Press Releases

September 03, 2021

Van Hollen, Whitehouse, Durbin, Warren & Reed Urge Adoption of Key Biden International Tax Reforms

Today, Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) responded to an invitation to comment on the draft plan authored by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) to overhaul the U.S. system for international taxation. The drafters sought feedback on key questions that will determine the legislation's effectiveness. The senators … Continue Reading


September 03, 2021

Van Hollen, Capito Applaud Newly Released Fish and Wildlife Framework to Implement the Senators’ Chesapeake WILD Act

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) applauded the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's newly released framework implementing the Senators' bipartisan Chesapeake WILD Act by creating a regional network of stakeholders to help preserve the Chesapeake Bay. The Senators' Chesapeake WILD Act was signed into law last year as part of the larger America's Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act, creating a new grant program within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service … Continue Reading


September 02, 2021

Van Hollen, Banking Committee Members Call for $30 Billion in Transit Funding in Reconciliation Bill

Today, Maryland U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen joined Georgia U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff and a group of Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee members in calling for an additional $30 billion to be dedicated to expanding transit and transportation in the upcoming budget reconciliation package, citing equity and racial and economic justice for their constituents. Sens. Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) joined Sens. Van Hollen and … Continue Reading


September 02, 2021

Van Hollen, Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Curb Plastic Pollution at National Parks

Maryland's U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen joined Oregon's U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley to push the Biden administration to take crucial steps to curb plastic pollution at America's national parks. "Nearly 11 million metric tons of plastic waste enter the ocean every year-from land-based sources alone. Without any action, this flow is expected to triple to nearly 29 million metric tons by 2040. Single-use plastics, such as disposable water bottles, account for at least 40% of the plastic produced … Continue Reading


September 02, 2021

Van Hollen, Norton, Maloney, Carper, and Brown Announce Bill to Give D.C. Mayor Control Over D.C. National Guard Passed by House Armed Services Committee

Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Congresswomen Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), and Congressman Anthony Brown (D-Md.) announced that their District of Columbia National Guard Home Rule Act, which would give the D.C. mayor control over the D.C. National Guard (DCNG), passed early this morning in the House Armed Services Committee as part of the fiscal year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Van Hollen is the sponsor of the … Continue Reading


August 31, 2021

Van Hollen, Cardin, Sarbanes Announce More than $13 Million in Federal Funding for BWI Airport

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) announced $13,231,306 in federal funding for the Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport, including over $3,250,000 in funding from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. These funds will help support crucial infrastructure improvements to the airport, which is a major economic driver for our state and region. "As we build back better, investing in infrastructure … Continue Reading


August 31, 2021

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce More than $500,000 in Federal Funding for Easton/Newnam Field Airport

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced $500,267 in federal funds for the Easton/Newnam Field Airport in Talbot County, including more than $50,000 in funding from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. These funds will help support critical infrastructure improvements to the airport, which is an important economic driver for the region. "As we build back better, investing in infrastructure improvements across our state will help create jobs and keep our … Continue Reading


August 31, 2021

Van Hollen, Cardin, Raskin Announce $260,000 in Federal Funding for Carroll County Regional Airport

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) announced $260,000 in federal funding for the Carroll County Regional/Jack B Poage Field Airport, including $26,000 in American Rescue Plan funds. These funds will help support crucial infrastructure improvements to the airport, which is an important economic driver for the region. "As we build back better, investing in infrastructure improvements across our state will help create jobs and keep our … Continue Reading


August 31, 2021

Van Hollen, Colleagues Call on VA to Address Impact of Afghanistan Withdrawal on Veterans’ Mental Health

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joins Senators Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), and Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) in calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to swiftly develop and conduct outreach to veterans of the Global War on Terrorism - especially those who served in Afghanistan - to provide them with mental health resources. Their call for action comes as reports find calls to veterans' suicide hotlines have increased since the fall of … Continue Reading


August 30, 2021

Van Hollen, Norton, Maloney, Carper, and Brown Announce Their Bill to Give D.C. Mayor Control Over D.C. National Guard Included in National Defense Authorization Act, Markup Wednesday

Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Congresswomen Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), and Congressman Anthony Brown (D-Md.) announced that their District of Columbia National Guard Home Rule Act, which would give the D.C. mayor control over the D.C. National Guard (DCNG), has been included in the chairman's mark of the fiscal year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Currently, the President controls the DCNG, while the governors … Continue Reading


August 27, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Pushes for Answers from State Department of Labor on Delivery of Unemployment Benefits

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), joined by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Representatives Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Andy Harris, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone, sent a letter to the Maryland Department of Labor (MDOL) pressing for answers regarding their delivery of unemployment benefits to Marylanders impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and urging the agency to expedite distribution of these crucial benefits. In their letter, the … Continue Reading


August 26, 2021

Van Hollen Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Kabul

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding the terrorist attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan: "My thoughts are with the loved ones of the U.S. service members killed today in Kabul as they sacrificed their own lives to save others - as well as with the families of the innocent Afghan civilians who lost their lives. The U.S. cannot and will not be silent in the face of these attacks - we must bring to justice the terrorists who committed these heinous … Continue Reading


August 26, 2021

Prince George’s County Congressional Delegation Announce Nearly $3 Million in Funding for Prince George’s County Community Health Workers

Today, Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.-05) and Anthony Brown (D-Md.-04) announced $2,999,862 to the Prince George's County Health Department to increase resources and services for Community Health Workers (CHWs) to better respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and combat health care inequities. "Community Health Workers provide indispensable services to Prince George's County residents. That's why we fought to include funding in the … Continue Reading


August 26, 2021

Senator Van Hollen Joins Colleagues in Urging HHS Secretary to Distribute Remaining COVID-19 Relief for Health Care Providers

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) who led 41 of their bipartisan colleagues in urging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to distribute the funds remaining in the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) and other health care relief programs. Over the course of the pandemic, Congress has appropriated $178 billion for the PRF as well as an additional $8.5 billion for rural providers, … Continue Reading


August 25, 2021

Van Hollen Statement on UMBC President Hrabowski’s Announced Retirement

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding University of Maryland Baltimore County President Freeman Hrabowski's decision to retire in 2022. "For almost three decades, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski has made UMBC a national model of excellence. During his time there, he has built a University that has inspired countless students to achieve their dreams and created an atmosphere that has allowed them to not only succeed but to thrive. His work at UMBC has … Continue Reading


August 25, 2021

Van Hollen, Markey, Meng Highlight More Than $5.1 Billion in Requests for Emergency Connectivity Funds for Schools and Libraries

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06) released the following statement today after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the initial demand numbers from the first round of applications for the Emergency Connectivity Fund, a program the lawmakers fought to pass in the American Rescue Plan. This fund provides $7.17 billion to allow elementary and secondary schools and libraries - including tribal schools … Continue Reading


August 25, 2021

Van Hollen, Bipartisan Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Issue Crucial Rohingya Genocide Determination

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Oregon's U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), who serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and is leading a bipartisan group of 19 senators, in urging the Biden administration to issue a Rohingya genocide determination. The senators' letter marks the fourth anniversary of the genocidal persecution of the Rohingya people, and follows the February 2021 military coup that returned the same army responsible for the genocide to a greater … Continue Reading


August 20, 2021

Van Hollen Applauds New Slate of Ambassadors

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding President Biden's newly announced ambassadors: "The United States must put our best diplomatic teams on the field as we work to strengthen relationships with our allies and close partners and meet the challenges posed by our adversaries. The ambassadorial nominations made by the President today meet this test. I know that today's announced nominees are wholly prepared to serve in these crucial roles and … Continue Reading


August 17, 2021

Van Hollen, Senate Colleagues Send Bipartisan Letter Urging Biden Admin to Protect Afghan Women Leaders in Wake of Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) along with 43 Senate colleagues, including Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Ranking Member Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), in urging the Biden administration to take swift, robust action to protect and support Afghan women leaders facing unparalleled danger following the … Continue Reading


August 16, 2021

Van Hollen, Green New Deal Co-Sponsors: Republican Bad-Faith Amendment Meant to Politicize Climate Action Right When We Need it Most

Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) - Senate co-sponsors of the Green New Deal -- released the following statement today after Senate Republicans introduced a straw-man amendment to the $3.5 trillion budget resolution … Continue Reading

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