Chris Van Hollen

United States Senator for Maryland


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Source: WBAL

Chris Van Hollen Discusses His Newest Role As U.S. Senator

Chris Van Hollen was sworn in on Tuesday afternoon as Maryland's newest senator.

This morning, he joined WBAL's Bryan Nehman to discuss the big move. 

"I've worked hard to campaign throughout the (entire) state," the former House member said. "I hope to govern by listening and by acting in the best interest of all Marylanders."

Source: WMDT

Van Hollen marks a new era for Maryland in the senate

WASHINGTON - For almost a decade Maryland has had the same look in Senate, but now that's changed with former congressman now Senator, Chris Van Hollen.

Like retired Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Van Hollen will sit on the Senate's Appropriations committee meaning he'll be able to chime in when the state needs federal monies.

At the top of his list, improving the way Marylander's get around.

Press Releases

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) today announced that University of Maryland (UMD) College Park has been awarded a $5,046,316 grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service Program.

Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) release the following statement regarding his vote to oppose the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen to the Department of Homeland Security.

Mr. President, I rise in opposition to the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen to serve as Secretary of Homeland Security. While I believe that Ms. Nielsen has a solid understanding of the department that she seeks to lead, I am not yet convinced that she will be a counterweight to the rabid anti-immigration policies coming out of the White House.

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Democratic Senators in a letter urging President Trump to follow the law and swiftly nominate a permanent director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) who will put working families ahead of Wall Street. The letter was led by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.)

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen led a letter with his Senate colleagues from Maryland, California, New York, and New Jersey, urging the 29 House Republicans who represent these states to oppose the Republican tax bill in light of a study finding that residents of these four states would pay higher taxes under the plan. Senator Van Hollen was joined in this letter by Senators Cardin (D-Md.), Schumer (D-N.Y.), Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Menendez (D-N.J.), Booker (D-N.J.), Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Harris (D-Calif.).

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen issued the following statement today regarding Senate passage of the Republican tax legislation:


U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen issued the following statement today regarding Michael Flynn’s guilty plea in Special Counsel Mueller’s Russia investigation.


Today, as tax reform takes center stage in Congress, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), offered a provision to keep in place the State and Local Tax (SALT) deductions, protecting taxpayers from paying taxes twice on every dollar they earn.

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following joint statement in response to North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile yesterday:



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