Press Releases

October 21, 2021

Van Hollen, Rubio Introduce Resolution Commemorating Operation Provide Comfort and Reiterating the Important Partnership Between the U.S. and Iraqi Kurdistan

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced a resolution commemorating Operation Provide Comfort and reiterating the partnership between the U.S. and Iraqi Kurdistan. Through Operation Provide Comfort, the largest humanitarian operation of its kind, the United States delivered key humanitarian relief and enforced a no-fly zone in order to protect the citizens of Iraqi Kurdistan from the Saddam Hussein regime. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the … Continue Reading


October 20, 2021

Van Hollen, Trone Introduce the Bipartisan Fresh Start Act to Remove Barriers for Justice-Impacted Individuals

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (both D-Md.) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to increase funding for automated record expungement processes to help justice-impacted individuals find employment opportunities. After decades of overcriminalization, between 70 million and 100 million Americans have criminal records that appear in routine background checks, preventing many individuals from obtaining jobs, housing, and educational opportunities. … Continue Reading


October 20, 2021

Van Hollen, Wyden, Blumenthal, Durbin and Markey Ask FCC to Act on National Security Risks from Foreign Telecommunications Services Companies

Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Dick Durbin, (D-Ill.), and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), asked the Federal Communications Commission to take action in response to national security risks posed by foreign companies that manage and service U.S. wireless phone networks. Although the U.S. government has responded forcefully to risks from Chinese hardware manufacturers, including Huawei and ZTE, it has not yet accounted for risks from foreign … Continue Reading


October 19, 2021

Van Hollen, Meeks, McCaul Support Biden’s Plans to Welcome Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Today, Senator Chris Van Hollen joined Representatives Gregory W. Meeks and Michael McCaul in supporting President Biden's plans to welcome His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew this month. The bipartisan letter was addressed to the President with 180 additional co-signers. The letter can be found here and the text below: Dear President Biden,With our many constituents in the Orthodox Christian community across the country, we are looking forward to your welcome of His All … Continue Reading


October 19, 2021

Van Hollen, Bera Introduce New Bicameral Bill to Make it Easier for Americans to Sign Up for Health Care, Close Massive Enrollment Gap

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. (D-Calif.) introduced new legislation to simplify health care enrollment for Americans. The lawmakers' innovative new bill, The Easy Enrollment in Health Care Act, will streamline health care enrollment for uninsured families and help close the massive gap in eligible but uninsured Americans. This legislation, modeled off a program already successfully in place in Maryland, would provide Americans the opportunity to … Continue Reading


October 19, 2021

Van Hollen Moves New FBI Headquarters Forward in Key Senate Committee Legislation

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) announced the inclusion of new language urging the General Services Administration (GSA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to move forward on the proposed new FBI headquarters and requiring GSA to submit a report updating Congress on the construction of the new headquarters. "For the last four years, … Continue Reading


October 19, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Applauds SBA Approval of Maryland Disaster Relief for Tropical Depression Ida

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, along with Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin, and David Trone (all Md.) applauded the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for approving the State of Maryland's request for a physical disaster declaration due to damage from Tropical Depression Ida. This declaration qualifies eligible homeowners, businesses, and nonprofit organizations for … Continue Reading


October 18, 2021

Van Hollen Announces over $23 Million in Direct Investments for Baltimore Region Projects Included in Key Committee Legislation

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the inclusion of over $23 million in direct federal funding for local projects across the Baltimore region within the Committee's proposed annual funding legislation. The projects encompass a wide array of local and regional priorities, ranging from public safety to education to infrastructure to economic development to community health. Overall, Senator Van Hollen included over $62 million … Continue Reading


October 18, 2021

Van Hollen Announces over $17 Million in Direct Investments for Prince George’s and Montgomery County Projects Included in Key Committee Legislation

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the inclusion of over $17 million in direct federal funding for local projects across Prince George's and Montgomery Counties within the Committee's proposed annual funding legislation. The projects encompass a wide array of local and regional priorities, ranging from infrastructure improvements to economic development to supporting local schools and universities. Overall, Senator Van … Continue Reading


October 18, 2021

Van Hollen Announces over $7 Million in Direct Investments for Anne Arundel County and Southern Maryland Projects Included in Key Committee Legislation

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the inclusion of over $7 million in direct federal funding for local infrastructure and public safety projects in Southern Maryland within the Committee's proposed annual funding legislation. Overall, Senator Van Hollen included over $62 million in federal dollars directly for Maryland within the Committee's proposed legislation. A full list of the funds included by Senator Van Hollen in … Continue Reading


October 18, 2021

Van Hollen Announces over $6 Million in Direct Investments for the Eastern Shore Projects Included in Key Committee Legislation

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the inclusion of over $6 million in direct federal funding for local projects across the Eastern Shore within the Committee's proposed annual funding legislation. The projects encompass a wide array of local and regional priorities, ranging from infrastructure improvements to economic development to supporting local schools and universities. Overall, Senator Van Hollen included over $62 … Continue Reading


October 18, 2021

Van Hollen Announces over $7 Million in Direct Investments for Western Maryland Projects Included in Key Committee Legislation

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the inclusion of over $7 million in direct federal funding for local projects across Western Maryland within the Committee's proposed annual funding legislation. The projects encompass a wide array of local and regional priorities, ranging from infrastructure improvements to economic development. Overall, Senator Van Hollen included over $62 million in federal dollars directly for Maryland … Continue Reading


October 18, 2021

Van Hollen, Cardin Urge SBA to Approve Disaster Declaration for Maryland Counties Affected by Hurricane Ida

Today U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, and Ben Cardin, along with Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin, and David Trone (all Md.) wrote to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman urging the agency to approve the State of Maryland's request for a physical disaster … Continue Reading


October 18, 2021

Van Hollen, Menendez Urge SEC to Promote Greater Diversity Among Asset Managers, Adopt Diversity Recommendations from D&I Subcommittee of the SEC Asset Management Advisory Committee

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), sent a letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler urging the Commission to expeditiously adopt the Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) of the SEC Asset Management Advisory Committee's (AMAC) July 7, 2021, recommendations to promote greater transparency and diversity among asset managers. "Women and people of color are dramatically underrepresented in the field of asset … Continue Reading


October 15, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $3.6 Million for Chesapeake Bay Watershed Restoration Projects

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $3,683,392 in federal funding to support habitat restoration, habitat management, planning and implementation of projects in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay watershed. Maryland received more than one-third of the $10 million in new investments announced throughout the six watershed states and the … Continue Reading


October 15, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $600,000 for Community Policing Development Programs

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $603,327 in federal funding to bolster de-escalation and crisis intervention training for police departments across the state. "Cultivating meaningful and trusting relationships between law enforcement personnel and the communities they protect is essential," the lawmakers said. "This new … Continue Reading


October 14, 2021

Van Hollen, Cardin, Push to Keep Major Investments in Affordable Housing in Build Back Better Package

As Maryland and many other states across the U.S. confront an unprecedented housing affordability crisis, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, a member of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, and Senator Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) are working closely with their colleagues to ensure that comprehensive housing investments stay in President Biden's Build Back Better plan. In a letter to President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), … Continue Reading


October 07, 2021

Van Hollen, Cardin, Sarbanes Announce Nearly $500,000 for Towson University to Advance Bilingual Educator Development

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) announced $476,777 in federal funding for Towson University to improve educator development and increase the academic outcomes for English learners within the Anne Arundel County Public School (AACPS) system. English learners are students who are developing English language proficiency. These students are often multilingual learners who come from non-English speaking homes who require modified … Continue Reading


October 07, 2021

Van Hollen, Cardin Introduce Legislation to Improve Safety of Military Tactical Vehicles

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) introduced the 1st Lt. Hugh Conor McDowell Safety in Armed Forces Equipment Act of 2021, legislation to establish a pilot program that authorizes the use of data recorders to improve the safety and effectiveness of military tactical vehicles. This legislation, named in honor of Marine 1LT Hugh Conor McDowell, a former Chestertown, Md. resident who was a victim of a training accident at Camp Pendleton, would help supervisors … Continue Reading


October 07, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Applauds the Addition of Several MD Sites to the National Underground Railroad Network

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone (all Md.) released the following statement applauding the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom's addition of Mount Clare Station, Henry Massey Escape Site, Elkridge Furnace Ruins, and Eliza Howard Parker and Family Escape Site at Belle Vue Farm, to the Network: "Maryland is … Continue Reading

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