Senator, 3rd Class
Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland)
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Christopher J. Van Hollen Jr. is an American lawyer and 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. In 2007, Van Hollen became the chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. In this post, he was responsible for leading efforts to defend vulnerable Democrats and get more Democrats elected to Congress in 2008, which he did. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi created a new leadership post, Assistant to the Speaker, in 2006 so that Van Hollen could be present at all leadership meetings. He was elected Ranking Member on the Budget Committee on November 17, 2010. Pelosi appointed Van Hollen to the 12-member bipartisan Committee on Deficit Reduction with a mandate for finding major budget reductions by late 2011.
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  • $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Still Stuck in Limbo

    Mar 24, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

    Run time: 00:01:52

  • Van Hollen Discusses the Sequester and GOP's Refusal to Give America a Budget

    Apr 23, 2013 2:06 PM EDT

    Run time: 00:05:03

  • GOP Continues to Play Political Games and Ignore the Looming Sequester

    Feb 6, 2013 11:24 AM EST

    Run time: 00:02:42

  • Van Hollen Floor Statement on the GOP's Debt Limit Gimmick

    Jan 23, 2013 12:22 PM EST

    Run time: 00:02:25

  • Rep. Chris Van Hollen on MSNBC's Jansing & Co

    Jun 7, 2012 11:39 AM EDT

    Run time: 00:03:57

  • Jeb Bush on Grover Norquist's Tax Pledge

    Jun 1, 2012 10:56 AM EDT

    Run time: 00:00:26

  • Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen's Opening Statement at Hearing on Crony Capitalism

    Jun 1, 2012 9:58 AM EDT

    Run time: 00:08:38

  • Rep Van Hollen Speaks on the House Floor in Opposition to GOP Reconciliation Bill

    May 10, 2012 12:58 PM EDT

    Run time: 00:05:06

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