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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday August 18, 2019 ( 54 items )  

AARP Endorses Plan by Senators Van Hollen and Scott to Lower Prescription Drug Costs
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Rick Scott (R-Fl.) applauded AARP's endorsement of their We Protect American Investment in Drugs (PAID) Act of 2019 to address the soaring cost of prescription drug prices. The We PAID Act prohibits pharmaceutical companies from charging American consumers unreasonable prices for life-saving drugs when the companies develop prescription drugs using federally-  more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Announce Almost $1 Million to Boost STEM at UMD
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) have announced $996,074 in federal funding to boost Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education at the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park. The funding, provided through the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Research on Learning, will create a year-long intensive training program f  more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer, and Sarbanes Announce More Than $1 Million for Maryland Disaster Resiliency Projects
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) today announced more than $1 million in federal funding for two disaster resiliency research projects in Maryland through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). These projects are two of twelve awarded nationwide to inform more resilient building designs, codes, and standards by impr  more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Press Army for Answers on Shutdown at Frederick Research Lab, Lack of Notification
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, along with Senator Chris Van Hollen and Representative David Trone (All D-Md.) are demanding answers from the U.S. Army about the recent cease and desist order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick, Md. The lawmakers have requested detailed information about USAM  more

Chairmen Cummings, Raskin, Thompson Request Information on Immigration Enforcement Actions in Mississippi
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Oversight Committee's Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, the Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, sent a letter to the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security requesting documents and a briefing to investigate the recent coordinated  more

Cummings, Sanders Seek Answers on Drug Companies' Apparent Obstruction of Congressional Investigation Into Generic Drug Price Increases
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, issued the following news release: Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, sent letters to Heritage Pharmaceuticals, Mylan N.V., and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. renewing a 2014 document request about the companies' pricing of generic drugs and o  more

GAO Denies Protest by Quotient of Columbia, Maryland
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Quotient of Columbia, Maryland. According to the GAO, Quotient "protests the issuance of a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to J.R. Reingold & Associates, Inc. (Reingold), of Alexandria, Virginia, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. 91995918R0001, issued by the Department of Education, National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), for website services. Quotient contends the agency's  more

Hoyer, Democratic Members, Advocates Urge Senate to Act on H.R. 8
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (NJ-10), Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08), Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Rep. Anthony Brown (MD-04), Rep. Eliot Engel (NY-16), survivors, and advocates for change held a press conference in the U.S. Capitol today to call on the Republican-led Senate to take action on H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, legislation pas  more

Majority Leader Hoyer Issues Statement on Protests in Moscow
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement in support of the pro-democracy protest in Moscow: "I stand in solidarity with the Russian people and particularly protesters in Moscow seeking to restore democracy to their country through free and fair elections and the right to seek electoral choice. "The Putin regime's crackdown on free speech and on opposition candidates running for office ought to alarm the world, and the United States C  more

Majority Leader Hoyer Issues Statement on Trump Administration's Public Charge Rule
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement after the Trump administration's public charge rule: "This nation was, in large part, built by the legal immigrants who arrived on our shores seeking a better life. That's why maintaining a strong legal immigration system is so important and beneficial: immigrants contribute to our economy by creating jobs and strengthen our communities by giving back. "Allowing legal immigrants to make use of  more

Maryland Congressional Delegation Presses Governor Hogan to Ensure All Eligible Marylanders Can Vote in 2020
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Rep. C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-MD) sent a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan requesting information regarding the State of Maryland's efforts to address problems that occurred during the 2018 elections. The letter al  more

Oversight Subcommittee Investigates Trump Administration's Decision to Resume Federal Executions
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, issued the following news release: Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, member of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent letters to the Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) Hugh J. Hurwitz and Attorney General William P. Barr   more

Raskin, Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $2.7 Million for UMD/NIST Center for Neutron Research
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Representative Jamie Raskin and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (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 op  more

Rep. Cummings Issues Statement on State Department I.G. Report on Personnel Policies Violations
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, issued the following statement in response to a report by the State Department Inspector General finding violations of personnel policies and retribution against career Department employees: "For years, career State Department employees have come forward as whistleblowers to our Committee alleging politically motivated retaliation and mistreatment by the Trump Administration. "This  more

Rep. Cummings to Host Forum on Childhood Trauma in Baltimore City
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, issued the following news release: On Tuesday, August 20, 2019, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, will host a forum on "Preventing, Treating, and Healing Childhood Trauma in Baltimore City." Chairman Cummings will be joined by officials representing Baltimore City, experts on trauma and its effect on children, and community stakeh  more

Rep. Cummings: Committee Chairs to Secretary DeVos-Weak Oversight of Student Loan Industry is Hurting Students and Families
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, issued the following news release: Today, Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03), Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), and Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (MD-07) sent a letter (https://edlabor.house.gov/imo/media/doc/2019-08-13.Waters%20Scott%20and%20EEC%20%20to%20Betsy%20DeVos-DOEd%20re.%20Loan%20Servicing.pdf)   more

Rep. Cummings: Committee Seeks Documents on Inclined Sleepers Linked to Dozens of Infant Deaths and Injuries
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 -- 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, and Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, launched an investigation into the recall of inclined sleep products reportedly tied to the deaths of dozens of infants. "These reports raise serious concerns about   more

Rep. Cummings: Maryland Congressional Delegation Presses Governor Hogan to Ensure All Eligible Marylanders Can Vote in 2020
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-MD) sent a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan requesting information regarding the State of Maryland's efforts to address problems that occurred during the 2018 elections. The letter also pressed   more

Rep. Harris Announces Award for Opioid Addiction and Mental Health Services in Maryland's First District
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 -- Rep. Andy Harris, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced an award to West Cecil Health Center, Inc. and Three Lower Counties Community Services, Inc., both of which are health care service centers in Maryland's First District. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $167,000 to each of these health service centers. According to the HHS, these health services in the First District "successfully comp  more

Rep. Hoyer Issues Statement on PM Netanyahu's Decision to Deny Members of Congress From Entering Israel
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to deny Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Michigan, and Ilhan Omar, D-Minnesota, entry into Israel: "The decision of the Israeli government to deny entry to Israel by two Members of Congress is outrageous, regardless of their itinerary or their views. This action is contrary to the statement and assurances to me by Israel's ambassador to the United S  more

Rep. Hoyer: Maryland Congressional Delegation Presses Gov. Hogan to Ensure All Eligible Marylanders Can Vote in 2020
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-MD) sent a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan requesting information regarding the State of Maryland's efforts to address problems that occurred during the 2018 elections. The letter also pressed Hogan  more

Rep. Raskin Calls on House and Senate Leadership to Take Immediate Action to Address Rising Threat of White Supremacist Terrorism
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Tom Malinowski (NJ-07) and Veronica Escobar (TX-16) in sending a letter signed by 45 of their Democratic colleagues calling on House and Senate leadership to take immediate action to address the rising threat posed by white supremacist terrorism. "In the wake of the El Paso shootings, it is clear that terrorists motivated by a common white supremacist ideology a  more

Rep. Raskin Condemns New Public Charge Rule for Immigrants, Calls for Vote on Legislation to Block Implementation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Contradicting years of federal policy, the Trump Administration today made final a rule proposed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in October 2018 that would make it difficult for many legal immigrants to come to the United States or receive green cards if they have used benefits such as Medicaid, housing assistance, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), among others. Experts warn  more

Rep. Raskin Cosponsors PEACE Act to Raise Federal Standard for Use of Force By Federal Officers
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: As the nation marks the fifth anniversary of the death of Mike Brown and the beginning of the historic Ferguson uprising, Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Wm. Lacy Clay (MO-01) and Ro Khanna (CA-17) in introducing the PEACE Act, which would change the federal standard for the use of force by federal officers to require that force be used only when necessary to prevent imminent death or serious bodily i  more

Rep. Raskin Opposes Nomination of DOL Secretary Nominee Eugene Scalia
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - In a letter sent to President Trump, Congressman Raskin and 27 of his House colleagues expressed their opposition to the nomination of Eugene Scalia for DOL Secretary. * * * Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Rep. Andy Levin (MI-09) today in sending a letter to President Trump expressing their opposition to the nomination of Eugene Scalia to be the next Secretary of Labor. The Members wrote:  more

Rep. Raskin's Oversight Subcommittee Investigates Trump Administration's Decision to Resume Federal Executions
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, member of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent letters to the Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) Hugh J. Hurwitz and Attorney General William P. Barr seeking documents and information regarding the Administration's July 25, 2019, announcement   more

Rep. Raskin: 125 House Democrats Denounce Trump's Health Care Rights Law Rollback
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Barbara Lee (CA-13), Joe Kennedy (MA-04), Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01) and 121 additional House Members in sending a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Azar urging him to withdraw a proposed rule that would roll back key provisions of the Health Care Rights Law, Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The proposed rule would  more

Rep. Raskin: Maryland Congressional Delegation Presses Governor Hogan to Ensure All Eligible Marylanders Can Vote in 2020
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressmen Jamie Raskin, Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony Brown, and David Trone and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-MD) sent a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan requesting information regarding the State of Maryland's efforts to address problems that occurred during the 2018 elections. The letter also pressed Hogan to work with the   more

Rep. Ruppersberger Issues Statement on Israel's Decision to Bar Members of Congress From Entering Country
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Rep. C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger, D-Maryland, issued the following statement after the government of Israel announced its decision to prevent Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Michigan, and Ilhan Omar, D-Minnesota, from entering the country: "As our closest ally in the Middle East, there has never been a day when I have doubted the need to protect Israel and defend our shared commitments to peace and stability. As a Defense Appropriator, I have cast many votes to that effect. The Un  more

Rep. Ruppersberger Submits Op-Ed on National Security
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Rep. C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger, D-Maryland, issued the following op-ed on national security, which was provided to The Hill: When it comes to national security, good intelligence is the best defense. The key to good intelligence is facts, data, unvarnished analysis, and no politics. That this bears repeating in today, as we face threats from domestic terrorism to nuclear weapons, is alarming to us as the former chairman and ranking member of the House Intelligence Commit  more

Rep. Trone: Maryland Congressional Delegation Presses Gov. Hogan to Ensure All Eligible Marylanders Can Vote in 2020
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Rep. David Trone, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman David Trone, along with Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony Brown, and Jamie Raskin (all D-MD) sent a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan requesting information regarding the State of Maryland's efforts to address problems that occurred during the 2018 elections. The letter a  more

Reps. Cummings, Cardin, and Van Hollen, Announce $150,000 for Morgan State University
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman Elijah E. Cummings and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) have announced $150,000 in federal funding for Morgan State University. The funding will create a one-year pilot program that will help increase students' proficiency and success in programming skills with the goal to retain them as computer science majors. It is a part of a continued focus on STEM education in   more

Reps. Hoyer, Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $1.1 Million to Boost STEM Education at University of Maryland, College Park
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) have announced $1,115,270 in federal funding for the University of Maryland, College Park. The funding, awarded through the National Science Foundation (NSF), will allow the University to study how educational simulations can help undergraduate students understand and engage with Science, Technology, Engineering,  more

Reps. Sarbanes, Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Announce More Than $1 Million for Maryland Disaster Resiliency Projects
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- 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 Congressman Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.), in announcing more than $1 million in federal funding for two disaster resiliency research projects in Maryland through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The University of Maryland will receive $550,000 and Jensen Hughes will receive $493  more

Reps. Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Press Governor Hogan to Ensure All Eligible Marylanders Can Vote in 2020
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- 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 Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-MD), in sending a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) requesting information regarding the State of Maryland's efforts to address problems that occurred during the 2018 elec  more

Sen. Cardin Issues Statement on Interior Department's Proposal to Rollback Endangered Species Act
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement condemning the Interior Department's proposal to roll back on key provisions of the Endangered Species Act: "The new regulations finalized today that weaken vital sections of the Endangered Species Act serve as yet another example of the Trump Administration ignoring the interests of Marylanders. "In the Fish and Wildlife Service's most   more

Sen. Cardin Issues Statement on Israel Barring Congresswomen From Visiting
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism and Intolerance for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly, issued the following statement on Israel barring two congresswomen from visiting the country: "I disagree adamantly with Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) in regards to our policy toward the State of Israel and   more

Sen. Cardin: Maryland Congressional Delegation Presses Governor Hogan to Ensure All Eligible Marylanders Can Vote in 2020
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, along with Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-MD) sent a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan requesting information regarding the State of Maryland's efforts to address problems that occurred during the 2018 elections. The letter also pressed   more

Sen. Van Hollen Issues Statement on USDA-American Federation of Government Employees Agreement
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following statement regarding Agriculture Department's agreement with the American Federation of Government Employees on behalf of the employees of the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture: "The scientists and researchers at ERS and NIFA provide crucial services to the agriculture community, and the Trump Administration's disrespect for their expertise and disregard for their well-being   more

Sens. Cotton, Van Hollen Issue Statement on Prohibiting Government From Purchasing Huawei Equipment
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 -- Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, and Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following joint statement on the implementation of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act provision prohibiting the government from purchasing equipment from Huawei: "Huawei can always be used as a Trojan horse for the Chinese Communist Party, so it's vital we keep its equipment away from our government networks. "Today, the administration implemented our provision prohibiting the U.S. govern  more

Sens. Van Hollen, Cotton Issue Statement on Prohibiting Government From Purchasing Huawei Equipment
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 -- Sens. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, and Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following joint statement on the implementation of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act provision prohibiting the government from purchasing equipment from Huawei: "Huawei can always be used as a Trojan horse for the Chinese Communist Party, so it's vital we keep its equipment away from our government networks. "Today, the administration implemented our provision prohibiting the U.S. govern  more

Trone, Cardin, Van Hollen, Announce $15,000 for Nonprofit Professional Development in Western Maryland
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Rep. David Trone, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman David Trone and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) announced $15,000 in federal funding for the United Way of Washington County (UWWC) for its Nonprofit Professional Development Opportunities project. These funds, provided through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), will be used for conducting eight training sessions over a two-year period for approximately 200   more

Trone, Cardin, Van Hollen, Press Army for Answers on Shutdown at Frederick Research Lab, Lack of Notification
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- Rep. David Trone, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Representative David Trone, along with U.S. Senators Ben Cardin Chris Van Hollen (All D-Md.) are demanding answers from the U.S. Army about the recent cease and desist order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick, Md. The lawmakers have requested detailed information about USAMRIID's specific  more

Van Hollen Seeks Answers on Safety Issues at Fort Detrick
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) has sent a letter to Acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy seeking answers regarding the current hold on operations at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick. The text of the Senator's letter is available here (https://www.vanhollen.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/USAMRIID%20Letter%20Final.pdf) and below. Dear Acti  more

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce $2.8 Million for Coastal Management Program in Maryland
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) have announced $2.8 million in federal funding to help administer Maryland's federally approved coastal management program. This funding was provided through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Coastal Zone Management Program to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. This investment will create jobs and   more

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce $296,071 for Atlantic Sturgeon Research in the Bay
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) have announced $296,071 in federal funding for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to study Nanticoke River Atlantic sturgeon. Atlantic sturgeon were thought to have all but disappeared from Maryland waters due to overfishing and habitat loss, until biologists in Maryland and Delaware recently found adult sturgeon in the Nanticoke Rive  more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Hoyer Announce $1.1 Million to Boost STEM Education at University of Maryland, College Park
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) have announced $1,115,270 in federal funding for the University of Maryland, College Park. The funding, awarded through the National Science Foundation (NSF), will allow the University to study how educational simulations can help undergraduate students understand and engage with Science, Technology, Engineering, and M  more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Trone Announce $15,000 for Nonprofit Professional Development in Western Maryland
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $15,000 in federal funding for the United Way of Washington County (UWWC) for its Nonprofit Professional Development Opportunities project. These funds, provided through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), will be used for conducting eight training sessions over a two-year period for approximately 200   more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Trone Announce More Than $100,000 in New USDA Investments in Allegany County
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Rural Business Development Grants will expand job training and startup business programs * * * Today, U.S Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Representative David Trone (all D-Md.) 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   more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Trone Press Army for Answers on Shutdown at Frederick Research Lab, Lack of Notification
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Representative David Trone (all D-Md.) are demanding answers from the U.S. Army about the recent cease and desist order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick, Md. The lawmakers have requested detailed information about USAMRIID's specifi  more

Van Hollen, Democrats Slam Trump Administration Proposal to Weaken Protections Against Discrimination in Health Care
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Yesterday, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and a group of his Senate Colleagues, submitted a comment letter for the record to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar criticizing the Trump Administration's proposed rule to weaken critical protections that help address discrimination in health care. The senators outlined several issues with the proposed rule, including how i  more

Van Hollen,Cardin, Cummings Announce $150,000 for Morgan State University
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (all D-Md.) have announced $150,000 in federal funding for Morgan State University. The funding will create a one-year pilot program that will help increase students' proficiency and success in programming skills with the goal to retain them as computer science majors. It is a part of a continued focus on STEM education in   more

Van Hollen,Cardin, Hoyer, and Sarbanes Announce More Than $1 Million for Maryland Disaster Resiliency Projects
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny Hoyer and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) today announced more than $1 million in federal funding for two disaster resiliency research projects in Maryland through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). These projects are two of twelve awarded nationwide to inform more resilient building designs, codes, and standards by im  more

Warren, Krishnamoorthi, Pressley, Porter, Press CFPB for Documents on Bureau Proposals to Exempt Fintech Companies From Anti-Discrimination Laws
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Bureau Official Responsible for Enforcing Rules Against Lending Discrimination has Worked for Anti-LGBTQ Hate Group * * * United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representatives Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.), the Chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Katie  more