Federal Budget Players Spotlight: Chris Van Hollen

By Elizabeth Casey-Rutland

Photo courtesy of AFGE

Name: Chris Van Hollen

State/District, Party: Maryland 8th District, Democrat 

Leadership position: Ranking Member of the Budget Committee

Number of Years in That Position: Almost 5, he obtained this position in November 2010.

Number of Terms/Years in Congress: He was first elected 13 years ago in 2002

Percent/Amount of State Revenue from the Federal Government (2013): Maryland received $10.2 billion or 28.6% of its total revenue from the federal government.

Defense Contracts Awarded to State (2013): $11.6 billion

Memorable Budget Quote:  "I will do what I've done every year with respect to these budgets, which is to ... make clear why the Republican budget is bad for the country, bad for working people." 2015

Total Amount Spent During Latest Election: $1.3 million

Top Donor/Top Industry: Northwestern Mutual, Health Professionals

Candidate’s Self-Financing: $0