Press Releases

April 21, 2023

Van Hollen, Cardin Join Kaine, Castro, Colleagues in Calling for Temporary Protected Status Redesignation for El Salvador & Honduras

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) joined Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) and their congressional colleagues in calling on the Biden Administration to continue to protect Salvadorans and Hondurans living in the United States by redesignating El Salvador and Honduras for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Established by the U.S. Congress through the Immigration Act of 1990, TPS is a temporary, renewable program that … Continue Reading


April 21, 2023

Van Hollen, Cardin Vote to Extend Federal Funding Support for Local Fire Departments, Urge House to Follow

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) voted to pass the Fire Grants and Safety Act, bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the U.S. Fire Administration along with funding for the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) programs for the next several years. These grant programs provide funding directly to fire departments to purchase essential equipment, hire more trained frontline firefighters, develop training … Continue Reading


April 20, 2023

Van Hollen, Cardin, Trone Lead Effort to Provide Long-term Authorization for Fort Detrick-based Biodefense Lab

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) have introduced bicameral legislation to authorize the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC) at Fort Detrick, Md., and allow this one-of-a kind lab to strengthen its operations. The NBACC supports the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as numerous other federal agencies and partners. For nearly 20 years, the NBACC "has played a key role … Continue Reading


April 19, 2023

Van Hollen, Schatz Reintroduce Legislation to Avoid Catastrophic Debt Default

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i) in reintroducing legislation to avoid default by repealing the national debt ceiling, an arbitrary limit set by Congress on the amount of funding that the United States Treasury may borrow. "A debt default by the United States would throw our economy into chaos and trigger massive job losses. It is time to defuse this economic time bomb that is repeatedly and recklessly used to threaten an economic doomsday in order … Continue Reading


April 19, 2023

Van Hollen, Markey, Dingell Welcome EPA’s National Climate Bank Network Implementation Framework

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Representative Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) applauded the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) release of an implementation framework for the $27 billion Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. This new program, authored by lawmakers within the Inflation Reduction Act, is modeled on their national climate bank legislation. The framework outlines three grant competitions that will help leverage private capital from a diverse array … Continue Reading


April 19, 2023

Van Hollen, Lee Introduce Bill to Fully Fund Title I, Special Education

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Congresswoman Susie Lee (D-Nev.) introduced their Keep Our Promise to America's Children and Teachers (PACT) Act, legislation to put Congress on a fiscally responsible path to fully fund Title I and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) on a mandatory basis. Van Hollen has introduced the Keep our PACT Act every term he has served in Congress. Van Hollen and Lee were joined in introducing the legislation by Senators Alex Padilla … Continue Reading


April 18, 2023

Van Hollen, Cardin, Hoyer, Sarbanes Deliver Nearly $17 Million in Direct Federal Investments to Anne Arundel County Executive Pittman for Local Projects

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny Hoyer and John Sarbanes joined Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman Monday to present $16,771,500 in congressionally directed federal funding the lawmakers worked to secure within the Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations process. The lawmakers and county executive gathered at the Odenton MARC Station, which was one of eight projects highlighted at the event. "Investing federal dollars directly in our state spurs local … Continue Reading


April 18, 2023

Van Hollen, Cardin Join Colleagues to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to End Corrupt Stock Trading Activities by Members of Congress

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) joined Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Wash.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and their colleagues in introducing the bipartisan, bicameral Ending Trading and Holdings in Congressional Stocks (ETHICS) Act. The ETHICS Act is new, comprehensive legislation that would prohibit members of Congress, their spouses and dependent children from abusing their positions for personal financial gain by owning or trading securities, commodities, or … Continue Reading


April 18, 2023

Van Hollen, Cardin Introduce U.S. Magistrate Judge Brendan Hurson at Senate Judiciary Hearing for Maryland U.S. District Court Seat

On Tuesday, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) presented U.S. Magistrate Judge Brendan Hurson to the Senate Judiciary Committee for his hearing to be a District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The senators had recommended Hurson to President Joe Biden to fill a current vacancy. "In Brendan Hurson, President Biden has nominated a judge deeply committed to providing Americans with fair, just, and equal treatment under the law. From his … Continue Reading


April 17, 2023

Van Hollen, Kennedy Introduce Bill to Block Foreign Executives from Insider Trading at Americans’ Expense

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and John Kennedy (R-La.), members of the Senate Banking Committee, introduced the Holding Foreign Insiders Accountable Act to hold executives of foreign companies that are traded on U.S. stock exchanges to the same disclosure requirements that U.S.-based firms are required to follow. “All companies operating on U.S. markets should have to play by the same rules. And when corporate insiders sell their stocks, investors and the American public … Continue Reading


April 14, 2023

Van Hollen, Cardin Join Colleagues in Filing Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court to Prevent Dangerous Ruling From Restricting Access to Mifepristone Nationwide & Upending FDA Approval Process

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) joined Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and other congressional colleagues in submitting an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA, in support of the Biden administration's appeal of a federal district court ruling that suspends the Food and Drug … Continue Reading


April 12, 2023

Van Hollen, Cardin Join Democrats in Congress in Filing Amicus Brief Urging Appeals Court to Prevent Dangerous Ruling Threatening Access to Mifepristone From Taking Effect

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) joined Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) 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, in support of the Biden administration's appeal of federal district court judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk's Friday ruling that suspends … Continue Reading


April 11, 2023

Maryland Delegation Announces $18.3 Million Federal Investment in State’s Wastewater and Stormwater Systems

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 $18,326,000 in funding to upgrade essential wastewater and stormwater systems to protect public health and waterways. This funding, allocated through the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), will be used to upgrade and modernize wastewater and stormwater … Continue Reading


April 07, 2023

Van Hollen, Cardin Join Introduction of “No Check, No Sale” Bill to Close the Charleston Loophole

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) joined Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Senate colleagues in introducing legislation to close a current loophole that allows gun sales to proceed if a background check is not completed within a specific time period, even if the gun buyer is not legally allowed to purchase a gun. The gap in existing law has allowed thousands of gun sales to prohibited buyers, including the sale of the firearm used by the shooter in the deadly … Continue Reading


April 06, 2023

Van Hollen, Warren, Sanders, Whitehouse Secure Ruling from IRS to Crack Down on Abuse of Trusts to Dodge Taxes, Urge Further Actions

Following a letter from U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a ruling to crack down on a loophole that helps the ultra-wealthy dodge taxes. Last month, the senators wrote to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, raising concerns that the wealthiest millionaires and billionaires use increasingly complex tax planning to exploit trusts and avoid paying taxes, including … Continue Reading


April 06, 2023

Van Hollen Statement on Appointment of Dr. Makenzie Lystrup as Director of NASA Goddard

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement on the appointment of Dr. Makenzie B. Lystrup to serve as the new Director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center, located in Greenbelt, Md.: "Dr. Lystrup is a highly accomplished scientist and has been a key partner to NASA on many of its major missions over the years, including the groundbreaking James Webb Space Telescope. Her unique experience makes her well … Continue Reading


April 06, 2023

Van Hollen Statement on Release of IRS Strategic Operating Plan, Detailing Implementation of Inflation Reduction Act

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement on the IRS' newly produced Strategic Operating Plan which details its implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act: "For too long the IRS has lacked the tools it needs to go after rich tax cheats and those billion-dollar corporations that have used various schemes to hide their wealth and fail to pay what they already owe. It's time that these corporations and individuals paid the taxes that are due rather than … Continue Reading


April 06, 2023

Van Hollen Statement on ProPublica Reporting on Justice Thomas

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding ProPublica's reporting around Justice Clarence Thomas: "Americans' confidence in our highest court is tanking because of this kind of conduct. We need answers. And the Court needs a code of ethics." Senator Van Hollen - chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, with jurisdiction over the Court's appropriations - has previously expressed his interest in … Continue Reading


April 06, 2023

Bipartisan Maryland Delegation Urges Commerce Secretary to Declare State of Emergency for Chesapeake Bay Fisheries

The full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Jamie Raskin, David J. Trone and Glenn Ivey, are urging to make a disaster determination as requested by the State of Maryland to begin addressing damage to the local seafood industry by the invasive blue catfish, flathead catfish, and snakeheads. The Secretary of Commerce is authorized to … Continue Reading


April 05, 2023

Van Hollen Joins Merkley, Colleagues on Bicameral Congressional Delegation to Vietnam, Indonesia

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) has announced he is joining U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) on a bicameral congressional delegation to Vietnam and Indonesia that will take place over this week and next. The delegation will work to advance both bilateral relations as well as multilateral relations with members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Senators Van Hollen and Merkley are both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Senator Van Hollen is the … Continue Reading

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