WASHINGTON -- Maryland Rep.
Van Hollen, among his party's top spokesmen on fiscal issues, had been discussed as a possible candidate for a more formal leadership role. But that talk ended when longtime ally and House Democratic Leader
Pelosi's move means Democratic leadership slots, which will be formally approved by the caucus on Thursday, will largely remain the same as they are now, with Southern Maryland
Van Hollen, a former chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, has served on several panels focused on deficit reduction, including last year's super committee. More recently he served as a stand-in for Republican Budget Committee chairman