Sen. Chris Van Hollen

March 3, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Panel: More Vaccines Needed for Marylanders of Color

U.S. Sen. Van Hollen and several state leaders gathered Wednesday to discuss ways to enable more Marylanders, and in particular Marylanders of color, to become vaccinated against COVID-19. Maryland ranks 45 out of the 50 states when it comes to getting the vaccine into people’s arms, Van Hollen said. “We are lagging well behind other […]

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February 22, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Garland Introduced by Fellow County Resident Van Hollen at Nomination Hearing

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen of Kensington introduced Judge Merrick Garland of Bethesda to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee as proceedings began Monday morning on Garland’s nomination to the post of U.S. Attorney General. During his five minute introduction, Van Hollen referred to Garland as brilliant, kind and someone who “is respected by lawmakers, scholars […]

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February 17, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Glen Echo Park’s Dentzel Carousel Celebrates 100 Years

Glen Echo Park’s iconic Dentzel Carousel has reached centenarian status. Many Montgomery County residents have celebrated their own birthdays at the famous carousel and now, residents can celebrate the historic carousel’s 100th anniversary. Over the next several months, Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is teaming up with Montgomery County government and the […]

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January 29, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Van Hollen, Councilmembers Discuss Federal Assistance, Bipartisanship

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and the Montgomery County Council met Friday, spending much of their 75 minutes together complimenting each other’s actions to help residents during the pandemic and efforts to move away from the the policies of the Trump Administration. “Thank you, thank you, thank you for al that you do,” Councilmember Sidney […]

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January 22, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Van Hollen, Cardin Introduce Bill to Award Officer Goodman Congressional Gold Medal

U.S. Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) are among a bipartisan group of senators introducing a bill to award Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal. In addition to Van Hollen and Cardin, the bill is co-introduced by U.S. Sens. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). NEW: […]

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January 6, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Senators, Congressmen Representing Montgomery County Confirm Safety

Maryland’s two U.S. Senators, Chris Van Hollen (D) and Ben Cardin (D), are both safe after protestors broke into the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon, according to spokespeople for the officials. The Republican enablers who encouraged @POTUS and this insurrection must actively work to calm the crowds and restore order. Words matter and the incendiary language […]

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December 22, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Founder of Urban One Radio in Silver Spring Honored by Sen. Van Hollen

Urban One, a national radio station headquartered in Silver Spring focusing on the African American community, was honored for its 40 years on the air when U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen entered the achievement into the Congressional Record. He called Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes “a tenacious entrepreneur, visionary radio personality, and powerful advocate for […]

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December 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Flags to Fly at Half Staff in Honor of Former U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes

Paul Sarbanes, who represented Marylanders in the U.S. Senate for more than 30 years, died Sunday. He was 87. The news was confirmed in a statement by Sarbanes’ son, Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md. 3). The congressman said in the statement: “My father, Senator Paul S. Sarbanes, passed away peacefully this evening in Baltimore. Our family […]

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October 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Food Insecurity Remains Growing Problem in Montgomery County

Nourish Now recently opened its 17th food distribution site in Bethesda, one of the wealthiest cities in America. The distribution site, which is open Friday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m., is located in the parking lot of Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad on Battery Lane. “Sometimes people think of the Bethesda community as a place […]

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September 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Van Hollen Compares Trump to Putin for Not Committing to Peaceful Transition

On Friday, MyMCMedia spoke to U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D) of Maryland about President Donald Trump refusing to commit to a peaceful transition of power if he was to lose the November election. “I never thought I’d see the day in the United States of America where an American president refused to commit to […]

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