[photo, Christopher Van Hollen, Jr., U.S. Senator, Maryland] CHRISTOPHER VAN HOLLEN, JR. (Democrat), U.S. Senator, Maryland

Capitol Hill:
110 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-4654; fax: (202) 228-0629; tty: (202) 224-1546

Anne Arundel County & Southern Maryland:
60 West St., Suite 107, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 263-1325

Member of U.S. Senate since January 3, 2017. Member, Appropriations Committee, 2017- (commerce, justice, science & related agencies subcommittee, 2017-; financial services & general government subcommittee, 2017-; interior, environment & related agencies subcommittee, 2017-; legislative branch subcommittee, 2017-; state, foreign operations & related programs subcommittee, 2017-); Budget Committee, 2017-; Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, 2017- (commodities, risk management & trade subcommittee, 2017-; nutrition, agricultural research & specialty crops subcommittee, 2017-; rural development & energy subcommittee, 2017-, ranking minority member); Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, 2017- (housing, transportation & community development subcommittee, 2017-; financial institutions & consumer protection subcommittee, 2017-; securities, insurance & investment subcommittee, 2017-).

Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 8th Congressional District (parts of Carroll, Frederick & Montgomery counties), January 7, 2003 to January 3, 2017. Member, Budget Committee, 2011-17 (ranking minority member, 2011-17). Member, Education and the Workforce Committee, 2003-07; Oversight and Government Reform Committee (formerly Government Reform Committee), 2003-11 (national security & foreign affairs subcommittee, 2003-11). Co-Chair, Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force, 2004-17. Member, Judiciary Committee, 2005-06; Ways and Means Committee, 2007-11 (income security & family support subcommittee, 2007-11; trade subcommittee, 2007-11). Assistant to House Speaker, 2009-11. Member, Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, 2011-12. Vice-Chair, House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus, 2004-17. Vice-Chair, Democratic Caucus Task Force on Tax Policy and the Budget. Member, House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, 2009-17.

Member, Transit Task Force, Montgomery County, 2015.

Member of State Senate, representing District 18 (Montgomery County), January 11, 1995 to January 8, 2003. Member Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 1995-2003; Joint Committee on Fair Practices, 1997-2003. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1998-99. Vice-Chair, Budget and Taxation Committee, 2000-03 (pensions subcommittee, 1995-2002; health, education & human resources subcommittee, 1995-99; chair, health & human services subcommittee, 2000-02). Member, Special Committee on Substance Abuse, 2001-03; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2002.

Member, Task Force to End Smoking in Maryland, 1999; Oversight Committee on the Administration of the HealthChoice Program, 1999; Task Force on Regulatory Reform, 1999-2001; Advisory Board on After-School Opportunity Programs, 1999-2002.

Member, House of Delegates, representing District 18 (Montgomery County), January 1991 to January 11, 1995. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 1991-92; Appropriations Committee, 1992-95 (health & the environment subcommittee); Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 1993-95. Chair, School Board Redistricting Committee, and Vice-Chair, County Affairs Committee, Montgomery County Delegation.

Legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Charles McC. Mathias of Maryland, 1985-87. Professional staff member, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 1987-89. Senior legislative advisor to Governor William Donald Schaefer, 1989-91.

Resident of Kensington, Maryland. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, January 10, 1959. Attended Middlesex School, Concord, Massachusetts; Kodaikanal International School, Tamil Nadu, India; Swarthmore College, B.A. (philosophy), 1982; John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, M.P.P. (public policy), 1985; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1990. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1990. Attorney, Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn, 1991-2001. Member, American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association; Montgomery County Bar Association. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2004, 2008, 2012. Chair, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, 2007-11; Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, 2017-. Member, Steering Committee, I-81 Corridor Coalition, 2017-. Advisory Board, CeaseFire Maryland. Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington. Honorary Board member, National Capital Area Chapter, American Red Cross. Outstanding Young Men of America Award, 1989. Environmental Leadership Award, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000. Outstanding Legislator Award, Advocates for Children, Youth and Family, 2000. Jack Lodge Award, American Lung Association of Maryland, 2000. Outstanding Legislator Award, Maryland Center for Community Development, 2001. Award for Outstanding Advocacy on Behalf of People with HIV/AIDS in Maryland, Maryland AIDS Legislative Committee, 2001. Legislator Sponsor Award, Maryland Children's Action Network, 2002. Public Policy Leadership Award, Public Policy Committee of Maryland, American Cancer Society, 2002. Conservation Legacy Award, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Sierra Club, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, Audubon Naturalist Society, 1000 Friends of Maryland, Clean Water Action, Maryland Public Interest Research Group, and Maryland Citizens Campaign for the Environment, 2002. Legislative Legacy Award, The Arc of Maryland, 2002. Outstanding New Member of the Year, Committee for Education Funding, 2003. Outstanding Support of Local Homeland Security Initiative, Metropolitan Council of Governments, 2003. Leadership Award, National Down Syndrome Society, 2004. Environmental Champion Award, League of Conservation Voters, 2004. Special award for outstanding leadership in helping all Americans breathe easier, American Lung Association, 2004. Distinguished Community Health Superhero Award, National Association of Community Health Centers, 2005. George (Buck) Gillispie Congressional Award, Blinded American Veterans Foundation, 2005. National Public Service Award, American Hellenic Institute, 2006. Climate Champion Award, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, 2009. Hero Award, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2010. Representative of the Year, Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2010. Advocacy Award, Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region, 2010. Award, Center for Adoption Support and Education, 2010. Clean Energy Champion of the Year, Maryland Clean Energy Center, 2010. John V. Kabler Memorial Award, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, 2011. Outstanding Public Service Award, Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children, 2012. Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award, Global Down Syndrome Foundation, 2013. Honorary Doctorate of Laws, Swarthmore College, 2014. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Chapter, American College of Cardiology, 2014. Catalyst Award, The Arc of the United States, 2015. Champion Award, BroadFutures, 2015. American Voice Award, Arena State, Washington, DC, 2015. Impact Award, National Down Syndrome Society, 2016. Certificate of Appreciation, Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis, 2016. Chairman's Leadership Award, Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2017. Married; three children.

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