Press Releases

September 12, 2022

Van Hollen, Colleagues Urge Biden to Provide Student Debt Relief for Parent Borrowers

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) led several of his democratic colleagues in a letter to President Biden urging the Administration to provide student debt relief to parent borrowers. Following the President's historic actions to address student debt, the Senators press the Administration to also expand this relief to parent borrowers who are often left behind as we work to address the crisis as a whole. To help reduce barriers for parent borrowers, the Senators ask the … Continue Reading


September 09, 2022

Van Hollen, Cardin, Raskin, Trone Announce $108,000 to Repair Flood-Damaged Sections of the C&O Canal and George Washington Memorial Parkway

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $108,942 in federal funding for the National Park Service to support the reconstruction of portions of the Chesapeake and Ohio National Historical Park and George Washington Memorial Parkway that suffered severe damage due to heavy rains and flooding. "Climate change has already taken a toll on our local roadways and infrastructure. This federal investment will allow for … Continue Reading


September 09, 2022

Van Hollen, Shaheen, Collins to Introduce Resolution Posthumously Honoring Queen Elizabeth II

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) in announcing a resolution honoring Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The resolution pays tribute to the Queen's historic legacy and her 70 year reign, expresses condolences to her family and citizens of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth and reaffirms U.S. commitment to its close alliance with the United Kingdom. The resolution to be introduced by Senators Shaheen and … Continue Reading


September 08, 2022

Van Hollen, Merkley, Smith, Colleagues Sound Alarm on Unlawful Charges for PrEP Patients

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) alongside Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) in a letter to AHIP, the trade association representing health insurance companies. The letter expresses concerns about the continued practice of unlawfully charging individuals for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication and related … Continue Reading


September 08, 2022

Maryland Delegation Members Announce Nearly $1.4 Million for Firefighters in Garrett and Carroll Counties

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Jamie B. Raskin, David Trone, and Andy Harris (all Md.) announced $1,399,058.69 in federal funding for Maryland firefighters and first responders in Garrett and Carroll Counties. The funding will directly bolster fire departments, State Fire Training Academies, and nonaffiliated emergency medical services organizations to enhance their response capabilities and ability to protect the health and safety of the public - as well … Continue Reading


September 08, 2022

Maryland Delegation Members Announce More Than $1 Million for Firefighters in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Jamie B. Raskin, Anthony Brown, and David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $1,178,400 in federal funding for firefighters and first responders in Prince George's and Montgomery Counties. The funding will directly bolster fire departments, State Fire Training Academies, and nonaffiliated emergency medical services organizations to enhance their response capabilities and ability to protect the health and safety of … Continue Reading


September 07, 2022

Maryland Congressional Delegation Members Announce Over $2.8 Million in Federal Funding to Support Maryland Museums, Educational Institutions

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) announced $2,844,230 in federal funding to support projects at museums, libraries, and educational institutions across Maryland. The funding, which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), comes from annual appropriations legislation and the American Rescue Plan, both of which the lawmakers fought to pass. … Continue Reading


September 07, 2022

Maryland Delegation Members Announce $1.2 Million to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence in Baltimore Region

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) announced $1.2 million to increase the availability of civil and criminal legal assistance for survivors of dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, among other forms of domestic violence. This funding comes from the Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program, administered by the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women, and provides funds … Continue Reading


September 06, 2022

Baltimore Delegation Members Announce Nearly $600,000 for Firefighters in Baltimore

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) announced $597,900.90 in federal funding for Baltimore firefighters and first responders. The funding will help fire departments, state fire training academies, and nonaffiliated emergency medical services organizations enhance their response capabilities and better protect the health and safety of the public and first-responders. This funding also provides for … Continue Reading


September 06, 2022

Van Hollen, Cardin, Hoyer Announce More Than $400,000 for Firefighters in Southern Maryland

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (all D-Md.) announced $400,571.41 in federal funding for Maryland firefighters and first responders in Southern Maryland. The funding will directly impact fire departments, State Fire Training Academies, and nonaffiliated emergency medical services organizations to enhance their response capabilities and ability to protect the health and safety of the public and first-responders. "Maryland firefighters and … Continue Reading


September 06, 2022

Van Hollen, Cardin, Harris Announce More Than $200,000 for Eastern Shore Firefighters

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman Andy Harris (all Md.) announced $213,926.65 in federal funding for Maryland firefighters and first responders on the Eastern Shore. The funding will directly impact fire departments, State Fire Training Academies, and nonaffiliated emergency medical services organizations to enhance their response capabilities and ability to protect the health and safety of the public and first-responders. "Maryland firefighters and first … Continue Reading


September 01, 2022

Van Hollen, Scott Introduce Bipartisan TICKER Act to Expose Chinese Stock Trading Risks, Protect American Investors

Today, Senators Chris Van Hollen and Rick Scott announced their Trading and Investing with Clear Knowledge & Expectations about Risk (TICKER) Act. The bipartisan TICKER Act aims to protect American investors from risky investments in Variable Interest Entities (VIE), which was one of the key recommendations of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission in their latest report to Congress. Senator Chris Van Hollen said, "Following the passage of my Holding Foreign Companies … Continue Reading


August 31, 2022

Van Hollen, Cardin, Colleagues Seek Details on State/DHS Plan to Increase Refugee Admissions

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) in a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas asking for clarity on plans for rebuilding the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP). In addition to Senators Van Hollen and Cardin, the letter was signed by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Pat Leahy (D-Vt.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Patty Murray … Continue Reading


August 31, 2022

Van Hollen, Cardin, Booker Urge CDC and HHS to Monitor and Address Racial Disparities in Monkeypox Virus Response

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) joined Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) in urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to track and address racial disparities in the nation's public health response to the monkeypox virus (MPV). "Similar to the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. monkeypox outbreak is disproportionately affecting Black and Latino Americans," wrote the Senators in a letter to HHS Secretary … Continue Reading


August 31, 2022

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce Over $10 Million in Direct Investments for Anne Arundel County and Southern Maryland Included in Key Committee Legislation

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced the inclusion of $10,170,000 in direct federal funding for local projects in Anne Arundel County and Southern Maryland within the Senate Appropriations Committee’s proposed annual funding legislation for fiscal year 2023. The projects encompass a wide array of local and regional priorities, ranging from public safety to infrastructure improvements to community and workforce development. Overall, the … Continue Reading


August 31, 2022

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce Over $15 Million in Direct Investments for Western Maryland Included in Key Committee Legislation

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced the inclusion of $16,892,000 in direct federal funding for local projects in Western Maryland within the Senate Appropriations Committee’s proposed annual funding legislation for fiscal year 2023. The projects encompass a wide array of local and regional priorities, ranging from public safety to infrastructure improvements to community and workforce development. Overall, the Senators included over $120 … Continue Reading


August 31, 2022

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce Over $20 Million in Direct Investments for Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties Included in Key Committee Legislation

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced the inclusion of $20,128,000 in direct federal funding for local projects in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties within the Senate Appropriations Committee’s proposed annual funding legislation for fiscal year 2023. The projects encompass a wide array of local and regional priorities, ranging from public safety to infrastructure improvements to community and workforce development. Overall, the Senators … Continue Reading


August 31, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Over $45 Million in Direct Investments for Greater Baltimore Region Included in Key Committee Legislation

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced the inclusion of $46,667,000 in direct federal funding for local projects across the Baltimore region within the Senate Appropriations Committee's proposed annual funding legislation for fiscal year 2023. The projects encompass a wide array of local and regional priorities, ranging from public safety to infrastructure improvements to community and workforce development. Overall, the Senators included over … Continue Reading


August 31, 2022

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce $29 Million in Direct Investments for Eastern Shore Included in Key Committee Legislation

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced the inclusion of $29,890,000 in direct federal funding for local projects on the Eastern Shore within the Senate Appropriations Committee’s proposed annual funding legislation for fiscal year 2023. The projects encompass a wide array of local and regional priorities, ranging from infrastructure improvements to education to community and workforce development. Overall, the Senators included over $120 … Continue Reading


August 30, 2022

Van Hollen, U.S. Department of Commerce Announce $4.6 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds for Building Renovations to Support Job Growth in Frederick, 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 $4.6 million grant to Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc., Frederick, Maryland, for building renovations to support a science business incubator. This grant is funded by the American Rescue Plan.This project will support construction of laboratory and office space to assist small, tech-based businesses as … Continue Reading

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