February 18, 2021

Van Hollen Meets with Baltimore County Council to Discuss Federal and Local Efforts to Fight COVID-19

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined the Baltimore County Council for a virtual meeting this week to discuss key priorities for the County and new efforts in Congress to provide more support for Marylanders. Senator Van Hollen provided an update on ongoing discussions with the Biden Administration to deliver additional relief for Maryland families, workers, and small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. During the meeting, the Senator heard from the Councilmembers on the challenges their communities are facing due to the pandemic. The Senator also discussed the areas we need to address in order to move Maryland forward, such as ramping up our vaccine distribution and testing capacity, helping schools to reopen safely, and additional support for small businesses. 

“To fully combat the COVID-19 pandemic, we must work together at the local, state, and federal levels of government to deliver the support and relief our communities need. This meeting with the Baltimore County Council was an opportunity to discuss these efforts and the critical resources Marylanders need to get through this pandemic. I appreciated input from the Councilmembers on the next federal emergency COVID-19 relief proposal, and I’ll be working to secure the necessary federal funding to put Maryland and our country on the road to recovery,” said Senator Van Hollen.

“The Baltimore County Council is always appreciative of Senator Van Hollen taking the time to meet with us to discuss the top issues facing our state and our nation. This has been a trying time for our communities in more ways than one, and we hope to continue partnering with the Senator to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic and get back on track as quickly as possible,” said Julian E. Jones, Baltimore County Council Chairman.