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Chris Van Hollen, Jr.'s Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Office: U.S. Senate (MD) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Oct. 20, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Nikki Haley, United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations - Young, Merkley Lead Bipartisan Letter Calling for Action on Burma Crisis
Sept. 28, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, and the Honorable Mark Green, Administrator of US Agency for International Development - Safety and Accountability for Burmese Rohingya People
Aug. 18, 2017 Letter to Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - After Charlottesville Attack, Senators Press DHS on Trump Administration's De-emphasis of Domestic Terrorism Efforts
Aug. 15, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Thomas E. Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Healthcare Discrimination under ACA
July 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Reverse Course, Safeguard Protections for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking
July 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Senate Democrats Urge HUD Secretary Ben Carson to Restore Resources That Protect LGBTQ From Housing Discrimination
April 27, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations - Anti-Israel Bias at the UN
April 3, 2017 Letter to the President - Call For Presidential Task Force to Combat Hate Crimes, Violence
March 7, 2017 Letter to John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States, James Comey, FBI Director - Address Threats to Jewish Institutions Across the Country
March 2, 2017 Van Hollen Statement in Opposition to Confirmation of Dr. Ben Carson
Nov. 17, 2016 WJLA ABC News - Transcript: 2016 Presidential Election and Maryland Priorities in Senate
Nov. 15, 2016 Van Hollen Statement on Unity in Wake of Hateful Incidents
Aug. 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Make Tibet a Priority in Final Months in Office
Aug. 6, 2016 Van Hollen Statement on the 51st Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
July 21, 2016 Cardin, Mikulski, Van Hollen, Delaney Statement on Conviction of Fanta Jawara
June 30, 2016 Cardin, Mikulski, Van Hollen, Delaney Call for Release of Maryland Resident Fanta Jawara from Gambian Prison
June 29, 2016 Ruppersberger, Cummings, Van Hollen, Sarbanes Call for Action on Gun Violence Prevention
June 24, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Gayle Smith, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development - Support LGBT Rights Around the World
June 23, 2016 Van Hollen: Business as Usual is Over -- Americans Demand Action on Gun Safety
May 20, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerns Regarding Vietnam
May 16, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States, and Dr. John B. King, Jr., Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education - Grijalva Leads Lawmakers in Praising the Administration's Leadership Protecting LGBT Individuals
May 3, 2016 Letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan - Commemorative WWII Postage Stamp
April 21, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Candice Miller, Chairman, Committee on House Administration, The Honorable Bob Goodlatte, Chairman, Judiciary on Committee - Calling for Hearings on Democracy Reform
April 20, 2016 Letter to President Obama - Make Federal Government "Model Employer" With Fair Chance Hiring Policies
April 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jenny R. Yang, Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Eliminate Wage Gap
April 12, 2016 Van Hollen: On Equal Pay Day, Hogan Should Sign Bill to Close Gender Pay Gap
Jan. 20, 2016 Van Hollen Statement on Voting Rights in Maryland
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: The Struggle for Equal Rights and Equal Justice
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, Presidnet of the United States - Award Simeon Booker the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Nov. 5, 2015 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Wrongful Indictments Against Asian Americans for Alleged Espionage
Nov. 3, 2015 Letter to President Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority - Violence in the West Bank and Israel
Oct. 19, 2015 Van Hollen Statement on Restoration of Early Voting Sites in Montgomery County
Oct. 13, 2015 Van Hollen Statement on Proposal to Change Early Voting Sites in Montgomery County
Oct. 9, 2015 Letter to the Hon. John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State - Call for Continued U.S. Support Ahead of Haiti Elections
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to Peter Neffenger, Administrator of Transportation Security Administrator - Treatment of Transgendered Individuals by the Transportation Security Administration
Sept. 25, 2015 Letter to Maryland Board of Elections - Reject Proposal to Change Early Voting Sites in Montgomery County
July 17, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Upgrade Malaysia's Ranking in the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report
June 30, 2015 Letter to Secretary John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Conditions in Mexico
June 3, 2015 Letter to James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Explain Surveillance Program
May 1, 2015 MSNBC "The Ed Show"- Transcript: Baltimore Policing and Freddie Gray
April 22, 2015 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General - Freddie Gray Investigation
March 7, 2015 Van Hollen Statement on the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday
March 3, 2015 Letter to King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques - Human Rights Advocacy
Oct. 29, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - United Nations Convention Against Torture Application Overseas
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras
May 22, 2014 USA FREEDOM Act
March 31, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Voting Rights Act
March 27, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Improve the Voting Rights Amendment Act
March 26, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Highlight Human Rights in Saudi Arabia
Feb. 26, 2014 Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014
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