Christopher J. Van Hollen Jr. is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Maryland since January 3, 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he served as the U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 8th congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
We need systemic changes to ensure true public safety. Not every emergency requires a police response. Was proud to join @MayorBMScott as he launched a 911 diversion program for those experiencing behavioral health crises. @RepKarenBass & I are urging others to adopt this model.
Thank you @POTUS, @SecDebHaaland for laying out a vision to conserve 30% of our nation’s lands & waters.
Big step forward in our push to:
✅Protect the Bay
✅Fight for a healthy environment
✅Tackle climate change
As Woody Guthrie said: This land is your land.
Let’s get it done
Good news: After we fought to create this program within the American Rescue Plan, the @FCC is rolling out the Emergency Broadband Benefit, which provides discounts for broadband & devices to families struggling to stay connected. Check it out here: http://fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit
As President Biden has said, it is vital that we strengthen our relationships abroad and work to advance the rule of law, human rights, and the peaceful resolution of conflicts in order to bolster our prosperity and security here at home.
I want to thank all of the U.S. Embassy personnel at @USEmbassyKRT and @USAinUAE and other posts around the world for the work they do – often at great personal risk and sacrifice – to serve our country. I'm proud to be the Co-Chair of the Foreign Service Caucus.
Met with UAE leadership to exchange views and discuss our security partnership & ways to expand trade & investment. Also welcomed the Abraham Accords & removal of UAE forces from Yemen and noted the positive role they could play in resuming the JCPOA & reducing regional conflict.
Visited our troops at Al Dhafra Air Base to thank them for their service. They not only play a vital security role in the region, but will be facilitating the safe withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan.
We began our trip in the UAE, which will be the site of the Dubai World Expo. In a sign for a more hopeful world, they are hosting pavilions from friends and foes alike.
We visited the Um Rakuba refugee camp to listen to the plight of people fleeing the Tigray Region of Ethiopia. Grateful to @USAID, @WFPUSA and @Refugees for their humanitarian efforts. The Biden Admin is doing everything it can to end the fighting in Ethiopia & resolve disputes.
Sudan is now home to over 3.6 million refugees and displaced people as a result of years of conflicts. Most recently there has been an influx of over 60,000 refugees fleeing the conflict in Ethiopia.