Press Releases

August 11, 2022

Van Hollen, Cardin, Colleagues Urge USAID to Clarify the Continuation of International Family Planning and Health Programs Post-Dobbs

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) in urging USAID to clarify to its international partners that the recent Dobbs decision from the Supreme Court would not affect U.S. global health assistance spearheaded by the agency. In a letter Thursday to USAID Administrator Samantha Power, Senators Van Hollen and Cardin and Senators Cory A. Booker (D-N.J.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Angus S. King, Jr. (I-Maine), … Continue Reading


August 11, 2022

Van Hollen, Cardin, Hoyer Urge NASA to Extend University of Maryland, Goddard Research Mission on Climate Change

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (all D-Md.) urged the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to extend the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) led by the University of Maryland in collaboration with NASA Goddard. GEDI provides high resolution laser observations of global forests and topography with a mission to provide answers on how deforestation is contributing to climate change. The lawmakers note that extending … Continue Reading


August 10, 2022

Van Hollen, Merkley, Colleagues Continue Push for Robust Federal Response to Monkeypox Public Health Emergency

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) urging the Senators to include critical funding to address the monkeypox (MPV)/orthopoxvirus Public Health Emergency (PHE) in any forthcoming legislative package in the 117th Congress. "As of August 9, 2022, there have been over 9,492 confirmed MPV/orthopoxvirus cases in the United States from when the … Continue Reading


August 10, 2022

Maryland Delegation Members Applaud President’s Signing of Veterans’ Health Care Bill with Funding for Two Maryland Veterans Clinics

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, and Anthony G. Brown (all D-Md.) applauded President Biden's signing of legislation to open two veterans' outpatient clinics in Baltimore and Prince George's County. The bipartisan Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act (PACT Act) provides healthcare benefits for all generations of toxic-exposed veterans for … Continue Reading


August 10, 2022

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces $6 Million in Additional Federal Funds for Baltimore’s Penn Station Modernization

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (All D-Md.) announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $6 million through theRebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program for the ongoing modernization of Baltimore's Penn Station. The lawmakers worked to authorize the RAISE grant program at $12.5 billion over five years under the Infrastructure Investment and … Continue Reading


August 10, 2022

Maryland Congressional Delegation Members Announce $20.5 Million for New Carrollton Station Expansion, Improvements

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, John Sarbanes, Anthony Brown, and Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) announced $20,500,000 in federal funding to improve and expand New Carrollton Station and increase accessibility to the Prince George's County transit hub. This funding, which the lawmakers supported, will support major infrastructure improvements for the multi-modal site, including the construction of a new train hall, preparations for Purple Line … Continue Reading


August 09, 2022

Van Hollen, Brown, Colleagues Applaud CRA Proposed Rule, Push for More Support for Underserved Communities

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Chairman of the Committee, in sending a letter to Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Acting Chairman Martin Gruenberg, and Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu supporting the interagency proposal to update and strengthen the regulations implementing the Community Reinvestment Act … Continue Reading


August 09, 2022

Van Hollen, U.S. Department of Commerce Announce $5.8 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Support Transportation and Construction Trades Workforce Development in Hagerstown, Maryland

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo in announcing that the Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $5.8 million grant to Hagerstown Community College, Hagerstown, Maryland, to fund the renovation of a building needed to house workforce training programs to help diversify and grow the economy in a region impacted by the declining use of coal. This grant is funded by the American Rescue Plan.This EDA investment will … Continue Reading


August 09, 2022

Van Hollen, Heinrich, Democratic Colleagues Urge CDC, HHS To Prevent Spread Of Monkeypox By Improving Public, Provider Awareness

As more monkeypox virus (MPV) cases spring up across the country, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) in sending a letter urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Dawn O'Connell to improve MPV awareness and education among the general public and health care providers. In the letter to CDC Director … Continue Reading


August 09, 2022

Van Hollen, Cardin, Hoyer, Mfume Announce Nearly $630,000 to Help Underrepresented Students Pursuing Advanced Degrees

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) announced $629,718 in federal funding through the Department of Education's highly competitive Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement (MSP) program for the University of Maryland (UMD) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). This investment will help low-income, first-generation, and disadvantaged students prepare for doctoral and graduate studies through … Continue Reading


August 07, 2022

Van Hollen: Inflation Reduction Act Marks Transformative Progress on Climate Change, Prescription Drug Costs, and Corporate Tax Reform

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement applauding the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, legislation to confront climate change, lower prescription drug prices for seniors, and lower costs for all Americans, which includes key provisions from the Senator's HOPE for HOMES Act and his and Senator Markey's Clean Energy Accelerator (National Climate Bank) proposal: "This is a historic win for the American people. With today's passage of the Inflation … Continue Reading


August 07, 2022

VIDEO/TRANSCRIPT: Van Hollen Discusses Inflation Reduction Act, U.S.-Taiwan Relationship on NBC’s “Meet the Press”

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined NBC's "Meet the Press with Chuck Todd" from the Capitol as the Senate considers the Inflation Reduction Act to discuss progress on the legislation as well as the U.S. relationship with China and Taiwan. A full transcript of the Senator's exchange is available below and video of the interview is available here. CHUCK TODD, HOST, NBC: Joining me now to dive into this a little bit is Senator Chris Van Hollen of Maryland. He's on the Senate … Continue Reading


August 04, 2022

VIDEO: Van Hollen Delivers Floor Speech Ahead of Senate Consideration of Inflation Reduction Act

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate urging passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which will lower Americans' health care costs, tackle the climate crisis, address inflation, and ensure big corporations and the wealthy invest in the success of everyday Americans by paying their fair share in taxes. He also highlighted the inclusion of provisions from his HOPE for HOMES Act and his and Senator Markey's Clean Energy Accelerator (National Climate … Continue Reading


August 04, 2022

Van Hollen, Brown, Colleagues Call Out U.S. Bank for Opening Fake Accounts

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and fellow Banking and Housing Committee members Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) in a letter to Andrew Cecere, CEO of U.S. Bank, requesting information about the bank's use of consumer data to open unauthorized bank accounts. The letter comes after the Consumer Financial … Continue Reading


August 04, 2022

Van Hollen, Shaheen, Wicker Introduce New Bipartisan Bill to Support Economic Development, Promote Democratic Resilience & Combat Corruption in the Balkans

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) in introducing new bipartisan legislation with Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) called the Western Balkans Democracy and Prosperity Act. This legislation would support economic development in the region through initiatives on infrastructure, trade and anti-corruption, including codification of sanctions to deter destabilizing activity In the Western Balkans. The bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Shaheen and … Continue Reading


August 04, 2022

Van Hollen, Murray, Duckworth Introduce Bill to Help Women with Disabilities Access Reproductive Health Care

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) in introducing the Reproductive Health Care Accessibility Act to help ensure women with disabilities-who face discrimination and extra barriers when seeking care-can access reproductive services and get the informed care they need to have control over their own reproductive lives. While women with disabilities have long faced discrimination and barriers to having full access to health … Continue Reading


August 04, 2022

Maryland Delegation Announces Nearly $7 Million for Public Health and Infectious Disease Research

Today, 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.) announced $6,938,832 in federal funding to promote public health and support infectious disease and medical research efforts in Maryland. This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funding will be directed to the Maryland Department of Health. "As we continue to fight the COVID-19 … Continue Reading


August 03, 2022

Van Hollen, U.S. Department of Commerce Announce $22.9 Million to Support the Offshore Wind Industry in Maryland Through American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo in announcing that the Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $22.9 million American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge grant to the Maryland Department of Labor, Baltimore, Maryland, to implement a new apprenticeship model to support the region's growing offshore wind industry. This program will partner leading employers and seven local unions to build a training model that … Continue Reading


August 03, 2022

Van Hollen, Brown, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Fight Discrimination from Financial Institutions

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, has joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Chairman of the Committee, in introducing the Fair Access to Financial Services Act, a bill to prohibit banks and other financial institutions from discrimination in providing goods or services on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. The legislation, originally introduced in 2020, … Continue Reading


August 02, 2022

Maryland Delegation Members Applaud Final Passage of Veterans’ Health Care Bill with Funding for Two Maryland Veterans Clinics

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, and Anthony G. Brown (all D-Md.) announced the final Senate passage of legislation to open two veterans clinics in Baltimore and Prince George's County. The bipartisan Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act (PACT Act) which passed today by a vote of 86-11, provides healthcare benefits for all generations of … Continue Reading

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