“Passage of this funding bill means we will avoid major disruptions to our economy and vital government services Americans rely on, the nearly 200,000 federal employees and servicemembers living and working in Maryland will stay on the job and receive their pay, and federal relief efforts in the wake of recent natural disasters will proceed. It shouldn’t have taken until the 11th hour, but I’m encouraged that enough House Republicans finally heeded our calls to work in a bipartisan manner and th… Continue Reading
U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, The Pacific, & International Cybersecurity Policy and Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee have introduced bipartisan legislation to support Taiwan’s ability to participate in international organizations.
“As a thriving democracy with a strong economy, Taiwan has an important role to play within the international community in helping to address shared challe… Continue Reading
Ahead of a possible Republican government shutdown, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) joined Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) in introducing legislation to secure back pay for the thousands of federal contract workers who face layoffs without back pay during a potential shutdown. Unlike federal government employees, the thousands of federal contract employees - many of whom serve in modestly paid jobs like custodians and cafeteria … Continue Reading