hollen spoke days after Rep. Steny Hoyer wrote an op-ed urging negotiators: "Don't Throw Feds Over 'Cliff.'" "Over the past two years, federal employees have repeatedly faced threats of a government shutdown that would stop their paychecks with virtually no notice," Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the House, wrote in Federal Times.
NEWS
By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | September 12, 2002
Mark K. Shriver often said that Maryland voters need more from a candidate than being a Kennedy. In the end, he was proved right. Shriver's narrow loss Tuesday to Christopher Van Hollen Jr. in the 8th District congressional primary is further evidence that the family's mystique is receding from voters' consciousness. In Van Hollen, Shriver encountered a veteran state lawmaker with a longer resume and a committed network of supporters - particularly environmentalists - who knocked on thousands of doors and helped him bridge the celebrity gap with Shriver.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | September 21, 2002
KENSINGTON - Local members of a national handgun-control organization are protesting the group's decision to stick with its endorsement of a Republican, Rep. Constance A. Morella, in the 8th District congressional race. Montgomery County members of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence question the group's support for Morella in a year in which Democrats, more aligned with gun control than the GOP, have a chance to gain a majority in the House of Representatives. In a letter sent yesterday to the Brady group in Washington, three leaders of the organization's local rank and file said Morella's Democratic opponent, Christopher Van Hollen Jr., "has not only voted right on the issues, but has led the fight in the Maryland Assembly for sensible gun laws."
NEWS
December 8, 2012
As Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen Jr. eyes a run for the U.S. Senate in 2014, readers deserve to know the truth about his record on Israel and Iran. Some readers seem to believe that democracy ends on Election Day, and that afterward citizens give up the right to criticize their elected officials. I disagree. As an investigative reporter - and as Congressman Van Hollen's Republican opponent in the last election - I closely examined his record. It is true Mr. Van Hollen was a co-sponsor of legislation to authorize U.S. support for Iron Dome, the missile defense system that helped shield Israeli citizens from terrorist rockets fired from Gaza.
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