Baltimore County Council Pending Legislative Updates

  • Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $7.8 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Strengthen Regional Vaccination Efforts
    by 236 on June 17, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $7,787,892 in American Rescue Plan funding to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines in underserved and minority communities across the region. “While the American Rescue Plan has helped accelerate the COVID-19 vaccination effort in Maryland, far too many communities – and […]

  • Ruppersberger Supports Legislation Ending Outdated Authorization for War in Iraq
    by 236 on June 17, 2021 at 4:00 am

    (Washington, DC) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger again supported bipartisan legislation repealing the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Iraq today, a measure that was first passed more than 19 years ago to address the threats posed by the regime of Saddam Hussein. H.R. 256 passed the U.S. House of Representatives in a vote of 268 to 161 and now heads to the U.S. Senate for consideration. H.R. 256, which is supported by President Biden, has no effect on any ongoing […]

  • Ruppersberger: COVID-19 Relief for Maryland Small Businesses Extended Through September
    by 236 on June 16, 2021 at 4:00 am

    (Timonium, MD) – Local small businesses can continue to receive a new federal tax credit to cover paid sick and family leave for employees through the end of September, Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger announced today. Thanks to the American Rescue Plan – which passed Congress with the support of Congressman Ruppersberger – employers with fewer than 500 employees may receive up to $17,110 per employee to provide workers with up to 10 days of paid sick leave and up to 12 weeks of […]

  • Ruppersberger: Response to Postal Concerns “Litany of Excuses, Finger-Pointing and Faulty Logic”
    by 236 on June 11, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    (Timonium, MD) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger today issued the following statement after receiving a response from the office of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to his letter requesting a meeting with senior USPS leadership as well as data related to severe mail delivery issues at Baltimore-area post offices. Constituents have gone weeks without receiving mail – including paychecks and, even worse, life-saving prescriptions. “We received a response from a government relations […]

  • Ruppersberger Secures $37.2 Million for Baltimore-area Projects in Major Transportation Bill
    by 236 on June 8, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    (Washington, D.C.) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) today announced that five Baltimore-area projects worth $37.2 million will be included in the House’s major transportation bill thanks to his advocacy. Known as “member designated projects,” the requests were made on behalf of state and local governments and aim to reduce congestion, improve safety and create jobs. Congressman Ruppersberger submitted the projects to the House’s Committee on Transportation and […]

  • Ruppersberger Announces Walorski as New Co-Chair of Bipartisan Municipal Finance Caucus
    by 236 on June 2, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    (Washington, DC) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02) today announced that Congresswoman Jackie Walorski of Indiana will serve as the Republican co-chair of the bipartisan House Municipal Finance Caucus following the announced retirement of current co-chair, Congressman Steve Stivers of Ohio. Walorski serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and has a strong background in tax policy. “As Congress continues to take a serious look at making long-overdue investments in our […]

  • Maryland Congressional Delegation Urges Governor Hogan to Reconsider Surprise Decision to Cut Off Federal Unemployment Assistance Early
    by 246 on June 2, 2021 at 4:00 am

    (Washington, DC) -- U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) issued the following response to Governor Larry Hogan’s sudden announcement Tuesday that Maryland will stop issuing federally funded Enhanced Pandemic Unemployment Benefits earlier than required "Unemployment benefits are helping more than 300,000 Marylanders make ends meet as our […]

  • Ruppersberger, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce Nearly $28 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funding to Address Health Disparities in Minority and Rural Communities
    by 246 on June 1, 2021 at 4:00 am

    (Washington, DC) -- Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger today joined his fellow Team Maryland colleagues -- U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen as well as Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone -- in announcing nearly $28 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding designed to reduce health disparities by strengthening health equity initiatives in high-risk and underserved communities across the state. […]

  • Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $796,000 in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Mental Health Training Across State
    by 236 on May 27, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced more than $796,000 in American Rescue Plan funding to expand mental and behavioral health training across the state.  “This new funding from the American Rescue Plan will aid our public health workforce and higher education institutions in meeting the increased demand for mental […]

  • Ruppersberger Requests Audit of Baltimore-Area Post Offices Amid Severe Mail Delays
    by 246 on May 27, 2021 at 4:00 am

    (Timonium, MD) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger has asked the Inspector General of the United States Postal Service (USPS) to conduct an audit of several Baltimore-area post offices that have been the source of ongoing constituent complaints. Consumers have gone weeks without receiving mail – including paychecks and, even worse, life-saving prescriptions. Some post offices within the Second District are assigning a regular carrier to fewer than half of their mail routes, Congressman […]

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  • Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce Nearly $7.8 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Strengthen Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts
    by 292 on June 17, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing $7,787,892 in American Rescue Plan funding to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines in underserved and minority communities across the state. “While the American Rescue Plan has helped accelerate the COVID-19 vaccination effort in Maryland, far too many communities – and especially communities of color – still face significant barriers,” the lawmakers said. “This […]

  • Sarbanes Discusses Small Business Pandemic Relief
    by 606 on June 16, 2021 at 10:38 am

    As Gov Larry Hogan, R-Md., lifts Maryland out of a state of emergency, businesses are looking, some even desperate to hire. At the same time other small businesses are struggling to pay off debt and secure relief funds. Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., joins the morning show to discuss these challenges in our Your Voice series.       […]

  • ICYMI: Sarbanes-Cardin Small Business Community Conversation
    by 292 on June 15, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    Dear Friend, Yesterday, Senator Ben Cardin and I held a conversation with small business owners from Maryland’s Third Congressional District to discuss the federal pandemic relief programs that are still available to small businesses across our state. During the event, we were joined by Small Business Administration (SBA) Baltimore District Director Stephen Umberger. Together, we shared important information and helped answer specific questions from Maryland small business owners. In case […]

  • Sarbanes Secures More Than $48 Million in Federal Funding for Transit Projects Across Maryland’s Third Congressional District
    by 292 on June 10, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today secured $48.7 million in federal transit funding for projects across Maryland’s Third Congressional District after the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee successfully advanced the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act (H.R. 3684), the Fiscal Year 2022 surface transportation bill. “These important investments in Maryland’s roads, highways and public […]

  • Sarbanes, Bilirakis Lead Bipartisan Effort to Protect the Rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and Greek Orthodox Christians in Turkey
    by 292 on June 3, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) today led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in calling on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom to work with global partners in a sustained and coordinated effort to hold the Erdogan regime in Turkey accountable for repeated violations of religious freedom and human rights. “Despite international condemnation, the state of Turkey continues to engage in chronic, egregious, systematic violations of […]

  • Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Urge Governor Hogan to Reconsider Surprise Decision to Cut Off Federal Unemployment Assistance
    by 292 on June 2, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in responding to Governor Larry Hogan’s sudden announcement that Maryland will stop issuing enhanced pandemic unemployment benefits: “Unemployment benefits are helping more than 300,000 Marylanders make ends meet as our unemployment rate remains above its pre-pandemic level. Governor Hogan’s abrupt decision to cut off federal assistance on July 3 will strip critical aid from a majority of […]

  • Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce Nearly $28 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funding to Address Health Disparities in Minority and Rural Communities
    by 292 on June 1, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing $27,943,554 in federal COVID-19 relief funding to reduce health disparities and strengthen health equity initiatives in high-risk and underserved communities across the state. “This new round of federal COVID-19 assistance will help address the systemic barriers and health disparities that harm minority and rural communities,” the lawmakers said. “Communities of color […]

  • Sarbanes Urges Biden Administration to Use Every Available Tool to Combat Rise of Antisemitism in America
    by 292 on May 28, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined dozens of lawmakers in calling on President Joe Biden to use the full force of the U.S. government to fight the rise of antisemitism in America and across the world. “As we now face a dramatic spike in violent antisemitism across this country, we urge you to continue your record of responding decisively to hate-based violence using these new tools at your disposal and take action to also protect the American Jewish […]

  • Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce More Than $796,000 in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Mental Health Training Across State
    by 292 on May 27, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing $796,497 in American Rescue Plan funding to expand mental and behavioral health training across the state. “This new funding from the American Rescue Plan will help our public health workforce and higher education institutions meet the increasing demand for mental health services brought on by the pandemic,” the lawmakers said. “Team Maryland will continue working to […]

  • ICYMI: Sarbanes Senior Forum on Medicare and Social Security
    by 292 on May 26, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Dear Friend, Yesterday, I held a Senior Forum on Medicare and Social Security. The event featured presentations from experts at the Social Security Administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services about how to access and navigate these important federal benefits. We also answered several questions submitted by Marylanders across the Third District, including: Who is eligible for Medicare?   How do I enroll in Medicare?   When can I enroll in Medicare?   How […]