Maryland Delegation Announces More Than $12M In Funding To Renovate Community Health CentersFunding for the American Rescue Plan was announced today by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen. This funding is in the amount of $12,211,150 and it will support the construction, renovation, and expansion of local community health centers across the state.
Maryland's Congressional Democrats Call On State To Use $2.5B Surplus To 'Support Those Who Need It Most'In a joint statement, Maryland's Congressional Democrats called on the state to use its $2.5 billion budget surplus to "support those who need it most," with many families facing eviction and struggling to pay childcare.
Maryland's Congressional Delegation Urges Biden To Approve Disaster Declaration For Ida Storm DamageIn a letter to President Joe Biden, Maryland's Congressional delegation on Thursday urged the White House to approve the state's request for a presidential disaster declaration after the remnants of Hurricane Ida brought tornadoes and flash floods.
Feds Award $18.2 Million To Five Local Organizations Offering Mental Health Services, Substance Use TreatmentThe federal government awarded $18.2 million to five Maryland organizations to increase access to mental health services and substance use treatment, Maryland's Congressional Democrats announced on Wednesday.
Maryland Lawmakers: Don't Send Prisoners On Home Confinement Back To PrisonMaryland lawmakers are calling for federal officials to extend home confinement and compassionate release for prisoners who were let out as part of an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 in correctional facilities.
Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces $9M For Baltimore County To Reimburse COVID-19 ExpensesBaltimore County will receive nearly $10 million in federal funds as a reimbursement of some pandemic-related expenses, U.S. Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Reps. Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume announced on Tuesday.
Officials Seek Federal Resources To Fight Baltimore CrimeMembers of Baltimore's congressional delegation are asking for more federal resources to fight crime in Baltimore.
Town Hall Seeks Ideas For Bridging Digital DivideBefore going to bed at night, Denise Parker likes to check and make sure her telephone is working. She picks up the landline in her Randallstown home that she’d lived in for over 20 years and listens for a dial tone.
Baltimore City Leaders & State Law Makers Hold Meeting To Discuss Ways To Curb City CrimeAs Baltimore's crime rate continues to rise, the city’s leaders and state lawmakers held a meeting to discuss ways to curb it.
'Highway To Nowhere' Maryland Officials Say This Stretch Of Highway In West Baltimore Was A Huge MistakeMaryland officials want to remove Baltimore City’s “Highway to Nowhere,” a stretch of U.S. 40 built in the 1970s through West Baltimore.
Chris Van Hollen, Other Lawmakers Want To Block Permanent Capitol FencingThe United States Capitol has been surrounded by fencing since just after the deadly Jan. 6 assault on the building, but Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen and other lawmakers want to make sure the barriers do not become permanent.
Maryland Officials Hope Training Programs, Employer Incentives Help Unemployed Find JobsMaryland saw a jump in unemployment claims and lawmakers hope to make tackling the unemployment crisis a focus of the new administration.
Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Provide Groups Resources To Respond To Mental Health CrisesA group of lawmakers is hoping new legislation will move forward providing additional mental health resources in the wake of several police-involved shootings of those in distress across the country.
Senator Chris Van Hollen Introduces Legislation To Posthumously Award Black World War II Veteran Medal Of HonorSenator Chris Van Hollen announced bipartisan legislation to award a Medal of Honor to a Black Maryland World War II veteran.
Maryland Dems Lash Out At Trump Administration For ‘Hijacking’ Mailboxes, ‘Sabotage’ of Postal ServiceMaryland Democrats on Monday lashed out at what they called President Donald Trump’s "sabotage" of the United States Postal Service.