January 26, 2024

Van Hollen Statement on Retirement Announcement from Rep. Ruppersberger

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding U.S. Representative Dutch Ruppersberger’s announcement of his retirement:

“My friend Representative Dutch Ruppersberger has spent years fighting for the people of Baltimore, his district, and our nation. I'm grateful for his decades of exemplary public service, including his work on behalf of our national security. Dutch’s dedication to bettering the lives of Marylanders has always driven him forward – from his tenure in Congress to his time as Baltimore County Executive to his work outside of elected office, serving as the Vice Chairman of the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Board of Visitors. His commitment – and the commitment of his wife Kay and family – to our state are clear. He'll be missed here in Congress but once Team Maryland, always Team Maryland.”