Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Chris Van Hollen

Sen. Chris Van Hollen

Democrat, Maryland
Office 202-224-4654 | @ChrisVanHollen | Facebook

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Grade

3

Votes for Children

44

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Sen. Van Hollen represents a state with a child poverty rate of 11.6 percent. 5.9 percent of children in this state are in extreme poverty, 15.2 percent are food insecure, and 3.3 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Sen. Van Hollen has taken 3 votes that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 3 bills and cosponsored 41 bills to help children. Sen. Van Hollen has taken 0 actions in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 500 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Sen. Van Hollen has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • voted for H.R.6074 the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.

  • voted for H.R.6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1048 the Preventing Opportunities for Teen E-Cigarette and Tobacco Addiction.

  • co-sponsored S.1119 the Anti-Lunch Shaming Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1138 the A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the earned income and child tax credits, and for other purposes..


  • co-sponsored S.1258 the Tobacco to 21 Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1261 the Choose Medicare Act.

  • co-sponsored S.136 the ELEVATE Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1462 the Disarm Hate Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1481 the Healthy Maternity and Obstetric Medicine Act.

  • co-sponsored S.150 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1591 the End Mass Deportation Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1652 the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1660 the Grandfamilies Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1703 the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1791 the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1795 the Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1816 the Safe Cribs Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1831 the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored S.1908 the Summer Meals Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored S.2007 the Ensuring Equal Access to Shelter Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2036 the Youth Summer Jobs and Public Service Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2097 the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2113 the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2160 the CO ALERTS Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2256 the Coordinating Care for Children Affected by Immigration Enforcement Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2317 the Social Security Caregiver Credit Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2486 the Prevent Evictions Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2499 the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2548 the Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.266 the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2801 the A bill to strengthen the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness..

  • co-sponsored S.2843 the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.291 the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.292 the Keep Families Together Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3065 the Safe Gun Storage Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.3083 the Family Stability and Opportunity Vouchers Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.3144 the Youth Workforce Readiness Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.3256 the Schedules That Work Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3276 the ASSET Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3640 the CARES Windfall for the Wealthiest Repeal Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3672 the Pandemic TANF Assistance Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3685 the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.3690 the Emergency Educational Connections Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.3696 the Health Insurance Relief for Unemployed Individuals and Families.

  • co-sponsored S.3841 the A bill to protect 2020 recovery rebates for individuals from assignment or garnishment, and for other purposes..

  • co-sponsored S.3874 the Child Care Is Essential Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3881 the CHIPPER Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3912 the Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4068 the Background Check Completion Act of 2020.


  • co-sponsored S.4095 the Emergency Broadband Connections Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4098 the Coronavirus Housing Counseling Improvement Act.

  • co-sponsored S.4100 the Supporting Children with Disabilities During COVID-19 Act.

  • co-sponsored S.4107 the Jobs for Economic Recovery Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4108 the Coronavirus Medicaid Response Act.

  • co-sponsored S.4112 the Coronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act.

  • co-sponsored S.42 the Background Check Expansion Act.

  • co-sponsored S.463 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored S.506 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.568 the Child Care for Working Families Act.

  • co-sponsored S.655 the SAFE Kids Act.

  • co-sponsored S.66 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.690 the American Family Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.788 the Equality Act.


  • co-sponsored S.916 the MOMMA’s Act.

  • co-sponsored S.931 the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Enhancement Act of 2019.

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

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