Baltimore County Council Pending Legislative Updates

  • Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces $477,000 for Local Police Departments for DNA Processing
    by 236 on December 2, 2019 at 5:00 am

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Representatives Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) announced $477,000 in federal funding for the Baltimore County Police Department and the Baltimore City Police Crime Laboratory to process DNA samples. The Baltimore County Police Department will receive $225,000 and the Baltimore City Police Crime Laboratory will receive $252,000. The funding, awarded through the Department of Justice’s DNA Capacity […]

  • Cardin, Van Hollen, Ruppersberger, Sarbanes Announce more than $310,000 for Housing Vouchers in Howard County
    by 236 on November 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) today applauded the recent award of $311,523 to the Howard County Housing Commission through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher program. These vouchers will help individuals with disabilities obtain market-rate housing in the county. “Housing vouchers are an essential tool in our effort to make housing more […]

  • Cardin, Van Hollen, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce nearly $14 Million for Bus System Improvements Statewide
    by 236 on November 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced the award of more than $13,866,000 for the improvement and modernization of bus systems throughout Maryland from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program (49 U.S.C. 5339). This federal funding will support the replacement, […]

  • Baltimore Delegation Announces $2.5 Million for the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
    by 236 on November 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, along with Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) announced $2,550,000 for the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, based in Baltimore, Md. The funding, awarded though the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative, will go towards the Foundation’s Badges for Baseball program – a nationwide youth mentorship program in which at-risk youth are paired with […]

  • Baltimore Delegation Announces $250,000 for Prevention of Youth Substance Misuse in Baltimore
    by 236 on November 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Representatives Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) announced $250,000 for two Drug Free Community Coalitions in Baltimore, Md. to establish and strengthen community collaboration in support of local efforts to prevent youth substance misuse. The National African American Drug Policy Coalition, as part of the South East Baltimore Drug-Free Coalition and Morgan State University, as part of the Get SMART […]

  • Ruppersberger Votes in Favor of Open Hearings in Impeachment Inquiry
    by 236 on October 31, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (Washington, D.C.) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) today voted in favor of H.Res. 660, which provides the rules for open impeachment hearings and authorizes the public release of deposition transcripts.  The resolution also establishes procedures for the transfer of evidence to the House Judiciary Committee as it considers potential articles of impeachment, and sets forth due process rights for President Trump and his attorneys in Judiciary Committee proceedings. The […]

  • Ruppersberger Issues Statement on Death of ISIS Founder Al-Baghdadi
    by 61 on October 27, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (Timonium, MD) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) today issued the following statement after the announced death of ISIS founder and leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a joint operations mission in northwestern Syria:   “The death of ISIS founder al-Baghdadi is long-awaited and welcome news that makes us all safer. Baghdadi was a ruthless monster who was responsible for the deaths of many innocent civilians, the displacement of millions and the formation of a barbaric, […]

  • Maryland Congressional Delegation Urges State Environmental Officials, EPA to Hold All Partners Accountable for Controlling Chesapeake Bay Pollution
    by 197 on October 23, 2019 at 4:00 am

    WASHINGTON – Members of Maryland’s congressional delegation, led by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Congressman Steny Hoyer, hosted senior officials from the EPA and the State of Maryland on Tuesday for a wide-ranging conversation about the Chesapeake Bay. Attendees included Cardin, Hoyer, Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes and Jamie Raskin. Speakers at the meeting included U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mid-Atlantic (Region III) […]

  • Ruppersberger Issues Statement on Passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings
    by 61 on October 17, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (Timonium, MD) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) today issued the following statement on the passing of his friend and colleague, Congressman Elijah Cummings.  “Today, we mourn the loss of an American patriot and one of the most principled, passionate men I have ever known. When I was Baltimore County Executive, Elijah Cummings was a state delegate in Annapolis, where he rose through the ranks until his election to Congress. When I first joined him in Washington, […]

  • Ruppersberger Issues Statement on President’s Abandonment of U.S. Allies in Syria
    by 61 on October 7, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (Washington, D.C.) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, a Defense Appropriator, today issued the following statement following President Trump’s announcement that he will withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria:   “Once again, President Trump is making national security decisions based on his impulsive whims and not the sound advice and expertise of our military and intelligence leaders. This isn’t strategy, this is betrayal. In his subordinates, the […]

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  • Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Laud Funding for Howard Street Tunnel Project
    by 292 on December 5, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a meeting with Maryland Secretary of Transportation Pete K. Rahn, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone, in releasing a joint statement in response to the news that Maryland officials and CSX have identified additional funding to expand the Howard Street Tunnel: “We are pleased to hear that the State […]

  • Sarbanes, National Capital Region Delegation Urge Chairs of the Armed Services Committees to Provide All Federal Employees with Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits
    by 292 on December 4, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.), House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.) and Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Don Beyer (D-Va.), Anthony Brown (D-Md.), Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), David Trone (D-Md.) and Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) in sending a letter to the Chairs of the Armed Services Committees, who are leading the conference committee working to […]

  • Your Voice: Rep. John Sarbanes
    by 292 on December 4, 2019 at 5:01 pm

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  • Sarbanes, Cardin, Van Hollen, Ruppersberger Announce More Than $310,000 for Housing Vouchers in Howard County
    by 292 on November 27, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.), to announce $311,523 in federal funding for the Howard County Housing Commission to help individuals with disabilities obtain market-rate housing. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher program. “Housing vouchers are an essential tool in our […]

  • Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce $477,000 in Federal Grants for the Baltimore City Police Crime Laboratory and the Baltimore County Police Department
    by 292 on November 25, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.), to announce $477,000 in federal funding for the Baltimore City Police Crime Laboratory and the Baltimore County Police Department to increase the capacity of laboratory processing and to reduce the number of forensic DNA samples awaiting analysis. The Baltimore City Police Crime Laboratory will receive $252,000 and the […]

  • 3 in Md. Congressional Delegation Co-Sponsor 100% Clean Energy Bill
    by 292 on November 22, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Three members of Maryland’s congressional delegation have signed on as co-sponsors to new legislation that would commit the U.S. to achieve a 100% clean energy economy by 2050. Democratic Reps. Jamie Raskin, John P. Sarbanes and David J. Trone are among the more than 150 co-sponsors of the bill, which was floated this week by Rep. Don McEachin (D-Va.). McEachin’s bill, which has the backing of national environmental groups, has been in the works for months. It would require […]

  • Helping Marylanders Guard Against Spammers and Scams
    by 292 on November 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Dear Friend, This week, I held a Consumer Protection Forum in Odenton (pictured below) to share tips with Marylanders about how to guard against IRS and Social Security fraud, impostor scams, data breaches and ID theft. During the forum, representatives from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) discussed best practices for identifying common scams and protecting against them. The Consumer Protection Division of the Maryland Office of Attorney […]

  • Baltimore County Wins $1.65 Million Grant for Towson Circulator
    by 292 on November 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Baltimore County has won a federal grant award to support the launch of a Towson Circulator pilot. The $1.65 million award was announced by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes. The grant was requested by County Executive Johnny Olszewski’s administration in an effort to create innovative transportation options for Baltimore County residents. In his Fiscal Year 2020 Budget, Olszewski included funds to begin planning a Towson […]

  • Sarbanes, Scott, Van Hollen Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urging House and Senate Appropriators to Increase Funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program
    by 292 on November 21, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.) today joined U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) in leading a bipartisan, bicameral letter urging House and Senate appropriators to increase funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program. “As the House and Senate negotiate the final Fiscal Year 2020 funding bill, we urge you to accept the funding level with the increased allocation according to the […]

  • Sarbanes Joins Effort in Congress to Address the Climate Crisis and Transition the United States to a Clean Energy Economy
    by 292 on November 21, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined House Democrats to introduce the 100% Clean Economy Act, a bill to tackle the climate crisis and put the United States on a path toward a 100 percent clean energy economy. “We must take bold, meaningful and urgent action to mitigate the catastrophic impacts of climate change,” said Congressman Sarbanes, a prominent member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. “Today, House Democrats are taking an […]