Chris Van Hollen

United States Senator for Maryland


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U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) joined Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), as well as U.S. Representatives Bobby Scott (D-VA), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), and over 150 Members of Congress in sending a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos highlighting concerns surrounding the U.S.

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen announced that his office is accepting applications from students in Maryland for nominations to one of the Uniformed Service Academies.

All applications and supporting materials must be received in Senator Van Hollen’s Rockville Office by 5:00 pm on October 6, 2017. The Rockville office is located at 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 960, Rockville, MD  20850. More information and the online application can be found here.

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) have urged the Administration not to return two diplomatic compounds in the U.S. to Russian control. Intelligence reports indicate that the two compounds – one in Maryland and one in New York – were used by the Russian government for intelligence-related purposes. In response to Russia’s unprecedented interference in the 2016 election and repeated harassment of U.S. diplomats in Moscow, the U.S.

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) have announced $500,000 in federal funding for affordable housing in Prince George’s County. The funding – which comes from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta – will be used by Montgomery Housing Partnerships, Inc. with Enterprise Community Loan Fund, Inc. to renovate and expand the Parkview Manor development in Hyattsville.

Today U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $17.78 million in federal funding for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects benefiting the Eastern Shore as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus Funding bill.

Today U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, member of the Senate Banking Committee, wrote to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin about the outstanding ethics issues surrounding Keith Noreika, the acting head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Specifically, the Senator called on Mr. Noreika to voluntarily take President Trump’s ethics pledge to give taxpayers confidence that he is acting in their best interest.

Senator Van Hollen also raised serious concerns about the new OCC nominee, Joseph Otting.

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, wrote to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expressing his support for funding to dredge the Knapps Narrows navigation channel in Tilghman, Maryland.

“This navigation project is extremely important to Maryland’s economy,” Senator Van Hollen wrote in a letter to Lieutenant General Todd J. Semonite, Commanding General and Chief of Engineers.

Senator Van Hollen wrote that while the channel’s depth had been dredged to a depth of 9 feet in 2006, silting has reduced the depth to as little as 1.5 feet.

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) today announced that Maryland has received $17.4 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs.

Today U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded a $150,00 grant to Prince George’s County to remove trash from the Anacostia river watershed.

“Preventing pollution from reaching our waterways is essential to helping them thrive,” said Senator Van Hollen. “Cleaning up the Anacostia river will improve the health of the entire ecosystem, improving access for recreation and creating a better environment for our communities."

Today U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced that a $1 million grant has been awarded to the Carroll County Health Department (CCHD) to improve the health and well-being of young children with behavioral health needs. The grant is provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.


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110 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone (202) 224-4654
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State Offices

Montgomery County Office

111 Rockville Pike
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Rockville, MD  20850
Phone (301) 545-1500
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Baltimore, MD  21218
Phone (667) 212-4610
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Prince George's County Office (opening soon)

1101 Mercantile Lane
Suite 210
Largo, MD  20774

State Offices

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Hagerstown, MD  21740
Phone (301) 797-2826
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Annapolis, MD  21401
Phone (410) 263-1325

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Cambridge, MD  21613