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Chris Van Hollen
U.S. Senator for Maryland
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Chris Van Hollen 2h
After Citizens United opened the floodgates to secret, outside spending—we refused to give up the fight. Today's Supreme Court decision is a win for increased transparency. It will help shine a light on the special interests trying to influence our elections.
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Chris Van Hollen 2h
You are an honorary Marylander in my eyes, !
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Chris Van Hollen 6h
Disaster relief is about saving lives and helping communities recover, not for eliciting attention and claiming credit. An estimated 2,975 people died in Puerto Rico. That’s not “ranting”—that’s the truth, Mr. President.
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Maryland House Detox Sep 17
Last Friday, U.S. Senator visited to acknowledge Carol Boyer's role in the SAMHSA Recovery Month Planning Committee, in addition to speaking with Dominic Sirianni, David Stup & Scott Dehorty about how to improve healthcare for Maryland residents.
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Chris Van Hollen Sep 17
As part of National Recovery Month, I visited the Maryland House Detox—the first and only freestanding, 24/7 inpatient detox center in our state. I had the opportunity to talk to folks on the front lines and discuss the Senate Opioid Crisis Response Act—which just passed tonight.
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Chris Van Hollen Sep 17
I was glad to participate in the grand opening of the Shiloh Village Apartments in West Baltimore. This project will provide affordable housing and services to many in need. Trump proposed cutting the program that helped fund this project. The good news: we stopped him.
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Chris Van Hollen Sep 16
Christine Blasey Ford has come forward with serious and credible allegations of assault that should be investigated. Should Ms. Ford seek to testify, she should be given that opportunity. Until then, the vote on Kavanaugh should be put on hold.
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Chris Van Hollen Sep 15
I’m proud to have introduced the Housing Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act with . This bipartisan housing program will help identify the most effective ways to connect low-income families to better housing, schools, transportation, and jobs.
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Chris Van Hollen Sep 14
Really disappointed that Republican leadership caved to the Trump Administration and watered down my Turkey F-35 provision in the in the FY19 Defense Appropriations Act. This language is fuzzy and does not go far enough. Will keep holding the Pentagon’s feet to the fire.
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Chris Van Hollen Sep 14
In case you missed it: Earlier this week, Kevin Hassett made this bizarre claim that somehow corporate tax cuts were paying for themselves despite obvious data that corporate tax payments have dropped by 30%.
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Pay Our Interns Sep 13
History is made! Today is the first time the full Congress has appropriated funds specifically to pay Congressional interns. A huge win for bipartisanship, diversity and economic opportunity in our government!
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Chris Van Hollen Sep 13
Looking at this executive order, it’s clear that it doesn't go far enough—we must do more to protect our democracy. The clock is ticking. The Senate must pass the . Don’t just take it from me, experts agree ↓
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Mark Warner Sep 12
We remain woefully underprepared to secure the upcoming elections, and an executive order is simply no substitute for congressional action, such as the strong measures included in the bipartisan DETER Act.
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The New York Times Sep 12
Planned Parenthood chose Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore's health commissioner, to be its new president as it fends off conservative attacks
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Chris Van Hollen Sep 12
For years, I’ve worked closely with as she led the Baltimore City Health Department. She has a proven track record of looking out for women’s health and reproductive rights—and standing up to the Trump Administration. I know she’ll do the same at @PlannedParenthood.
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Chris Van Hollen Sep 12
Protecting our elections from foreign attacks is one of the most pressing issues facing our country. President Trump’s executive order recognizes the threat but does not go far enough. With only 55 days until the midterm elections, the only real solution is to pass the .
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Chris Van Hollen Sep 12
The editorial board has it right: we’re running out of time to prevent Russia from attacking our democracy in the midterms. Putin must understand that interference will be met with automatic punishing sanctions. Congress must pass the without delay.
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Chris Van Hollen Sep 12
This week warned that the ‘direct existential threat’ of climate change nears a point of no return. Trump’s response? Making the problem worse by rolling back rules that curb methane emissions. We need a Congress that will end this madness.
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Chris Van Hollen Sep 11
Mr. President, an estimated 2,975 Americans died in Puerto Rico and the island is still recovering from Hurricane Maria. It was not an incredible success—it was a tragedy. As we face this Hurricane Florence, I hope you have learned the lessons needed to save lives this time.
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Chris Van Hollen Sep 11
While there’s more work to be done, last week the Senate passed a bill I cosponsored to end an outrageous “gag rule” that can prevent pharmacists from telling their customers how to pay the lowest price for their prescription drugs. Now the House must vote!
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