Chris Van Hollen
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 16: Committee chairman U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (L) speaks as ranking member Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) (R) listens during a hearing before the House Budget Committee April 16, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew testified during the hearing, which was focused on the president's FY 2014 budgetary policy proposals.
The president has been very clear ... There is no negotiating over whether or not the United States pays its bills.
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