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Posted on: January 22, 2019

COUNTY COUNCIL HOSTS VISIT FROM U.S. SENATOR CHRIS VAN HOLLEN

The Prince George’s County Council welcomed United States Senator Chris Van Hollen (D - MD), to the County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, for an informal “Meet and Greet” luncheon. 

Senator Van Hollen said, “I was very pleased to meet today with members of the Prince George’s County Council. It was a great chance to discuss how we can work together on initiatives like transportation and economic development, so our community continues to grow and thrive. We also discussed how we can join forces to support our federal employees, government service contractors, and local businesses during this senseless and shameful government shutdown. I look forward to working in partnership with the Council to ensure continued progress and success in Prince George’s County.”

Council Chair Todd M. Turner (D) – District 4, thanked Senator Van Hollen for providing updates on important issues, and addressing the Council’s community concerns and questions.

“We appreciate Senator Van Hollen’s strong leadership on Capitol Hill, as well as his hard work and advocacy on behalf of constituents in Prince George’s County, the state of Maryland, and the United States. We are also very appreciative of the information Senator Van Hollen shared with us.   I look forward to our continued partnership in service to Prince George’s County.” 

In addition to the Federal Government Shutdown, discussion topics also included transportation and infrastructure issues including WMATA, the Purple Line and the MAGLEV Project, Kirwan Commission recommendations and education funding, immigration, returning citizens initiatives, and the opioid epidemic.   

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