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  • Ruppersberger Issues Statement on President’s Abandonment of U.S. Allies in Syria
    by 61 on October 7, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (Washington, D.C.) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, a Defense Appropriator, today issued the following statement following President Trump’s announcement that he will withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria:   “Once again, President Trump is making national security decisions based on his impulsive whims and not the sound advice and expertise of our military and intelligence leaders. This isn’t strategy, this is betrayal. In his subordinates, the […]

  • Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer, Ruppersberger, Sarbanes, Brown Announce more than $8.5 Million for Anne Arundel County Firefighters
    by 197 on October 4, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Anthony G. Brown (all D-Md.) are applauding the recent award of more than $8,549,000 in federal funds for Anne Arundel County through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. These funds will enable the county to hire additional career […]

  • Baltimore Delegation Announces $9.7 Million to Address Lead-Based Paint in Baltimore
    by 197 on September 26, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Washington, D.C. (September 26, 2019) -- Today U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes announced $9.7 million in federal funding to address lead-based paint in Baltimore.  The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will allow Baltimore to work to eliminate lead-based paint hazards in low-income private housing. “All children deserve to grow up in a safe and […]

  • Ruppersberger on Impeachment: National Security is Where I Draw the Line
    by 61 on September 24, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    (Washington, D.C.) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) today issued the following statement regarding impeachment proceedings of President Trump: “As a former prosecutor, I have resisted calls to begin formal impeachment proceedings against the President until we had clear, indisputable evidence that transcends politics. Follow the facts, I’ve said.  Jeopardizing our national security is where I draw the line. Withholding duly-appropriated money meant to aid a […]

  • Committee Passes Ruppersberger’s Bill to Help Coastal Communities Prepare for Storms, Floods
    by 61 on September 19, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (Washington, DC) – The U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Natural Resources has passed bipartisan legislation authored by Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) that will help local and state governments protect the country’s 95,000 miles of shoreline. The Committee unanimously passed the bill yesterday, setting the stage for a vote for passage by the full House of Representatives. The Digital Coast Act allows professionals at the National Oceanic and […]

  • Maryland Delegation Urges USDA to Reconsider Food and Nutrition Benefit Changes
    by 197 on September 17, 2019 at 4:00 am

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue urging him to reconsider a recently proposed change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that would hurt Maryland families. Under the proposed rule, an estimated 50,000 Marylanders could lose […]

  • Ruppersberger Issues Statement on Impeachment Investigation
    by 61 on September 17, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (WASHINGTON, DC) — Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger released the following statement after members of the House Judiciary Committee marked up a resolution representing the next steps in its investigation to determine whether to recommend articles of impeachment against President Trump: “It appears to me that Trump has committed impeachable offenses. This includes apparent violations of the emoluments clause, obstructing the Mueller investigation, refusing to comply with […]

  • Van Hollen, Cardin, Cummings, Ruppersberger, and Sarbanes Announce Over $207,000 for the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue
    by 197 on September 13, 2019 at 4:00 am

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Representatives Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) announced $207,054 in federal funding for the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue. The funding, awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, will be used for a firefighting training course for members of the Department. The training course will provide instruction to […]

  • Cummings, Ruppersberger, Sarbanes Demand ICE Cease Predatory Bait and Switch Practices
    by 197 on September 12, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Washington, DC (Sept. 12, 2019)— Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, and Congressman John Sarbanes (all D-MD) sent a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Acting Director Matthew T. Albence requesting that ICE immediately cease the predatory bait and switch tactics to arrest immigrants that are attending interviews as part of their lawful immigration process related to their marriage to a U.S. citizen at the Baltimore U.S. […]

  • Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces Almost $300,000 for the Baltimore City Fire Department
    by 197 on September 12, 2019 at 4:00 am

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Representatives Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) announced $298,345 in federal funding for the Baltimore City Fire Department (BCFD). The funding, awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, will be used to purchase new equipment for the Department and to support their Mobile Integrated Health/Community Paramedicine pilot […]

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  • Sarbanes Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw U.S. Forces from Northern Syria
    by 292 on October 11, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today in response to President Donald J. Trump’s decision to abruptly withdraw American forces from northern Syria, opening the door for Turkey to launch a military offensive against the region’s Kurdish population: “President Trump’s breathtakingly reckless decision to withdraw American forces from northern Syria is a jarring betrayal of our Kurdish partners and a dangerous […]

  • House to Vote This Month on Legislation to Combat Foreign Interference in Elections
    by 292 on October 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    The House will vote on legislation later this month aimed at limiting foreign interference in U.S. elections after a bipartisan report from the Senate Intelligence Committee this week called on Congress to take action on the issue. The move by House Democrats is likely to place additional pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), whom Democrats have targeted on election security.  House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced the House will take […]

  • House Democrats Introduce New Legislation to Combat Foreign Election Interference
    by 292 on October 8, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    A group of House Democrats led by Administration Committee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (Calif.) on Tuesday introduced new legislation aimed at combating foreign efforts to interfere in U.S. elections. The SHIELD Act would require campaigns to report “illicit offers” of election assistance from foreign governments or individuals to both the FBI and the Federal Election Commission (FEC), and also take steps to ensure that political advertisements on social media are […]

  • Sarbanes Statement on Yom Kippur
    by 292 on October 8, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today in observance of Yom Kippur: “I want to wish a meaningful fast to those observing this solemn and introspective time of atonement in the Jewish community. We can all benefit from the self-reflection, humility and renewal that Yom Kippur brings. G’mar Chatimah Tovah, from my family to yours.” ### […]

  • Sarbanes, House Democrats Introduce SHIELD Act to Combat Foreign Interference in American Elections
    by 292 on October 8, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Committee on House Administration Chairperson Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and House Democrats to introduce the Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act, a bill to combat foreign interference in American elections. The SHIELD Act (H.R. 4617) will close loopholes that allow foreign spending in our elections, boost disclosure and transparency requirements and create […]

  • Sarbanes, Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer, Ruppersberger, Brown Announce More Than $8.5 Million for Anne Arundel County Firefighters
    by 292 on October 4, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger and Anthony G. Brown (all D-Md.), to announce a recent award of more than $8,549,000 in federal funding for Anne Arundel County through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. These funds will enable the […]

  • Your Voice: Rep. John Sarbanes
    by 292 on October 2, 2019 at 10:05 pm

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  • Sarbanes Delivers Remarks on Hispanic Heritage Month
    by 292 on September 30, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following video today in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. See below for a video of the Congressman’s remarks. See below for a full transcript of the Congressman’s remarks. * * * “Hi, this is Congressman John Sarbanes. “We are in Hispanic Heritage Month, and I want to congratulate and thank the Latinx community in Maryland and throughout the country for the incredible contributions […]

  • Sarbanes Discusses the Impeachment Inquiry and the Ukraine Affair
    by 292 on September 27, 2019 at 11:45 pm

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  • Sarbanes, Speaker Pelosi, Chairperson Lofgren and Freshmen House Democrats Highlight 200 Days of Senate GOP Inaction on Historic H.R. 1, The For The People Act [Video]
    by 292 on September 27, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Committee on Administration Chairperson Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Freshmen House Democrats to mark 200 days of Senate inaction on H.R. 1, The For The People Act, a historic reform package to restore the promise of our nation’s democracy, clean up corruption in Washington, expose secret foreign money in our politics, crack down on lobbyists and […]