Senator Chris Van Hollen

DETAILS: Senator Chris Van Hollen
(1959 - ) Maryland
  • United States Senate
  • Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
  • Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
  • Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
  • Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
  • Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
  • Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance
  • Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
  • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
  • Senate Committee on the Budget
  • Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife
  • MD Senate
    (2017- present)
  • MD - 8 House
    (2003- 2017)
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ISSUES: Senator Chris Van Hollen

FOR

Environmental Regulation

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There is growing awareness of the importance of taking care of our planet for future generations. The two parties primarily differ in where they focus their efforts and who they believe should regulate efforts.
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 09/18/2019-10:16pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/28/2019-9:02am
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-5:53pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-4:29pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-3:50pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/24/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/19/2019-8:53pm
  • S.1790 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Cloture motion on the conference report to accompany S. 1790 presented in Senate. (CR S7019), 4 days ago
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/22/2019-7:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-10:21pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 10/28/2019-10:08pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/30/2019-4:53pm
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:11pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 10/31/2019-3:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-5:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-5:12pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Table: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-4:34pm
  • H.R.3055 Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-69., 3 weeks ago
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 12/11/2019-5:01pm
  • H.R.2333 To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of the responsibilities, workload, and vacancy rates of Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention coordinators, and for other purposes.
  • Message on Senate action sent to the House., 4 days ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans support the care and sustainability of our environment. Their focus is putting that regulating power into the hands of the states instead of the federal government and EPA. They also support all forms of clean energy use- including coal and natural gas. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support strengthening of the EPA and federal legislation. They also focus on proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source source


FOR

Military

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Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 09/18/2019-10:16pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/28/2019-9:02am
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-5:53pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-4:29pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-3:50pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/24/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/19/2019-8:53pm
  • S.1790 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Cloture motion on the conference report to accompany S. 1790 presented in Senate. (CR S7019), 4 days ago

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

See the military as integral to security. They support growing and funding military branches and operations as well as improving the care of veterins. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support the military and call for more robust support programs for veterans. They want to cut back on large scale military maneuvers, finding them dangerous and costly.


FOR

Impeachment

House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and afterward the Senate has the power to try the impeachment. Conviction in the Senate requires a two-thirds supermajority vote of those present. The result of conviction is removal from office.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans are against an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

FOR Democrats

Democrats are in favor of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.


FOR

Taxes

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One of the key issues in tax reform is whether Big Business tax breaks should be repealed, and which organizations should enjoy nonprofit status.
  • VOTE: On the Joint Resolution: Yes
  • 10/23/2019-7:06pm
  • S.J.RES.50 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, relating to "Contributions in Exchange for State or Local Tax Credits".
  • Failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 52. Record Vote Number: 331., 1 month ago

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans are against hypertaxation on any class or industry. They want to ensure past abuses against businesses, individuals, non-profits, and others are never repeated by the tax system. In regards to overseas businesses, they advocate for a territory based taxation- which will tax money made and stored abroad by American businesses and organizations. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats want to end tax breaks for large businesses and add tax penalties for companies that send their businesses, production, and funding overseas. They focus on increasing tax breaks to the lower- and middle-income families in order to lighten the cost of living burdens. source


FOR

Law Enforcement

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Different approaches to dealing with crime.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republican favor a more strict approach to crime and criminals.

FOR Democrats

Democrats favor a more lenient approach to crime and criminals to make sure their rights and the chance to reform and improve are always possible.


FOR

Environmental Regulation

$
There is growing awareness of the importance of taking care of our planet for future generations. The two parties primarily differ in where they focus their efforts and who they believe should regulate efforts.
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 09/18/2019-10:16pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/28/2019-9:02am
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-5:53pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-4:29pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-3:50pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/24/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/19/2019-8:53pm
  • S.1790 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Cloture motion on the conference report to accompany S. 1790 presented in Senate. (CR S7019), 4 days ago
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/22/2019-7:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-10:21pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 10/28/2019-10:08pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/30/2019-4:53pm
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:11pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 10/31/2019-3:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-5:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-5:12pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Table: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-4:34pm
  • H.R.3055 Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-69., 3 weeks ago
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 12/11/2019-5:01pm
  • H.R.2333 To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of the responsibilities, workload, and vacancy rates of Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention coordinators, and for other purposes.
  • Message on Senate action sent to the House., 4 days ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans support the care and sustainability of our environment. Their focus is putting that regulating power into the hands of the states instead of the federal government and EPA. They also support all forms of clean energy use- including coal and natural gas. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support strengthening of the EPA and federal legislation. They also focus on proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source source


FOR

Military

$
Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 09/18/2019-10:16pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/28/2019-9:02am
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-5:53pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-4:29pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-3:50pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/24/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/19/2019-8:53pm
  • S.1790 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Cloture motion on the conference report to accompany S. 1790 presented in Senate. (CR S7019), 4 days ago

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

See the military as integral to security. They support growing and funding military branches and operations as well as improving the care of veterins. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support the military and call for more robust support programs for veterans. They want to cut back on large scale military maneuvers, finding them dangerous and costly.


FOR

Impeachment

House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and afterward the Senate has the power to try the impeachment. Conviction in the Senate requires a two-thirds supermajority vote of those present. The result of conviction is removal from office.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans are against an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

FOR Democrats

Democrats are in favor of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.


FOR

Taxes

$
One of the key issues in tax reform is whether Big Business tax breaks should be repealed, and which organizations should enjoy nonprofit status.
  • VOTE: On the Joint Resolution: Yes
  • 10/23/2019-7:06pm
  • S.J.RES.50 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, relating to "Contributions in Exchange for State or Local Tax Credits".
  • Failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 52. Record Vote Number: 331., 1 month ago

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans are against hypertaxation on any class or industry. They want to ensure past abuses against businesses, individuals, non-profits, and others are never repeated by the tax system. In regards to overseas businesses, they advocate for a territory based taxation- which will tax money made and stored abroad by American businesses and organizations. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats want to end tax breaks for large businesses and add tax penalties for companies that send their businesses, production, and funding overseas. They focus on increasing tax breaks to the lower- and middle-income families in order to lighten the cost of living burdens. source


FOR

Law Enforcement

$
Different approaches to dealing with crime.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republican favor a more strict approach to crime and criminals.

FOR Democrats

Democrats favor a more lenient approach to crime and criminals to make sure their rights and the chance to reform and improve are always possible.


DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • Cornerstone Government Affairs, Inc.
    • $62.5k
    • National Beer Wholesalers Assn
    • $60k
    • American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO
    • $34.5k
    • Vantage Knight, Inc.
    • $33.5k
    • International Council of Shopping Centers
    • $16.5k
    • Deloitte LLP
    • $15k
    • Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    • $15k
    • MASSACHUSETTS MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
    • $13.5k
    • NAREIT
    • $13k
    • Laborers' International Union of North America
    • $12.5k
Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
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