Press Releases

February 03, 2021

Van Hollen Announces New Assignment to Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Today, U.S. Senator Van Hollen released the following statement regarding his Committee Assignments for the 117th Congress:“The COVID-19 pandemic — like climate change — has clearly shown that our nation is not an island. What happens in other parts of the world has a direct impact on our well-being here at home. Following four years of isolation and division, now more than ever, we must work to strengthen our democracy at home and rebuild our alliances abroad. I’m proud to join the Senate … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Van Hollen Statement in Support of Alejandro Mayorkas to Serve as Secretary of Homeland Security

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding his vote to confirm Alejandro Mayorkas to serve as the Secretary of Homeland Security:“Alejandro Mayorkas is the person we need to rebuild and restore the Department of Homeland Security. Not only is he regarded as one of the most knowledgeable homeland security experts in our nation, but he also has deep understanding of our nation’s immigration system. In fact, he’s known as the architect of the Deferred … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Van Hollen Statement in Support of Pete Buttigieg to Serve as Transportation Secretary

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding his vote to confirm Pete Buttigieg to serve as the Secretary of Transportation:“Today, I was proud to vote in support of Pete Buttigieg to serve as our next Secretary of Transportation. I know he’s an innovative problem solver who will help us repair and modernize our infrastructure, invest in local projects, work with other federal partners to expand access to broadband, address the climate crisis, and … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Van Hollen, Klobuchar, Duckworth Introduce Legislation to Keep Jobs in the United States

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced the Removing Incentives for Outsourcing Act to close a loophole that encourages U.S. companies to move jobs and operations overseas in order to minimize their tax liability. The bill, led by Senator Klobuchar, would eliminate an unfair incentive that allows U.S. companies to use excess foreign tax credits (FTCs) to shelter profits in tax havens.“Rather than focusing on generating new job … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Van Hollen, Klobuchar, Colleagues Express Urgency in Working with Biden Administration to Support Efforts to Help Women Return to the Workforce

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), along with Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jack Reed (D-RI), Tina Smith (D-MN), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Bob Casey (D-PA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), wrote a … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Van Hollen, Hirono Renew Efforts to Award Fred Korematsu the Congressional Gold Medal

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Representative Mark Takano (D-Calif.) in introducing bicameral legislation to award Fred Korematsu the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his legacy of fighting against the illegal incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II and for being a staunch defender of civil rights. Senators Van Hollen and Hirono and Representative Takano first introduced legislation to award Fred Korematsu … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Van Hollen, Cardin Seek Critical LIHEAP Utility Assistance

With temperatures dropping, gas and electricity bills mounting, and COVID-19 infection rates still out of control, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) and 42 of their colleagues are seeking a significant boost for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in the next pandemic relief package. LIHEAP is a federally funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills by providing payment and/or energy crisis assistance. The program is … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Van Hollen, Cardin, Trone Announce $300,000 in Federal Funding for Water Main Replacement Project in Cumberland

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and U.S. Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $300,000 in federal funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to the City of Cumberland for the Decatur Street 24th Crosstown Water Main Replacement project.The project will replace 4,300 linear feet of water main in the Decatur Heights neighborhood and provide water service to the Baltimore Street and Cumberland Plaza areas of the city, improving water service to 29 … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Van Hollen Joins the Maryland Chamber of Commerce's Virtual Town Hall

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined the Maryland Chamber of Commerce yesterday for a virtual Town Hall to discuss the recently-passed COVID-19 relief package and new efforts in Congress to deliver additional relief for Maryland businesses. Senator Van Hollen provided an update on ongoing discussions with the Biden Administration to provide more support for Maryland local businesses.During the meeting, the Senator heard from members of the Chamber on the top issues they are facing as … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Van Hollen Again Calls on ICE to Immediately Halt Deportation Flights of Asylum-Seekers

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement calling on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to immediately halt the deportation of Cameroonian and other African asylum-seekers. This comes in the wake of a recent court ruling on a Texas lawsuit by a Republican Attorney General to block President Biden’s 100-day suspension on deportations. Despite the ongoing violence in Cameroon which directly endangers the lives of those being deported, and a current DHS … Continue Reading


February 01, 2021

Van Hollen, Cardin, Barragán Introduce Bicameral Effort to Guarantee Medicare Dental Coverage

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md) and Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-Calif.) have introduced legislation (S. 97/H.R. 502) that repeals the statutory exclusion on Medicare coverage of dental care and dental prostheses, while creating a specific dental benefit under Medicare Part B. Oral health also is directly related to COVID-19 risk, as poor oral health puts people at a higher risk of contracting and dying from the virus.Two-thirds of the elderly and … Continue Reading


February 01, 2021

Van Hollen, Cardin Seek $130B Nationwide Funding Boost for Local School Infrastructure

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-MD) joined Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and 24 of their Senate colleagues in introducing the Reopen and Rebuild America’s Schools Act, legislation to invest $130 billion in modernizing classrooms across the country and would help schools upgrade their physical and digital infrastructure. “We can’t expect our students to learn when the walls are crumbling around them, the heat won’t turn on, and the technology in their classrooms is older … Continue Reading


January 29, 2021

Van Hollen Joins Shaheen in Bipartisan, Bicameral Push to Permanently Repeal the Global Gag Rule

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) in a bipartisan, bicameral reintroduction of the Global Health, Empowerment, and Rights (HER) Act in both the Senate and House of Representatives. The legislation would permanently repeal the harmful Global … Continue Reading


January 29, 2021

Team Maryland Asks President Biden to Award Capital Gazette Shooting Victims the Medal of Freedom for their Sacrifices and Defense of the First Amendment

Members of Maryland’s congressional delegation are urging President Joe Biden to award the Medal of Freedom posthumously to the five men and women who were killed on June 28, 2018 at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis in what was the deadliest attack on journalists in the U.S. in our nation’s history. At a time when First Amendment rights are under constant duress, Senator Chris Van Hollen along with Senator Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi … Continue Reading


January 29, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Strongly Urges Governor to Improve COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Across the State, Eliminate Inequities

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, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.), wrote to Governor Larry Hogan and Acting Maryland Health Secretary Dennis Schrader on Friday urging them to increase outreach and communication surrounding the flawed rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine across the state. “Right now, there is dwindling confidence … Continue Reading


January 28, 2021

Van Hollen, Carper, Norton Reintroduce Bills to Grant D.C. Full Control Over Its National Guard, Police

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) reintroduced their legislation to grant the District of Columbia full control over the D.C. National Guard and the Metropolitan Police Department. These measures have proven all the more necessary after the attack on the Capitol on January 6th, when Mayor Bowser’s request for additional support from the D.C. National Guard took nearly three hours to be fully approved by the … Continue Reading


January 28, 2021

Van Hollen Statement on Biden Executive Actions to Strengthen Americans’ Access to Health Care

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding President Biden’s executive actions to strengthen Americans’ access to health care:“Every American deserves access to quality, affordable health care - period. While we have much work to do on this front, these emergency steps by President Biden will help ensure more Americans are covered as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. I wholly support the President’s actions today directing our agencies to … Continue Reading


January 28, 2021

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces $1 Million for Morgan State to Study Microplastics in the Chesapeake Bay

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) announced $999,999 in federal funding for Morgan State University to study the impact of microplastics on marine ecosystems, using the Chesapeake Bay as a model. The project will create new opportunities for Morgan State students to participate in high-impact Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) research, as well as recruit and support students … Continue Reading


January 27, 2021

Van Hollen Statement on the Passing of Blanca Kling

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding the passing of Blanca Kling, dedicated public servant, and leader at the Montgomery County Police Department:“My deepest condolences go to the family of Blanca Kling and to all who knew and loved her. Blanca was a role model, mentor, and champion for people throughout Montgomery County.“In her years at the Montgomery County Police Department, Blanca served as a trusted advocate and thoughtful leader forging … Continue Reading


January 27, 2021

Van Hollen Statement on the Retirement of Will Baker, President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding the retirement of Will Baker, President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation:"Will Baker has led the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for over three decades, championing the protection and preservation of the Bay and working tirelessly to improve its health. During his tenure, Will has worked to engage all the Bay stakeholders and fought hard to implement the historic Chesapeake Bay Agreement, which will have a … Continue Reading

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