February 12, 2021

Van Hollen Announced Chairman of Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) was announced the Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government. The Senator will also serve on the Appropriations Subcommittees for Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Transportation, Housing, Urban Development, and Related Agencies; and State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs. The Senator released the following statement:

“As a member of the Appropriations Committee, my top priority has been to secure a range of vital investments to build an economy that works for everyone and support strong, healthy communities. In Maryland, that includes key investments in our students and schools, modernizing our infrastructure, and protecting our environment, including the Chesapeake Bay.

“I’m proud to take on the Chairmanship of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee to continue these efforts – especially when it comes to improving our banking and financial markets to work for main-street Americans, protect investors, and grow economic opportunity for all. I’ll also be working to close the digital divide, increase Americans’ access to broadband, ensure fair treatment of the District of Columbia, and strengthen our campaign finance disclosure laws. And I’ll continue the fight to support our vital federal workforce by providing necessary funding for our agencies and renewing the push for a new FBI headquarters in Maryland. 

“I also look forward to joining the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Committee, where I am eager to fight for sweeping improvements to our nation’s outdated infrastructure. I am committed to working with the Biden Administration and the new Democratic majority in Congress to deliver results for Maryland and the American people.”