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.
As the Olympic & Paralympic Games begin in #Tokyo, sending our best wishes to MD competitors & #TeamUSA. I'm inspired by your hard work preparing for this & while I’ve been disappointed in some of the decisions by the organizing committees, we’ll always be proud of our athletes
After an extra year's wait, athletes from around the world are seeking to leave a mark in the history books, including several with ties to Maryland. https://bit.ly/3zrtjR9
Our Budget Framework invests in workers, families, & our economy. For starters, that means:
-Continuing monthly Child Tax Credit payments
-Expanding Medicare for hearing, vision & dental
-Reducing the $ of Rx Drugs
We’ll lower costs for working people across the board.
We can do even more to put Americans to work building a clean energy future and to cut energy costs by passing @POTUS’ #AmericanJobsPlan and reclaiming American leadership in the fight against climate change. #BuildBackBetter
Deploying clean solar energy is a 3x win: it puts more folks to work installing solar panels, reduces costs for homeowners, & fights climate change. Great to join @SecGranholm & @willjawando today to launch SolarAPP+ — to help consumers expedite permits for solar installations.
Mitch McConnell is trying to have it both ways – cutting taxes for the rich in 2017 and refusing to pay the bill now. We can’t let the Senate GOP tank the economy by playing political games with the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.
Just days after bipartisan passage in the Senate, #VOCAFix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act has been signed by @POTUS and is now law. Proud to have been a co-sponsor of the bill and to have been at this signing ceremony.
President Joe Biden, flanked by bipartisan legislators from the House and Senate, signs the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021, which replenishes the Crime Victims Fund. "It’s a great honor to be able to sign this," Biden says.
At $140 billion, medical debt is the largest source of debt and #1 cause of bankruptcy in our country. We need to take action now to protect folks from predatory practices of debt collectors while we work to fix our broken system and provide reliable access to affordable care.
Americans' medical debt totaled $140 billion last year — more than any other type of debt. https://www.axios.com/americas-alarming-medical-debt-3fac635d-1050-4dcd-92f8-2369ddae3a91.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_content=health-medicaldebt
To help them bear these costs, the Victims Crime Fund supports local orgs providing crucial resources to survivors. Our #VOCAFix bill will ensure these funds are maintained. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiSzTVucE0E
Heading to the White House now to join @POTUS for the signing of crucial legislation to sustain the Victims Crime Fund. Survivors of violent crime often bear tremendous financial hardship from medical costs to emergency housing to legal fees and mental health services.
A Civilian Climate Corps will help us tackle the climate crisis, address income inequality, & create jobs. I’m proud to cosponsor this initiative with @EdMarkey & work to include this in our Senate Dem budget framework w/ the support of groups like @SunriseMaryland.