A Message From Congressman Sarbanes

I am proud to be leading the charge in Congress to limit the influence of Big Money on politics and government and amplify the voices of everyday Americans. Whether it’s the economy, energy and the environment, health care or any other critical issue, special interests and well-connected insiders are calling the shots in Washington. We need to return to a government of, by and for the people. That’s why I authored H.R. 1, the For the People Act, an historic reform bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on March 8th, 2019.

Updates

  • Thank You

    I am deeply grateful to the voters for re-electing me to Maryland's 3rd Congressional District. As our country continues to face major challenges, I will work my hardest to ensure we have a government of, by and for the people that advances fairness, justice and a decent quality of life for every family and every community.

  • Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $800,000 to Expand Housing Counseling Services Across Maryland

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing $793,828 in federal funding to expand housing-related counseling, including financial literacy, property maintenance and fiscal management services, across Maryland communities.

  • Sarbanes, Maryland Delegation Members Write to Governor Hogan Expressing Concern with COVID-19 Impacts on Latino Communities

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in urging Governor Larry Hogan to increase the state’s focus on halting the disproportionate spread of COVID-19 among Maryland’s Latino communities and delivering targeted relief to Latino families.

  • Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $20 Million for Drinking Water Improvement Projects

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing $20,170,000 in federal funding to improve drinking water systems throughout the state.

    “This new federal funding will help state and local governments complete urgently needed projects to enhance the quality of drinking water and modernize public water infrastructure across Maryland,” the lawmakers said. “By investing in our state’s water management and delivery systems, we can ensure that every Maryland community has access to clean and safe drinking water.”

  • In the News: House Democrats Renew Calls for Bill Giving Election Agency More Funding and Responsibility

    House Democrats Renew Calls for Bill Giving Election Agency More Funding and Responsibility
    Courtney Bublé, The Government Executive

    Following news from intelligence officials on Wednesday evening of foreign election interference attempts, several House lawmakers are renewing their calls for the Senate to take up their massive reform bill that would bolster the funding and responsibilities of the nation’s elections clearinghouse.

    Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and FBI Director Christopher Wray gave an unexpected press briefing on Wednesday—13 days out from the election—in which they said that Iran and Russia obtained voter registration information in attempts to meddle in U.S. elections. They said that voting remains secure, but House lawmakers renewed the call for the Senate to take up their “2019 For the People Act,” which the chamber passed in March 2019 and has specific provisions to beef up the Election Assistance Commission.

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