Chris Van Hollen

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Today U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Richard Burr (R-NC), and Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced a package of bills aimed at enhancing the ABLE Act.  The ABLE to Work Act builds on the success of the ABLE Act by making it possible for disabled people who work to save a portion of their income in an ABLE account without risking loss of benefits. These bills will also allow rollovers from 529 college savings plans as well as raise the age for eligibility from 26 to 46.

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin with Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) have written to Attorney General Jeff Sessions objecting to the request by the U.S. Department of Justice to delay finalizing the consent decree that was agreed to by DOJ and the City of Baltimore to address systemic civil rights violations. The agreement followed an exhaustive federal pattern-and-practice investigation.

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) wrote to Attorney General Jeff Sessions about the Department of Justice’s decision to continue to use private prisons. The Senators are deeply concerned about the decision and are asking a series of questions to foster transparency and to ensure scrutiny of the issue doesn’t stop.

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) were joined by eight of their Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to demand answers on how the EPA plans to comply with President Trump’s executive order on the Clean Water Rule.  The order calls on the EPA to weaken the Clean Water Rule significantly, a move that would undermine the Clean Water Act, and directly contradict the mission of the EPA and the well-established legal precedent and science that support the rule.

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) helped lead an amicus brief filed today with a federal appeals court in support of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s current structure as an independent agency.

The brief outlines how Congress decided after the 2008 financial crisis to design the CFPB as an independent agency with a single director to protect consumers’ interests and respond quickly to changes in the marketplace. The brief also emphasizes that Congress placed numerous checks on the director’s powers to ensure accountability.

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senator Michael Bennet and 30 U.S. Senators today in the introduction of legislation to rescind President Trump’s Executive Order to reverse several landmark U.S. initiatives to combat climate change.  

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and 16 Democratic Senators in sending a letter to President Trump urging him to reverse course on his plan to cut the Department of Energy’s fiscal year 2018 budget.

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) led a letter with nine other Senators urging President Trump to protect American jobs by ensuring all new pipelines – if approved – are constructed and maintained with American made products and equipment.

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) led a letter with nine other Senators urging President Trump to protect American jobs by ensuring all new pipelines – if approved – are constructed and maintained with American made products and equipment.

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen joined Senate Democrats today to release a new letter to President Trump urging him to veto a resolution – passed by both the House and the Senate this week – that would undo consumer privacy rules enacted by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) designed to prohibit internet service providers (ISPs) from selling or sharing the sensitive personal data of their customers without first obtaining consent.

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Washington, DC 20510
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Rockville, MD  20850
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Hagerstown, MD  21740
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Annapolis, MD  21401
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