Saturday - February 22, 2020
Congressional Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday September 01, 2019 ( 55 items )  

Cardin, Van Hollen and Colleagues Demand Answers From HHS on Sudden End to Women's Health Helpline
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin, Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.) and colleagues are seeking answers from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the abrupt shutdown of the Women's Health toll-free hotline, which has helped tens of thousands of women with accurate and reliable medical information for more than 20 years. Writing to Secretary Alex Azar and the Director of the HHS Office on Women's Healt  more

Cardin, Van Hollen and Colleagues Demand Trump Administration End Remain in Mexico Policy
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md), with nearly two dozen Democratic Senate colleagues, are calling on the Trump administration to stop restricting access to the U.S. asylum system by ending its Remain in Mexico policy. The deceptively named Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) policy blocks legal asylum seekers from being in the U.S. while they await court hearings in their cases, f  more

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $1.7 Million in Federal Funding to Modernize 911 Services in Maryland
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen today announced $1.7 million in federal funding to help 911 call centers in Maryland upgrade to Next Generation 911 (NG911) capabilities. The funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of Transportation, will enhance emergency number services by creating a faster, more resilient system that allows digital information to flow  more

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $70,000 for Eastern Shore Economic Development
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have announced $70,000 in federal funding for the Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland for their Economic Development District Planning program. The funding, awarded through the Economic Development Administration (EDA), will be used to develop and implement a comprehensive economic development strategy for Somerset, Wicomic  more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Announce $800,000 for Oyster Habitat Restoration
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- 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 $800,000 in federal funding for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources' partners to restore oyster habitats throughout the Chesapeake Bay. This funding, provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will allow the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to work in conjunc  more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer, Brown Announce Nearly $3.5 Million to Address Youth Homelessness in Prince George's County
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer and Anthony Brown (all D-Md.) today announced the award of more than $3,482,000 in federal funding for Prince George's County to tackle youth homelessness through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. The "Promise Prince George's" initiative will support a comprehensiv  more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce $2.9 Million in Funding for Broadband Expansion in Garrett County
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Representative David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $2.9 Million in federal funding for broadband expansion in Garrett County provided by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Over the next decade, this funding will expand broadband access to 2,454 homes and businesses. "Today, access to broadband is a critical public utility and a mandatory re  more

Cardin, Young, Engel, Chabot Call for Accountability on Second Anniversary of Rohingya Genocide
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly joined Senator Young (R-Ind.), House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Congressman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) to release the following statement on the Burmese military's genocide against the Rohingya minor  more

DHS Abruptly Blocks Committee Staff Visits to Border Detention Facilities After Last Week's Inspections Revealed Serious Problems
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- 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/2019-08-29.EEC%20to%20McAleenan-%20%20DHS%20re%20StaffDels.pdf) to Kevin McAleenan, the Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), objecting to the Department  more

Four Congressmen Issue Statement on Second Anniversary of Rohingya Genocide
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-New York, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following joint statement with Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, Sens. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, and Todd Young, R-Indiana, on the Burmese military's genocide against the Rohingya minority in Rakhine, Burma: "Two years ago, the Burmese military began a premeditated campaign of murder, rape, and other brutal atrocities against the Rohingya, which forced over 700,000 Rohingya, many of t  more

GAO Denies in Part Protest by ARServices of Alexandria, Virginia
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying in part and dismissing in part a bid protest filed by ARServices of Alexandria, Virginia. According to the GAO, ARServices "protests the award of a contract to RightDirection Technology Solutions, Inc., an 8(a) small business concern of Baltimore, Maryland, under request for proposal (RFP) No. SP4701-18-R-0047, issued by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for research and development program management sup  more

GAO Denies Protest by Ausley Associates of Lexington Park, Maryland
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Ausley Associates of Lexington Park, Maryland. According to the GAO, Ausley Associates "protests the issuance of a task order to CACI, Inc.-Federal, of Chantilly Virginia, under request for proposals (RFP) No. RS3-18-0035, issued by the Department of the Army for special electronic mission aircraft intelligence, surveillance and recognizance pilot and flight operations support servic  more

Harris Announces Medical Science Award to University of Maryland Eastern Shore
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Rep. Andy Harris, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced a $387,500 award to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). The funds were awarded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, an office under the Department of Health and Human Services. The funding will support Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry Research at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and help investigate biom  more

Harris Announces More Than $69,000 in Awards to Eastern Shore Small Businesses and Farms
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- Rep. Andy Harris, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: ongressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced $69,102 in awards through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development. The following businesses and farmers received awards on the Eastern Shore of Maryland: Choptank Corner LLC, in Cambridge, James B. Quinn, in Kennedyville, Rice's Inc. in Salisbury, Smartech Electrical Inc, in Chestertown, Williamson Farms LLC, in Mardela S  more

Majority Leader Hoyer Issues Statement on Trump Administration Diverting Disaster Relief Funds
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement on the Trump administration's decision to divert disaster relief funding to fund inhumane immigration policies: "It is outrageous that the Trump Administration is subverting Congress's constitutional power of the purse and diverting money intended for disaster relief efforts in order to expand its inhumane treatment of migrants. "The law is clear on the circumstances under which such a reprogr  more

Majority Leader Hoyer Issues Statement on Women's Equality Day
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement in recognition of Women's Equality Day: "This Women's Equality Day, which marks the ninety-ninth anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment, we celebrate the courage of suffragettes and all those who worked to secure women's right to vote. Nearly a century later, I am proud to serve in the most diverse Congress in history with a record number of women serving in the House. Together, we a  more

Rep. Cummings: Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $3.7 Million to Address Youth Homelessness
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- Rep. Elijah Cummings, 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.) today announced more than $3,699,000 in federal funding for the City of Baltimore Mayor's Office of Human Services through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. These federal funds will support a comprehensi  more

Rep. Cummings: Baltimore Delegation Announces Almost $1 Million in Catastrophic Preparedness Funding for Baltimore City
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) have announced $937,700 in federal funding for catastrophic preparedness for the City of Baltimore. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program, is designed to expand collaboration and build   more

Rep. Hoyer Participates in Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Army Reserve Center in Charles County
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: This afternoon, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Army Reserve Center in Charles County. The new center replaces three existing centers and consolidates the Army Reserves training and day-to-day activities. The opening of the new center will spur job creation and economic growth in Charles County. "I was proud to work closely with the Charles County  more

Rep. Hoyer Participates in Roundtable Discussion on Criminal Justice Reform
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) participated in a roundtable discussion this afternoon with Point of Change Jail and Street Ministry on criminal justice reform. "I was glad to participate in today's important conversation," said Congressman Hoyer. "Our country continues to have the highest incarceration rate of any nation in the world, and that's not right. From policing practices and criminal trials  more

Rep. Raskin, Waters, 100 Members Blast CFPB Giveaways to Predatory Payday Lenders
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, and 100 Members of Congress in sending a letter to Kathy Kraninger, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Consumer Bureau), calling on her to reconsider the Consumer Bureau's final rule to delay the original August 19, 2019 compliance date for the 2017 Payday, V  more

Rep. Raskin: House Democrats Demand Answers on Trump Administration's Attempts To Weaken Action on White Supremacist Extremism
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: 65 House Democrats, including Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and led by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), sent letters today to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan seeking an explanation of the Trump Administration's hampering of an effective, coordinated response to the growing threat of white supremacist extremist violence. Their oversight letter followed revelations th  more

Rep. Ruppersberger: Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $3.7 Million to Address Youth Homelessness
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- 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.) today announced more than $3,699,000 in federal funding for the City of Baltimore Mayor's Office of Human Services through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. These federal funds will support a   more

Rep. Ruppersberger: Baltimore Delegation Announces Almost $1 Million in Catastrophic Preparedness Funding for Baltimore City
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Rep. C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) have announced $937,700 in federal funding for catastrophic preparedness for the City of Baltimore. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program, is designed to expand collaborati  more

Rep. Sarbanes Announces $120,000 in Federal Grants for Baltimore Environmental Education Programs
TOWSON, Maryland, Aug. 28 -- Rep. John P. Sarbanes, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Will Provide Hands-On, Environmental Learning Opportunities for Baltimore High School Students * * * Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today announced $120,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide Baltimore high school students with immersive environmental education opportunities. The Park  more

Rep. Sarbanes Issues Statement on Resignation of FEC Vice Chair Petersen
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- Rep. John P. Sarbanes, D-Maryland, Democracy Reform Task Force Chair, issued the following statement on the resignation of Federal Election Commission Vice Chair Matthew Petersen, which reduces the number of commissioners on the agency's six-member panel to three, one below the legal limit for a quorum, thereby barring the agency from enforcing campaign finance laws: "The resignation of Federal Election Commissioner Petersen will effectively shut down the FEC, significant  more

Rep. Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce Nearly $3.7 Million to Address Youth Homelessness
TOWSON, Maryland, Aug. 29 -- 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 more than $3,699,000 in federal funding to help improve services for homeless youth in Baltimore City. The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Youth Homelessness Demon  more

Rep. Sarbanes, Baltimore Delegation Announce Nearly $1 Million in Catastrophic Preparedness Funding for Baltimore City
TOWSON, Maryland, Aug. 26 -- 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 Elijah E. Cummings and Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.), in announcing a $937,700 federal grant to improve the City of Baltimore's preparedness for disasters and catastrophes. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Regional Catastrophic Prepared  more

Reps. Cardin, Van Hollen, Raskin Announce $6.1 Million for Ocean Education and Outreach Efforts
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman Jamie Raskin and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) announced $6,135,835 in federal funding for ocean education and outreach efforts. The funding, awarded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will go to the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Foundation is a leading voice for U.S. protected waters, working wit  more

Reps. Chabot, Engel, Sens. Cardin, Young Issue Statement on Burmese Military Genocide Against Rohingya Minority
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, issued the following statement with Rep. Eliot Engel, D-New York, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, and Todd Young, R-Indiana, on the Burmese military's genocide against the Rohingya minority in Rakhine State: "Two years ago, the Burmese military began a premeditated campaign of murder, rape, and other brutal atrocities against the Rohingya, which forced over 700,000 Rohingya, many of them women and c  more

Reps. Van Hollen, Cardin, Cummings, Ruppersberger, Sarbanes Announce $898,750 to Address Lead-Based Paint in Baltimore
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) have announced $898,750 in federal funding to address lead-based paint in Baltimore, Maryland. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will go to the Housing Authority of Baltimore City for lead-based paint risk assessments,  more

Reps. Van Hollen, Cardin, Cummings, Ruppersberger, Sarbanes Announce $898,750 to Address Lead-Based Paint in Baltimore
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 -- Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) have announced $898,750 in federal funding to address lead-based paint in Baltimore, Maryland. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will go to the Housing Authority of Baltimore City for lead-based paint risk assessments,  more

Sen. Cardin Issues Statement on FARC Leaders Decision to Take Up Arms
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, issued the statement in response to the announcement that former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia leaders would take up arms once again: "Yesterday, Ivan Marquez and other former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) leaders announced a decision to return to arms - a decision that could have disastrous implications for the historic 2016 peace   more

Sen. Cardin Issues Statement on Status of Jammu & Kashmir
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in response to demonstrations in the Kashmir region following India's action to revise the status of Jammu and Kashmir state: "In the aftermath of India's move to modify the legal status of its Jammu and Kashmir State, reports indicate that at least 4,000 Kashmiris have been placed in detention, including politicians, journalists, human rights defend  more

Sen. Cardin: Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $3.7 Million to Address Youth Homelessness
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, 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.) today announced more than $3,699,000 in federal funding for the City of Baltimore Mayor's Office of Human Services through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. These federal funds will support a comprehensi  more

Sen. Cardin: Baltimore Delegation Announces Almost $1 Million in Catastrophic Preparedness Funding for Baltimore City
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) have announced $937,700 in federal funding for catastrophic preparedness for the City of Baltimore. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program, is designed to expand collaboration and bui  more

Sen. Cardin: Senators Call Out Fossil Fuel Industry Control of Trump Administration in Environmental Review Comments
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Commenting on new CEQ NEPA greenhouse gas guidance, senators point to broad agreement about economic costs of climate change and the importance of monetizing the costs of carbon pollution * * * Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), senior member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, has joined Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) in submit  more

Sen. Van Hollen: Baltimore Delegation Announces Almost $1 Million in Catastrophic Preparedness Funding for Baltimore City
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) have announced $937,700 in federal funding for catastrophic preparedness for the City of Baltimore. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program, is designed to expand collaboration and bui  more

Sen. Van Hollen: Md. & Va. Senators Question Decision to Reduce Payments for Employees Affected by Relocation of USDA Research Agencies
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-MD), along with Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to explain its decision to reduce payments to Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) employees who have declined to relocate to Kansas City following the Trump Administration's slapdash decis  more

Trone Hosts Opioid Epidemic Workshop With Over 120 People, Joined by Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center Executive Director
CUMBERLAND, Maryland, Aug. 22 -- Rep. David Trone, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, Representative David Trone (MD-06) hosted a workshop focused on ending the opioid epidemic with special guest Steve Schuh, Executive Director of the Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center. There were 120 people and 12 organizations in attendance at the public event at the Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland, MD. The workshop took place on the first day of Trone's two-day tour   more

Trone, Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $1 Million in Funding for Rural Opioid Response in Garrett County
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Rep. David Trone, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, Representative David Trone and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-MD) announced $1 million in federal funding to fight the opioid and addiction epidemic in Garrett County. The funding was awarded to the Stand Together Garrett County Against Drug Abuse consortium, which plans to implement a comprehensive community plan to reverse the trends of substance abuse in the county. Garrett C  more

Trone, Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $2.9 Million in Funding for Broadband Expansion in Garrett County
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- Rep. David Trone, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, Representative David Trone and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-MD) announced $2.9 Million in federal funding for broadband expansion in Garrett County provided by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Over the next decade, this funding will expand broadband access to 2,454 homes and businesses. "Every American deserves access to reliable, high-speed internet," said Rep. Da  more

Trone, Van Hollen, Cardin Announce $166,976 to Address Lead-Based Paint in Cumberland
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Rep. David Trone, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman David Trone and Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (all D-Md.) have announced $166,976 in federal funding to address lead-based paint in Cumberland, Maryland. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will go to the Housing Authority of the City of Cumberland for projects at Jane Frazier Village, Queen City Tower, and Fort Cumberland Homes  more

Trone, Van Hollen, Cardin Announce $668,000 to Fight Opioid Crisis in Western Maryland
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Rep. David Trone, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman David Trone and Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (all D-Md.) announced $668,000 in federal funding to fight the opioid crisis in Western Maryland, as part of $2.4 million for Maryland overall. This investment will help health centers increase access to high-quality integrated mental health and substance abuse disorders services, including opioid addiction. The funding, awarded throug  more

Van Hollen, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $3.7 Million to Address Youth Homelessness
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Representatives Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) today announced more than $3,699,000 in federal funding for the City of Baltimore Mayor's Office of Human Services through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. These federal funds will support a comprehe  more

Van Hollen, Cardin and Colleagues Demand Trump Administration End Remain in Mexico Policy
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (Both D-Md), with nearly two dozen Democratic Senate colleagues, are calling on the Trump administration to stop restricting access to the U.S. asylum system by ending its Remain in Mexico policy. The deceptively named Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) policy blocks legal asylum seekers from being in the U.S. while they await court hearings in their cases,   more

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce $1.7 Million in Federal Funding to Modernize 911 Services in Maryland
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced $1.7 million in federal funding to help 911 call centers in Maryland upgrade to Next Generation 911 (NG911) capabilities. The funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of Transportation, will enhance emergency number services by creating a faster, more resilient system that allows digital information   more

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce $70,000 for Eastern Shore Economic Development
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- 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 $70,000 in federal funding for the Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland for their Economic Development District Planning program. The funding, awarded through the Economic Development Administration (EDA), will be used to develop and implement a comprehensive economic development strategy for Somerset, Wicomi  more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Hoyer Announce $800,000 for Oyster Habitat Restoration
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- 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 $800,000 in federal funding for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources' partners to restore oyster habitats throughout the Chesapeake Bay. This funding, provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will allow the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to work in conjun  more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Hoyer, Brown Announce Nearly $3.5 Million to Address Youth Homelessness in Prince George's County
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny Hoyer and Anthony Brown (all D-Md.) today announced the award of more than $3,482,000 in federal funding for Prince George's County to tackle youth homelessness through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. The "Promise Prince George's" initiative will support a comprehensi  more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Trone Announce $2.9 Million in Funding for Broadband Expansion in Garrett County
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- 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) announced $2.9 Million in federal funding for broadband expansion in Garrett County provided by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Over the next decade, this funding will expand broadband access to 2,454 homes and businesses. "Expanding access to broadband opens doors across our communities, connecting stu  more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Trone Announce $400,000 for Improvements to Locust Grove Sewer Pumping Station
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- 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.) have announced $400,000 in federal funding for the Locust Grove Sewer Improvements project in Allegany County, Md. The funding, provided by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), will be used to install new sewage pumps and wells, as well as replace mechanical, HVAC, and electrical systems at the Locust Grove pump   more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Trone Announce Almost $90,000 in USDA Rural Development Grants for Western Maryland
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- Rep. David Trone, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman David Trone and Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (all D-MD.) have announced $89,300 in Rural Development Grants for Allegany and Garrett Counties. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Community Facilities Direct Loans and Grants Program, includes: - $50,000 for Allegany County, Md. to help purchase a road maintenance truck that will be used in the  more

Van Hollen, Democrats Oppose Labor Department Proposal to Create Duplicative, Lower-Quality Unregistered Apprenticeships
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) joined a group of his Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Acting Secretary Patrick Pizzella opposing the Labor Department's recent proposal to undermine the highly effective and widely supported registered apprenticeship program. The proposed rule would create duplicative, unnecessary, and lower-quality "industry-recognized apprenticeship programs" (IRAPs), that  more

Van Hollen, Senate Democrats Urge FERC to Oppose Proposal That Could Raise Electricity Prices
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Senate Democrats Send Letter To Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee Condemning FERC's Consideration Of Order That Would Undermine State Policies Designed To Support Clean Energy, Hike Electricity Prices For Millions, Kill Thousands Of Jobs, And Increase Carbon Emissions - FERC Commission, Soon With 2-1 Republican Majority, Reportedly Considering A New Order Tha  more