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Free forum on federal health plans offered in Md.

Congressman Chris Van Hollen hosts federal health plan forum.

Tags: pay and benefits , open season , health plans , FEHBP , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 04:17pm EST

Rep. Van Hollen: budget deal not a 'done deal'

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., who voted "yes" Friday to extend funding this week while the final compromise was written, said he was nonetheless undecided on whether he'd vote for the final deal. He tells Federal News Radio he wants to see the final numbers before deciding.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , pay and benefits ,

Monday - 04/11/2011, 10:41am EDT

Van Hollen calls for 'complete overhaul' at Pepco

Following constituent outcry about Pepco's response to outages from last Wednesday's storm, and a scathing letter from a Montgomery County Council member, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D. Md., is stepping up his criticism of the utility company.

Tags: Pepco , Joseph Rigby , Roger Berliner , Montgomery County Council , outages , power outagege

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 09:29am EST

Opinions clash over whistleblower act

The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act has passed the Senate, but the debate lives on. We get opinions from the National Whistleblowers Center, a member of Congress, and good-government group the Partnership for Public Service.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , pay and benefits , whistleblower protections , National Whistleblowers Center , Parnership for Public Service , Steve Kohn , John Palguta , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 09:31am EST

Lawmakers push back against the pay freeze

Washington-area lawmakers move to put a freeze on the pay freeze, asking it be limited to one year.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay freeze , Steny Hoyer , David Obey , James Moran , Gerry Connolly , Frank Wolf , John Sarbanes , Donna Edwards , Elanor Holmes Norton , Ruben Gomez , pay debate

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 07:14am EST

Parents lobby for tougher teen driving standards

Parents who've lost teenage sons and daughters in car crashes urged Capitol Hill lawmakers Tuesday to adopt stronger standards for teen drivers nationwide.

Tags: STANDUP Act , Teenagers , teen drivers , Driver's License , Darci Marchese

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 08:50pm EDT

Van Hollen's 'safe' seat draws challengers

While Rep. Christopher Van Hollen tours the country to save a Democratic Party expected to suffer many defeats in November's election, he has to keep an eye on the four Republicans vying in Tuesday's primary for the opportunity to unseat him.

Tags: Primary elections , Bruce L. Stern

Friday - 09/10/2010, 02:00am EDT

Leaders announce Anacostia restoration project

At a news conference Monday held at Bladensburg Waterfront Park, local leaders involved with The Anacostia Watershed Restoration Partnership talked up a plan that would require changes to area development levels, call for the retrofitting of area water and sewer facilities and possibly institute a plastic bag tax in areas outside of the District.

Tags: Anacostia River , Martin O'Malley , Steny Hoyer , Donna Edwards , Anacostia Watershed Restoration Partnership , Kate Ryan

Monday - 04/19/2010, 08:58pm EDT

Safeguarding the whistleblower

New push to improve legal protection for federal whistleblowers

Tags: management , National Whistleblowers Center , Claire McCaskill , FBI

Tuesday - 03/10/2009, 07:30am EDT
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