Press Releases

June 02, 2017

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce $200,000 Grant for Harford Community College

Today U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced that Harford Community College will receive a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The funding will be used for the Regional Additive Manufacturing Pathways (RAMP) project, which will help students train for 21st century careers in 3-D printing. Additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, is on the rise as the creation and manufacturing of complex 3-D products - from medical implants to warfighter … Continue Reading


June 01, 2017

Van Hollen Statement on Trump Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement on President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement: "President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement threatens U.S. jobs, economic competitiveness, and the health of our planet. By rejecting the scientific consensus that has brought nearly 200 nations together to address the immediate threat of climate change, President Trump is ceding America's leadership in building a 21st … Continue Reading


June 01, 2017

Van Hollen, Sullivan Ask Tillerson for Details of State Department and USAID Staff Changes

Today U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), co-chairs of the Senate Foreign Service Caucus, sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressing concerns about plans for potential staffing cuts at the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, and seeking information on how those cuts would impact our national security. "We support reforms to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the State Department and the U.S. Agency for … Continue Reading


June 01, 2017

Van Hollen Pushes to Fund Homeless Veteran Support Programs

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, joined Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and a bipartisan group of 27 Senators urging robust funding for the Supporting Services for Veteran Families (SSVF), Grant and Per Diem (GPD), and Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) programs for Fiscal Year 2018. These important federal programs provide critical services and housing for veterans and … Continue Reading


May 31, 2017

Van Hollen, Senate Democrats to President Trump: Don’t Cut Assistance to Rural Development

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy, joined 28 Senate Democrats in sending a letter to President Trump expressing strong concerns over recent actions that would have negative impacts on families in rural Maryland and across the country. Last week, President Trump issued a budget proposal calling for drastic cuts that would undermine the important rural development mission at the U.S. Department of Agriculture … Continue Reading


May 31, 2017

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce More Than $3.8 Million in Federal Funding for College Preparation Program

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin(both D-Md.) have announced $3,877,768 in federal funding for colleges across the state of Maryland to help underrepresented communities successfully enter and complete higher education degrees. The funds come from the U.S. Department of Education's Upward Bound Program, which provides preparation and encouragement for students to pursue education beyond high school. In total, nine Maryland colleges will receive grants. No. Recipient … Continue Reading


May 30, 2017

Van Hollen Signs Bipartisan Letter Demanding Investigation into Turkish Security Detail’s Involvement in Attack on Washington, D.C. Protesters

After protesters outside of the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C. were violently attacked earlier this month, leaving nine hospitalized, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md) joined Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Ranking Member and Chairman of U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, and a bipartisan group of 17 other Senators in calling on the U.S. State Department to determine whether members of Turkey … Continue Reading


May 30, 2017

Van Hollen Joins Effort to Restore Medicare Program Eliminated in Trump’s Budget

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined SenatorChris Murphy (D-Conn.) and agroup of 21 senators on Thursday in demanding that the FY 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill include $52.1 million for the critical State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). President Trump's budget proposal would eliminate the program. In a letter to HELP Committee Chairman Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the group of nearly … Continue Reading


May 29, 2017

Van Hollen Statement on Memorial Day

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen released the following statement in recognition of Memorial Day: "As we gather with family and friends this Memorial Day, withsome people heading to the beach and others having their backyard barbeque, it's important for us to reflect on what Memorial Day is all about. It's a time for us to thank and to honor the men and women who have served us and who have given their lives in defense of our country -- people whose sacrifices make our freedom possible. It's not … Continue Reading


May 26, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Senators Urge Robust Funding for Gateways and Watertrails Grants

U.S. Senators representing Maryland, Virginia and Delaware are calling on appropriators to fully fund the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Program, which supports public education about and access to the Chesapeake Bay.The letter was signed by SenatorsChris Van Hollen andBen Cardin (both D-Md.), Tom Carper and Chris Coons (both D-Del.), andMark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-Va.). The senators shared with Senators Lisa Murkowski and Tom Udall, chair and ranking member of the … Continue Reading


May 26, 2017

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce More Than $1 Million in Funding for Maryland Department of Natural Resources

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) have announced $1.09 million in federal funding for Maryland's Department of Natural Resources. The funding comes from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and will be used to improve water quality monitoring throughout the Chesapeake Bay, including greater data analysis capabilities. Sediment and nutrient monitoring programs like the Chesapeake Bay Program's will be notable beneficiaries. "A healthy Bay is essential to the … Continue Reading


May 26, 2017

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce $1,515,105 for Affordable Housing and Community Development

Today U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen andBen Cardin (both D-Md.) announced that the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation has awarded NeighborWorks America grants totaling $1,515,105 to organizations dedicated to developing and preserving affordable housing, revitalizing and sustaining neighborhoods, and creating jobs in Maryland. "These grants will directly help organizations working to support and revitalize Maryland communities," said Senator Van Hollen, member of the Senate Appropriations … Continue Reading


May 25, 2017

Van Hollen, Booker, Castro Introduce Legislation to Improve Public and Police Safety through Increased Law Enforcement Transparency

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced legislation to bring transparency and accountability to law enforcement agencies across the nation with the aim of reducing the use of force by and against police officers. The Police Reporting Information, Data and Evidence (PRIDE) Act of 2017 would require states and Indian tribes to provide quarterly reports to the U.S. Justice Department regarding any incident during which a civilian is shot or seriously injured … Continue Reading


May 25, 2017

Van Hollen, Menendez, Merkley Lead Senators in Call to Reject Efforts to Block Corporate Political Spending Disclosure

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen, Bob Menendez, and Jeff Merkley, along with 33 Democratic and Independent Senators, called on the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee to reject any effort to prevent the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) from requiring public companies to disclose political spending to their shareholders as part of the fiscal year 2018 funding bill. "For seven long years, companies have had free rein to solidify their … Continue Reading


May 25, 2017

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $67,300 Grant for Allegany College for STEM Enhancement Project

Today U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced a $67,300 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant for the Allegany College of Maryland's STEM Enhancement project. The federal funding will be matched by $67,300 in local funds for a project total of $134,600. "Maryland's success depends on the strength of every region of our state, and the Appalachian Regional Commission has been a vital source of job-creating investments in Western Maryland,"said Senator Van … Continue Reading


May 25, 2017

Van Hollen Honors Second Lieutenant Collins on the Senate Floor

Today U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen spoke on the Senate floor to honor the life of Second Lieutenant Richard Wilbur Collins III, who was murdered this past weekend in an incident that the FBI is investigating as a hate crime. Click here for video of the Senator's remarks. A transcript of his remarks is below: "I stand to pay tribute to a distinguished young man from the State of Maryland, Second Lieutenant Richard Wilbur Collins III - a brave, brilliant, passionate, selfless, and kind … Continue Reading


May 24, 2017

Ahead Of G-7 Meeting, Van Hollen, Shaheen, Hassan Join 37 Senate Democrats in Urging President Trump Not to Withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement

Ahead of this week's G-7 meeting, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 37 Senate Democrats in a letter that urged President Trump to keep the United States party to the Paris Climate Agreement. In the new letter to the President, they argued that backing out of the agreement now, after the years of negotiations and strong U.S. leadership on the issue, would be a self-inflicted injury to America's economy and leave U.S. interests … Continue Reading


May 24, 2017

As Newly Released Transcript Details Trump Praise for Philippines President Duterte, Senator Van Hollen Markey Calls on President Trump to Delay Visit of Philippine Leader, Denounce Human Rights Abuses

With release of a transcript of an April telephone call between President Donald Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during which President Trump praised his Philippine counterpart for doing an "unbelievable job on the drug problem", U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) and a group of Democratic Senators in calling on President Trump to denounce President Duterte's murderous anti-drug campaign and delay any visit from the Filipino leader … Continue Reading


May 24, 2017

Van Hollen Statement on Updated CBO Score of Trumpcare

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen released the following statement on the latest Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis of the Republican health care repeal bill: "Today's CBO report confirms what families in Maryland and across the country already knew - this bill is rotten to the core. Congressional Republicans went back to the drawing board, but what they came up with still leaves 23 million more Americans uninsured and cuts Medicaid by $834 billion. Millions more will be left with … Continue Reading


May 23, 2017

Van Hollen Statement on Trump Budget Proposal

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement on President Trump's Fiscal Year 2018 budget request: "This budget represents a total betrayal of President Trump's campaign promises. It afflicts the vulnerable and comforts the powerful. In short, it screams 'Millionaires First, Working People Last.' "As we learn more details about the Trump Budget, things get worse for working Americans but better for the super wealthy. The Trump budget … Continue Reading

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