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Sen. Chris Van Hollen

The J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building is seen June 9, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Nov 10, 2023

Maryland officials celebrate landing FBI headquarters, blast director’s criticisms

Maryland state and federal officials blasted FBI Director Christopher Wray’s criticism of the site-selection process.

Aug 19, 2021

Improving our infrastructure requires protecting against floods

Flooding is the most common and expensive natural disaster in the United States. Since 1980, inland flood events alone have cost American taxpayers $146.5 billion. Last year set a new annual record of 22 billion-dollar disaster events, 17 of which were related to flooding.  Unless federal action is taken, rising sea levels, outdated infrastructure, and […]

Aug 8, 2018

Maryland senators ask for probe of company with Russian tie

Maryland's senators are asking Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to review the transaction between a venture fund with Russian ties and a company deeply involved in Maryland's election infrastructure.

Jul 23, 2018

Democrats, health leaders protest potential loss of women’s health service funds

Maryland’s congressional delegation and Baltimore City officials denounced Monday a proposed federal rule that they say could restrict access to women’s health and reverse work made to improve health outcomes, especially for poor women. A proposed rule change at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services would prevent health care providers that receive Title […]

Mar 9, 2018

Baltimore to join lawsuit to restore teen pregnancy education funding

Baltimore city next week will join a federal lawsuit asking the federal government to restore promised grant funding to a program that provides evidence-based education to reduce teen birth rates. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ended the five-year program two years early, leaving the city without $3.5 million to put toward its […]

Jan 4, 2018

University of Maryland gets funding for bay

The University of Maryland is getting continuing federal funding to support the Chesapeake Bay under a state and federal partnership.

Nov 6, 2017

Sen. Van Hollen endorses Rushern Baker in governor’s race

Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen has endorsed Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker in Maryland's governor's race.

Christopher Van Hollen
Oct 11, 2017

Md. government and businesses urged to prepare for cyberattacks

Maryland leaders hailed the state as a “cyber capital” of the world Wednesday at the Cyber Maryland 2017 conference while acknowledging that the state has to do more to capitalize on the companies and agencies that represent the burgeoning industry. Last week, Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order directing the Governor’s Office of Homeland […]

Sep 14, 2017

Maryland lawmaker presses for a Harriet Tubman $20 bill

The fight to put Harriet Tubman on the face of the $20 bill by 2020 has been revived with the introduction of bipartisan legislation in the House co-sponsored by Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Baltimore. “Too often, our nation does not do enough to honor the contributions of women in American history, especially women of color,” Cummings […]

Christopher Van Hollen
Apr 14, 2017

Van Hollen’s new bill intended to protect airline passengers

WASHINGTON — Responding to Sunday’s incident on a United Airlines jet, Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., is drafting a bill that would prohibit airlines from forcibly removing passengers after they have boarded a flight. Van Hollen’s proposed Customers Not Cargo Act would make it illegal for airlines to force passengers to leave a plane due […]

Jan 27, 2017

Hogan and Van Hollen to speak at meeting on western Maryland

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan and Sen. Chris Van Hollen are scheduled to speak at an annual meeting that is held to discuss concerns of Allegany and Garrett counties in western Maryland. The 41st Annual Mountain Maryland PACE meeting is scheduled for Friday morning in Annapolis. PACE stands for Positive Attitudes Change Everything. The meeting […]

Jan 3, 2017

Van Hollen to be sworn in as Maryland’s new senator

WASHINGTON — Chris Van Hollen will be sworn in as Maryland’s new U.S. senator. The Democrat will be sworn in with other members of the new Congress on Tuesday. Van Hollen, who served seven terms in the House, won the seat that opened from the departure of Barbara Mikulski, who retired after serving 30 years […]

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