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 3rd, 2021.

Updates

  • Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces More than $170,000 in Federal Funding to Help Spur Economic Growth & Support Minority-Owned Businesses in Baltimore

    Congressman John Sarbanes today joined Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) in announcing $170,699 to help spur economic growth and support minority-owned businesses in communities and industries most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds from the U.S. Department of Treasury, under the Emergency Capital Investment Program (ECIP), will be directed to Harbor Bank of Maryland, a Baltimore-based Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and Minority Depository Institution (MDI).

  • Maryland Delegation Announces More than $3 Million in Pandemic Reimbursement Funds to Montgomery County Public Schools

    Congressman John Sarbanes today joined Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) in announcing $3,582,069 in federal funding to reimburse the Montgomery County Education Department for pandemic-related expenses incurred by the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) system. Funding comes from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as authorized through Section 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.

  • Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces Over $340 Million in Infrastructure Funding to Bolster Public Transit Across the State

    Today, Congressman John Sarbanes joined Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) in announcing $348,108,466 in federal funding for Maryland in Fiscal Year 2022 to strengthen public transit infrastructure across the state. The lawmakers helped secure this increased federal funding through the U.S.

  • Sarbanes, Reed, Collins Reintroduce No Child Left Inside Act

    Today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and Senators Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced legislation to expand opportunities for environmental education in schools across the country and ensure the next generation has the environmental literacy skills to secure and sustain their future.

    The legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives with original cosponsors Representatives David Cicilline (D-R.I.), Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), Jim Langevin (D-R.I.), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) and Albio Sires (D-N.J.).

  • Maryland Delegation Confronts IRS Commissioner on Backlogs During Virtual Meeting

    Today, Congressman John Sarbanes joined Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, Kweisi Mfume and David Trone (all D-Md.) for a meeting with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig.