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).

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Analysis

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%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) International Affairs (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Van Hollen’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5461: Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act
Sep 21, 2016. Passed.
Nay H.R. 4889: Kelsey Smith Act
May 23, 2016. Failed.
No H.Res. 546: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 22) to authorize funds for Federal-aid ...
Dec 3, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Dec 2016, Van Hollen missed 151 of 10,101 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 2.4% 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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