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.
November 12, 2019
Sarbanes discusses the ongoing impeachment inquiry
MSNBC (The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell)
Sarbanes, Scott, Wittman Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Boost Resources for Chesapeake Bay Conservation
November 4, 2019
Today, Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. John Sarbanes (D-Md.), Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Rob Wittman (R-Va.) introduced the Chesapeake Watershed Investments for Landscape Defense (Chesapeake WILD) Act, a bipartisan bill to provide more resources for Chesapeake Bay conservation efforts.
The Chesapeake WILD Act will create a new grant program to help local entities work on the ground to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitats throughout the Bay Watershed.
November 4, 2019
Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today voted in support of H.Res. 660, a measure to advance into the next phase of the U.S. House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry.
November 3, 2019
Senate Republicans blocked an effort by U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) to pass S. 949, the For the People Act, a historic reform package to clean up corruption in Washington, expose secret foreign money in our politics, crack down on lobbyists, strengthen election security, protect the right to vote and return power back to the American people with clean, citizen-owned elections.
November 2, 2019
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined a large bipartisan majority of U.S. Representatives to pass H.R. 4695, the Protect Against Conflict by Turkey (PACT) Act, a bill to sanction Turkey for launching a ruthless military campaign in northern Syria and to require the Trump Administration to safeguard America’s national security interests and address the ensuing humanitarian crisis in the region.