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Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
June 3, 2021 at 4:14 PM

the fight to save our planet

  I wanted to make sure you saw this important news in the fight to reduce carbon pollution and address climate change. Last week, Big Oil suffered serious blows on multiple fronts. Here’s what happened: A Dutch court told Shell to cut its emissions 45% by 2030 Chevron’s shareholders…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
June 1, 2021 at 6:54 PM

stopping voter suppression in Texas — and across the country

  “Texas Gov Threatens To Defund Legislature After Dems Block Voter Suppression Bill”  — The Huffington Post I want to start with a simple but heartfelt “thank you!”. With your support, we were able to reach our May fundraising goal over the weekend. Goals like these are critical to…
Team Van Hollen · [email protected]
May 30, 2021 at 11:34 PM


  Tomorrow is our May fundraising deadline. At the moment, it looks like we are still a little short of reaching our goal before the deadline passes. As you know, Chris is up for re-election in 2022, and Mitch McConnell is already recruiting well-funded candidates to take on Democrats…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
May 30, 2021 at 4:19 PM

they used an undemocratic filibuster to protect the 'Big Lie'

  Time and time again, Republicans in Congress have shown where their true allegiance lies: to Donald Trump and nothing else. Not to the truth, the Constitution, or the people they were elected to serve. And now they just used the undemocratic filibuster to block the creation of a bip…
Team Van Hollen · [email protected]
May 29, 2021 at 7:37 PM

A brief note

  Hello, You are probably out enjoying this long weekend, so we’ll keep this note brief. In two days we face our end-of-month fundraising deadline. It’s an important test of our campaign’s strength heading into the summer months. Your support helps power our work to build a strong mov…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
May 28, 2021 at 4:27 PM

My thoughts on what happened today

  I wanted to write to you about what happened today in the U.S. Senate and why I believe that when historians look back this will be remembered as a particularly dark moment for our democracy. The last four years we have lived through several low moments and ‘firsts’ where we saw a s…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
May 26, 2021 at 5:31 PM

holding Marjorie Taylor Greene accountable

  QAnon conspiracy theorist and member of the House of Representatives, Marjorie Taylor Greene, has spent the last several days comparing mask and vaccine requirements to actions taken by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust. Her outrageous comments even crossed a line for Trump-loyalist…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
May 24, 2021 at 5:50 PM

a new abuse of the filibuster

  “…Senate GOP is ready to mount a filibuster of House-passed legislation creating an independent cross-aisle panel to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection.” — Politico The Senate GOP have been looking for where they will make their mark. And they found it — McConnell wants to push S…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
May 22, 2021 at 8:03 PM

more lies and conspiracy theories

  Harassing fellow members of Congress, spouting conspiracy theories from the House floor, inciting an insurrection, and past support for violence against Democrats should all be disqualifying actions for a member of our legislative body. But for Marjorie Taylor Greene, and a few of h…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
May 20, 2021 at 5:17 PM

a day that will live in infamy

  Last night, the House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to establish a January 6 Commission to fully investigate the violent insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. January 6th 2021 is a day that will live in infamy. A violent mob, incited by a sitting president, stormed th…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
May 19, 2021 at 3:36 PM

This isn’t just about 2022, it’s about our future

  ‘Arizona Vote Review Is ‘Political Theater’ and ‘Sham,’ G.O.P. Leaders Say’ - The New York Times The attack on voting rights in Arizona has reached a fever pitch. The “audit” of the results of the 2020 election being carried out by the state’s Republican-led legislature is so outr…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
May 17, 2021 at 8:21 PM

Let’s make the expanded Child Tax Credit permanent

  Today is the extended federal tax deadline. If you haven’t filed your federal taxes, or an extension, you have until midnight tonight! This morning, the Treasury Department announced that the expanded Child Tax Credit, which passed as part of the American Rescue Plan, will be deli…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
May 15, 2021 at 4:14 PM

the party of Trump: loyalty test

  Three days after removing Liz Cheney, House Republicans elected their new Conference Chair: Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York. Unlike her predecessor, Stefanik is a full-fledged Trump disciple and super spreader of the “Big Lie.” With her election, the House GOP made it cryst…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
May 14, 2021 at 5:38 PM


  This weekend marks the midway point to the June FEC fundraising deadline when every candidate for federal office files an official FEC fundraising report of funds raised and number of donations to our campaign. Senate Republicans led by NRSC Chair Rick Scott are determined to try to…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
May 12, 2021 at 4:08 PM

Liz Cheney

  Few people in public life today have been more a part of the Republican Party than Liz Cheney who has served in the House Republican leadership and whose father served in Congress, as George W. Bush’s Vice President, and in nearly every Republican Administration since Richard Nixon.…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
May 11, 2021 at 6:25 PM

FEC just dropped Trump case: ASK WHY

  Last week, Republican members of the Federal Election Commission killed the case against Donald Trump for hush-money payments to his former mistress just prior to the 2016 election. And under current law, no U.S. court can overturn this decision. With barely any explanation this mov…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
May 10, 2021 at 7:30 PM

the Big Lie — Phase II

  The Republican audit of 2020 election ballots in Arizona has been bizarre from the start. Ballots were handed off to a private company with NO prior election experience (something the Justice Department has indicated might violate federal law) and handled in ways that raised serious…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
May 7, 2021 at 5:11 PM

the McConnell Doctrine: block progress

  Earlier this week in a moment of frankness Mitch McConnell discussed his priorities with press — McConnell told reporters he is "100 percent" focused "on stopping this new administration." Sound familiar? That’s because it is. In an interview two years into President Obama’s first t…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
May 5, 2021 at 4:58 PM


  Some promising news: the Senate Homeland Security Committee has approved President Joe Biden’s nominees to the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors. Now they head to a final confirmation vote on the full Senate floor. Confirming these nominees puts us just one step away from havin…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
May 4, 2021 at 10:50 PM

Citizens United

  When the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision broke open the floodgates of dark money in politics, I introduced the Disclose Act in the House of Representatives to require super PACs to publicly disclose their big money donors. The bill passed the House, but lost by just ONE VOT…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
May 1, 2021 at 10:44 PM


  First, I want to take a moment today and say thank you. Thanks to the support of grassroots activists like you, we were able to reach our April fundraising goal last night. These goals are critical to making sure we’re prepared to run a strong campaign in 2022 and protect our Senate…
Team Van Hollen · [email protected]
April 30, 2021 at 7:09 PM

before the deadline passes

  Tonight is our April fundraising deadline, and at the moment, it looks like we are still a little short of reaching our goal before the deadline passes. Contributions from grassroots supporters like you are what power our campaign and enable Chris’s work to advance a bold new agenda…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
April 29, 2021 at 3:29 PM

an agenda for American progress

  "We have to prove democracy still works, that our government still works and we can deliver for our people" -- President Joe Biden Last night’s joint address to Congress was the real thing: a president who cares about the American people laying out a hopeful vision and an ambitiou…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
April 28, 2021 at 8:16 PM

it's like night and day

  Just under one hundred days ago our four-year Trump nightmare ended and Joe Biden became President. And the difference is like night and day. Under Biden we are back to governing. In just over three months, we’ve seen 200 million shots in arms, passage of the historic American Rescu…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
April 27, 2021 at 5:18 PM

your input on the path forward

  Tomorrow evening, President Biden will deliver his first address to a COVID-thinned Joint Session of Congress to speak about the progress we have made in the first 100 days of this Administration, and lay out his agenda to continue moving our country forward. It is a milestone momen…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
April 25, 2021 at 6:23 PM

Protecting our Senate majority

  National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Senator Rick Scott has become a regular on FOX News. He’s betting his future ambitions on his push to win back the Senate majority for Mitch McConnell in 2022. Scott recently hired Donald Trump’s top digital fundraising officials to …
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
April 23, 2021 at 4:49 PM

Washington, D.C.

  Yesterday the House of Representatives voted to make the District of Columbia the 51st state. It’s time to end taxation without representation and provide the over 700,000 residents in our Nation’s Capital with the same basic rights that Americans enjoy in our 50 states — the right …
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
April 22, 2021 at 5:51 PM

Earth Day

  We face a daunting climate emergency. The planet keeps getting hotter and extreme weather events like hurricanes, wildfires, and floods are growing more intense and more frequent every year. We’re running out of time to stop even more extreme climate change and the resulting catastr…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
April 21, 2021 at 1:58 AM

tonight's verdict

  Just hours ago, a Minneapolis jury found former officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd. This verdict confirms what the world saw with its own eyes: a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd for 9 minutes and 29 seconds while he gasped for his …
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
April 17, 2021 at 7:37 PM

this shouldn’t be

  Late Thursday night in a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis, a gunman murdered eight people and injured seven others. It was the 147th mass shooting in America this year according to the non-profit Gun Violence Archive. Unlike this shooting, or those in Rock Hill, SC; Essex, MD; Boulde…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
April 15, 2021 at 6:28 PM

this is just the beginning

  You might think that Republican insurrectionists like Senator Josh Hawley and Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene — who joined Donald Trump in trying to overturn the election and inciting the January 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol — would be facing political consequences for their a…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
April 14, 2021 at 8:18 PM

Rick Scott

  Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Senator Rick Scott presented Donald Trump with an award earlier this week. It’s called the “Champion for Freedom Award” — and Trump is the first recipient. Apparently attempting to overthrow a democratic election was not a di…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
April 13, 2021 at 6:26 PM

we can’t let this happen

  Even as we work to pass historic legislation in the U.S. Senate where Republican control has prevented progress for so long, we need to stay laser-focused on GOP efforts to steal the next election by suppressing access to the ballot box in states across the country. You already know…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
April 12, 2021 at 5:08 PM

This pattern never ends

  Republicans on Capitol Hill always say they are FOR modernizing our infrastructure — that is, until it comes time to pass the legislation to get it done. President Biden’s infrastructure plan offers us a critical opportunity to build America back better than it was before the COVID-…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
April 8, 2021 at 5:09 PM

remove DeJoy, fix the mail

  Trump megadonor Louis DeJoy continues to serve as our Postmaster General. In his brief time in office DeJoy has carried out an unprecedented attack on our nation’s mail service — slowing delivery of mail-in ballots during an election year and prescription medicines in the midst of a…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
April 6, 2021 at 6:19 PM

McConnell’s back flip

  No one has been more adamant about allowing corporations to interfere in our politics than Mitch McConnell — the top crusader for the Citizens United decision which opened the floodgates of corporate campaign funding. That’s why it’s pretty rich to see Mitch now calling on corporati…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
April 5, 2021 at 6:33 PM

Closing the stepped-up basis loophole

  It’s no secret that our tax code is riddled with loopholes that allow privileged interests to avoid paying taxes and divert critical revenue that we need to invest in the success of every American. I’m working to change that. Last week, I announced legislation with Senators Cory Boo…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
April 1, 2021 at 7:30 PM

thank you

  First: this is not just another April Fool’s email in your inbox! I am reaching out today to thank you for your support.  With your help, we were able to reach our first quarter fundraising goal late last night and be on course to gear up for the tough battles ahead.    As we can se…
Team Van Hollen · [email protected]
March 31, 2021 at 10:39 PM

before midnight

  Tonight at midnight, Senate Democratic candidates face their first big quarterly deadline of 2021. This is an important milestone. Chris needs your support to ensure a strong launch to his re-election campaign. Can we count on you to help us reach this crucial fundraising goal befor…
Samantha at Van Hollen for Senate · [email protected]
March 31, 2021 at 4:06 PM

a team committed to making a difference

  In the years since I first joined the Van Hollen Campaign, I have seen Chris continue to work harder than anyone I have ever met. He is fiercely committed to making progress for our country. Being part of a team so committed to making a difference for everyday people has meant a lot…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
March 30, 2021 at 3:54 PM

an important test

  Tomorrow is our very first FEC fundraising deadline of the year. This deadline is viewed as a first test of the strength of the movement we’re building to win re-election in 2022 and protect our majority. Republicans are determined to win back the Senate gavel and are actively worki…
Team Van Hollen · [email protected]
March 29, 2021 at 5:54 PM

elections matter

  The last few weeks have demonstrated how big a difference one election can make. Thanks to supporters like you who worked to elect Democrats across the country last year, Chris and his colleagues were able to use their 50-50 Senate majority to pass the American Rescue Plan and deliv…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
March 28, 2021 at 6:37 PM

Our first end-of-quarter deadline of the cycle

  I know it’s Sunday, so I’ll keep this message brief. I am reaching out to you because three days from today is the very first end-of-quarter FEC fundraising deadline of the election cycle. It’s the first real test of our strength as we build a grassroots campaign to protect our Demo…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
March 26, 2021 at 7:41 PM

In Georgia it’s now a crime to offer water to voters in line

  Yesterday, the state of Georgia passed a sweeping overhaul of its voting laws in order to erect new barriers to the ballot box. They imposed new voter ID requirements, limited drop boxes, and allowed the state to takeover local elections. All of this was done to further Donald’s Tru…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
March 24, 2021 at 9:39 PM

Boulder and Atlanta

  A schoolhouse, a place of worship, a music festival, a cinema, a day spa, a grocery store in broad daylight… Any American could find themselves in the same nightmare situation that the 18 gun violence victims who lost their lives in the last two weeks in Boulder and Atlanta found th…
Chris Van Hollen · vanhollenform[email protected]
March 23, 2021 at 6:45 PM

11 years ago we made history

  Eleven years ago today, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. It was a pitched battle against united Republican opposition, but we did it. Working to pass the ACA as a member of the leadership in the House of Representatives is one of the most important acc…
Team Van Hollen · [email protected]
March 22, 2021 at 5:31 PM

politics at its worst

  It wasn't enough for every single Republican member of Congress to vote against delivering help to the American people with the American Rescue Plan. Now, they're going even further to prevent relief funds from getting to the people who need them. Chairman of the Republican Senatori…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
March 19, 2021 at 6:49 PM

It may come down to this: protecting democracy or ending the filibuster

  The last four years have dramatically demonstrated just how much work we need to do to restore and strengthen our democracy, and address critical national priorities that have been trapped in gridlock for years. The sad truth is that one of the main roadblocks standing in the way of…
Chris Van Hollen · [email protected]
March 17, 2021 at 5:21 PM

we have a chance to close 2 dangerous gaps in current law

  Last week, the House of Representatives passed legislation to expand background checks on gun purchases and extend the waiting period from three days to 10. These reforms would close the “gun show loophole” and the “Charleston loophole” — two gaps in current law that have allowed da…
Team Van Hollen · [email protected]
March 16, 2021 at 8:03 PM

what our narrow majority means

  The American Rescue Plan is now law, but there is more work to be done. Right now, Chris is fighting to make progress in the Senate to pass critical democratic reforms, confront growing inequality, take action for racial and social justice, address climate change, modernize our infr…