Baltimore County Council Pending Legislative Updates

  • City Congressional Delegation Announce $898,750 to Address Lead-Based Paint in Baltimore
    by 197 on August 19, 2019 at 4:00 am

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) have announced $898,750 in federal funding to address lead-based paint in Baltimore, Maryland. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will go to the Housing Authority of Baltimore City for lead-based paint risk assessments, inspections, abatement, interim controls, and clearance […]

  • The Hill: Politics must stop at the edge of intelligence for sake of security
    by 61 on August 15, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    When it comes to national security, good intelligence is the best defense. The key to good intelligence is facts, data, unvarnished analysis, and no politics. That this bears repeating in today, as we face threats from domestic terrorism to nuclear weapons, is alarming to us as the former chairman and ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee. Yet, we find ourselves mutually perplexed by what is taking place within the national dialogue on how the intelligence community is being […]

  • Ruppersberger Issues Statement on Israel’s Decision to Bar Two Members of Congress from Country
    by 197 on August 15, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (Washington, D.C.) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) today issued the following statement after the Government of Israel announced its decision to prevent Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering the country: “As our closest ally in the Middle East, there has never been a day when I have doubted the need to protect Israel and defend our shared commitments to peace and stability. As a Defense Appropriator, I have cast many votes to that effect. The […]

  • Maryland Congressional Delegation Presses Governor Hogan to Ensure All Eligible Marylanders Can Vote in 2020
    by 197 on August 15, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Washington, DC (August 15, 2019)— Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-MD) sent a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan requesting information regarding the State of Maryland’s efforts to address problems that occurred during the 2018 elections.  The letter also pressed Hogan to work with the Maryland State […]

  • Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces $1.1 Million for Canton Railroad Company
    by 197 on August 5, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Representatives Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) issued the following statement announcing $1.1 million in federal funding for the Canton Railroad Company from the Department of Transportation (DOT). These funds will go towards the Canton Railroad Company’s Switch Replacement Project which will benefit the surrounding communities by bringing about safer and more reliable freight rail […]

  • Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces $1.9 million for Community College of Baltimore County
    by 197 on August 5, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Representatives Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) issued the following statement announcing $1.9 million in federal funding for Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Scaling Apprenticeship Through Sector-Based Strategies grant program. This funding will go towards the training of CCBC students in healthcare related apprenticeship programs in […]

  • Fifth Domain: Cyber Command’s first decade shows its value. Congress needs to ensure it continues
    by 61 on July 29, 2019 at 4:00 am

    It was the fall of 2007, and I was at a briefing with the Director of National Intelligence – at the time, Adm. Mike McConnell – and Melissa Hathaway, the director of the Joint Interagency Cyber Task Force. We huddled in a secure, windowless room in the U.S. Capitol. I wasn’t surprised they were asking a member of Congress for money. I was surprised by how much they were seeking: about $17 billion. It had been four years since I came to Congress. I was the first Democratic […]

  • Ruppersberger Issues Statement in Advance of Border Patrol Oversight Hearing
    by 197 on July 24, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    (WASHINGTON, DC) — Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, an Appropriator who serves on the Homeland Security Subcommittee, issued the following statement in advance of today’s oversight hearing on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), where Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost will testify. The hearing will be broadcast live at 2 p.m.  “Like many of my constituents, I remain extremely concerned about the conditions at Border Patrol facilities, the abhorrent conduct […]

  • Ruppersberger Endorses Bipartisan Budget Agreement
    by 197 on July 23, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    (WASHINGTON, DC) — Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, today endorsed a bipartisan agreement between Congress and the Trump Administration to raise unworkable caps on federal spending and suspend the debt ceiling. Unless Congress and the President act soon, America will hit a fiscal cliff that forces $125 billion in automatic cuts in both defense and non-defense spending. The agreement ends the threat of the sequester, restores […]

  • Maryland Delegation Announces $125 Million Federal Investment in Howard Street Tunnel
    by 61 on July 22, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (Washington, DC) -- Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone, announced $125 million in federal funding for the Howard Street Tunnel, which comes on top of the $91 million commitment that the Maryland Delegation worked to secure from CSX, the company that owns the tunnel.  The Howard Street Tunnel project, which is aimed at improving […]

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  • Sarbanes, Van Hollen, Cardin, Cummings, Ruppersberger Announce $898,750 to Address Lead-Based Paint in Baltimore
    by 292 on August 19, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    TOWSON, MD – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, along with Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings and Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.), in announcing $898,750 in federal funding to address lead-based paint in Baltimore. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will go to the Housing Authority of Baltimore City for lead-based paint risk assessments, inspections, abatement, interim controls and […]

  • ‘This Is A Critical Moment in History’ | Gun Safety Advocates Rally in Baltimore, Urge Lawmakers to Pass Gun Legislation
    by 292 on August 18, 2019 at 12:30 am

    Baltimore was one of dozens of cities across the country where marches and rallies demanded action against gun violence on Saturday. Gun violence has reached a boiling point in Baltimore and across the nation. There were eight fatal shootings in Baltimore this week alone. The Maryland Chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action are part of a nationwide demonstration aimed at getting the U.S. Senate to pass gun legislation.... “It is a disease that has infected every […]

  • Sarbanes, Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Announce More Than $1 Million for Maryland Disaster Resiliency Projects
    by 292 on August 16, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressman Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.), in announcing more than $1 million in federal funding for two disaster resiliency research projects in Maryland through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The University of Maryland will receive $550,000 and Jensen Hughes will receive $493,000 for research related to the risks of fire with different […]

  • Congressional Delegation Wants Answers on Election Snags Before 2020
    by 292 on August 16, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Six members of Maryland’s congressional delegation are raising questions about election security and operations in the state ahead of 2020. Democratic Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Reps. Elijah E. Cummings, Steny H. Hoyer, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and John P. Sarbanes, sent a letter to Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) with a series of questions detailing concerns about the 2018 election…. The lawmakers also asserted that before and after the 2018 elections […]

  • Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Press Governor Hogan to Ensure All Eligible Marylanders Can Vote in 2020
    by 292 on August 15, 2019 at 5:00 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, Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-MD), in sending a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) requesting information regarding the State of Maryland’s efforts to address problems that occurred during the 2018 elections. The letter also pressed Hogan to work with the […]

  • 200 Days of Progress – For the People
    by 292 on August 13, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Dear Friend, Over the last 200 days, the House Democratic Majority has moved swiftly and purposefully to improve the health, prosperity and well-being of all Americans. Leading with our For the People agenda, we’ve introduced and passed key bills that deliver on a host of top priorities, including legislation to clean up corruption in Washington, lower the cost of health care and prescription drugs, and increase paychecks for hardworking families. At the same time, our House […]

  • Sarbanes, Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Nearly $10 Million for BWI Airport
    by 292 on August 8, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) today to announce $9.94 million in federal funds for the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These funds will be used to reconstruct a portion of Taxiway Z which has reached the end of its useful life. “This federal investment will help ensure […]

  • $10M in Federal Funds to Help BWI-Marshall Reconstruct Taxiway
    by 412 on August 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Almost $10 million in federal funds have been secured for Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to reconstruct a portion of a taxiway, U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Rep. John Sarbanes announced Thursday. The funds from the Federal Aviation Administration will direct $9.94 million to the airport to reconstruct a portion of Taxiway Z, which has reached the end of its useful life…. "This federal investment will help ensure that BWI Airport remains one […]

  • BWI Airport Gets Nearly $10M in Federal Funds to Reconstruct Taxiway
    by 412 on August 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Airport is getting some cash flow from a Department of Transportation grant. Three Maryland lawmakers announced $9.94 million in federal funds for the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Airport through the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration. The funds will be used to reconstruct a portion of Taxiway Z. The announcement comes from U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Rep. John Sarbanes (all […]

  • Maryland Lawmakers Announce Nearly $10 Million for BWI Airport
    by 412 on August 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    On Thursday, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Representative John Sarbanes announced $9.94 million in federal funds for the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Lawmakers say these funds will be used to reconstruct a portion of Taxiway Z which has reached the end of its useful life…. “This federal investment will help ensure that BWI Airport […]