Congressman Chris Van Hollen

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

Van Hollen to Oppose CROmnibus

"We Can Keep the Government Open Without these Big Money Giveaways that Hurt Working Families"
Dec 10, 2014

Today Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen issued the following statement in opposition to the CROmnibus:
“It is unacceptable to threaten a government shutdown in order to do the bidding of the biggest banks and put taxpayers on the hook again for their gambling losses. To add insult to injury, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has demanded that special interests be able to pour even more money into the Congressional political party committees – which allows them to buy more influence in the Congress. Government should be working on behalf of taxpayers and strengthening the middle class, not catering to wealthy, powerful special interests. I will vote against this bill. We can keep the government open without these big money giveaways that hurt working families.”