Baltimore County Council Pending Legislative Updates

  • National Capital Delegation Meets with Representatives from Federal Employee Unions
    by 61 on September 26, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (Washington, DC) – Earlier today, Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger joined Representatives Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Elijah Cummings (MD-07), John P. Sarbanes (MD-03), John K. Delaney (MD-06), Anthony Brown (MD-04), and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) along with Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-AL), Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Don Beyer (VA-08),  in meeting with representatives from federal employee unions. Representatives from the National Treasury Employees Union, the American […]

  • Ruppersberger Issues Statement on Aberdeen Shooting
    by 61 on September 20, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (Timonium, MD) — U.S. Representative C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger issued the following statement regarding a shooting at Harford County’s Enterprise Business Park in the Second District: “I am proud to represent Aberdeen in Congress – it is a close-knit community of patriotic families. Once again, a mass shooting hits too close to home. I want to acknowledge the professionalism of the Harford County Sheriff’s office: they were on the scene within five minutes and […]

  • Maryland Delegation Decries EPA’s Decision to Deny Maryland’s Request to Reduce Harmful Emissions from Upwind States
    by 61 on September 17, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (Washington, DC)  – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, John P. Sarbanes, John K. Delaney, Anthony G. Brown and Jamie Raskin, released the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its denial of Maryland’s Clean Air Act 126(b) petition to reduce harmful emissions from power plants in upwind states. Maryland's full […]

  • Baltimore’s Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $400,000 for National Aquarium Education Program
    by 61 on September 12, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (Washington, DC) — Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with U.S. Representatives John Sarbanes and Elijah Cummings in announcing $432,627 in federal funding over three years for "What Lies in the Harbor," an environmental education program sponsored by a partnership between Baltimore’s National Aquarium and Baltimore City Public Schools.  The program will provide the opportunity for all City Schools 6th […]

  • Maryland Democratic Delegation Presses CSX for Update on Howard Street Tunnel
    by 61 on September 7, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (Washington, DC) – Today, the Maryland Democratic Congressional Delegation wrote a letter to CSX Corporation President and CEO James Foote requesting an update on the status of the Howard Street Tunnel Project. The project, which has been under discussion for years, would expand the tunnel, allowing for increased shipment to and from the Port of Baltimore, a regional economic hub. In addition to Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, the letter was signed by Senators Chris Van Hollen […]

  • Maryland Congressional Delegation Urges EPA to Reconsider Good Neighbor Petition, Provide Air Pollution Relief
    by 189 on July 24, 2018 at 4:00 am

    WASHINGTON – The Maryland congressional delegation is calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider its denial of Maryland’s petition requesting that action be taken to provide relief against out-of-state air pollution stemming from neighboring states. In particular, the delegation’s letter to the EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler noted 36 electric generating units located upwind of Maryland’s border that – due to prevailing wind […]

  • Ruppersberger, Fitzpatrick Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Reaffirming Intelligence Community’s Assessment on Russian Interference in Elections
    by 61 on July 23, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (Washington, DC) – Congressmen C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) today introduced a bipartisan resolution that reaffirms to the American people and the world that the U.S. House of Representatives stands with the American intelligence community’s assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections – despite recent assertions from President Trump to the contrary.  At a joint press conference last week following his summit in Helsinki with […]

  • Maryland Congressional Delegation Urges DHS to Evaluate Statewide Electoral Systems
    by 61 on July 19, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (Washington, DC)– Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger today joined the rest of the Maryland federal delegation -- U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Senator Chris Van Hollen as well as Representatives Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, John Delaney, Anthony Brown and Jamie Raskin in urging Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to respond favorably to Maryland’s request for technical assistance to review and protect the state’s […]

  • Ruppersberger Issues Statement on Trump-Putin Summit
    by 61 on July 16, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (Washington, DC) — Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger tonight issued the following statement in response to comments made by President Donald Trump at a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier today: “Our U.S. intelligence community has consistently affirmed that Russia deliberately interfered and influenced the 2016 election. In fact, 12 Russian intelligence officers were just indicted by the U.S. government for hacking our election. This was the […]

  • Team Maryland Urges Trump to Consider Capital Gazette Hero for Presidential Medal of Freedom
    by 189 on July 16, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (Washington, DC) — Today, members of Maryland’s Democratic Congressional delegation urged President Donald Trump to consider Wendi Winters – a victim of the mass shooting in the Capital Gazette newsroom last month – for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The nation’s highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom is awarded by the President to men and women who have made meritorious contributions to the security of the United States, to world peace, to culture or to […]

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  • House Democratic Challengers Demand Campaign-Finance Reforms
    by 219 on October 10, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    The results of the 2018 midterm elections will determine what happens next in Congress and where the battle to challenge corruption in Washington goes in 2019. If Democrats win control of the House, Democratic leaders are publicly committed to move immediately to pass sweeping democracy reforms, including a new public matching funds system for federal candidates.... In addition to campaign-finance reforms, the elements of the democracy reforms to be considered in a single package include voting […]

  • John Sarbanes Tells The Capital: 'We Are Not Powerless to Respond to the Scourge of Gun Violence'
    by 219 on October 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes recently visited The Capital, where he advocated for universal background checks, ending gun show loop holes and appropriating more federal money to cities like Baltimore and Annapolis.... "A lot of the public frustration, and my own personal frustration, comes from the sense of powerlessness in the face of these shootings that so many Americans feel. We can’t seem to get one common sense thing done at the national level to show that we have the […]

  • Maryland Dems: Trump Health Care Curbs Could Affect 260,000
    by 219 on October 2, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    As many as 260,000 Maryland residents could see higher premiums or lose their health care coverage altogether because of pre-existing medical conditions, age or gender under a new Trump administration legal strategy, state Democrats warned on Tuesday.... Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Baltimore, along with other Democratic members of the Maryland congressional delegation and state Attorney General Brian Frosh attacked the Trump administration for refusing to protect Americans guaranteed the right […]

  • Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Highlight Trump Administration’s Threat to Marylanders with Pre-Existing Conditions
    by 230 on October 2, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, Baltimore City Health Department Senior Medical Advisor Dr. Shelly Choo and Maryland resident Barbara Gruber in releasing a new report that illustrates how Marylanders would […]

  • Sarbanes Statement on Kavanaugh Hearings
    by 219 on September 28, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee ended its deeply flawed deliberations over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court: “From the very beginning, Republicans made clear their intention to ram through Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation – without regard to due process, fair procedure or careful examination. This is the culmination of a decades-long grand strategy […]

  • Sarbanes, National Capital Region Delegation Call on Department of Justice Inspector General to Investigate FBI Headquarters Relocation Project
    by 230 on September 28, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (MD-07), Ranking Member Gerald E. Connolly (VA-11), and Representatives Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-AL), C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), John Delaney (MD-06), Don Beyer (VA-08), Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) in urging the Department of Justice Inspector General to investigate the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) decision-making process […]

  • Sarbanes Statement on Successful Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Tackle the Opioid Crisis in America
    by 219 on September 28, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a wide-ranging bill to tackle the nation’s opioid epidemic, including a piece of legislation introduced by the Congressman to help recruit and retain more substance use disorder professionals around the country: “This bipartisan bill represents a small but important step forward in our fight against the opioid epidemic. We must take this […]

  • Sarbanes Statement on Recent GAO Report about Trump Education Department’s Failure to Administer Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
    by 219 on September 28, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report that documents a series of failures by the Trump Administration to implement the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, which provides student loan debt relief to our nation’s public servants, who make tremendous contributions to American communities for far less compensation than their private-sector counterparts: […]

  • Rep. John Sarbanes: ‘Give Us the Gavel’
    by 219 on September 27, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    People are starved for decency, and they’re against all of the corruption and the special interest groups. The Democrats have an opportunity to push for something different – and for accountability. … There is a hunger to get back to honesty and ethics. [There is] an awareness that special interests and big money have taken over, that the oil and gas industries are calling the shots, that the tax policy favors the big money crowd..... House Resolution 975 already has 160 […]

  • The GOP Is Buying the House. Literally.
    by 219 on September 27, 2018 at 12:00 am

    If Republicans succeed in keeping the House in November, it will have been bought for them by corporations and the rich — quite literally.... President Trump recast the Republican Party as a vehicle for the forgotten man. But these putative populists passed a $1.5 trillion tax cut that, according to a poll this month for the Republican National Committee, is now seen, by a 2-to-1 margin, as a benefit to “larger corporations and rich Americans” over the middle class. And now […]