I am happy to announce that I will be running for re-election in Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District.
I am the only member of Congress who did not accept a single dollar from special interest political action committees last cycle and I plan to continue that this cycle. It’s just one way I am trying to put our democracy back in the hands of everyday Americans, not just the wealthy and well-connected special interests. I am also fighting to enact the Government By the People Act, which would establish a new paradigm for the funding of Congressional campaigns -- making everyday Americans just as powerful as the big money donors in elections across the country.
I am proud of what I have accomplished during this session of the House. Most notable was getting key pieces of my bill, No Child Left Inside, signed into law. Now our schools and teachers will have access to resources to build a more robust outdoor learning and environmental education curriculum. I also led a group of over 100 Members of Congress who successfully defeated an effort by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to slip a dangerous campaign finance rider into the final budget bill last year.
Every day I'm fighting to strengthen the middle class and put the public interest back in front of the special interests. I hope that you will support me in my re-election bid!