Press Releases

July 16, 2024

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce Key Committee Passage of Over $7 Million for Maryland Community Projects

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced the inclusion of $7,396,000 in key Senate Committee legislation providing direct federal funding for community-led projects throughout Maryland. These community projects, funded at the Senators’ request, are within the Senate Appropriations Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Related Agencies Subcommittee’s proposed … Continue Reading


July 16, 2024

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce Key Committee Passage of Over $450 Million for Maryland Military Installations

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced the inclusion in key Senate Committee legislation of $456,161,000 for military installations across Maryland. These federal dollars, included at the Senators’ request, are within the Senate Appropriations Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee’s proposed funding legislation for fiscal year 2025. This subcommittee … Continue Reading


July 15, 2024

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce $36.2 Million for Flood Mitigation for the City of Crisfield

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) today announced $36,210,467 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding to protect the City of Crisfield from flooding. This federal investment in the Southern Crisfield Flood Mitigation Project will reduce the impacts of flooding through strategies that include storm water management, tide gate, wetland and road improvements. The funds are provided through FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) … Continue Reading


July 12, 2024

Van Hollen, Cardin, Trone Applaud Inflation Reduction Act Investment in Medium- and Heavy-Duty EV Truck Production

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and U.S. Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today applauded the Biden-Harris Administration announcement of $208,224,054 in federal funding to support the Volvo Group’s efforts to upgrade and reequip three domestic manufacturing facilities - including its Hagerstown location - to increase production of its Mack and Volvo electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks. This major investment will create new union jobs across the three facilities - in … Continue Reading


July 11, 2024

Van Hollen Joins Butler, Schatz in Introducing Legislation to Keep Families Together

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senators Laphonza Butler (D-Calif.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) in introducing the Keep Families Together Act, legislation that would mandate the prioritization of family unity in immigration enforcement and provide guidelines to ensure that families are kept together throughout the legal process. In 2018, the Trump Administration announced a policy of family separations, beginning one of the darkest chapters of state-inflicted trauma in … Continue Reading


July 11, 2024

Van Hollen, Cardin Laud Judiciary Committee Approval of Adam Abelson, U.S. District Court Nominee for Maryland

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) today praised their colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee for promptly sending the nomination of Magistrate Judge Adam Abelson to the full Senate on a bipartisan vote for confirmation to fill a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. “Judge Abelson is an outstanding nominee for the federal judiciary. His commitment to public service and the rule of law is without question. We recommended Judge Abelson … Continue Reading


July 10, 2024

Van Hollen, Cardin Urge EPW Committee Leaders to Move Forward Legislation to Confirm Full Federal Coverage for Replacing the Francis Scott Key Bridge

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.) today pressed the leadership of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) to move forward legislation that would confirm the federal government would cover 100 percent of the cost to replace the Francis Scott Key Bridge, which collapsed in March. At an EPW hearing today, led by Chair Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Cardin and Van Hollen were direct in their calls for passage of their … Continue Reading


July 10, 2024

Van Hollen, Cardin, Sarbanes, Mfume Announce $960,000 to Connect Howard County to Baltimore Area Transit Services

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and U.S. Congressmen John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) announced $960,000 in federal funding to better connect Howard County commuters to Baltimore-area transit services. The grant will allow the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Howard County to purchase two, heavy-duty transit buses to extend the existing Route 409 by five miles from its current terminus in Elkridge to Lansdowne Station in Baltimore County. This … Continue Reading


July 10, 2024

Team Maryland Welcomes Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott to the U.S. Capitol

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, and Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) met Tuesday afternoon with Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott to discuss a wide range of issues of importance to Baltimore. Topics during the hour-long meeting in the U.S. Capitol included their joint efforts to strengthen public safety, public transit and affordable housing, and the ongoing effort to recover and rebuild following the catastrophic Francis Scott Key Bridge … Continue Reading


July 09, 2024

Van Hollen, Cardin, Ivey, Hoyer Announce Over $25 Million for Electric Buses, Clean Transit Infrastructure in Prince George’s County

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and U.S. Congressmen Glenn Ivey and Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) announced $25,475,520 in federal funding to upgrade Prince George’s County’s bus transit system. This investment will support the County’s efforts to transition to a fully zero-emission bus fleet by 2040, including through the purchase of 15 new zero-emission buses, 5 new battery electric vans, and new level 4 electric chargers. These funds will also support other key elements of … Continue Reading


July 08, 2024

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce $800,000 to Enhance Accessibility at Aberdeen Train Station

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced $800,000 in federal funding to increase accessibility to the Aberdeen Train Station. This federal investment for the City of Aberdeen’s Transit Oriented Development Station Square Improvement Project will allow further planning to support Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant improvements around the station, upgrades to pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and other multimodal improvements. The project … Continue Reading


July 03, 2024

Delegation Members Announce $2 Million to Expand Maryland’s Energy Efficiency Workforce

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Jamie Raskin, David Trone, and Glenn Ivey (all D-Md) announced $2,000,000 for the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (MD DHCD) to expand the workforce available to help low-income households make energy efficiency upgrades to their homes to lower their energy costs. The federal funding, made possible by the lawmakers’ work to pass the … Continue Reading


July 02, 2024

Team Maryland Announces $2.5 Million to Bolster School-Based Medicaid & CHIP Services for Children

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Jamie Raskin, David Trone, and Glenn Ivey (all D-Md.) today announced $2.5 million in Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services funding to bolster school-based health services for Maryland children.  Made available through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the federal dollars will be used to enhance facilities, recruit health care … Continue Reading


July 02, 2024

Team Maryland Announces $4 Million Federal Investment in Modernizing the State’s All-Payer Health Care System

Maryland’s bipartisan congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, Jamie Raskin, David Trone and Glenn Ivey announced, with Governor Wes Moore, a federal award of $3,998,635 to strengthen the state’s all-payer health care system. Awarded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the funds allow Maryland to participate in a new, voluntary model for … Continue Reading


July 02, 2024

Van Hollen Joins Booker, Colleagues to Introduce Legislation to Protect Tenants at Risk of Eviction

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) in intoducing legislation to empower tenants and help support housing security in communities across the United States. The Eviction Right to Counsel Act of 2024 establishes a fund to provide grants to state, local, and Tribal governments that enact legislation ensuring legal representation to tenants who are at risk of eviction, with a focus on low-income people. The legislation also encourages jurisdictions to … Continue Reading


June 28, 2024

Van Hollen, Cardin, Mfume Praise Biden’s Disaster Supplemental Request that will Support Baltimore

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman Kweisi Mfume are calling on their congressional colleagues to support President Joe Biden’s just-released supplemental funding request for disaster recovery nationwide. The measure includes funding for the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Emergency Relief program, which already has provided initial funding and will continue to be the primary resource for federal funds to replace the Francis … Continue Reading


June 26, 2024

Maryland Congressional Delegation Members Announce Over $15 Million for Baltimore’s Hanover Street Corridor from Infrastructure Modernization Law

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, and David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $15,500,000 for Baltimore City’s Hanover Street Corridor revitalization project. This federal investment will support planning for infrastructure improvements along the 2.4-mile corridor, including efforts to rehabilitate or replace the 108-year-old Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge, develop safe shared-use pedestrian paths and dedicated … Continue Reading


June 26, 2024

Van Hollen, Cardin Join Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Double Pell Grant, Make College More Affordable

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) joined Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Representatives Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.) in introducing the Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act of 2024, bicameral legislation that would nearly double the Pell Grant maximum award, index the maximum award for inflation, and make other changes to expand the award for working … Continue Reading


June 25, 2024

Van Hollen, Cardin Visit Frederick, Howard Counties to Mark Over $2.8 Million in Direct Federal Investments for Infrastructure, Emergency Services, and Small Business Development

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) joined local leaders and partners in Frederick and Howard Counties to highlight $2,810,000 in direct federal investments for three community projects. The lawmakers first visited the Village of Burkittsville, where they were joined by Mayor Michael Robinson, State Senator William Folden, Councilmember Jerry Donald, and members of the Burkittsville Village Council to mark the $385,000 in federal funding they secured to upgrade drainage … Continue Reading


June 25, 2024

Team Maryland Announces $4.7M in Federal Funds to Advance Multimodal, Transit-Oriented Development Around Reisterstown Plaza Metro Station

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Kweisi Mfume, Dutch Ruppersberger and David Trone (All D-Md.), with Maryland Governor Wes Moore and Maryland Secretary of Transportation Paul Wiedefeld, announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) $4,690,700 for the preliminary design and environmental work for the Reisterstown Plaza Metro Station Transit Oriented Development (TOD). Funded through … Continue Reading

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