Press Releases

March 21, 2024

Van Hollen Meets with Eastern Shore Crab Houses, Highlights Efforts to Support Seafood Industry’s Employment Needs

WASHINGTON - Friday, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) visited J.M. Clayton Seafood Company to meet with local crab house representatives and discuss efforts to support Maryland’s seafood businesses. During the conversation, the Senator specifically highlighted work to address issues with the H-2B visa program - which is essential to meeting the industry’s employment needs - and help ensure companies can hire the seasonal workers they need to stay in business and operate at full capacity. … Continue Reading


March 20, 2024

Van Hollen, Warren, Wyden, Pressley, Jayapal, Grijalva, Larson, Lawmakers Call on Biden Administration to Stop Garnishing Social Security Payments to Pay Defaulted Student Loans

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, along with U.S. Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), and John Larson (D-Conn.) in calling on the Social Security Administration (SSA), the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury), and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to end the practice of offsetting Social Security … Continue Reading


March 20, 2024

Van Hollen Joins Colleagues in Urging the Biden Administration to Establish a Framework for U.S. Recognition of a Nonmilitarized Palestinian State

WASHINGTON - In light of the ongoing negotiations around a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, today, Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) and 17 of his Senate colleagues in sending a letter to the Biden Administration, urging the President to establish a bold, public framework for the U.S. to recognize a nonmilitarized Palestinian state. As a strong diplomatic leader in the region for decades, the U.S. must continue this role and take concrete action toward a … Continue Reading


March 20, 2024

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce $4.5 Million for U.S.-50, Route 113 Infrastructure Projects

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin announced $4,509,759 for two projects on the Eastern Shore to reconnect communities divided by infrastructure. These federal dollars, secured by the Senators through the Inflation Reduction Act, will fund critical transportation upgrades in two Eastern Shore communities. One grant will support planning and construction of pedestrian and vehicle access improvements along U.S. Route 50 in the Town of Easton in Talbot County. The … Continue Reading


March 19, 2024

Van Hollen, Cardin Hail Senate Confirmation of Nicole Berner for Maryland Seat on U.S. Court of Appeals for Fourth Circuit

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) today congratulated Maryland attorney Nicole Berner on her confirmation to a Maryland seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The senators had recommended Berner to President Joe Biden to fill the vacancy created when Judge Diana Gribbon Motz took senior status in September 2022. Both Cardin and Van Hollen introduced her to the Judiciary Committee at her December confirmation hearing. She advanced from … Continue Reading


March 18, 2024

Maryland Delegation Members Announce Over $6 Million to Improve Transportation and Health Technology, Safety in Maryland

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Jamie Raskin and Glenn Ivey (all D-Md.) today announced $6,652,757 in federal funding for Maryland state agencies to make improvements in transportation, health technology and road safety. “We passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to modernize the way we build our transportation systems and explore opportunities to integrate new, life-saving … Continue Reading


March 18, 2024

Amid Escalating Violence in Haiti, Van Hollen Joins Markey, Pressley, Haiti Caucus and Colleagues in Urging Biden Administration to Extend TPS and Halt Deportations

WASHINGTON - Senator Chris Van Hollen joined Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Haiti Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Yvette Clarke (NY-09), and Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (FL-20), and 18 Senate colleagues in urging the Department of Homeland Security Secretary and Department of State to immediately redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti, which would authorize Haitian nationals in the United States to remain in the country until conditions improve in … Continue Reading


March 15, 2024

Van Hollen, Cardin Visit Seafood Processing Business, Highlight Efforts to Accelerate Blue Catfish Processing

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin visited Tilghman Island Seafood in Talbot County - the only USDA-certified blue catfish processing facility on Maryland’s Eastern Shore - to highlight federal resources that they fought to pass in the recently enacted fiscal year 2024 agriculture appropriations bill to support catfish processing and protect other species in the Bay. The Senators were joined by Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources Joshua Kurtz, Maryland … Continue Reading


March 14, 2024

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce Over $30 Million in Direct Investments for Eastern Shore in Senate-Passed FY24 Funding Package

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen, a member of the Appropriations Committee, and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced $32,537,200 in direct federal funding for local projects across the Eastern Shore within the six-bill package of fiscal year 2024 funding bills passed by the Senate Friday. These funds, included at the Senators’ request, support projects encompassing a wide array of local and regional priorities for Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne’s, … Continue Reading


March 14, 2024

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce Over $23 Million in Direct Investments for Anne Arundel County and Southern Maryland in Senate-Passed FY24 Funding Package

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen, a member of the Appropriations Committee, and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced $23,027,031 in direct federal funding for local projects across Anne Arundel County and Southern Maryland in the six-bill package of fiscal year 2024 funding bills passed by the Senate late last week. These funds, included at the Senators’ request, support projects encompassing a wide array of local and regional priorities, ranging from public safety to … Continue Reading


March 14, 2024

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce Over $30 Million in Direct Investments for Montgomery, Prince George’s Counties in Senate-Passed FY24 Funding Package

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen, a member of the Appropriations Committee, and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced $31,781,589 in direct federal funding for local projects in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties within the six-bill package of fiscal year 2024 funding bills passed by the Senate Friday. These funds, included at the Senators’ request, support projects encompassing a wide array of local and regional priorities, ranging from public safety to infrastructure … Continue Reading


March 14, 2024

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce Nearly $20 Million in Direct Investments for Western Maryland in Senate-Passed FY24 Funding Package

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen, a member of the Appropriations Committee, and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced $19,607,279 in direct federal funding for local projects across Western Maryland within the six-bill package of fiscal year 2024 funding bills passed by the Senate Friday. These funds, included at the Senators’ request, support projects encompassing a wide array of local and regional priorities in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, and Washington Counties, ranging from … Continue Reading


March 14, 2024

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce Over $56 Million in Direct Investments for Greater Baltimore Region in Senate-Passed FY24 Funding Package

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen, a member of the Appropriations Committee, and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced $56,292,302 in direct federal funding for local projects across Baltimore City and Baltimore County, Howard and Carroll County within the six-bill package of fiscal year 2024 funding bills passed by the Senate late last week. These funds, included at the senators’ request, support projects encompassing a wide array of local and regional priorities, ranging from … Continue Reading


March 13, 2024

Van Hollen, Cardin, Mfume Announce $6 Million for Planning to Reconnect West Baltimore Communities to Druid Hill Park

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) announced $6,000,000 for Baltimore City’s Restoring Connections to Druid Hill Park Project. This federal funding will support redesign planning for Druid Park Lake Drive in order to reconnect West Baltimore communities cut off from Druid Hill Park following the widening of the roadway over 60 years ago. The planning process will also evaluate safety and accessibility enhancements to … Continue Reading


March 13, 2024

Bipartisan Maryland Congressional Delegation Talks About the Future of Maryland Health Care with State Health Secretary

WASHINGTON - Members of Maryland’s congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D. and Glenn Ivey met in the U.S. Capitol Tuesday with Maryland Secretary of Health Dr. Laura Herrera Scott. The primary topic of the hourlong discussion was the future of the Maryland Model. A new, voluntary model by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation called the States … Continue Reading


March 12, 2024

Van Hollen, Sanders, Merkley, and Five Colleagues Urge President Biden to Enforce U.S. Law with Netanyahu Government

WASHINGTON - Amid the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza, Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and five Democratic colleagues in the Senate on Monday sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to enforce federal law by requiring Netanyahu’s government to stop restricting humanitarian aid access to Gaza or forfeit U.S. military aid to Israel.In the letter, the senators made clear that Netanyahu’s interference in U.S. humanitarian … Continue Reading


March 12, 2024

Van Hollen, Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Address Humanitarian Crisis in Ethiopia

Washington - Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) in sending a letter to the Biden administration regarding the mounting humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia. As the country confronts an ongoing humanitarian crisis exacerbated by armed conflict and climate chaos, the senators urged U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Agency for International … Continue Reading


March 12, 2024

Maryland Delegation Members Announce Over $13 Million for Wildlife Restoration, Outdoor Recreation Statewide

WASHINGTON - 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.) today announced $13,035,809 in federal funding for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to support wildlife conservation, sportfish restoration and outdoor recreation in Maryland.  “Supporting outdoor recreation and boosting our economy doesn’t have to come at the expense of our environment. … Continue Reading


March 08, 2024

Van Hollen Leads a Dozen Colleagues in Request for Briefing on Implementation of National Security Memorandum 20

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) led a dozen of his Senate colleagues in a letter to the Administration requesting a briefing on the implementation of National Security Memorandum 20, the recently released policy memorandum based on the Senators’ amendment to the National Security Act. NSM-20 for the first time requires recipients of U.S. assistance to provide written assurances that they will use assistance in compliance with international law and facilitate and not restrict the … Continue Reading


March 08, 2024

Van Hollen Statement on Passage of Funding Bills

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage and his support of the first package of Fiscal Year 2024 funding bills: “The investments we make in our nation show where our priorities lie. This bipartisan package includes crucial funding to support working families, strengthen our economy, and improve our communities. With over $200 million in direct funding for local Maryland projects alone, I was proud to fight for … Continue Reading

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