Commentary: Chris Van Hollen a Rose in a Briar Patch

Congress’ approval ratings are near record lows, with just 12 percent of Americans saying the House and the Senate are doing a good job, according to a mid-December Gallup poll. Yahoo News asked voters to compare and contrast their representative with Congress as a whole and to indicate why they like, or dislike, one over the other. COMMENTARY | Chris Van Hollen, the Democratic representative for Maryland’s eighth district, which includes Montgomery County, a heavily democratic enclave on the outskirts of the nation’s capital, was elected to the House of Representatives in 2002. Like the man, but dislike the institution

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