Prince George’s County Council Hosts Meet and Greet With U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen; Offers Leadership Assistance to Mortgage Holders Affected By Gov. Shutdown
These days, dialogue between leading elected officials seems a rare thing. All the more reason such communications resonate so well – even if they are within the members of the same party.
The Prince George’s County Council welcomed U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D - MD), to the County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro on Tuesday, Jan. 22 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.”
The senator told councilmembers to inform their constituents that anyone who needs assistance working with their mortgage company should contact his office at 301-545-1500 or email his State Director, Joan Kleinman, at Joan_Kleinman@vanhollen.senate.gov.
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.