Chris Van Hollen

United States Senator for Maryland

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U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and a group of eight senators have urged the release of the full Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) study examining the economic impact of admitting refugees to the United States. The New York Times reported that the study found that refugees “contributed an estimated $269.1 billion in revenues to all levels of government” between 2005 and 2014 through the payment of federal, state, and local taxes.

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement on his opposition to the nomination of Noel J. Franciso for the position of Solicitor General of the United States. 

"Mr. President, I cannot support Noel Francisco’s nomination to serve as the 47th Solicitor General of the United States.  I do not believe Mr. Francisco can serve as a check on this administration and this President.

In the wake of three massive storms that have disrupted the day-to-day lives of millions of people in the U.S., Senator Chris Van Hollen and 37 U.S. Senators today called on the Trump Administration to extend the crucial Oct. 5 deadline for DREAMers to renew their DACA status.


U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined a coalition of Democratic House and Senate members in sending a letter to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) urging the agency to consider new rules that would prevent foreign nationals from using online advertising platforms, like Facebook and Twitter, to influence U.S. elections. Following the revelation that Russia purchased Facebook advertisements during the 2016 election to attempt to influence American voters, there has been increasing concern about the lack of transparency in political ads in online advertising platforms.

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) today joined a group of Democratic Senators in calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to allow the public to review and comment on tens of thousands of newly-revealed complaints that shed light on proposed changes to existing net neutrality protections. The documents, uncovered by a May 2017 Freedom of Information Act request, were only produced by the FCC a few days before the Open Internet Order proceeding comment deadline in August and were just posted to its website last week, preventing people from commenting on the complaints.

U.S. Senator Van Hollen (D-MD) joined 15 of his colleagues in a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) following reports that a number of high-ranking officials in the Trump Administration are incurring excessive travel costs. According to a September 19thPOLITICO report, at least three members of the Cabinet have used taxpayer funds to charter expensive private airplanes or incurred excessive travel costs that signal a culture of wasteful spending.

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) have announced a $7,809,101 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant for the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI) Airport to fund the reconstruction of the Pier B apron pavement that has reached the end of its useful lifespan. 


U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) have announced that the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department and the Preston Volunteer Fire Department have been awarded a total of $465,715 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to purchase new Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) to replace equipment that is past its useful lifespan and no longer compliant with National Fire Protection Association standards.

Last night, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen joined MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss the Graham-Cassidy attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act and the devastating impacts it would have on the American healthcare system. The full text of the interview is available below, and video of the interview is available here.



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