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CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20515

Dear Friends,

Welcome! This website is designed to provide the residents of Maryland’s 8th Congressional District and other visitors with up-to-date information about what I’m working on in Congress. You can view press statements, floor remarks, and links to legislative information. Contact information is also available so that you may notify me if I can be of any assistance.

I am very proud to represent you in the United States Congress. Please know that my door is always open to you.

Sincerely Yours,
Signature of Chris Van Hollen
Chris Van Hollen
Member of Congress


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Announcement
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CONGRESSMAN
CHRIS VAN HOLLEN

Invites you to his

FOURTH ANNUAL
FEDERAL EMPLOYEES HEALTH BENEFITS FORUM

In cooperation with
Maryland Federation of Chapters of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association

Monday, Nov. 13, 2006
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Universities at Shady Grove
9630 Gudelsky Drive, Bldg. II
Rockville, MD 20850

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive
Wheaton, MD 20906


Experts on federal health insurance plans and representatives of health insurance carriers will be present at both sessions to discuss various health plan options and answer individual questions. A sign language interpreter will be provided.

For additional information, call 301-424-3501

 

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VAN HOLLEN MEETS WITH POTOMAC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AS PART OF THE JUNIOR STATESMAN SUMMER PROGRAM

VAN HOLLEN MEETS WITH POTOMAC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AS PART OF THE JUNIOR STATESMAN SUMMER PROGRAM Congressman Van Hollen met with Benjamin Trachman and Neil Levy of Potomac at the U.S. Capitol on July 20. Trachman and Levy were among two hundred of America’s top high school students who were selected to attend the 67th annual Junior Statesman Summer School. Levy is a student at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and Trachman attends Winston Churchill High School.

Van Hollen Announces Service Academy Appointees and Graduates

Congressman Van Hollen announced the names of the students from the Eighth Congressional District who have accepted appointments to the U.S. Service Academies. Congressman Van Hollen announced the names of the students from the Eighth Congressional District who have accepted appointments to the U.S. Service Academies. More...

Van Hollen Secures Funding for Anti-Gang Initiatives

Congressman Van Hollen joined Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan and Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson to open the Crossroads Youth Opportunity Center, which will serve teens who are involved with gangs or at risk for gang involvement. Van Hollen announced $2.3 million in federal funding to help support joint county initiatives, including the Center, community-based after-school programs and other services, and increased policing activitiesCongressman Van Hollen joined Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan and Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson to open the Crossroads Youth Opportunity Center, which will serve teens who are involved with gangs or at risk for gang involvement.  Van Hollen announced $2.3 million in federal funding to help support joint county initiatives, including the Center, community-based after-school programs and other services, and increased policing activities.

Students from Kensington, Silver Spring, Rockville, Bethesda, Garrett Park and Chevy Chase Win Honors in
Congressional Art Competition

Students from Kensington, Silver Spring, Rockville, Bethesda, Garrett Park and Chevy Chase Congressman Van Hollen announced today that Leonardo Ramos of Kensington, a student at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, is the winner of the 25th Annual Congressional Art Competition for the Eighth Congressional District of Maryland. His entry, a self-portrait done in oil, will be on display in the United States Capitol, beginning in June, for one year. More...

Van Hollen Helps Shape Democratic Security Policy Agenda

Van Hollen Helps Shape Democratic Security Policy Agenda (Washington, D.C.) Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) has played an important role in shaping the Democratic Party’s plan to make American more secure. On March 29 he joined his House and Senate Democratic colleagues at an event to unveil “Real Security: The Democratic Plan to Secure America and Restore Our Leadership in the World.” Democrats believe that the first responsibility of our government is the security of every American.  The following opinion editorial, authored by Congressman Van Hollen, was circulated to Members at the Democratic Caucus meeting shortly before the unveiling of the Democratic plan. More…

VAN HOLLEN CALLS FOR AFFORDABLE EDUCATION AND ACCESSIBLE HEALTHCARE

VAN HOLLEN CALLS FOR AFFORDABLE EDUCATION AND ACCESSIBLE HEALTHCARE Chris Van Hollen joined hundreds of students, seniors, and concerned citizens at rally (March 7) to call for a budget that makes education more affordable and health care more available.  In an increasingly competitive world, in which Americans need every educational advantage to succeed, President Bush has offered a budget that will make it harder for kids to afford to go to college, and harder for local schools to pay for the education our children need to compete. His budget hits America's health care, as well, making Medicare harder for seniors to access at a time when they're already struggling with the disastrous prescription drug program, and cutting the rural healthcare programs that so many Americans depend on.

CONGRESSMAN CHRIS VAN HOLLEN HOSTS TOWN HALL MEETING IN GERMANTOWN

Congressman Van Hollen hosted a town hall meeting for residents of the Eighth Congressional District on February 13 at the Upcounty Regional Services Center in Germantown. The Congressman discussed the activities of the 109th Congress and answered questions from the audience.Congressman Van Hollen hosted a town hall meeting for residents of the Eighth Congressional District on February 13 at the Upcounty Regional Services Center in Germantown. The Congressman discussed the activities of the 109th Congress and answered questions from the audience.

CONGRESSMAN CHRIS VAN HOLLEN HOSTS MEDICARE/PRESCRIPTION DRUG FORUM IN CHILLUM

Congressman Van Hollen hosted a Medicare-Prescription Drug forum on February 6 at the Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center. Experts discussed the new Medicare Prescription Drug benefit and responded to questions from the audience. Congressman Van Hollen hosted a Medicare-Prescription Drug forum on February 6 at the Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center.  Experts discussed the new Medicare Prescription Drug benefit and responded to questions from the audience.

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9/14/2006
Van Hollen, Truth Squad Award "Golden Drain" for Waste, Fraud and Abuse
Washington, D.C. - Earlier today, the Truth Squad on Waste Fraud and Abuse awarded Secretary of (full story...)

9/12/2006
Van Hollen, Emanuel Announce Real Earmark Reform
Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representatives Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) announced they (full story...)


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Speeches
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9/28/2006
Chris Van Hollen Floor Statement on FISA
Washington, D.C. - We all understand that electronic surveillance is a vital tool in the war (full story...)


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Service academy
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Service Academy Nomination Applications Now Available

Congressman Van Hollen has announced that applications are now available for students in the Eighth Congressional District of Maryland who seek nominations to one of the U.S. Uniformed Service Academies.

To access the application, please click here. All applications and supporting materials must be postmarked or hand-delivered by October 20, 2006 to Congressman Van Hollen’s Rockville office at 51 Monroe Street, Suite 507, Rockville, MD 20850.

Please direct questions to Congressman Van Hollen's Rockville Office at (301) 424-3501
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