About

I have represented Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District in the House of Representatives since 2007. As a lifelong Marylander and one of the few members of Congress who gets to drive home every night, I believe I am able to serve the residents of the 3rd District well because I hear from you each day and understand where your concerns are coming from.

Prior Experience

Before I was elected to Congress, I worked in the Maryland State Department of Education to make our school system the best in the country. As an attorney, I represented doctors, hospitals and other health care providers to build a high quality health care system. And I worked with organizations like the Public Justice Center to protect the environment and ensure equality and opportunity for all Marylanders.
 

While in Congress

In Congress, I chair the Democracy Reform Task Force and serve on the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. I fight to keep our government transparent and accountable, ensure access to affordable health care, preserve the Chesapeake Bay and protect our planet from the dangerous threat of climate change.

I am proud of my record in Congress and am working everyday to enact meaningful change. I authored the No Child Left inside Act, which became law in December 2016 and provides federal funding for outdoor and environmental education. I have worked with the Social Security Administration to make it easier for veterans to apply for and receive disability benefits and to establish a VetCorps that serves veterans and military families. I’ve worked to expand access to solar in Maryland and create clean energy jobs, and I’ve passed legislation that makes student loan repayment more affordable and provides loan forgiveness for people who work in public service or non-profit sector for 10 years. I’ve also authored a new law to address the opioid epidemic facing our country, improving access to live-saving overdose reversal drugs. Currently as Chair of the Democracy Reform Task Force, I’m leading the charge to confront President Trump on his conflicts of interest and ethical abuses, fight special-interest policies in Congress, and advance reforms that give everyday Americans back their voice in our democracy.