Rep. Chris Van Hollen Jr.

Representative from Maryland’s 8th District, Democrat

Van Hollen, a Democrat, has been the representative for Maryland's 8th congressional district since Jan 7, 2003 (next election in 2016) (map).



Our unique analysis of the bills Van Hollen has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Van Hollen is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Van Hollen for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Chris Van Hollen Jr. sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Van Hollen sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (20%) Education (17%) Taxation (17%) Health (13%) Environmental Protection (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Van Hollen’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2003 to Sep 2016, Van Hollen missed 145 of 10,035 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 29 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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