Press Releases

August 14, 2017

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce $358,096 to Midland Fire Company to Purchase New Fire Engine

Monday, August 14, 2017 Today U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced today that the Midland Fire Company of Allegany County has been awarded $358,096 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) to purchase a new pumper tanker to replace their current 1990 tanker that is outdated and in need of replacement.  “This grant will help the Midland Fire Company protect the town and surrounding … Continue Reading


August 14, 2017

Van Hollen, Senate Democrats Demand Answers from Secretary Tom Price on Anti-Discrimination Protections in Health Care

Today U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and 14 Senate Democrats called again on Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to explain his plans for enforcement of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits discrimination in health care on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability. Rather than enforcing this provision protecting individuals from discrimination, the Trump Administration has delayed litigation to enforce Section 1557 and repeatedly … Continue Reading


August 13, 2017

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce $1.2 Million for Recruitment of Volunteer Firefighters in Prince George’s and Montgomery County

Today U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) haveannounced that the Montgomery County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association and the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department have been awarded a total of $1,229,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to recruit and train new volunteer firefighters. The grants will ensure adequate staffing levels to respond to fire and emergency medical calls. The Montgomery County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association has been … Continue Reading


August 13, 2017

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce $358,096 to Midland Fire Company to Purchase New Fire Engine

Today U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin(both D-Md.)announced today that the Midland Fire Company of Allegany County has been awarded $358,096 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) to purchase a new pumper tanker to replace their current 1990 tanker that is outdated and in need of replacement. "This grant will help the Midland Fire Company protect the town and surrounding communities in Allegany County - especially areas … Continue Reading


August 11, 2017

Van Hollen, Senators Send Letter To U.S. International Trade Commission Opposing Tariffs That Would Harm Solar Industry

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), along with a bipartisan group of senators, urged the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to not impose tariffs that would negatively affect the American solar industry. In a letter to Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein, the lawmakers-who both represent states that have a growing solar industry-expressed their deep concern with the pending Section 201 global safeguard case regarding solar cell and module manufacturing in the United States. The ITC … Continue Reading


August 11, 2017

Van Hollen, Senators Send Letter To U.S. International Trade Commission Opposing Tariffs That Would Harm Solar Industry

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), along with a bipartisan group of senators, urged the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to not impose tariffs that would negatively affect the American solar industry. In a letter to Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein, the lawmakers-who both represent states that have a growing solar industry-expressed their deep concern with the pending Section 201 global safeguard case regarding solar cell and module manufacturing in the United States. The ITC … Continue Reading


August 10, 2017

Van Hollen: Sanctions, Diplomacy, Leadership Key to Lessening North Korea Threat

Today U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen Joined MSNBC's Morning Joe to discuss tensions with North Korea and his bipartisan North Korea sanctions legislation, the BRINK Act. Below is a transcript of the interview, and the video is available here. WILLIE GEIST, MSNBC: Joining us now from Washington, a member of the Senate Appropriations and Banking Committees, Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen of Maryland. Senator, good to see you. Let's pick up right where we just left off, talking about North … Continue Reading


August 10, 2017

Van Hollen, Dems Continue Fight for Disclosure of Corporate Political Spending

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD.) joined Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and others in sending a letter to the new SEC Chair and in the reintroduction of the Shareholder Protection Act-two actions aimed at requiring public companies to disclose political spending to their shareholders. While the SEC has received more than 1.2 million public comments in favor of corporate political spending disclosure, and countless entreaties from Sen. Menendez and other Democrats, the Commission has made … Continue Reading


August 10, 2017

Van Hollen, Dems Continue Fight for Disclosure of Corporate Political Spending

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD.) joined Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and others in sending a letter to the new SEC Chair and in the reintroduction of the Shareholder Protection Act-two actions aimed at requiring public companies to disclose political spending to their shareholders. While the SEC has received more than 1.2 million public comments in favor of corporate political spending disclosure, and countless entreaties from Sen. Menendez and other Democrats, the Commission has made … Continue Reading


August 09, 2017

Van Hollen on North Korea: Trump’s Words Undermine U.S. Credibility

Today U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen discussed the escalating tensions with North Korea and his bipartisan North Korea sanctions legislation on MSNBC with Andrea Mitchell. Below is a transcript and the video is available here. ANDREA MITCHELL, MSNBC: Joining me now is Maryland Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen. Senator, thank you very much for being with us. Senator Feinstein made the point that it was "too bombastic" and that she thinks that diplomacy is the only path … Continue Reading


August 09, 2017

Van Hollen Calls On Treasury Department To Stop Corporate Inversions

Today U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and eleven of his Senate colleagues called on the U.S. Department of the Treasury to reject calls to eliminate, undermine, or scale back anti-tax inversion and earnings stripping efforts and work with Congress to curb these abusive tax avoidance schemes for good. Inversions are corporate deals that allow U.S. companies to shift their corporate citizenship from the United States to a low-tax foreign jurisdiction, even while keeping their executives … Continue Reading


August 09, 2017

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce $12,490 for Antietam National Battlefield

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) today announced that the National Park Service has awarded a $6,000 grant for Antietam National Battlefield. The grant will be matched by $6,490 in partner funding from the Save Historic Antietam Foundation for a project total of $12,490. "Antietam National Battlefield is part of Maryland's rich network of historical sites that draw tourism and provide educational opportunities for visitors," said Senator Van Hollen. "This grant … Continue Reading


August 09, 2017

Van Hollen: Sanctions, Diplomacy, Leadership Key to Lessening North Korea Threat

Today U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen Joined MSNBC's Morning Joe to discuss tensions with North Korea and his bipartisan North Korea sanctions legislation, the BRINK Act. Below is a transcript of the interview, and the video is available here. WILLIE GEIST, MSNBC: Joining us now from Washington, a member of the Senate Appropriations and Banking Committees, Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen of Maryland. Senator, good to see you. Let's pick up right where we just left off, talking about North … Continue Reading


August 09, 2017

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce $12,490 for Antietam National Battlefield

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) today announced that the National Park Service has awarded a $6,000 grant for Antietam National Battlefield. The grant will be matched by $6,490 in partner funding from the Save Historic Antietam Foundation for a project total of $12,490. "Antietam National Battlefield is part of Maryland's rich network of historical sites that draw tourism and provide educational opportunities for visitors," said Senator Van Hollen. "This grant will … Continue Reading


August 09, 2017

Van Hollen on North Korea: Trump’s Words Undermine U.S. Credibility

Today U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen discussed the escalating tensions with North Korea and his bipartisan North Korea sanctions legislation on MSNBC with Andrea Mitchell. Below is a transcript and the video is available here. ANDREA MITCHELL, MSNBC: Joining me now is Maryland Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen. Senator, thank you very much for being with us. Senator Feinstein made the point that it was "too bombastic" and that she thinks that diplomacy is the only path forward. U.S. SENATOR … Continue Reading


August 08, 2017

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce $177,239 to Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department to Purchase New Breathing Apparatus

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced that the Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department of Charles County has been awarded $177,239 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) to purchase 30 new sets of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus to replace equipment that is outdated, past its useful lifespan and no longer compliant with National Fire Protection Association standards. "This grant will help … Continue Reading


August 08, 2017

Van Hollen Calls On Treasury Department To Stop Corporate Inversions

Today U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and eleven of his Senate colleagues called on the U.S. Department of the Treasury to reject calls to eliminate, undermine, or scale back anti-tax inversion and earnings stripping efforts and work with Congress to curb these abusive tax avoidance schemes for good. Inversions are corporate deals that allow U.S. companies to shift their corporate citizenship from the United States to a low-tax foreign jurisdiction, even while keeping their executives and … Continue Reading


August 08, 2017

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce $177,239 to Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department to Purchase New Breathing Apparatus

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.)announced that the Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department of Charles County has been awarded $177,239 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) to purchase 30 new sets of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus to replace equipment that is outdated, past its useful lifespan and no longer compliant with National Fire Protection Association standards. "This grant will help … Continue Reading


August 07, 2017

Van Hollen, Cardin Seek to Preserve Baltimore’s Historic Landmarks

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) have introduced legislation to preserve two of Baltimore's historic resources: President Street Station, the oldest surviving urban railroad terminal in America, and P.S. 103, the elementary school where Thurgood Marshall first learned many of the lessons that would make him a legendary lawyer and American jurist. Two bills, S. 1645 and S. 1646, respectively, instruct the Department of the Interior to conduct special resource studies … Continue Reading


August 07, 2017

Van Hollen, Cardin Seek to Preserve Baltimore’s Historic Landmarks

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) have introduced legislation to preserve two of Baltimore's historic resources: President Street Station, the oldest surviving urban railroad terminal in America, and P.S. 103, the elementary school where Thurgood Marshall first learned many of the lessons that would make him a legendary lawyer and American jurist. Two bills, S. 1645 and S. 1646, respectively, instruct the Department of the Interior to conduct special resource studies … Continue Reading

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