Read our 2018 Report Card for Van Hollen.
Van Hollen is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Van Hollen has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Mar 14, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Chris Van Hollen Jr. sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
- Member, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
- Member, Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
- Member, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
- Member, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
- Senate Committee on the Budget
- Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
Van Hollen was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- S. 1582: Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission Act
- H.R. 2017 (111th): To amend title 36, United States Code, to grant a Federal charter to the Military Officers Association of America, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 5778 (110th): District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority Independence Preservation Act
- H.R. 2552 (108th): Strengthen AmeriCorps Program Act
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Van Hollen sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Education (19%) Taxation (16%) Transportation and Public Works (16%) International Affairs (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Environmental Protection (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Health (10%)
Some of Van Hollen’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 825: A bill to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require ...
- S. 705: A bill to prohibit the use of funds to take any action that ...
- S. 667: A bill to impose sanctions with respect to the Democratic People’s Republic of ...
- S. 573: Promoting Transparent Standards for Corporate Insiders Act
- S. 436: Transit Worker and Pedestrian Protection Act
- S. 262: Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019
- S.Res. 739: A resolution congratulating the Maryland Terrapins men’s soccer team of the University of ...
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H.J.Res. 31: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019
Feb 14, 2019. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
This bill, in its final form, funded the parts of the federal government whose funding was to lapse on February 15, 2019. On December 22, 2018 the 115th Congress was unable to reach a deal to fund some federal agencies through fiscal year 2019 after ...
H.R. 1892: Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018; Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018, the SUSTAIN Care Act of 2018; Family First Prevention Services Act.; Honoring Hometown ...
Feb 9, 2018. Motion Agreed to 71/28.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of funding for the federal government through March 23, 2018, to avert a government shutdown that would have occurred on February 9, 2018 had this bill not been enacted. The bill was introduced as the Honoring Hometown Heroes ...
On the Nomination PN459: Dan R. Brouillette, of Texas, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy
Aug 3, 2017. Nomination Confirmed 79/17.
S. 89: A bill to amend title 46, United States Code, to exempt old vessels that only operate within inland waterways from the fire-retardant materials requirement if the ...
Apr 3, 2017. Bill Passed 85/12.
H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Mar 30, 2017. Joint Resolution Passed 51/50.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
On the Nomination PN40: John F. Kelly, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Homeland Security
Jan 20, 2017. Nomination Confirmed 88/11.
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 3521 (112th): Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2012
Feb 8, 2012. Passed 254/173.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant legislative change to the U.S. patent system since the ...
From Jan 2017 to Mar 2019, Van Hollen missed 4 of 648 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. This is better than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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