Tag: chris van hollen

Mayor Pugh, Other Local Leaders Condemn Trump’s ‘Shithole Countries’ Label

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Official portrait of President Donald Trump, via the White House

Baltimore’s mayor was among a number of Maryland electeds who strongly condemned President Donald Trump’s unfiltered, xenophobic label for several countries on Thursday.

State and Local Leaders Mostly Condemn Trump’s Cancellation of DACA

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Official portrait of President Donald Trump, via the White House

In case you haven’t heard, President Donald Trump and his Justice Department have moved to terminate a program shielding hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants from deportation. Here in Maryland, the response has been mostly critical.

Maryland’s Members of Congress Pushing for New FBI Headquarters with Funds Now Earmarked in Budget Bill

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The aging FBI headquarters in D.C.

Buried within the language of a newly announced $1 trillion omnibus budget bill in Congress is a half-billion-dollar stipulation for a new FBI headquarters that could greatly benefit the State of Maryland.

Van Hollen to Introduce ‘Customers Not Cargo Act’ Responding to United Airlines’ Notorious Passenger Removal

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A United Airlines plane, via Wikimedia Commons.

A bill being finalized by Maryland’s junior U.S. senator would bar airlines from being able to replicate last week’s violent removal of a passenger by United Airlines.

Both of Maryland’s Senators Will Oppose Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

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From left: Sen. Ben Cardin (D), Judge Neil Gorsuch and Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D)

President Donald Trump’s nominee for an open seat on the Supreme Court will go before the U.S. Senate for confirmation within the week. Today, both of Maryland’s senators pledged they will not vote to let him in.

Surprise: Most Marylanders Disapprove of Trump’s First Month in Office, Poll Finds

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Official portrait of President Donald Trump, via the White House

President Donald Trump isn’t making many inroads with residents of mostly blue Maryland after his first month in office, according to the most recent Goucher Poll.

Van Hollen Moves to Bring Harriet Tubman Statue to U.S. Capitol

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Another statue of Harriet Tubman in Manhattan, via Wikimedia Commons

Maryland’s two U.S. senators have championed an effort to bring a statue of freedom fighter and late Maryland native Harriet Tubman into the U.S. Capitol.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski Bids Farewell on Senate Floor

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Courtesy C-SPAN
Courtesy C-SPAN

In keeping with senatorial tradition, retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski gave a summary speech today about her tenure serving in Congress as she prepares to leave behind a 45-year career in public service.

Barbara Mikulski Passes Torch to Her Replacement, Chris Van Hollen

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Courtesy Sen. Barbara Mikulski/Twitter
Courtesy Sen. Barbara Mikulski/Twitter

Just as many predicted, Maryland will be without a woman in Congress for the first time in decades starting next year. However, Baltimore’s own pantsuit revolution-leading U.S. senator, Barbara Mikulski, doesn’t seem too distressed about that. She has already welcomed her replacement with open arms.