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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday August 11, 2019 ( 45 items )  

Cardin, Trone, Van Hollen Announce More Than $100,000 in New USDA Investments in Allegany County
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Rural Business Development Grants will expand job training and startup business programs * * * U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen along with Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $105,775 in U.S. Department of Agriculture funding for two projects in Allegany County. Allegany College of Maryland in Cumberland, MD, received more than $61,000 in federal funding in order t  more

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $23.8 Million in 2019 Preparedness Funding for Maryland
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) hailed the recent award of more than $23.8 million in fiscal year 2019 federal preparedness grants for Maryland. Preparedness grants are allocated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to state, local, tribal and territorial governments as well as non-government entities. Rather than reacting   more

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Nearly $130,000 in USDA Rural Business Development Grants for the Eastern Shore
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced the recent award of nearly $130,000 in federal funds for jurisdictions on Maryland's Eastern Shore through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant (RDBG) Program. Grants are as follows: - $30,000 to Kent County for the development of job training programs to equip adult students with marketable fiber   more

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Nearly $500,000 for Eastern Shore Airport Improvements
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today announced more than $488,000 in federal funds for two airports on Maryland's Eastern Shore through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Both grants fund phases of tree obstruction removal projects. Ocean City Municipal Airport (OXB) will receive more than $173,500 to acquire land for that purpose  more

Cardin, Van Hollen Join Letter to EPA: Reverse Course and Ban Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos Now
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators cite EPA's own studies that found chlorpyrifos harms children's brains and poses a serious threat to farmworkers even with protective equipment and engineering controls * * * U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) joined Senate colleagues in calling on EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to ban chlorpyrifos, a toxic pesticide linked to brain damage in children and know  more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer, Brown, and Raskin Announce $296,041 for Partnership to Train STEM Educators
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Funding Will Support Joint UMD-College Park, Montgomery College, Prince George's Community College Effort * * * U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Representatives Steny Hoyer, Anthony Brown, and Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) issued the following statement announcing $296,041 in funding for a collaborative project between the University of Maryland (UMD) College Park, Montgomery Colleg  more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Sarbanes Announce Nearly $10 Million for BWI Airport
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Representative John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) today announced $9.94 million in federal funds for the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These funds will be used to reconstruct a portion of Taxiway Z which has reached the end of its useful l  more

Chairmen Cummings, Thompson, and Raskin Request Information on Immigration Enforcement Actions in Mississippi
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, issued the following news release: Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, the Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Oversight Committee's Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent a letter (https://oversight.house.gov/sites/democrats.oversight.hou  more

GAO Denies Protest by QED Systems of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by QED Systems of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. According to the GAO, QED Systems "protests the issuance of a task order to Vectrus Mission Solutions Corporation (Vectrus), of Alexandria, Virginia, under request for proposals (RFP) No. RS3-17-0018, issued by the Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command--Aberdeen Proving Ground, for operational and maintenance information tec  more

GAO Dismisses Protest by AECOM Management Services of Germantown, Maryland
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision dismissing a bid protest filed by AECOM Management Services of Germantown, Maryland. According to the GAO, AECOM Management Services "protests the award of contracts (and the issuance of task orders) in connection with the logistics civil augmentation program (LOGCAP) to Kellogg, Brown & Root Services, Inc. (KBR), of Houston, Texas; Vectrus Systems Corporation, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Fluor Intercontinental,  more

House Oversight Committee Launches Gun Violence Investigation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, issued the following news release: Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, sent a letter (https://oversight.house.gov/sites/democrats.oversight.house.gov/files/2019-08-09.EEC%20to%20Lombardo-ATF%20re%20Gun%20Tracing.pdf) to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Acting Deputy Director Regina Lombardo seeking docume  more

Hoyer, House Democratic Members to Travel to Israel and Palestinian Territories
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) will serve as the senior Member of a group of 41 House Democrats visiting Israel and the West Bank from August 5 through August 11 to learn more about issues critical to the U.S.-Israel relationship and international security. "I am pleased to join so many House Democrats in traveling to Israel to reaffirm our support for a critical U.S. ally and to   more

Majority Leader Hoyer Issues Statement on Shooting in El Paso, Texas
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement on the mass shooting at a shopping center in El Paso, Texas: "Once again, a community in America is heartbroken by a mass shooting that has taken the lives of far too many. Families and friends are forced to mourn for loved ones taken far too soon. "Mass shootings continue to be a horrific tragedy that plague this nation unnecessarily. "I am outraged that Senate Republicans refuse to take up   more

Majority Leader Hoyer Issues Statement on Shooting Incident in Dayton, Ohio
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement after the shooting incident in Dayton, Ohio: "For the second time in two days, Americans have watched in horror as our fellow citizens have been murdered in what can only be described as domestic terror attacks. "White-nationalist terrorism must be seen for the serious national security challenge it is, fueled by rising racism and xenophobia, as we saw in El Paso. And while first responders res  more

Rep. Harris Announces Army Corps of Engineers Dredging of Ocean City Inlet
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Rep. Andy Harris, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: On Tuesday, August 6th, Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced the start of dredging of the Ocean City Inlet. The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) was able to secure a USACE dredge vessel from their sister district, Wilmington, for dredging of the inlet. The vessel arrived today and will conduct five days' worth of dredging over the coming week starting tomorrow, August 7th. Congressman  more

Rep. Hoyer Issues Statement on Death of Webster Field Mayor Waxman
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement on the death of Webster Field Mayor Robert "Bob" E. Waxman: "I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend and a great American, Bob Waxman. "Bob was an outstanding public servant who served our nation for over five decades at Patuxent River and Webster Field. "Under his leadership, Webster Field saw unprecedented growth and expansion and survived five rounds of base closures and realignm  more

Rep. Hoyer Issues Statement on National Night Out
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement on the National Night Out: "I join with communities throughout the Fifth District in recognizing National Night Out. "Today's events provide an excellent opportunity to strengthen the dialogue between residents and law enforcement personnel, which will help improve the safety and well-being of communities throughout the Fifth District. "I thank the families, business owners, community leaders, law enforcemen  more

Rep. Raskin Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following statement in response to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "We send love, sympathy and solidarity to the people of Dayton, Ohio, the latest victims of a reign of gun terror across the land. Within 13 hours the twin evils of racist white nationalism and nihilistic gun violence have destroyed dozens of American lives, obliterated hope for hundreds of families, traumatized millions of people, and forced  more

Rep. Raskin Leads 15 Members in Urging Pompeo to Support Human Rights Defenders in India
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) led 15 Members of Congress in urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to respond to the alarming case of two prominent human rights lawyers in India who have been targeted by the government for criminal investigation and harassment because of their defense of human rights. The Members urged Secretary Pompeo to support human rights in India and publicly condemn the Indian  more

Rep. Raskin: 214 Democratic House Members Urge McConnell to Hold Immediate Vote on Bipartisan Gun Violence Prevention Legislation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Members Call on Senate Leader to Cancel August Recess, Take Action * * * Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) and 212 additional Members of the House Democratic Caucus in writing to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanding he immediately call the Senate back into session to pass H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Ch  more

Rep. Ruppersberger: Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces $1.1 Million for Canton Railroad Company
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Representatives Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) issued the following statement announcing $1.1 million in federal funding for the Canton Railroad Company from the Department of Transportation (DOT). These funds will go towards the Canton Railroad Company's Switch Replacement Project which will benefit the s  more

Rep. Ruppersberger: Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces $1.9 Million for Community College of Baltimore County
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Representatives Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) issued the following statement announcing $1.9 million in federal funding for Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) from the U.S. Department of Labor's Scaling Apprenticeship Through Sector-Based Strategies grant program. This funding will go towards th  more

Rep. Sarbanes, Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Nearly $10 Million for BWI Airport
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- Rep. John P. Sarbanes, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) today to announce $9.94 million in federal funds for the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These funds will be used to reconstruct a portion of Taxiway Z which has reached the end of i  more

Reps. Hoyer, Norton Issue Statement on USDA Inspector General Report
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Reps. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Maryland, and Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., issued the following statement on the Department of Agriculture Inspector General's report examining the legality, rationale, and process used to develop the proposed relocation of two agencies the Economic Research Service and National Institute for Food and Agriculture: "The Inspector General investigation clearly states that USDA's efforts to relocate the Economic Research Service and the National Inst  more

Sarbanes Leads Call for Gun Safety Reform
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Rep. John P. Sarbanes, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - After Presiding Over the U.S. House of Representatives as Speaker Pro Tempore, Congressman Sarbanes Urged Majority Leader McConnell to Pass Bipartisan Gun Safety Measures * * * Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today presided over the U.S. House of Representatives as Speaker Pro Tempore and called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to take immediate steps to pass critical gun sa  more

Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce $1.1 Million for Canton Railroad Company
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- Rep. John P. Sarbanes, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Representatives Elijah E. Cummings and Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.), in announcing $1.1 million in federal funding from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to the Canton Railroad Company. The grant will support Canton Railroad Company's Switch Replacement Project, which will benefit surrounding  more

Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce $1.9 Million for Community College of Baltimore County
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- Rep. John P. Sarbanes, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Representatives Elijah E. Cummings and Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.), in announcing $1.9 million in federal funding to the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) from the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Scaling Apprenticeship Through Sector-Based Strategies program. The grant funding will hel  more

Sen. Cardin Issues Statement on 54th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act of 1965
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following statement in commemoration of the 54th anniversary of Lyndon B. Johnson signing Voting Rights Act of 1965: "Fifty four years ago, Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act (VRA) into law. This landmark legislation is one of the crowning achievements of the Civil Rights Movement and for our American democracy, outlawing the discriminatory barriers to the polls and holding states accountable for the obstacles impose  more

Senate Small Business Committee Issues Testimony From Blue Sources
FREDERICK, Maryland, Aug. 8 -- The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee issued the following testimony by Terry N. Collins, co-founder and CEO of Blue Sources, at a field hearing entitled "Federal and Local Government Serving Frederick's Diverse Small Businesses": "Thank you for the opportunity to appear before this committee to discuss Blue Sources' experiences using small business resources provided by federal, state and local government as available in Frederick County, Frede  more

Senate Small Business Committee Issues Testimony From Frederick Economic Development Department
FREDERICK, Maryland, Aug. 8 -- The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee issued the following testimony by Richard Griffin, director of economic development of the City of Frederick Department of Economic Development, at a field hearing entitled "Federal and Local Government Serving Frederick's Diverse Small Businesses": "On behalf of The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development (DED) I am pleased to testimony to the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneur  more

Senate Small Business Committee Issues Testimony From Masai Technologies
FREDERICK, Maryland, Aug. 8 -- The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee issued the following testimony by Masai Technologies CEO Masai M. Troutman at a field hearing entitled "Federal and Local Government Serving Frederick's Diverse Small Businesses": "I want to thank for inviting me to testify at this hearing on "Federal and Local Government Serving Frederick Diverse Small Business." My name is Masai M. Troutman, and I am an African-American business owner and operator of MASAI  more

Senate Small Business Committee Issues Testimony From Postern
FREDERICK, Maryland, Aug. 8 -- The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee issued the following testimony by Emily Dorr, owner and creative director of Postern, at a field hearing entitled "Federal and Local Government Serving Frederick's Diverse Small Businesses": "In July of 2017 I purchased Jean Peterson Design--a graphic design company that had been in business for 20 years. Having worked at Jean Peterson Design for nearly 19 of those 20 years, I recognized there was opportunit  more

Senate Small Business Committee Issues Testimony From SBA Baltimore District Office
FREDERICK, Maryland, Aug. 8 -- The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee issued the following testimony by Steve Umberger, district director of the Small Business Administration's Baltimore District Office, at a field hearing entitled "Federal and Local Government Serving Frederick's Diverse Small Businesses": "Good afternoon. I am Steve Umberger, District Director, of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Baltimore District Office. I'd like to thank the Committee for the oppo  more

Trone, Cardin, Van Hollen Announce More Than $100,000 in New USDA Investments in Allegany County
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Rep. David Trone, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Rural Business Development Grants will expand job training and startup business programs * * * Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) and Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen announced $105,775 in U.S. Department of Agriculture funding for two projects in Allegany County. Allegany College of Maryland in Cumberland, MD, received more than $61,000 in federal funding in order to expand rural lear  more

Van Hollen Secures Maryland Priorities in Infrastructure Package Passed by Key Senate Committee
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has announced the inclusion of several Maryland priorities within the bipartisan America's Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019. This legislation, which passed the key Senate Environment and Public Works Committee last week, is the most significant investment in America's highways introduced in hist  more

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce Nearly $130,000 in USDA Rural Business Development Grants for the Eastern Shore
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced the recent award of nearly $130,000 in federal funds for jurisdictions on Maryland's Eastern Shore through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant (RDBG) Program. Grants are as follows: - $30,000 to Kent County for the development of job training programs to equip adult students with marketable fiber  more

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce Nearly $500,000 for Eastern Shore Airport Improvements
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) today announced more than $488,000 in federal funds for two airports on Maryland's Eastern Shore through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Both grants fund phases of tree obstruction removal projects. Ocean City Municipal Airport (OXB) will receive more than $173,500 to acquire land for that purpos  more

Van Hollen, Cardin Join Letter to EPA: Reverse Course and Ban Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos Now
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators cite EPA's own studies that found chlorpyrifos harms children's brains and poses a serious threat to farmworkers even with protective equipment and engineering controls * * * U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) joined Senate colleagues in calling on EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to ban chlorpyrifos, a toxic pesticide linked to brain damage in children and kno  more

Van Hollen, Cardin, and Raskin Announce $2.7 Million for UMD/NIST Center for Neutron Research
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Representative Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) have announced $2.7 million in federal funding for the University of Maryland (UMD) / National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) Joint Program for the Advancement of Neutron Scattering. This program brings together researchers and scientists from UMD and NCNR in order to  more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Hoyer, Brown, and Raskin Announce $296,041 for Partnership to Train STEM Educators
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Funding Will Support Joint UMD-College Park, Montgomery College, Prince George's Community College Effort * * * U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Representatives Steny Hoyer, Anthony Brown, and Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) issued the following statement announcing $296,041 in funding for a collaborative project between the University of Maryland (UMD) College Park, Montgomery Colle  more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Sarbanes Announce Nearly $10 Million for BWI Airport
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Representative John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) today announced $9.94 million in federal funds for the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These funds will be used to reconstruct a portion of Taxiway Z which has reached the end of its useful  more

Van Hollen, Democratic Senators Urge Trump Administration to Reject $100 Billion Tax Cut for Wealthy
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Democratic Senators warn against unilateral action to cut capital gains taxes * * * Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined the Senate Democrats in urging Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin against unilaterally cutting capital gains taxes for the wealthiest Americans by an additional $100 billion over 10 years, an illegal action that would defy longstanding Justice Department policy.  more

Van Hollen, Senators Raise Concerns About Eliminating Refugee Cap
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) along with Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Chris Coons (D-DE), John Thune (R-SD), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Tina Smith (D-MN), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Thomas R. Carper (D-DE), Rob Portman (R-OH), Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Cory Gardner (R-CO),  more

Van Hollen, Senators Send Message to Big Tech: Close Your Gun-Shopping Loopholes
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Despite policies banning their sales, gun accessory listings available on Google, Amazon and eBay in days following mass shootings * * * U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined his Senate colleagues today in calling on the CEOs of Google, Amazon and eBay to close the gun shopping loopholes which, in the days following mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, reportedly allowed listings for t  more

Van Hollen, Warren, Pressley, Garcia Applaud Fed Decision on Faster Payments
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (D-Ill.) applauded the Federal Reserve's decision to move forward on building a real-time payments system. Currently, Americans lose billions of dollars each year in overdraft fees, driving consumers to turn to more costly financial products because of our ine  more