The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House. The DCCC is the only political committee in the country whose principal mission is to support Democratic House candidates every step of the way through this critical election year. Supporting the DCCC is the single most effective step you can take to continue leading our country in a new direction. By securing and strengthening our Democratic majority in 2008 through protecting our Democratic members and electing new progressives to Congress we can keep moving America forward. The DCCC is currently chaired by Congressman Chris Van Hollen (MD-08). Chris Van Hollen was elected to the United States Congress from Maryland's 8th District in November 2002. Congressman Van Hollen serves on the Committee for Education and the Workforce and the Committee on Government Reform. He is also the Vice Chair of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus, a Co-Chair of the Congressional Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force, and a Vice-Chair of the Democratic Task Force on Tax Policy and the Budget.