Share on WeChat
https://www.powervoter.us:443/chris_van_hollen%2c_jr
Copy the link and open WeChat to share.
 Share on WeChat
Copy the link and open WeChat to share.
 Share on WeChat
Scan QRCode using WeChat,and then click the icon at the top-right corner of your screen.
 Share on WeChat
Scan QRCode using WeChat,and then click the icon at the top-right corner of your screen.

Chris Van Hollen Jr.

D

Won the General, 2022 Maryland U.S. Senate

Won the Primary, 2022 Maryland U.S. Senate, Primary Election

Won the General, 2016 Maryland U.S. Senate

Won the General, 2012 Maryland U.S. House District 8

Chair, Democratic Campaign Committee, United States Senate (2017 - Present)

Maryland U.S. Senate, Jr (2016 - Present)

Quick Facts
Personal Details

Education

  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1990
  • MPP, Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1985
  • BA, Philosophy, Swarthmore College, 1982

Professional Experience

  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1990
  • MPP, Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1985
  • BA, Philosophy, Swarthmore College, 1982
  • Former Attorney, Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin and Kahn
  • Senior Legislative Advisor, Office of Governor William Donald Schaefer, 1989-1991
  • Staff Member, Foreign Relations Committee, United States Senate, 1987-1989
  • Legislative Assistant, Office of Senator Charles Mathias Jr., United States Senate, 1985-1987

Political Experience

  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1990
  • MPP, Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1985
  • BA, Philosophy, Swarthmore College, 1982
  • Former Attorney, Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin and Kahn
  • Senior Legislative Advisor, Office of Governor William Donald Schaefer, 1989-1991
  • Staff Member, Foreign Relations Committee, United States Senate, 1987-1989
  • Legislative Assistant, Office of Senator Charles Mathias Jr., United States Senate, 1985-1987
  • Senator, United States Senate, Maryland, 2016-present
  • Chair, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, United States Senate, 2017-2018
  • Representative, United States House of Representatives, Maryland, District 8, 2002-2016
  • Chair, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), 2007-2011
  • Senator, Maryland State Senate, 1995-2002
  • Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1990-1994

Former Committees/Caucuses

Vice Chair, House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus, present

Former Member, Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, United States Senate

Former Ranking Member, Budget Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Housing, Transportation, and Community Development Subcommittee, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management and Trade, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops, United States Senate

Former Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy, United States Senate

Former Member, Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight Subcommittee, United States Senate

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Appropriations

Member, Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Member, Budget

Member, Environment and Public Works

Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

Member, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection

Member, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government

Member, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife

Member, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Member, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch

Member, Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance

Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment

Member, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

Member, Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1990
  • MPP, Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1985
  • BA, Philosophy, Swarthmore College, 1982
  • Former Attorney, Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin and Kahn
  • Senior Legislative Advisor, Office of Governor William Donald Schaefer, 1989-1991
  • Staff Member, Foreign Relations Committee, United States Senate, 1987-1989
  • Legislative Assistant, Office of Senator Charles Mathias Jr., United States Senate, 1985-1987
  • Senator, United States Senate, Maryland, 2016-present
  • Chair, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, United States Senate, 2017-2018
  • Representative, United States House of Representatives, Maryland, District 8, 2002-2016
  • Chair, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), 2007-2011
  • Senator, Maryland State Senate, 1995-2002
  • Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1990-1994
  • Vice Chair, Democratic Task Force on Tax Policy and the Budget, present
  • Former Member, American Bar Association
  • Former Member, Advisory Board, CeaseFire Maryland
  • Former Co-Chair, Congressional Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force
  • Former Member, Kensington Citizens Association
  • Former Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Former Councilor, The Atlantic Council
  • Superdelegate, Democratic National Convention, 2016
  • Member, Advisory Board, After-School Opportunity Programs, 1999-2002
  • Member, Task Force on Regulatory Reform, 1999-2001
  • Member, Task Force to End Smoking in Maryland, 1999

Other Info

Astrological Sign:

Capricorn

— Awards:

  • Top award from the Maryland League of Conservation Voters for his work on environmental issues
  • "Congressional Champion for Real and Lasting Change" award from Save the Children
  • "Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award" from the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation for his work on childhood cancer
  • "Legislator of the Year" award from Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
  • "Champion of Working Families" award from Progressive Maryland
  • "Distinguished Service" award from the Committee for Education Funding
  • "Champion Award" from the Veteran Institute for Procurement for his work to help veteran-owned businesses

Policy Positions

2020

Abortion

Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
- Pro-choice

Budget

In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
- Yes

Crime

Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders?
- No

Economy

1. Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
- Yes

2. Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
- Yes

Education

Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
- No

Energy

1. Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline?
- No

2. Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?
- Yes

Environment

Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
- Yes

Guns

Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
- Yes

Health Care

Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
- No

Immigration

Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
- No

Marriage

Do you support same-sex marriage?
- Yes

National Security

Do you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support?
- No

Social Security

Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?
- No

Congress Bills
Speeches