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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday October 06, 2019 ( 51 items )  

Cardin, Rubio Lead Call for U.S. to Hold Russian Officials Accountable for Imprisoning Dissidents, Political Opponents
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Conservatively, recent reports estimate there are more than 200 political prisoners in Russia * * * U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) are leading bipartisan calls for the Trump Administration to sanction Russian officials responsible for an overwhelming number of political prisoners in that country. In a letter addressed to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary o  more

Cardin, Van Hollen Urge Trump Administration to Protect Health Coverage for People With Preexisting Conditions
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Letter requests HHS and CMS to limit push of "junk" health insurance plans that cover less and cost more * * * U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) joined Senator Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and 37 others in urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to protect individuals with preexisting conditions by l  more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer, Ruppersberger, Sarbanes, Brown Announce More Than $8.5 Million for Anne Arundel County Firefighters
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Anthony G. Brown (all D-Md.) are applauding the recent award of more than $8,549,000 in federal funds for Anne Arundel County through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program.   more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer, Ruppersberger, Sarbanes, Brown Announce More Than $8.5 Million for Anne Aundel County Firefighters
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Rep. C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Anthony G. Brown (all D-Md.) are applauding the recent award of more than $8,549,000 in federal funds for Anne Arundel County through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant  more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Raskin Announce More Than $270,000 for Firefighter Staffing in Westminster
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Representative Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) today announced $273,670 in federal funds through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. 1 will use the funding to improve recruitment of new firefighters and retent  more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Raskin Announce More Than $270,000 for Firefighter Staffing in Westminster
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Representative Jaime Raskin (all D-Md.) today announced $273,670 in federal funds through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. 1 will use the funding to improve recruitment of new firefighters and r  more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone, Hail $150,000 Federal Grant for Forest Industry to Support Economic Development Across Maryland
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, Senators Ben Cardin, Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) hailed the announcement of a $150,000 federal grant from the Economic Development Administration to the Western Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Council. The grant would support the development of the Forestry Economic Strategy, an action plan for countering the economic impact of mill closures across the st  more

Democratic Representative David Trone Visits Republican Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Washington State to Advance Bipartisan Priorities
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Rep. David Trone, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today marked the second day that Rep. David Trone (D-MD) visited Washington's Fifth Congressional District with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) to learn more about how the duo can work together across party lines to make progress on issues affecting their constituents. The trip was arranged by the Bipartisan Policy Center. On the two-day trip, the duo visited manufacturing sites, met with educators and fa  more

GAO Denies Protest by AECOM Management Services of Germantown, Maryland
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by AECOM Management Services of Germantown, Maryland. According to the GAO, AECOM Management Services "protests the Department of the Army's award of a contract to DynCorp International, LLC, of McLean, Virginia, pursuant to request for proposals (RFP) No. W58RGZ-16-R-0271 for aviation field maintenance support services. AECOM challenges various aspects of the agency's source selection p  more

House Majority Leader Hoyer Issues Statement on September Jobs Report
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement after the Labor Department released its jobs report for September: "The September jobs report tells a story with which we are familiar: steady but disappointing job gains that mask deeply rooted economic challenges. It also underscores that the Trump Administration has not kept its promises to focus on the economy and help working people get ahead. "Instead, through mismanagement and corruption  more

Hoyer, Cardin, Van Hollen, Ruppersberger, Sarbanes, Brown Announce More Than $8.5 Million for Anne Arundel County Firefighters
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- 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 Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Anthony G. Brown (all D-MD) applaud the recent award of more than $8,549,000 in federal funds for Anne Arundel County through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant p  more

Majority Leader Hoyer Issues Statement on One-Year Anniversary of Khashoggi's Murder
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi: "It has now been a year since Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered by assassins linked to the Saudi ruling regime. Saudi officials must allow for justice in Mr. Khashoggi's murder, and the United States Congress will continue to work in a bipartisan manner to ensure that it is ach  more

Majority Leader Hoyer Issues Statement on President Trump's Executive Order on Medicare
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order on Medicare: "President Trump's announcement today is nothing more than a thinly veiled effort to disguise his Administration's dismal record on health care and protecting seniors. "This President and his Republican allies have been working to sabotage the Affordable Care Act and weaken Medicare since day one. "This executive order is an admiss  more

Rep. Cummings: Committees Ready Subpoena for White House After Ukraine Documents Withheld for Weeks
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- 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. Adam Schiff, the Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs released a memo and draft subpoena (https://oversight.house.gov/sites/democrats.oversight.house.gov/files/do  more

Rep. Cummings: Committees Seek Ukraine Documents From Vice President
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, issued the following news release: Today, Rep. Adam Schiff, the Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, sent a letter requesting key documents from Vice President Michael Pence as part of the House of Representa  more

Rep. Cummings: Giuliani Subpoenaed for Ukraine Documents as Next Step in Impeachment Inquiry
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Committees Also Send Document Requests and Deposition Notices to Three Giuliani Associates * * * Today, Rep. Adam Schiff, the Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Refor  more

Rep. Cummings: White House Subpoenaed in House Impeachment Inquiry
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- 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. Adam Schiff, the Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, sent a letter conveying a subpoena to White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney for key documents as   more

Rep. Hoyer Issues Statement on Bipartisan Amicus Brief in Supreme Court in Support of DACA
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement on a bipartisan amicus brief filed in the Supreme Court in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program: "I was proud to join this amicus brief in defense of the DACA program before the Supreme Court. Dreamers deserve to stay in the country they call home and continue to contribute to our economy and their communities. "President Trump's misguided decision to rescind the DACA p  more

Rep. Hoyer Meets With Fifth District NAACP Representatives
BOWIE, Maryland, Oct. 4 -- Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: This afternoon, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) met with NAACP representatives from Prince George's, Anne Arundel, Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary's Counties to provide an update on the work Democrats are doing for families in Maryland in Congress. "I appreciated the opportunity to sit down with representatives from Fifth District chapters of the NAACP this afternoon," said Congressman Hoyer. "The  more

Rep. Raskin Cosponsors Legislation to Increase Transparency in Government
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Matt Cartwright (PA-08), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), and Mike Quigley (IL-05) in introducing legislation to increase transparency and accountability within the U.S. government. The bill will give the American people greater insight into how the Executive Branch interprets and implements federal law. Currently, the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel (O  more

Rep. Raskin: 40+ Members Seek Answers on Trump Administration's 99% Denial Rate for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Applications
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Reps. Katie Porter (CA-45) and Gerry Connolly (VA-11) and more than 40 additional House colleagues in demanding answers from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos following a recent report that the Department, under her leadership, has denied 99 percent of public service workers the debt relief that they earned. An independent government watchdog report from last month   more

Rep. Raskin: 50+ Members Oppose Trump Admin Decision to Stop Pay Data Collection
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswomen Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) and more than 50 additional colleagues in sending a letter to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) opposing its decision to halt progress towards closing the gender and racial wage gap. The Members wrote: "In 2016, the Obama Administration directed the EEOC to collect pay data from large compani  more

Rep. Raskin: Current, Former Members of Congress File Bipartisan Amicus Brief in Support of DACA in Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD-08) joined Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and more than 170 current and former Members of Congress in filing a bipartisan amicus brief in the Supreme Court in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on DACA on November 12, 2019. President Trump terminated the DACA program  more

Rep. Raskin: Members Urge Secretary Pompeo to Support Human Rights and Rule of Law in Guatemala
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congressman Raul M. Grijalva (AZ-03) and 14 additional colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressing their deep concern for the safety and security of human rights activists after the Guatemalan government's declaration of a state of siege on September 7th. In their letter, the Members called on Secretary Pompeo to advocate for ending the   more

Rep. Raskin: Subcommittee Chairmen Seek Info on Intelligence Community's Strategy to Combat White Supremacist Terrorism
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- 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, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, sent a letter asking Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire to provide information about how the Intelligence Community (IC) is d  more

Rep. Raskin: Subcommittee Chairmen Seek Intelligent Community's Strategy to Combat White Supremacist Terrorism
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, sent a letter (https://oversight.house.gov/sites/democrats.oversight.house.gov/files/2019-09-30.JR%20SFL%20to%20Maguire%20re%20NCTC.pdf) asking Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire to provide information about how the In  more

Rep. Sarbanes Delivers Remarks on Hispanic Heritage Month
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Rep. John P. Sarbanes, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following video today in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. See below for a video (https://youtu.be/Qe8GP08AzzA) of the Congressman's remarks. "We are in Hispanic Heritage Month, and I want to congratulate and thank the Latinx community in Maryland and throughout the country for the incredible contributions you make to the vibrancy of our country -   more

Reps. Bucshon, Harris Issue Statements After Sending Letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- Reps. Larry Bucshon, R-Indiana, and Andy Harris, R-Maryland, issued the following statements: Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Rep. Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-Ind.) and Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (R-Md.) released the following statements after sending a bipartisan letter led by Reps. Ami Bera, M.D. (D-Calif.) and Larry Bucshon, M.D. signed by 23 of their colleagues, including 13 members of the GOP Doctors Caucus, to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administra  more

Reps. Cummings, Engel, Schiff Issue Statement on Secretary of State Pompeo Stonewalling House Impeachment Inquiry
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, issued the following joint statement with two congressmen - Reps. Adam B. Schiff, D-California, chairman of the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee, and Eliot L. Engel, D-New York, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stonewalling House impeachment inquiry: "Secretary Pompeo was reportedly on the call when the President pressed   more

Reps. Cummings, Schiff, Engel Issue Statement on State Department IG Briefing
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, issued the following joint statement with two congressmen - Reps. Adam B. Schiff, D-California, chairman of the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee, and Eliot L. Engel, D-New York, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, after committee staff received a briefing from the State Department Inspector General: "Today, the State Department Inspector General provided an   more

Reps. Engel, Schiff, Cummings Issue Statement on Secretary of State Pompeo Stonewalling House Impeachment Inquiry
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-New York, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following joint statement with two congressmen - Reps. Adam B. Schiff, D-California, chairman of the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee, and Elijah E. Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stonewalling House impeachment inquiry: "Secretary Pompeo was reportedly on the call when the President pressed   more

Reps. Engel, Schiff, Cummings Issue Statement on Secretary Pompeo Stonewalling House Impeachment Inquiry
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Reps. Eliot Engel, D-New York, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Adam B. Schiff, D-California, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and Elijah E. Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, issued the following joint statement on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's action on the House impeachment inquiry against President Trump: "Secretary Pompeo was reportedly on the call when the President pressed Ukraine to smear his   more

Reps. Engel, Schiff, Cummings Issue Statement on State Department IG Briefing
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-New York, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following joint statement with two congressmen - Reps. Adam B. Schiff, D-California, chairman of the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee, and Elijah E. Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, after committee staff received a briefing from the State Department Inspector General: "Today, the State Department Inspector General provided an   more

Reps. Roe, Bucshon, Harris Issue Statements Opposing Provision in 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tennessee, issued the following statements with Reps. Larry Bucshon, R-Indiana, and Andy Harris, R-Maryland, after sending a bipartisan letter led by Reps. Ami Bera, D-California, and Bucshon, signed by 23 of their colleagues, including 13 members of the GOP Doctors Caucus, to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma in opposition to a provision in the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule. "Under the physician fee   more

Reps. Schiff, Engel, Cummings Issue Statement on Secretary of State Pompeo Stonewalling House Impeachment Inquiry
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Rep. Adam B. Schiff, D-California, chairman of the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee, issued the following joint statement with two congressmen - Reps. Eliot L. Engel, D-New York, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Elijah E. Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stonewalling House impeachment inquiry: "Secretary Pompeo was reportedly on the call when the President pressed   more

Reps. Schiff, Engel, Cummings Issue Statement on State Department IG Briefing
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- Rep. Adam B. Schiff, D-California, chairman of the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee, issued the following joint statement with two congressmen - Reps. Eliot L. Engel, D-New York, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Elijah E. Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, after committee staff received a briefing from the State Department Inspector General: "Today, the State Department Inspector General provided an   more

Sarbanes, Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer, Ruppersberger, Brown Announce More Than $8.5 Million for Anne Arundel County Firefighters
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- 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 Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger and Anthony G. Brown (all D-Md.), to announce a recent award of more than $8,549,000 in federal funding for Anne Arundel County through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emerg  more

Trone, Cardin, Van Hollen Hail $150,000 Federal Grant for Forest Industry to Support Economic Development Across Maryland
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- Rep. David Trone, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Trone, Cardin, Van Hollen Hail $150,000 Federal Grant for Forest Industry to Support Economic Development Across Maryland * * * Today, Rep. David Trone and Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) hailed the announcement of a $150,000 federal grant from the Economic Development Administration to the Western Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Council. The grant would support   more

Trone, Cardin, Van Hollen Hail $945 Million in Funding From NIH to Tackle National Opioid Crisis
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 -- Rep. David Trone, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Trone, Cardin, Van Hollen Hail $945 Million in Funding from NIH to Tackle the National Opioid Crisis - Funds Include $6.3 Million Grant for Gaithersburg's Emergent BioSolutions * * * Today, Rep. David Trone and Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (All D-Md.) hailed the announcement from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to award $945 million to reverse the opioid crisis through the He  more

Trone, Van Hollen, Cardin Announce Nearly $1 Million for Garrett County First Responders
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- Rep. David Trone, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Congressman David Trone and Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (all D-Md.) announced $996,348 in federal funding for Garrett County and the Bittinger Volunteer Fire Department to purchase new equipment. The funding, awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, includes: $89,286 for the Bittinger Volunteer Fire Department to purcha  more

Trone, Van Hollen, Cardin, Announce $1 Million for Frederick Community College Emergency Management Training
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Rep. David Trone, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Representative David Trone and Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (all D-Md.) announced $1,000,000 in federal funding for the Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management and Public Safety at Frederick Community College in Frederick, Md. The funds were awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Homeland Security National Training Program/Continuing Training Grants, which suppo  more

Van Hollen, Cardin Press Hogan on Census Concerns
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) sent a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to press for an update on the status of Maryland's census preparations. The letter underlines a number of concerns the Senators have regarding Maryland's preparedness to ensure that all residents are counted. The Senators begin, "We are writing to request an update on the status of Maryland's  more

Van Hollen, Cardin Urge Trump Administration to Protect Health Coverage for People With Preexisting Conditions
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Letter requests HHS and CMS to limit push of "junk" health insurance plans that cover less and cost more * * * U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-MD) joined Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and 37 others in urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to protect individuals with preexisting conditions by li  more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Hoyer Announce More Than $8 Million for Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Representative Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) applaud the recent award of more than $8 million in federal funding for a significant expansion of the Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemetery Administration (NCA). These federal funds will support the construction of 6,000 pre-placed crypts, 500 standard bu  more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Trone Announce $1 Million for Frederick Community College Emergency Management Training
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Representative David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $1,000,000 in federal funding for the Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management and Public Safety at Frederick Community College in Frederick, Md. The funds were awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Homeland Security National Training Program/Continuing Training Grants, whic  more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Trone Announce Nearly $1 Million for Garrett County First Responders
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Representative David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $996,348 in federal funding for Garrett County and the Bittinger Volunteer Fire Department to purchase new equipment. The funding, awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, includes: * $89,286 for the Bittinger Volunteer Fire Department  more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Trone Hail $150,000 Federal Grant for Forest Industry to Support Economic Development Across Maryland
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Representative David Trone (all D-Md.) hailed the announcement of a $150,000 federal grant from the Economic Development Administration to the Western Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Council. The grant would support the development of the Forestry Economic Strategy, an action plan for countering the economic impact of mill closures across  more

Van Hollen, Colleagues Announce More Than $8.5 Million for Anne Arundel County Firefighters
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Anthony G. Brown (all D-Md.) are applauding the recent award of more than $8,549,000 in federal funds for Anne Arundel County through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program.  more

Van Hollen, Democratic Senators Urge Greater Transparency in Tax Disclosures
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) led a letter signed by 12 of his colleagues to Russell Golden, Chair of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), urging the Board to require companies to publicly disclose their income, assets, number of employees, and taxes paid on a country-by-country basis. FASB's current proposal does not require companies to break down their foreign taxes on a c  more

Van Hollen, Hoyer, Brown Announce More Than $1.1 Million for Prince George's County Firefighters
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- 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 G. Brown (all D-Md.) today announced more than $1.1 million in federal funds for Prince George's County firefighters through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. The West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire D  more

Van Hollen, Senate Colleagues Urge HHS to Act to Stop Youth E-Cigarette Epidemic
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) joined a group of 12 senators to urge the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take long overdue steps to stop the youth e-cigarette epidemic. In a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, the Senators called on HHS to "advance policies to help prevent more adolescents from getting hooked on e-cigarettes, and prioritize solutions to help America's yo  more