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  • Sarbanes Votes to Advance Legislation Addressing National Health Priorities
    by 693 on May 18, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and his Democratic and Republican colleagues on the House Energy and Commerce Committee advanced six bipartisan health bills that boost crucial health programs and launch a new initiative to foster biomedical breakthroughs, the Advanced Research Project Agency-Health Act (ARPA-H). These bills reauthorize the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) user fee programs and improves the agency’s capacity to oversee the safety and […]

  • Helping Families with Rising Costs
    by 693 on May 18, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    Dear Friend, With rising prices putting a real strain on Marylanders, I’m glad to report that Democrats and Republicans recently came together to pass a bipartisan federal budget bill that will help lower the cost of living for families. It will also promote public safety, strengthen education, fight climate change and rebuild our infrastructure at this transformational moment for our nation. Together with these key budget measures, we must demand accountability from big corporations that […]

  • Supporting Veterans During COVID-19 and Beyond
    by 693 on May 17, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    Dear Friend, Recently, Representative Dutch Ruppersberger and I visited the Glen Burnie VA Clinic to thank the staff for their hard work during the pandemic and their dedication to the well-being of our nation’s veterans. Their tireless devotion to the health and safety of others is truly inspiring and embodies the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) mission. We also met with VA Maryland Health Care System leaders for an update on the system’s capacity to serve veterans now and […]

  • Greek-Americans in Congress Fight Plan to Upgrade Turkey’s F-16’s
    by 693 on May 15, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Rep. John Sarbanes, a Maryland Democrat, told the TV that, “We are leading an effort in Congress to make sure all of our colleagues are aware of Turkey’s provocative behavior…There is an increasing sense this bad behavior cannot go unaddressed …we have to be very careful about any kind of transaction we undertake with Turkey” […]

  • Sarbanes Bill to Bolster Pediatric Mental and Behavioral Health Services Voted Favorably Out of Subcommittee
    by 693 on May 11, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan bill, introduced by Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) to meet the needs of children with serious emotional disturbances or substance use disorders, was voted favorably out of the House Subcommittee on Health today. The Continuing Systems of Care for Children Act (H.R. 7248) would reauthorize two mental health and substance use programs – the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances Program and Youth […]

  • National Capital Region Delegation Joint Statement On WMATA Board’s Selection Of New GM
    by 693 on May 11, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative John Sarbanes today joined Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) and Representatives Don Beyer (D-Va.), Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), Anthony Brown (D-Md.), Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) and David Trone (D-Md.), who represent the National Capital Region in the House of Representatives, in issuing a statement on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Board of Directors’ selection of […]

  • Maryland Members Announce Nearly $130,000 for NASA Partnership with University of Baltimore, UMES to Support Students Pursuing STEM Careers
    by 693 on May 11, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes today joined Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, Kweisi Mfume, and Andy Harris (all Md.) in announcing $129,731 to fund partnerships between NASA and Maryland universities to support young students’ dreams of entering careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The funds will support the University of Baltimore’s Space Tech Camp – an initiative geared towards helping […]

  • Expanding Telehealth for America’s Seniors
    by 693 on May 10, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    Dear Friend, During Older Americans Month, we celebrate seniors and their invaluable contributions in our communities. We honor them by renewing our efforts to ensure they can access crucial support and services. Across the country and right here in Maryland, the federal government is making investments to ensure that telehealth continues to benefit our seniors. The recently passed federal budget bill extended Medicare’s telehealth flexibility, guaranteeing seniors coverage for telehealth […]

  • Mayor Scott & Lawmakers Tout Funding To Expand Internet Access For Baltimore’s Seniors
    by 693 on May 9, 2022 at 5:30 pm


  • Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $5 Million for Early Childhood Education Programs in Washington, St. Mary’s and Howard Counties
    by 693 on May 5, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes today joined Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, Kweisi Mfume and David Trone (all D-Md.) in announcing $5,382,250 in federal funding for the Head Start of Washington County, Board of Education of St. Mary's County Public Schools and the Community Action Council of Howard County’s Head Start projects to expand early learning opportunities, development, health services and family well-being […]