Chris Van Hollen

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U.S. SENATOR CHRIS VAN HOLLEN

D-MARYLAND

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VOTING RECORD: Project Vote SmartGovTrack

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 1/10/1959

EDUCATION: Swarthmore College (B.A.) Harvard University (Master's) Georgetown University Law School (J.D.)

OCCUPATION: Attorney

FAMILY: Married, 3 Children

RELIGION: Episcopalian

CAREER:

  • 2017-Present: U.S. Senator from Maryland
  • 2003-2017: U.S. Representative from Maryland's 8th Congressional District
  • 1994-2002: Maryland State Senate
  • 1990-1994: Maryland House of Delegates

COMMITTEES:

  • Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
  • Committee on Appropriations
  • Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • Committee on the Budget

ELECTED: 2016

 

ISRAEL


  • Supports unshakable bond with Israel
  • Called Israel "our greatest friend and ally in the Middle East, and one of our closest partners in the world."
  • Supports a two-state solution
  • Supports funding for Israel’s Iron Dome Defense System

CHOICE


 

  • Voted No on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion
  • Voted to expand embryonic stem cell research
  • Rated 100% by NARAL and Planned Parenthood
  • Supports access to emergency contraceptives 
  • Cosponsored the Women's Health Protection Act
  • Supported increased funding for women’s health services, which includes Title X family planning programs

 

In His Own Words


“The first thing we’ve got to do is when we see anti-Semitism, any racism, any bigotry, is to stand up and confront it head-on.  We must speak out.  There is an alarming rise in hate crimes and hate speech, so it’s very important that we demonstrate. We’ve had people from every faith standing together to fight anti-Semitism and racism in all of its forms.” 1 

SOURCES: (1) www.vanhollen.senate.gov

 

Interesting Facts


Senator Van Hollen was born in Karachi, Pakistan