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.
From hiking the Appalachian Trail to enjoying the shores of Assateague Island, my family & I love to spend time in our parks.
Today, on #NationalPublicLandsDay, I’m grateful for these treasures in our state & I’ll do everything I can to protect these public open spaces.
Oil & gas companies have made nearly $3B/day from the burning of fossil fuels. It’s time they help pay the clean-up bill.
With the Polluters Pay Climate Fund Act I released with my Senate Dem colleagues that's exactly what they will have to do. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-polluters-should-pay-a-tax-for-damages-u-n-chief-says/#:~:text=Climate%20Polluters%20Should%20Pay%20a%20Tax%20for%20Damages%2C%20U.N.%20Chief%20Says,-U.N.%20Secretary%2DGeneral&text=The%20companies%20most%20to%20blame,the%20annual%20U.N.%20General%20Assembly
This disgraceful GOP wish list will strip away reproductive rights in all 50 states & play political games with Medicare & Social Security which millions of hardworking Americans depend on.
We cannot let this become reality.
Far-right Republicans are stopping at nothing to push their extreme bans on reproductive health care – even if it means ignoring doctors & putting women’s lives at risk.
We cannot allow these politicians to interfere with the health care decisions of American women.
The White House and a leading doctors' group say a GOP-led proposal to ban abortion nationwide after 15 weeks would endanger the health of women and have severe consequences for physicians. A White House analysis warns of "a nationwide health crisis." http://apne.ws/I91vVmu
When push comes to shove, @SenWhitehouse, Republicans would rather reap the benefits of dark money than do anything to stop it. Even if it means letting big special interest groups destroy our democracy. #DISCLOSE
Every child deserves a secure, loving family. For 30+ yrs, Janice & her team at @AdoptTogether have done an extraordinary job making that possible for children in MD. I was honored to nominate them as a 2022 @CCAInstitute Angels in Adoption nominee.
I applaud this action. We stand with the Iranian people and all those protesting the abominable actions of the Iranian regime’s “Morality Police.”
State-sanctioned violence against non-violent protestors should be denounced wherever it takes place.
We have sanctioned Iran’s گشت_ارشاد# Morality Police, the entity responsible for the arrest and death of #Mahsa_Amini, and designated seven other Iranian security officials responsible for suppressing non-violent protests.
Agree. This is a welcome statement from @yairlapid. Vital to develop a political track to move the parties toward this goal and, in the meantime, all parties should refrain from actions that make this goal more difficult to achieve.
We applaud Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s unambiguous commitment to two states, as he laid out today at the U.N. As the leaders of the U.S. and Israel both recognize, a two-state outcome is necessary to keep Israel Jewish and democratic and to fulfill Palestinians’ aspirations.
Make no mistake: the billions of dollars gushing into our elections pose a grave threat to our democracy.
This cannot continue.
But earlier today, Republicans chose to side with special interests over the American people. #DISCLOSE
#OTD in 1961 President John F. Kennedy signed the Peace Corps Act into law. For the past 60+ years, @PeaceCorps volunteers have done extraordinary work around the world that reflects our values. They are true people-to-people ambassadors for America.