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  • Sarbanes, Cardin, Van Hollen, Ruppersberger Announce More Than $310,000 for Housing Vouchers in Howard County

    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

    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, Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer, Brown, Raskin, Trone Announce More Than $11 Million for Metrobus Upgrades

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.), to announce $11,040,000 in federal grantmaking for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) for Metrobus system improvements.

  • Sarbanes Joins Effort in Congress to Address the Climate Crisis and Transition the United States to a Clean Energy Economy

    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.

  • Sarbanes, Cardin, Van Hollen, Ruppersberger Announce $1.65 Million for New Towson Circulator

    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.

  • Sarbanes, Scott, Van Hollen Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urging House and Senate Appropriators to Increase Funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program

    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, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce Nearly $14 Million for Statewide Bus System Improvements

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone to announce $13,866,000 in federal funding for the improvement and modernization of bus systems throughout Maryland.

  • Sarbanes Advances Several Bills to Tackle Youth Tobacco Crisis and Protect Marylanders from Toxic Chemicals

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats to advance several bills that protect public health and combat the Trump Administration’s special interest, pro-polluter agenda.

    Legislation passed by the Committee, with Congressman Sarbanes’ support, includes:

  • Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce $2.5 Million for the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.), to announce $2,550,000 in federal grantmaking for the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation in Baltimore.

  • Sarbanes Fights to Protect Federal Funding for Maryland Transportation and Infrastructure Projects

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined a bipartisan group of House colleagues to urge Congressional Leadership to reverse disastrous cuts to federal highway funding that would cost Maryland more than $156 million.

    “Section 1438 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act would rescind $7.6 billion in unobligated federal-aid highway contract authority on July 1, 2020,” the Members wrote. “Across the board, states will lose precious dollars needed for investment in infrastructure projects.”

  • Sarbanes Statement on First Public Hearing of the Impeachment Inquiry

    Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held the first public hearing as part of the U.S. House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump:

    “Today, we heard public testimony from two credible, long-serving American diplomats. Together, Ambassador Taylor and Mr. Kent painted a sobering picture of how President Trump coerced a foreign government to interfere in the 2020 election and help his re-election campaign.

  • Sarbanes Denounces President Trump for Inviting Turkish President Erdogan to the White House

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the White House and held a joint press conference in the East Room.

  • Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce $250,000 for Youth Substance Misuse Prevention in Baltimore

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.) to announce $250,000 in federal grants for two Drug Free Community Coalitions in Baltimore.

  • Sarbanes Votes for Package of Bills to Support America’s Veterans

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today voted to pass a comprehensive package of bills to improve health care, education and job opportunities for America’s veterans and their families.

  • Sarbanes Votes to Enter Next Phase of Impeachment Investigation

    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.

  • Sarbanes, Scott, Wittman Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Boost Resources for Chesapeake Bay Conservation

    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.

  • Senate Republicans Block Effort to Pass H.R. 1, the For the People Act

    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.

  • Sarbanes Votes to Punish Turkey for Brutal Military Campaign in Northern Syria

    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.

  • Sarbanes Statement on Diwali

    I want to extend my best wishes to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists in Maryland, across America and all over the world as we celebrate Diwali. This joyous and uplifting festival of lights reinforces our enduring conviction that good always triumphs over evil. It also reminds us that the light of knowledge will always drive out the darkness of ignorance. May the year ahead be filled with peace and prosperity. Saal Mubarak.

  • My Statement on Senator Mike Miller

    Mike Miller’s leadership of the Maryland Senate for more than thirty years has provided tremendous benefits for our state. He put hardworking families first by building up Maryland's transportation system, safeguarding our Chesapeake Bay, and standing up for our children's public education. Even as his time as Senate President comes to an end, I know that Senator Miller will continue to guide Maryland forward as he works with his Senate colleagues to make life better for all Maryland residents.

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