Press Releases

January 02, 2017

Van Hollen Sworn In as U.S. Senator for Maryland

Introduces First Bill to Combat Income Inequality Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen released the following statement after taking the oath of office to serve Maryland in the U.S. Senate: "Today I took an oath to the serve our great nation and the values of freedom, justice, and opportunity so beautifully articulated in the Constitution. I am humbled by the confidence the people of Maryland have placed in me, and I am ready to get to work to tackle our many pressing … Continue Reading


December 20, 2016

Van Hollen Announces New Senate Staff

Washington, DC- Today Maryland Senator-elect Chris Van Hollen announced the hiring of new senior staff in his Capitol Hill office. Karen Robb will serve as Chief of Staff, Yvette Lewis will serve as Director of External Relations and Community Outreach, and BillDausterwill serve as Director of Policy. "I am pleased to announce three top staff members of our Capitol Hill team,"said Senator-elect Van Hollen."They will help support my efforts to serve the people of Maryland in the United States … Continue Reading


December 18, 2016

Van Hollen Announces Senate Committee Assignments

Will Serve on Appropriations, Banking, Agriculture, and Budget Committees Washington, DC -Today Maryland Senator-elect Chris Van Hollen issued the following statement oncommitteeassignments. He will be serving on four committees in the U.S. Senate: the AppropriationsCommittee, the Banking, Housing, and Urban AffairsCommittee, the Agriculture, Nutrition, and ForestryCommittee, and the BudgetCommittee. "As Maryland's next U.S. Senator, I will work every day to help the people of our great … Continue Reading


January 11, 2012

Van Hollen, Senate Democrats Urge DHS To Reverse Decision To End TPS For El Salvador

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen joined Senate Democrats in sending a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Nielsen urging DHS to reverse its decision to end Temporary Protection Status (TPS) designation for El Salvador. Earlier this week, DHS announced it would be ending TPS designation for the nearly 200,000 Salvadorans working and living under TPS protections in the United States today. Ending the TPS designation will not only uproot thousands of lives, disrupt … Continue Reading

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