20121228VanHollen2 by Talk Radio News Service published on 2012-12-28T18:57:32Z Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) urges House Republican leaders to quickly vote on a Senate bill to extend tax cuts for 98 percent of the country. The Senate bill passed earlier this year, but has been rejected multiple times by the lower chamber. It's unclear whether President Obama will pressure Republicans to take up the measure, or one like it, before the end of the year. Van Hollen was joined today by Maryland small business owner Bob Packard, who says he cannot afford to see his tax rates go up next year. Packard added that other small business owners have told him the same thing, and that none of them would mind seeing rates go up on taxpayers who earn more than $250,000 per year.