Baltimore County Council Pending Legislative Updates

  • Baltimore Delegation Members Applaud $500,000 in Housing Assistance for Survivors of Human Trafficking
    by 236 on August 6, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) applauded the award of $500,000 in federal funds for the Salvation Army’s Next Step Program for Victims of Human Trafficking. Funds come from the Department of Justice (DOJ) Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking Program and will allow the Next Step Program to provide housing and employment […]

  • Baltimore Delegation Members Urge Congressional Leaders to Increase COVID-19 Relief for Public Transit
    by 236 on August 3, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) urged Congressional Leaders to provide urgently needed relief for public transit agencies, like the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA). The lawmakers requested an additional $32 billion in funding to help public transit agencies like MTA continue providing essential services to frontline workers. They also asked to improve the funding […]

  • House Passes Second ‘Minibus’ Spending Bill Benefiting Maryland Projects
    by 236 on July 31, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    (Washington, D.C.) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger today voted in support of a six-bill “minibus” appropriations package that makes critical investments in Maryland’s military and Chesapeake Bay-focused economies. H.R. 7617 – which combines the fiscal year 2021 funding bills for a wide range of federal departments and agencies including Defense, Justice, Commerce, Transportation, Education, Housing, Health and Energy – passed the U.S. House of […]

  • House Passes Second ‘Minibus’ Spending Bill Benefiting Maryland Projects
    by 236 on July 31, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    (Washington, D.C.) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger today voted in support of a six-bill “minibus” appropriations package that makes critical investments in Maryland’s military and Chesapeake Bay-focused economies. H.R. 7617 – which combines the fiscal year 2021 funding bills for a wide range of federal departments and agencies including Defense, Justice, Commerce, Transportation, Education, Housing, Health and Energy – passed the U.S. House of […]

  • House Passes Critical COVID-19 Support for Childcare Sector, Including $651 Million for Maryland
    by 246 on July 29, 2020 at 4:00 am

    (Washington, D.C.) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger today voted in support of urgently-needed legislation to stabilize the American childcare sector and the families it serves – a key component to reopening the U.S. economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Child Care is Essential Act and the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act both passed the U.S. House of Representatives and now head to the U.S. Senate for consideration. Without help, roughly half of Maryland’s […]

  • House Passes “Minibus” Spending Bill with Key Investments for Maryland
    by 236 on July 24, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    (Washington, D.C.) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger today voted in support of a four-bill “minibus” appropriations package that makes critical investments in the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland’s military facilities, local veterans and children. H.R. 7608 – which combines the State-Foreign Operations, Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA, Interior and Environment and the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations bills – passed the U.S. House of […]

  • Baltimore Delegation Announces Nearly $775,000 for Drug Addiction Research at Johns Hopkins University
    by 236 on July 23, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (D-Md.) today announced $774,845 in federal funding for Johns Hopkins University to support critical research on drug use and addiction. The funding, which comes through the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), will explore innovative intervention treatment for opioid use disorders. Specifically, the funding will enable researchers to evaluate the […]

  • Ruppersberger Joins Legislation to Block Federal Occupation in Portland, Other American Cities
    by 246 on July 21, 2020 at 4:00 am

    (Washington, DC) -- Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger is supporting legislation to address President Trump's use of unidentified federal agents to terrorize and detain peaceful protestors in Portland and his threats to send federal agents to other cities across the country. "It’s clear Lafayette Square and Portland were dry runs for what President Trump plans to do in Baltimore and other cities 'run by Democrats' with his […]

  • Maryland Delegation Urges Trump Administration to Extend COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and Allow Critical Federal Aid to Continue Flowing to States
    by 236 on July 20, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, David Trone and Kweisi Mfume (D-Md.) yesterday wrote to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar requesting the extension of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.  The COVID-19 public health emergency declaration, set to expire on July 25, helps ensure that states like Maryland […]

  • Baltimore Delegation Announces Nearly $425,000 for COVID-19 Research at University of Maryland, Baltimore
    by 236 on July 20, 2020 at 4:00 am

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (D-Md.) today announced $424,875 in federal funding for the University of Maryland, Baltimore to support critical medical research in the fight against COVID-19. The funding, which comes from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will advance studies of the virus through autophagy – the body’s natural process of breaking down […]

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  • Sarbanes Joins Effort to Boost Support for 2020 Census Amid COVID-19
    by 292 on August 6, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined House Democrats in calling on Congressional Leadership to commit additional resources and support to ensure a complete and accurate count in the 2020 Census. “As our country continues to navigate the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial that we prioritize the implementation of a complete and accurate Census,” the lawmakers wrote. “Census operations have been delayed and disrupted to […]

  • Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Members Announce More Than $500,000 in Housing Assistance for Survivors of Human Trafficking
    by 292 on August 5, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Baltimore Congressional Delegation in announcing $500,000 in federal funding to provide housing assistance to survivors of human trafficking in Baltimore. Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking Program. It will help the Salvation Army’s Next Step Program for Victims of Human Trafficking provide housing and employment assistance to […]

  • Federal Dollars Awarded for Human Trafficking Survivors in Montgomery County
    by 606 on August 5, 2020 at 9:00 am

    The University of Maryland Support, Advocacy, Freedom and Empowerment (SAFE) Center for Human Trafficking Survivors, which aids survivors of human trafficking in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, was awarded $500,000 in federal funding. The SAFE Center operates in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services to provide housing assistance to survivors of human trafficking. “The Coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the need for stable, […]

  • Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Members Announce $500,000 in Housing Assistance for Survivors of Human Trafficking in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties
    by 292 on August 4, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.), in announcing $500,000 in federal funds for the University of Maryland Support, Advocacy, Freedom and Empowerment Center for Human Trafficking Survivors (SAFE Center). Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Justice Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking […]

  • Sarbanes, House Democrats Express Concern About Trump Administration’s Efforts to Undermine Food and Nutrition Assistance in Maryland and the District of Columbia Amid COVID-19
    by 292 on August 4, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined House Democrats in expressing their serious concern about recent actions by the Trump Administration to weaken food assistance in Maryland and the District of Columbia as the region continues to address the COVID-19 pandemic.  “At the start of the coronavirus pandemic outbreak, the Department – rightly – took action to remove bureaucratic obstacles to hungry Americans accessing nutrition […]

  • Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Members Announce More Than $515,000 to Support Annapolis Fire Department
    by 292 on August 3, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) in announcing $516,418.18 in federal funding for the Annapolis Fire Department. The grant, awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, will be used to purchase new Self-Contained Automated Breathing Apparatus Units, which protect firefighters from harmful airborne particles when responding […]

  • Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Urge Congressional Leaders to Increase COVID-19 Relief for Public Transit
    by 292 on August 1, 2020 at 12:41 am

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Baltimore Congressional Delegation in urging Congressional Leaders to provide urgently needed relief for public transit agencies, like the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA). The lawmakers requested an additional $32 billion in funding to help public transit agencies like MTA continue providing essential services to frontline workers. They also asked to improve the funding formula for public transit relief, so that […]

  • Maryland Congressional Delegation Requests $32 Billion More Relief Funding for U.S. Transit Systems
    by 292 on July 31, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    Maryland officials Maryland’s congressional delegation is asking for an additional $32 billion in coronavirus relief funding for U.S. public transit systems — and for a larger share to go to transit systems serving mid-sized cities, such as Baltimore, where people depend heavily on the regional buses and trains. Public transit is an essential government service, and additional aid “is necessary to sustain operations across the country,” U.S. Sens. Chris Van Hollen and […]

  • Census Door Knocking Cut A Month Short Amid Pressure to Finish Count
    by 292 on July 31, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    The Census Bureau is cutting short critical door-knocking efforts for the 2020 census amid growing concerns among Democrats in Congress that the White House is pressuring the bureau to wrap up counting soon for political gain, NPR has learned.... Asked by Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., if he was aware that the Trump administration reportedly wants to wrap up counting quickly so that the president can receive the census apportionment numbers by the end of the year, Dillingham […]

  • Sarbanes Votes to Fund Additional Maryland Priorities in Annual Appropriations Bills
    by 292 on July 31, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today voted to pass another round of federal funding to support a whole host of Maryland priorities, including investments in public health, housing, education, infrastructure, the Chesapeake Bay, environmental protection, climate action, economic development, police reform, military families and election security, along with many other critical programs and initiatives. The six funding bills comprise the Defense, Commerce, Justice, […]