Chris Van Hollen

United States Senator for Maryland

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Today U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen amd Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced that the National Science Foundation has awarded the American Physical Society (APS) a grant to address the severe shortage of qualified science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers. APS is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

 

Today U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Prince George’s County a $20,000 grant to expand their Organics Composting Facility. This funding will help expand the County’s existing food scrap composting project located in Carmody Hills-Pepper Mill Village and create a pilot project for the collection of residential curbside food waste in collection carts for composting.

Today U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Prince George’s County a $20,000 grant to expand their Organics Composting Facility.

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) have written to Governor Larry Hogan (R-Md.) urging him to protect marine mammals and Maryland’s fisheries from needless seismic surveying testing. Earlier this month, NOAA proposed Incidental Harassment Authorizations (IHA), permits necessary to conduct damaging seismic surveying using airgun blasts that repeat every ten seconds, for 24 hours a day, for weeks at a time. Oil and gas companies conduct this surveying to find new oil and gas reserves.

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) this week were joined by Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon for the inaugural meeting of the Senate Foreign Service Caucus. Other members attending the meeting included Senators Hatch (R-UT), Murphy (D-CT), Risch (R-ID), and Cortez-Masto (D-NV).

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) joined U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and 12 of their colleagues to introduce the Military Consumer Enforcement Act. This bill would protect servicemembers and military families from financial fraud by ensuring that enforcement of the Servicemember Civil Relief Act (SCRA) will be a permanent priority for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and empowering the CFPB to enforce compliance of certain existing provisions of the SCRA.

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen joined U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (both D-MD) and 19 of their colleagues to introduce the Marketplace Certainty Act to help stabilize the health care marketplace by permanently appropriating the cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) included in the Affordable Care Act and making CSRs available to more Americans.

 

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen, member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, criticized the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government’s move to rescinded $200 million for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters relocation project in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 appropriations bill.

Today U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen released additional information from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing that -- over time -- the Senate Republican Medicaid cuts are much deeper than originally believed. CBO has already detailed the dramatic impacts of the Senate Republican cuts to Medicaid over the next 10 years – 26 percent or $772 billion in cuts and 15 million fewer people with access to care through Medicaid. This CBO analysis, requested by Senator Van Hollen, shows that over the next 20 years, the Senate bill cuts Medicaid by 35 percent.

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) have announced $87,414 in federal funding for the West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department. The funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. 

 

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