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Chris Van Hollen
U.S. Senator for Maryland
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Just a few days after we celebrated Veterans Day, an Air Force training jet crashed at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas and the life of a great Marylander was taken too soon—Captain John Graziano from Elkridge. My condolences go out to his loved ones.
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Chris Van Hollen Nov 16
If brought to a vote right now, I am confident that the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act would pass the Senate on a bipartisan basis. So why does Mitch McConnell continue to block any attempt to bring it to a vote?
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Chris Van Hollen Jul 9
I gave this speech back in April about Andrew Wheeler when I voted against his nomination to be Deputy Administrator of the EPA, and the sentiment is still the same. He represents a continuation of the Trump Administration's assault on the environment.
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Chris Van Hollen Nov 16
Maybe someone should tell Trump that the Senate races are another example of where the GOP fell short of expectations. Last year, Republicans were talking about winning 60 seats in the Senate. Instead, they lost in 8 states Trump won, and picked up no seats in states he lost.
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Chris Van Hollen Nov 16
If brought to a vote right now, I am confident that the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act would pass the Senate on a bipartisan basis. So why does Mitch McConnell continue to block any attempt to bring it to a vote?
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Chris Van Hollen Nov 16
Congress took a huge step forward by establishing a program to pay all our interns so we can open the doors of opportunity to every American. I was honored to receive the Congressional Champion Award from —their hard work was critical in securing this victory.
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Tom Perez Nov 15
Glad to know Obamacare covers sick burns like this one.
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Chris Van Hollen Nov 15
No one stays young and invincible forever, just ask . Make sure you by December 15th: .
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Chris Van Hollen Nov 15
Sadly this comes as no surprise—big corporations are pocketing their billions in tax cuts instead of investing in their workers or creating jobs. And American taxpayers will be left to foot the $2T bill. Congress should be looking out for their constituents, not ripping them off.
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Chris Van Hollen Nov 14
The Special Counsel's investigation is critical to the health of our democracy. There is a bipartisan bill to protect Mueller’s work that could pass in the Senate today. One person is standing in the way: Senator Mitch McConnell. Time to put country first and allow a vote.
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Chris Van Hollen Nov 14
It is an undeniable fact that climate change is making wildfires more destructive. As we mourn the loss of over 40 Americans, we must stand with California as they recover and come together to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate greenhouse gases.
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Chris Van Hollen Nov 12
Welcome to the Senate, ! It’s not always easy to get things done, but Kyrsten knows we must look for ways to work together across party lines. This was a well-deserved win and I know you’ll make Arizona proud in the U.S. Senate.
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Chris Van Hollen Nov 12
It was an honor to speak at the Vietnam Veterans Day of Service in Baltimore. Our Vietnam veterans never received a proper welcome home and we must renew our commitment to support all our veterans, not only through our words but also our deeds.
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Chris Van Hollen Nov 11
Today marks 100 years since the end of WWI. As we honor Marylanders like Private Gunther, the last person to die in that war, we must reaffirm our commitment to countering the dangerous ultra-nationalist forces that are on the rise around the world again.
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Chris Van Hollen Nov 10
This week we again witnessed the horror of a mass shooting. Today, after attending the memorial service for Senator Joseph Tydings, I can’t help but reflect on this piece from 1970. Every Member of Congress should channel his courage and stand up to the gun lobby.
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Chris Van Hollen Nov 9
Last night I stood with Marylanders to demand that Mitch McConnell allow a full Senate vote on the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act next week. Republican leadership must stop bowing down to President Trump and start standing up for the Constitution.
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Chris Van Hollen Nov 8
Despite the Trump Administration's efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act, it's still the law of the land. As we keep fighting back against efforts to end protections for people with pre-existing health conditions—make sure you :
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Chris Van Hollen Nov 8
Every American must put country before party to protect the rule of law. Hope you can join me at 5PM today at the Silver Spring Civic Center to demand that Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan call upon Whitaker to recuse himself and vote this week to protect the Mueller investigation.
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Chris Van Hollen Nov 8
I’m sick to my stomach. My heart goes out to the victims and families killed in Thousand Oaks. We can’t accept these horrible acts of violence and terror as inevitable. With the new Congress we must defeat the gun lobby and pass common-sense laws to save lives.
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Chris Van Hollen Nov 7
Matthew Whitaker, who is taking over for Sessions and will oversee the Mueller investigation, is on the record pushing to limit the Special Counsel’s probe. He must recuse himself immediately, and McConnell must allow a vote on the bipartisan bill to protect the Special Counsel.
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