Council ‘Meet and Greet’ Focuses on Concerns Impacting Prince Georgians
The Prince George’s County Council welcomed U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D - MD), to the Wayne K. Curry Administration Building in Largo, MD, on the morning of Monday, March 27, 2023, for an informal “Meet and Greet” event.
Senator Van Hollen included a summary of the last two years in Congress; discussion about transportation issues, including the Purple Line, and the recent opening of the new Metro Building in New Carrollton; and updates on the federal delegation’s efforts to bring the FBI headquarters to Prince George’s County, in his opening remarks to the local lawmakers.
“Delivering results to Marylanders means working together at all levels of government. It was an honor to meet with members of the Prince George’s County Council this week to discuss how we’re focused on doing just that – including partnering together to bring new investments to the County in infrastructure, economic development projects, small businesses, transit, housing, and more. I’m committed to working alongside the members of the Council to continue bringing new opportunities and investments – including the new FBI headquarters – to the County,” said Senator Van Hollen.
Council Chair Tom Dernoga thanked Senator Van Hollen for providing updates on important issues and addressing the Council’s community concerns and questions.
“We value the effective leadership of Senator Van Hollen on Capitol Hill, and his strong advocacy on behalf of constituents in Prince George’s County, our state of Maryland, and our nation. Senator Van Hollen shared important information and updates with this Council during this meeting, and we look forward to his continued partnership with us in service to Prince Georgians.”
Senator Van Hollen addressed questions and comments from Council Members focused around federal funding in Prince George’s County; supporting families still grappling with the effects of COVID with additional SNAP benefits; affordable housing; environmental protections and addressing climate change; amending the tax reform law to provide relief to homeowners; assistance to minority business and students after the anticipated Supreme Court decision in Students for Fair Admissions vs. Harvard; and federal immigration, particularly accessible healthcare for undocumented immigrants.