Press Releases

July 16, 2018

Van Hollen Discusses Trump-Putin Meeting on CNN

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined CNN’s Anderson Cooper to discuss President Trump’s meeting and press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Senator Van Hollen urged action on the DETER Act - his bipartisan legislation introduced with Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) aimed at preventing future foreign interference in U.S. elections. The DETER Act would impose immediate, harsh sanctions on foreign actors who interfere in future U.S. elections. Video of the … Continue Reading


July 13, 2018

Cardin, Van Hollen Urge Action on Election Security

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today spoke out about the revelations that a Russian oligarch close to Vladimir Putin owns ByteGrid LLC, the company that hosts Maryland’s statewide voter registration, candidacy, and election management system; the online voter registration system; online ballot delivery system; and the unofficial election night results website. “This latest news from Annapolis reinforces the reality that Russia has been systematically … Continue Reading


July 10, 2018

Van Hollen Presses Wells Fargo on Frederick Layoffs

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen has written to Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan expressing his concerns with the bank’s plan to lay off employees in Frederick, Maryland and across the country.  Senator Van Hollen wrote, “It is deeply concerning that Wells Fargo is proceeding to lay off workers after receiving a $3.4 billion windfall from the tax bill signed into law last year. As a result of this law, your company’s effective tax rate will drop nearly one-third from what you paid in 2016.” … Continue Reading


July 09, 2018

Van Hollen Statement on Kavanaugh Nomination

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court: “The person who fills Justice Kennedy's position on the Supreme Court will have a pivotal role in making decisions that will impact every American for generations to come. Tonight, President Trump had an opportunity to pick a mainstream, consensus Supreme Court nominee who could garner broad bipartisan support. Disappointingly, but not … Continue Reading


July 06, 2018

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce over $1 Million in Federal Funding for Cunningham Falls State Park

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin announced $1,008,132 in federal funding for improvements to Cunningham Falls State Park through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership. This investment will go to upgrading the Park’s sidewalks and walkways, picnic pads, and parking area. Although the Trump Administration has repeatedly tried to cut funding for the LWCF, Senators Cardin and Van Hollen have worked to successfully maintain … Continue Reading


July 06, 2018

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce $140,000 for Eastern Shore Economic Development

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin have announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) will award $140,000 to the Eastern Shore for the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS). Both the Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore and the Mid-Shore Regional Council will receive $70,000, benefiting Somerset, Wicomico, Worcester, Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot counties. Each CEDS plan will be geared toward bringing … Continue Reading


July 05, 2018

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce over $110,000 in Federal Funding to Garrett College

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin announced $110,543 in federal funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to Garrett College. This investment will provide $60,543 for the College to purchase state-of-the-art STEM equipment and $50,000 to improve internet access and IT infrastructure. “A strong economy in Garrett County and across the state starts with a strong education. This funding achieves two important goals. It will allow Garrett College to better serve its … Continue Reading


July 05, 2018

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce Over $5 Million in Federal Funding for Bay Cleanup Through Regional Partners

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin announced over $5 million in federal funding for efforts to research and restore the Chesapeake Bay. This funding, through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Chesapeake Bay Program, includes $5 million for the Chesapeake Bay Trust; $199,572 for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay; and $74,980 for the Chesapeake Research Consortium. It will allow these partners to continue crucial work to reduce pollution, improve research, and … Continue Reading


July 03, 2018

Van Hollen Announces Public Service Awardees for Harford County

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen announced the Harford County recipients of his 2018 Public Service Award. The Van Hollen Public Service Award is designed to commend a high school senior who has demonstrated a high level of commitment to community or public service. Students who embody this commitment are dedicated to making a positive change that will benefit their community, state, or nation. Senator Van Hollen is announcing over 90 recipients throughout Maryland. “Just as … Continue Reading


July 03, 2018

Van Hollen Announces Public Service Awardees for Eastern Shore

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen announced the Eastern Shore recipients of his 2018 Public Service Award. The Van Hollen Public Service Award is designed to commend a high school senior who has demonstrated a high level of commitment to community or public service. Students who embody this commitment are dedicated to making a positive change that will benefit their community, state, or nation. Senator Van Hollen is announcing over 90 recipients throughout Maryland. “Just as … Continue Reading


July 03, 2018

Van Hollen Announces Public Service Awardees for Cecil County

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen announced the Cecil County recipients of his 2018 Public Service Award. The Van Hollen Public Service Award is designed to commend a high school senior who has demonstrated a high level of commitment to community or public service. Students who embody this commitment are dedicated to making a positive change that will benefit their community, state, or nation. Senator Van Hollen is announcing over 90 recipients throughout Maryland. “Just as … Continue Reading


July 03, 2018

Van Hollen Announces Public Service Awardees for Western Maryland

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen announced the Western Maryland recipients of his 2018 Public Service Award. The Van Hollen Public Service Award is designed to commend a high school senior who has demonstrated a high level of commitment to community or public service. Students who embody this commitment are dedicated to making a positive change that will benefit their community, state, or nation. Senator Van Hollen is announcing over 90 recipients throughout Maryland. “Just as … Continue Reading


July 03, 2018

Van Hollen Announces Public Service Awardees for Southern Maryland

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen announced the recipients of his 2018 Public Service Award in St. Mary’s, Charles, and Calvert Counties. The Van Hollen Public Service Award is designed to commend a high school senior who has demonstrated a high level of commitment to community or public service. Students who embody this commitment are dedicated to making a positive change that will benefit their community, state, or nation. Senator Van Hollen is announcing over 90 recipients … Continue Reading


July 03, 2018

Van Hollen Announces Public Service Awardees for Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen announced the recipients of his 2018 Public Service Award from Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. The Van Hollen Public Service Award is designed to commend a high school senior who has demonstrated a high level of commitment to community or public service. Students who embody this commitment are dedicated to making a positive change that will benefit their community, state, or nation. Senator Van Hollen is announcing over 90 recipients … Continue Reading


July 02, 2018

Van Hollen Secures $15M for Innovative Manufacturing Research at APG that will Boost Maryland’s Economy

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen has announced that he successfully secured $15 million in funding to propel manufacturing research managed by the Army Research Lab (ARL) at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) in the Fiscal Year 2019 Defense Appropriations Act. This funding will directly support the Advanced Manufacturing Materials and Processes (AMMP) Consortium, which is working to boost next-generation manufacturing. This funding is in addition to the $23 million that Senator Van Hollen … Continue Reading


July 02, 2018

Van Hollen Announces Full Funding for Implementation of the Childhood Cancer STAR Act

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen has announced that the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research (STAR) Act will be fully funded at authorized levels for the first time since it became law earlier this month. Senator Van Hollen was an original co-sponsor of the law and pushed for its passage. Additionally, as part of a historic $2 billion increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Senator Van Hollen secured $30 million for the National … Continue Reading


June 28, 2018

Van Hollen Statement on Capital Gazette Shooting

WASHINGTON - Today U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen issued the following statement on the shooting in Annapolis, Maryland: “The Capital Gazette is a local institution and vital to how our community gets our information. No one should have to fend off bullets in the newsroom while doing their jobs—this is not normal. While we don’t know what motivated this attack, we must do all we can to stand together in times of great tragedy and unite to end the violence. My heart is with the … Continue Reading


June 28, 2018

Van Hollen Announces Critical New Funding in the Fight Against Opioids

Today U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen announced $3.7 billion to fight the opioid crisis in the Fiscal Year 2019 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. The investment is an increase of $145 million from Fiscal Year 2018 and passed the Appropriations Committee today with strong bipartisan support. This builds on the $482.5 million to help state and local partners combat heroin, synthetic drugs, and the illegal distribution and use … Continue Reading


June 28, 2018

Van Hollen, Baldwin, and Schumer Lead Colleagues to Call for Public Review of SEC’s Outdated Stock Buyback Rules

Amid concerns surrounding the accelerating pace of stock buybacks in U.S. capital markets, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) are leading their colleagues to call on U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton to open a public comment period to review the SEC’s current rules around stock buybacks, which haven’t been updated in over a decade. In 1982, the SEC finalized rule 10b-18 which, for the first … Continue Reading


June 28, 2018

Van Hollen Secures Defense Appropriations Amendment to Halt the Transfer of F-35s to Turkey Until Secretary of Defense Certifies Turkey Will Not Acquire Russian S-400 Missile Defense System

Today U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen announced that he successfully secured language as part of the Fiscal Year 2019 Defense Appropriations Act that would expressly prohibit spending Department of Defense funds to transfer, or to facilitate the transfer of, F-35 aircraft to Turkey until the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of State, certifies to the appropriate Congressional committees that Turkey is not purchasing the S-400 missile defense system from Russia and … Continue Reading

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