A Message From Congressman Sarbanes
Holding Trump accountable and winning the 2020 election
On the investigation front, we will press ahead with the impeachment inquiry using the oversight authority of our committees of jurisdiction. I’m proud to serve as a member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform.
On the litigation front, Democrats will go to court as necessary to uncover any and all information regarding Trump’s misconduct, including his financial dealings before entering office. The public’s demand for checks and balances means activating the full measure of Congress’ Article 1 power and enlisting the Article III Judiciary Branch to enforce the will of the people. No one is above the law.
On the legislation front, we will continue the substantive policy work of Congress. I was proud to author HR1, the For the People Act, the most far-reaching democracy reform bill in a generation, which passed in March 2019 and set the table for other key measures Democrats have passed in this Congress to protect our election systems, ensure equal pay for equal work, raise the minimum wage, reduce the cost of prescription drugs, demand more humanitarian treatment at the border, close gun background check loopholes and much, much more. These proposals are piled up at the Senate door where Mitch McConnell refuses to take action.
In November of 2020, Democrat’s strategy of investigate, litigate and legislate will prevail. We will beat Trump, fix our democracy and rebuild America.
Sarbanes, Cardin, Van Hollen, Ruppersberger Announce More Than $310,000 for Housing Vouchers in Howard County
December 1, 2019
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.), to announce $311,523 in federal funding for the Howard County Housing Commission to help individuals with disabilities obtain market-rate housing.
The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher program.
Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce $477,000 in Federal Grants for the Baltimore City Police Crime Laboratory and the Baltimore County Police Department
November 29, 2019
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.), to announce $477,000 in federal funding for the Baltimore City Police Crime Laboratory and the Baltimore County Police Department to increase the capacity of laboratory processing and to reduce the number of forensic DNA samples awaiting analysis.
Sarbanes, Scott, Van Hollen Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urging House and Senate Appropriators to Increase Funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program
November 25, 2019
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.) today joined U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) in leading a bipartisan, bicameral letter urging House and Senate appropriators to increase funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program.
Sarbanes Joins Effort in Congress to Address the Climate Crisis and Transition the United States to a Clean Energy Economy
November 25, 2019
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined House Democrats to introduce the 100% Clean Economy Act, a bill to tackle the climate crisis and put the United States on a path toward a 100 percent clean energy economy.
November 25, 2019
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Senator Ben Cardin, Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.) to announce more than $1.65 million in federal funding for Baltimore County to fund the Towson Circulator.
The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. As part of nearly $14 million in statewide investments, this federal funding will support the purchase of new buses and infrastructure for the Towson Circulator.