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Congressman Chris Van Hollen to Meet Silver Spring Community

Chris Van Hollen (D-dist-8) represents about 600,000 Marylanders comprised of Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.


The Silver Spring community will get a chance to meet Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-dist. 8), a ranking member of the House Budget Committee on Tuesday.

The event starts at 7 p.m.

During the meet and greet inside the cafeteria of located at 313 Wayne Ave., Van Hollen is expected to address current issues in Congress and the upcoming elections.

Van Hollen's recent comments in the news:

Employment

  • After the February jobs report from the Department of Labor announced that 227,000 jobs were added to the economy, Van Hollen said he was pleased to hear the news.

"February’s jobs report is positive news, and the last three months represent the best increase in employment since March 2000. But it once again underscores that we have a long way to go before our country has fully recovered. Putting Americans back to work and rebuilding our economy must remain our first priority."
 

Civil Marriage

After the Civil Marriage Protection Act was signed into law by Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, Van Hollen called it an historic moment in history.

“I applaud the Governor and the Maryland General Assembly for their work on this important issue. While Maryland joins eight states that have legalized same-sex marriage, there is more work to be done. I will continue to fight to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act so that married same-sex families, including those serving in the Armed Forces, are no longer denied the 1,100 federal rights and responsibilities afforded to all other married Americans. They should not be treated as second class citizens by the federal government.”




KatieSilverSpring June 06, 2012 at 11:50 AM
"Chris Van Hollen (D-dist-8) represents about 600,000 Marylanders comprised of Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties." I realize Van Hollen's web site still shows the old District map but District 8 does NOT, never has included any part of Prince George's County besides the tiny strip of Hyattsville (now gone). It does now include parts of Frederick and Counties, in addition to the bubble section of the old District 8 in Montgomery County. http://planning.maryland.gov/PDF/Redistricting/2010maps/Cong/Dist_8.pdf

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