Baltimore County Council Pending Legislative Updates

  • Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $3 Million for Zero-Emission Buses
    by 236 on May 29, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    BALTIMORE – Members of the Baltimore congressional delegation including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) announced $2,949,750 for the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) to expand Baltimore’s fleet of zero-emission buses. Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) FY 2020 Low- or No-Emission Vehicle Program (Low-No). It […]

  • Van Hollen, Maryland Delegation Members Urge Transparency from State on COVID-19 Testing Plan
    by 236 on May 29, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) led a letter with members of the Maryland delegation, including Senator Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) urging Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to publicly release his plan on Maryland COVID-19 testing, which he is required to submit tomorrow to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As the […]

  • Baltimore Delegation Announces $1 Million to Help Johns Hopkins Expand Telehealth Capabilities for COVID-19 Patients
    by 236 on May 29, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    WASHINGTON – Today, members of Baltimore’s congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.), announced that Johns Hopkins Health Systems (JHHS) will receive $1 million from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to establish a remote intensive care unit and invest in telehealth equipment to care for COVID-19 patients. This federal […]

  • Ruppersberger Supports Improvements to Relief Programs for Businesses Impacted by Pandemic
    by 236 on May 28, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Washington, DC) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) today voted in favor of bipartisan legislation improving the Payroll Protection Program (PPP), the loan forgiveness program created for small businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 269-147 and now heads to the U.S. Senate for consideration. The PPP was originally created by Congress under the CARES Act passed in April and provides businesses with a loan […]

  • Baltimore Delegation Members Announce $8 Million in Federal Funding for Amtrak
    by 236 on May 28, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Baltimore congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) announced $8 million in new federal funding to upgrade Amtrak’s primary line in Baltimore, a critical hub for commuters and travelers. The funding is part of a grant from the 2019 Federal-State Partnership for the State of Good Repair Program and […]

  • Maryland Delegation Members Press State for Plans to Address COVID-19 Racial Disparities, Expand Testing
    by 236 on May 21, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    WASHINGTON – Today, members of the Maryland congressional delegation, led by U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Anthony G. Brown, and including Senator Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Jamie B. Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) sent a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan urging him to use race and ethnicity data to develop a plan to address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color in […]

  • Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces $25 Million to Help Seniors and Individuals With Disabilities Live Independently
    by 236 on May 15, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    WASHINGTON – The Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin, and David Trone announced the award of $25,212,690 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) for the continuation of the Money Follows the Person (RCMFTP) demonstration program. By making […]

  • Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $162,000 for COVID-19 Research at Johns Hopkins University
    by 236 on May 15, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen H.R. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced a $162,283 Rapid Research Response (RAPID) award for Johns Hopkins University (JHU) to conduct research into the replication process of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This research will advance efforts to design effective therapies while guarding against the possibility of drug […]

  • Ruppersberger Supports Additional COVID-19 Funding for State and Local Governments, Testing, Families
    by 246 on May 15, 2020 at 4:00 am

    (Washington, DC) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) this evening voted in favor of legislation providing another $3 trillion in emergency relief funding for COVID-19 testing and treatments, as well as critical aid to the state and local governments that are on the frontlines of the pandemic. The bill also includes a second round of stimulus checks of up to $6,000 for most American households. The relief package passed in the U.S. House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote […]

  • Maryland Delegation Members Announce More Than $205 Million to Expand Statewide Testing Capacity
    by 236 on May 13, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    WASHINGTON – Members of the Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin, and David Trone announced that Maryland will receive $205,723,600 to expand COVID-19 testing capacity statewide. Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and was authorized through the Paycheck Protection Program and […]

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  • Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Urge Governor Hogan to Unveil COVID-19 Testing Plan
    by 292 on May 29, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Maryland Congressional Delegation today urged Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) to publicly release his plan to use $205 million in federal funding secured by the Delegation to ramp up COVID-19 testing across the state. The Governor is required to submit the plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by Saturday, May 30. “… We urge you to outline how you will target testing resources to the […]

  • Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce Nearly $3 Million for Zero-Emission Buses
    by 292 on May 29, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Baltimore Congressional Delegation today announced $2,949,750 for the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) to expand Baltimore’s fleet of zero-emission buses. Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) FY 2020 Low- or No-Emission Vehicle Program (Low-No). It will help Baltimore City transition to a clean bus fleet by purchasing three new zero-emission buses […]

  • Coronavirus Update: Resources for Seniors
    by 292 on May 29, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    Dear Friend, In May, we observe Older Americans Month and recognize the enormous contributions of our seniors. We also take this opportunity to focus our collective energy on ensuring that all seniors have access to high-quality health care and economic security, along with meaningful opportunities to continue contributing to the workforce and to civic life. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Older Americans Month carries special significance, as we consider the enormous threats and challenges that […]

  • Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce $1 Million to Help Johns Hopkins Expand Telehealth Capabilities for COVID-19 Patients
    by 292 on May 28, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Baltimore Congressional Delegation today announced $1 million in federal funding for Johns Hopkins Health Systems (JHHS) to establish a remote intensive care unit and invest in telehealth equipment to care for COVID-19 patients. This federal funding will allow JHHS to deploy telehealth technology – including cameras, tablets and more – to diagnose and treat COVID-19 patients from a safe distance. The telehealth […]

  • Sarbanes Votes to Improve Paycheck Protection Program and Help Deliver Urgently Needed Aid to American Workers and Small Businesses
    by 292 on May 28, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today voted to pass the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act (H.R. 7010), a bill to enhance PPP and help small businesses maximize available COVID-19 economic relief. “Small businesses in Maryland and across the country continue to bear the brunt of this public health emergency and financial crisis,” said Congressman Sarbanes. “We must continue to increase access to federal COVID-19 economic relief and […]

  • Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce $8 Million in Federal Funding for Amtrak
    by 292 on May 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Baltimore Congressional Delegation today announced $8 million in federal funding to upgrade Amtrak’s primary line in Baltimore, a critical hub for commuters and travelers. Funding comes from the 2019 Federal-State Partnership for the State of Good Repair Program and follows a strong push by the Baltimore Delegation to support this project. The funds will help upgrade a 5-mile section of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor […]

  • Sarbanes Joins Fight to Ensure Fair and Accurate 2020 Census
    by 292 on May 27, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today co-sponsored the Fair and Accurate Census Act, a bill to ensure a full and correct count as the U.S. Census Bureau conducts the 2020 Census amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Across the country, states like Maryland depend on an accurate decennial census to allocate critical federal resources and ensure fair representation for our communities,” said Congressman Sarbanes. “Compounding the Trump Administration’s […]

  • Sarbanes Highlights Importance of Independent Inspectors General to Hold Government Accountable to the People [Video]
    by 292 on May 27, 2020 at 3:25 am

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a House Oversight and Reform Committee briefing today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) saluted the important work of Inspectors General, like Principal Deputy Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Christi A. Grimm, who serve as frontline watchdogs for the American people by exposing government waste, fraud, abuse and corruption. “I found this description of Inspectors General: ‘… A U.S. federal Inspector General […]

  • Sarbanes Statement on Memorial Day [Video]
    by 292 on May 25, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following video statement today in observance of Memorial Day: See below for a full transcript. * * * “This is Congressman Sarbanes. “Normally, on Memorial Day, I would be attending a ceremony at a Veterans Cemetery or some other memorial. “Obviously, this year we cannot do that. But we pay tribute to and honor those who gave their lives in service to this country. We remember those who came home […]

  • Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Sarbanes Calls for Congressional Action to Ensure Free, Fair and Safe Voting in November Election [Video]
    by 292 on May 22, 2020 at 1:02 am

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a press conference today with Speaker Pelosi (D-Calif.), Rep. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-D.C.) and Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-U.S.V.I.), Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) urged Congress to act immediately to provide state and local jurisdictions across the country with the resources they need to conduct free, fair and safe elections in November amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 15, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Heroes Act, a […]