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.
Americans should not be robbed of a living wage by archaic Senate rules and procedures—including the filibuster. We must increase the minimum wage, and I’ll keep pushing until we get it done.
It's now official: MBS ordered the murderous operation against Jamal Khashogghi. Those who implemented this order can be sanctioned, but that won't address the full need for accountability—or prevent this from happening again. We cannot go back to business as usual.
The Biden administration has released a long-secret intelligence report concluding that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had approved the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/26/intel-report-finds-saudi-prince-tktk-khashoggi-471756
I discussed with @JohnBKing & @NFLTE82 how #CommunitySchools address students’ needs both inside & outside the classroom to set them up for success. That’s why I teamed up with @SenSherrodBrown & @SenGillibrand to reintroduce the #FSCSExpansionAct to invest in community schools.
Our new Energy Secretary @SecGranholm gets that combatting the climate crisis is also an opportunity to create millions of American jobs and is ready to lead our energy sector in making this goal a reality. Glad to vote in support of her nomination today.
Marylander Cynthia Murray puts in 32 hours a week at the Walmart she’s worked at for 20+ years. She makes less than $15 an hour and struggles to make ends meet. While our state’s minimum wage will gradually increase to $15, that’s not the case elsewhere. It’s time to act.
Special interests are infecting our democracy, disempowering voters and leaving them in the dark. The public has a right to know who is paying billions to influence their vote. We passed the #DISCLOSE Act in the House years ago, but McConnell blocked it. Time to get this done!
Big news: The House just passed the #EqualityAct. This bill is a critical step toward finally enshrining protections for LGBTQ Americans in federal law. Let’s get this passed in the Senate and over to @POTUS to be signed into law!
The truth is finally coming out on the Saudi government’s assassination of U.S. resident and journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. In Trump’s America you could literally get away with murder in return for presidential flattery. Thankfully we are turning the page on that dark time.
The Biden administration is expected to release a report soon that addresses the key question in the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi: What role, if any, did Saudi Arabia's crown prince have in it?
Bringing new leaders onto the Board of Governors is a step in the right direction. Next step must be to get rid of Louis DeJoy. I look forward to confirming these qualified nominees so they can help restore the timely delivery of Americans’ mail.
Our public education system has faced underinvestment for decades, exacerbating inequities. As we mark #BlackHistoryMonth and #PublicSchoolWeek, I’ll be answering questions from Baltimore student, Jemira Queen, alongside @JohnBKing and @NFLTE82 about this. https://www.pscp.tv/w/cwWCCDF4a2pEWURHVmFlRXp8MXJteFB6bm9uWE1HTu7100HfSKY9z8m1z2wKLGaF_MKmiBxOqmrEWpQFUXZ9