Press Releases

May 09, 2023

Van Hollen, Reed Offer Consumer Credit Control Act to Put Consumers in Charge of Credit Report Sharing & Shoot Down Unwanted “Trigger Leads”

In an effort to empower consumers and put Americans in control of their personal information and credit reports, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) introduced the Consumer Credit Control Act (S. 1327). This bill would amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to give consumers control over when and how their consumer reports are shared by credit bureaus. It would also help cut down on so-called "trigger leads," where the credit reporting bureaus sell the fact that a … Continue Reading


May 09, 2023

Van Hollen, Norton, Raskin, Ivey Urge Biden Administration to Provide Robust Funding, Expedited Timeline for Union Station Expansion Project

Today, Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), and Congressman Glenn Ivey (D-Md.) led 15 members of Congress, including the entire National Capital Region delegation, in urging the Biden administration to provide robust funding and an expedited timeline for the Union Station Expansion Project (USEP), which would more than double the station's current capacity. "Union Station is a central hub for regional commuters - … Continue Reading


May 09, 2023

Maryland Delegation Members Announce $824,000 to Improve Scenic Byways Across Maryland

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 $824,000 in federal funding for the Maryland Department of Transportation to improve Maryland’s scenic roads. This funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration’s National Scenic Byways Program will support … Continue Reading


May 08, 2023

Van Hollen, Cardin Join Congressional Colleagues in Filing Amicus Brief Urging Reversal of Texas District Court’s Ruling on Mifepristone

This week, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) joined their colleagues in submitting an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case of Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA, urging the Court to reverse the district court’s stay on the FDA’s more than 20-year-old approval of mifepristone. In April, the Supreme Court issued a stay of the lower court ruling that allows mifepristone to remain on the market while … Continue Reading


May 05, 2023

In Response to Van Hollen Questioning, Administration Official Acknowledges Need for Accountability in Shooting Death of Shireen Abu Akleh

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) questioned Yael Lempert, nominee to be U.S. Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, regarding the lack of accountability in the shooting death of American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and the delayed release to Congress of the new report compiled by the U.S. Security Coordinator for Israel and the Palestinian Authority on her death, following his letter on this issue sent Monday. A transcript of his remarks is available below and video is … Continue Reading


May 05, 2023

Van Hollen, Sullivan Recognize U.S. Foreign Service Day

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), co-founders of the bipartisan Senate Foreign Service Caucus, have passed a Senate resolution celebrating May 5, 2023 as “Foreign Service Day.” The day recognizes the men and women who have served, or are presently serving, in the Foreign Service of the United States and honors the members of the Foreign Service who have given their lives in the line of duty. Foreign Service Day has been celebrated on the first … Continue Reading


May 04, 2023

Van Hollen, Menendez, Risch, Romney Unveil Taiwan Tax Agreement Act of 2023

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) joined in unveiling the Taiwan Tax Agreement Act of 2023, bipartisan legislation to authorize the Biden administration to negotiate and conclude a tax agreement with Taiwan. Similar to a tax treaty, this agreement would play a key role in facilitating investment between the United States and Taiwan, including in key strategic industries such as semiconductors, by making it easier … Continue Reading


May 04, 2023

Van Hollen Applauds SEC Action on Stock Buybacks Van Hollen Applauds SEC Action on Stock Buybacks

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee released the following statement regarding the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) newly adopted rules on disclosure of stock buybacks: “When companies are buying back their stock, investors and the public deserve to know why. After years of fighting for stronger transparency and accountability around these buybacks, I’m glad to see the SEC take action to … Continue Reading


May 04, 2023

Van Hollen, Heinrich Call on DEA to Remove Barriers to Lifesaving Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and a bipartisan group of senators in calling on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to take further action to remove barriers to buprenorphine, a lifesaving drug used to treat opioid use disorder.Specifically, the senators are urging the DEA to initiate a multi-agency evaluation of buprenorphine with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration … Continue Reading


May 04, 2023

Van Hollen, Booker, Lee Introduce Bill to Improve Access to Care for Sickle Cell Disease Patients

This week, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Cory Booker and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) introduced the Sickle Cell Care Expansion Act, legislation to strengthen the medical workforce that treats sickle cell disease (SCD) and provide funding for services to improve the quality of life for the increasing number of adult patients living with the disease. “For Americans living with sickle cell, access to their doctors and treatments can be one of the biggest challenges … Continue Reading


May 03, 2023

Van Hollen, Menendez, Rubio, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Commemorating World Press Freedom Day

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in addition to Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) in introducing a Senate resolution to commemorate World Press Freedom Day (May 3). The bipartisan resolution recognizes increasing threats to freedom of expression, including freedom of the press around the world, and reaffirms the vital role of journalists and a free and independent … Continue Reading


May 03, 2023

Van Hollen, Hickenlooper Meet With National Economic Council Director to Discuss Eliminating Junk Fees

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and John Hickenlooper met with National Economic Council Director Lael Brainard to discuss taking action against "junk fees", extra and often hidden costs that are added to services and products that hurt American consumers. The meeting follows the March letter sent by Senators Van Hollen, Hickenlooper, and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders to the National Economic Council requesting a meeting and urging the Administration to take action to eliminate junk fees. … Continue Reading


May 02, 2023

Van Hollen Presses Administration to Release New Report on Shooting Death of Shireen Abu Akleh

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) has sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, pressing for the release of a new report compiled by the U.S. Security Coordinator for Israel and the Palestinian Authority on the shooting death of the American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. “I write today to follow up on my earlier requests that the Department of State make available immediately for Congressional review the 'Summation Report on the Death of Shireen Abu … Continue Reading


May 01, 2023

Van Hollen Statement on Senator Cardin’s Service to the People of Maryland

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding Senator Ben Cardin's service to the people of Maryland: "I salute my friend and our state's senior Senator Ben Cardin on his extraordinary public service to Maryland and our country. It is a privilege to serve alongside him and in partnership every day for the people of our great state. Senator Cardin is driven by an unwavering commitment to improving the lives of Marylanders, advancing social justice, … Continue Reading


April 28, 2023

Van Hollen, Merkley, Colleagues Press FDA for Timely Implementation of Ban on Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Cigars

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) in sending a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf, urging the FDA to promptly finalize its April 28, 2022 announced proposed rules to end the sale of menthol flavor in cigarettes and all flavors in cigars. "We urge the FDA to act with urgency to solidify and enforce the ban on these harmful products," wrote the Senators. "The harmful effects of these products on public health have … Continue Reading


April 27, 2023

Van Hollen, Ruppersberger Lead Bipartisan Push for Defense Department Partnership with UMD-Led Coalition to Support National Security Needs

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (both D-Md.) led a bipartisan group of more than 20 of their Congressional colleagues in writing to U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin in support of the University of Maryland-led Mid-Atlantic Semiconductor Collaborative (MASC) proposal to contribute to the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Microelectronic Commons Initiative. The Microelectronics Commons, which DoD is in the process of implementing, will stand … Continue Reading


April 26, 2023

Van Hollen, Norton, Raskin, Carper Urge Armed Services Committees to Request D.C. Mayor be Given Control over D.C. National Guard in FY24 NDAA

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), and Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) urged the House and Senate Armed Services Committees' leadership to include the District of Columbia National Guard Home Rule Act, which would give the D.C. mayor control over the D.C. National Guard, in the fiscal year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The D.C. National Guard Home Rule Act passed the House as part of the fiscal … Continue Reading


April 26, 2023

Senator Van Hollen and Rep. Velázquez Call on Regulators to Finalize Executive Compensation Rules in Wake of SVB Collapse

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) urged the Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), and National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) to finalize Section 956 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which governs executive incentive-based compensation arrangements, before the end of the year. The … Continue Reading


April 25, 2023

Van Hollen, Booker Statement on the Situation in Sudan

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and of the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy, and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chair of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy, issued the following statement on the situation in Sudan after the announcement of a three-day ceasefire: "We are extremely grateful to the U.S. Special Forces who … Continue Reading


April 25, 2023

Van Hollen, Young Introduce Bill to Boost Housing Mobility Vouchers, Increase Families’ Access to Opportunity

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced their bipartisan Family Stability and Opportunity Vouchers Act, legislation to create 250,000 new housing mobility vouchers to allow families to move to areas with greater opportunity. The bill is aimed at improving outcomes for families with young children by increasing access to these vouchers and providing counseling services. “A safe and secure home is a critical foundation for a child’s success. … Continue Reading

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