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Chris Van Hollen
U.S. Senator for Maryland
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Chris Van Hollen Feb 15
I need my Republican colleagues to express more than “disappointment” about the president’s unlawful power grab. That press conference was truly bonkers even by Trump standards. Our constituents sent us to Congress to pledge allegiance to the Constitution—not the president.
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Chris Van Hollen Feb 14
While I wish Shannon Kent would have been able to add Ph.D. to her title, her posthumous promotion to the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer is well-deserved. The sacrifices she made for our country and her commitment to service will not be forgotten.
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NowThis Feb 14
. and Sen. are not going to let federal contract workers get screwed over by Trump again
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Chris Van Hollen Feb 14
It would be a gross abuse of power—and likely illegal—for President Trump to go around Congress to fund his wall. Inventing an unnecessary national emergency would be a power grab that would likely be blocked by the courts.
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Chris Van Hollen Feb 14
Today marks one year since 17 people were killed in Parkland. But the courage of students from Florida, Maryland, and across the country has renewed our fight to end the bloodshed. With Democratic control of the House, we must build momentum to enact life-saving measures.
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Chris Van Hollen Feb 14
Donald Trump has a history of stiffing his own contractors, but he is no longer running a shady business—he’s in charge of running the government. Federal contractors went without pay for 35 days because of a shutdown created by him. They deserve this back pay.
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Chris Van Hollen Feb 14
It's shameful that President Trump says he will block our provision to include back pay for federal contract workers. I will keep fighting for that, but this bill will keep the government open and invest in important priorities for Maryland and the country.
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Chris Van Hollen Feb 14
I will vote no on William Barr. Before he was nominated, he wrote a memo undermining the legitimacy of Mueller’s probe. He can’t be trusted to be impartial or ensure that we all see the Special Counsel's findings. Our Attorney General must respect the law, not put Trump above it.
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Chris Van Hollen Feb 14
I will vote no on William Barr. Before he was nominated, he wrote a memo undermining the legitimacy of Mueller’s probe. He can’t be trusted to be impartial or ensure that we all see the Special Counsel's findings. Our Attorney General must respect the law, not put Trump above it.
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Chris Van Hollen Feb 13
John, we both know that the shutdown happened because the President walked away from Mr. McConnell's bipartisan funding bill in December—and he was proud to do it. Let's not try to rewrite history, let's just get it done. After all, TX gets more federal contract dollars than MD.
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Chris Van Hollen Feb 13
I certainly hope this isn’t true. It would be cruel and unnecessary to block back pay for federal contract workers who lost more than a month of wages and are still behind on bills due to President Trump’s shutdown. Many of them work low-wage jobs and live paycheck-to-paycheck.
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Chris Van Hollen Feb 12
As the master of the politics of hate, racism, division, and stereotyping—and the author of the bigoted “Muslim Ban”—you, , have NO standing to pass judgment on anyone. She’s apologized, when will you?
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Chris Van Hollen Feb 12
Congressman Walter Jones will be remembered by those who knew him as a man of great courage, honor, and dedication to our military service members. Even until his last days, Walter worked hard to look out for those who risked everything to serve our country.
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Chris Van Hollen Feb 11
Statements that reinforce hateful stereotypes of any group or religion are unacceptable. We must fight every day to ensure they have no place in our country and political dialogue. Representative Omar’s apology was necessary and appropriate.
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Chris Van Hollen Feb 11
I’m game. What do you think and ? should be an honorary member to make us, well, cooler.
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Chris Van Hollen Feb 8
There might be a few folks named Chris in the Senate, but it’s not every day you get to meet a Chris who also happens to be Captain America! Thanks to for dropping by to talk about civic engagement and how to engage in bipartisan dialogue.
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Baltimore Orioles Feb 7
A tribute to Frank, forever in our hearts, forever an Orioles Legend.
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Chris Van Hollen Feb 8
When I threw out the first pitch at an game back in 2017, they asked me what number I wanted to wear and the answer was easy: #20 in honor of Frank Robinson. He was a legend, a trailblazer, and a civil rights leader. RIP, Frank.
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Chris Van Hollen Feb 8
John Dingell, the “Dean of the House”, was a man of character, determination and wit. He fought fiercely for civil rights, clean air + water, and his dream of universal health care. I was lucky to call him a friend. Katherine and I send our love to Debbie and his family.
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Chris Van Hollen Feb 6
Big banks in 2017: Don't worry, we'll take the billions we got from Trump's tax plan to help workers and boost small businesses! Big Banks in 2019: Just kidding, our corporate executives and wealthy stockholders come first! Instead, we're laying off thousands of workers.
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