Senator Chris Van Hollen, Jr.'s Voting Records

Office: U.S. Senate (MD) - Jr, Democratic
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/15/17 S 722 Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017
Bill Passed - Senate (98 - 2)
Yea
5/22/17 PN 52 Nomination of Terry Branstad to be Ambassador of the United States to the People's Republic of China
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (82 - 13)
Yea
5/18/17 PN 52 Nomination of Terry Branstad to be Ambassador of the United States to the People's Republic of China
Cloture Invoked - Senate (86 - 12)
Yea
5/11/17 PN 42 Nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be a United States Trade Representative
Cloture Invoked - Senate (81 - 15)
Yea
5/11/17 PN 42 Nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be a United States Trade Representative
None - Senate (82 - 14)
Yea
5/04/17 HR 244 Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (79 - 18)
Yea
5/02/17 PN 47 Nomination of Jay Clayton to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (61 - 37)
Nay
5/01/17 PN 47 Nomination of Jay Clayton to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission
Cloture Invoked - Senate (60 - 36)
Nay
4/27/17 PN 88 Nomination of Alexander Acosta to be Secretary of Labor
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (60 - 38)
Nay
4/26/17 PN 88 Nomination of Alexander Acosta to be Secretary of Labor
Cloture Invoked - Senate (61 - 39)
Nay
4/07/17 PN 55 Nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
None - Senate (54 - 45)
Nay
4/06/17 PN 55 Nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Cloture Invoked - Senate (55 - 45)
Nay
3/30/17 H J Res 43 Providing for Congressional Disapproval of the Rule Submitted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services Relating to Compliance with Title X Requirements by Project Recipients in Selecting Subrecipients
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 50)
Nay
3/23/17 PN 53 Nomination of David Friedman to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Israel
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (52 - 46)
Nay
3/23/17 PN 53 Nomination of David Friedman to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Israel
Cloture Invoked - Senate (52 - 46)
Nay
3/23/17 S 722 Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/23/17 S J Res 34 Providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and other Telecommunications Services
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (50 - 48)
Nay
3/21/17 H J Res 69 Providing for congressional disapproval of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (52 - 47)
Nay
2/17/17 PN 44 Nomination of Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (52 - 46)
Nay
2/16/17 PN 44 Nomination of Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
Cloture Invoked - Senate (54 - 46)
Nay
2/15/17 H J Res 40 Providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (57 - 43)
Nay
2/13/17 PN 26 Nomination of Steven T. Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury
Nomination Confirmed - Senate
Nay
2/10/17 PN 26 Nomination of Steven T. Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury
Cloture Invoked - Senate (53 - 46)
Nay
2/10/17 PN 33 Nomination of Thomas Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (52 - 47)
Nay
2/08/17 PN 30 Nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (52 - 47)
Nay
2/08/17 PN 33 Nomination of Thomas Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services
Cloture Invoked - Senate (51 - 48)
Nay
2/07/17 PN 30 Nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General
Cloture Invoked - Senate (52 - 47)
Nay
2/07/17 PN 37 Nomination of Elisabeth Prince DeVos to be Secretary of Education
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (50 - 50)
Nay
2/02/17 H J Res 38 Disapproving the Rule Submitted by the Department of the Interior Known as the Stream Protection Rule
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (54 - 45)
Nay
2/01/17 PN 25 Nomination of Rex W. Tillerson to be Secretary of State
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (56 - 43)
Nay
1/30/17 PN 25 Nomination of Rex W. Tillerson to be Secretary of State
Cloture Invoked - Senate (56 - 43)
Nay
1/12/17 S Con Res 3 A Concurrent Resolution Setting Forth the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2017 and Setting Forth the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2018 Through 2026
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 48)
Nay
9/28/16 HR 5325 Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (342 - 85)
Yea
9/28/16 HR 6094 Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act
Bill Passed - House (246 - 177)
Nay
9/28/16 S 2040 Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act
Veto Override Passed - House (348 - 77)
Yea
9/27/16 HR 954 CO-OP Consumer Protection Act of 2016
Bill Passed - House (258 - 165)
Nay
9/15/16 HR 5351 To Prohibit the Transfer of Any Individual Detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Bill Passed - House (244 - 174)
Nay
9/14/16 HR 5620 VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016
Bill Passed - House (310 - 116)
Nay
7/13/16 S 304 Conscience Protection Act of 2016
Bill Passed - House (245 - 182)
Nay
7/07/16 HR 4361 Government Reform and Improvement Act of 2016
Bill Passed - House (241 - 181)
Nay
6/23/16 HR 2577 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
Conference Report Adopted - House (239 - 171)
Nay
6/09/16 HR 5278 Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA)
Bill Passed - House (297 - 127)
Yea
5/25/16 H Amdt 1128 Prohibits Use of Funds for Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity
Amendment Adopted - House (223 - 195)
Yea
5/24/16 HR 897 Zika Vector Control Act
Bill Passed - House (258 - 156)
Nay
5/19/16 H Amdt 1079 Prohibits Use of Funds for Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity
Amendment Rejected - House (212 - 213)
Yea
4/28/16 H J Res 88 Disapproving the Rule Submitted by the Department of Labor Relating to the Definition of the Term "Fiduciary"
Joint Resolution Passed - House (234 - 183)
Nay
4/15/16 HR 2666 No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act
Bill Passed - House (241 - 173)
Nay
4/14/16 HR 3340 Financial Stability Oversight Council Reform Act
Bill Passed - House (239 - 179)
Nay
3/17/16 H Res 639 Authorizing the Speaker to Appear as Amicus Curiae on Behalf of the House of Representatives in the Matter of United States, et al. v. Texas, et al., No. 15-674
Resolution Passed - House (234 - 186)
Nay
2/26/16 HR 2406 Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act of 2015
Bill Passed - House (242 - 161)
Nay

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