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  • Sarbanes Reacts to Mueller’s Testimony and Discusses House Democrats’ Efforts to Hold President Trump Accountable to the American People

    During an interview on CNN’s ‘Right Now with Brianna Keilar,’ Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) shared his perspective on Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s appearance before Congress and discussed House Democrats’ efforts to hold President Donald J. Trump accountable to the American people.

  • Sarbanes, Cardin, Van Hollen, Cummings, Ruppersberger Announce More Than $600,000 to Launch Chesapeake Regional Digital Health Exchange

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Representatives Elijah E. Cummings and Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.), in announcing more than $633,500 in grants from the competitive i6 Challenge of the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) to Johns Hopkins University Technology Ventures (JHTV).

  • Sarbanes Statement on Mueller Testimony

    Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director and Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III delivered testimony before the House Committee on the Judiciary and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence about his Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election:

  • Sarbanes Votes to Curb Robocalls and Crack Down on Abusive Telephone Scams

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today voted to pass the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (H.R. 3375), a bipartisan bill that would require phone carriers to provide consumers with free call-authentication capabilities and call-blocking technology to help curtail unwanted robocalls.

  • Sarbanes, Maryland Delegation Announce $125 Million Federal Investment in Howard Street Tunnel

    Today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone in announcing $125 million in federal funding for the Howard Street Tunnel, which comes on top of the $91 million commitment that the Maryland Delegation worked to secure from CSX, the company that owns the tunnel.

  • My trip to the border

    Recently, I had the opportunity to visit southeast Texas and see firsthand the humanitarian crisis taking place at the U.S. - Mexico Border. What I witnessed was unnerving: refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers held in dangerous and inhumane conditions.

  • Sarbanes, Van Hollen, Cummings, Ruppersberger Meet with Baltimore City Police Commissioner Harrison and Mayor Young

    Today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) joined U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, along with U.S. Representatives Elijah E. Cummings and Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.) in meeting with Baltimore City Police Commissioner Michael Harrison and Mayor Jack Young to discuss the Commissioner’s recently released crime plan and their commitment to the Baltimore City Consent Decree.

  • Sarbanes Slams Trump Administration for Inhumane Treatment of Migrant Children

    During a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) pressed U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan about his agency’s failure to address the severe overcrowding, rampant spread of disease and lack of adequate supplies at Border Patrol stations and detention facilities across the southern border.

  • Sarbanes Votes to Raise Wages for Millions of American Workers

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today voted to pass the Raise the Wage Act (H.R. 582), a bill that would boost paychecks for more than 33 million Americans by steadily increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025.

  • Sarbanes Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Join Congress in Preventing Turkey from Acquiring F-35 Fighter Jets

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after President Donald J. Trump announced that he would – after some hesitation – join Congress in barring Turkey from receiving the F-35 fighter jet:

  • Sarbanes, Maryland Delegation Hear from Union Leaders about the Trump Administration’s Ongoing Attacks on Federal Workers

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone on Tuesday to host key leaders of federal worker unions to discuss the Trump administration’s ongoing campaign against civil servants and federal workers.

  • Sarbanes Statement on Resolution Condemning President Trump’s Racist Comments

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after voting for H.Res. 489, which condemns President Donald J. Trump’s racist comments directed at Members of Congress:

  • Sarbanes Co-Sponsors Bill to Boost American Infrastructure, Combat Climate Change, Expand Broadband Access and Protect Public Health

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today co-sponsored the Leading Infrastructure For Tomorrow’s America (LIFT) Act, a comprehensive bill to invest in infrastructure projects across the country, tackle climate change, improve drinking water, expand broadband access and strengthen public health.

  • Sarbanes Urges Secretary Perdue to Reconsider Proposed Relocation of USDA Research Agencies

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined a bicameral letter urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to reconsider the proposed relocation of the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and to recognize the needs of federal employees in the National Capital Region.

  • Sarbanes Statement on Turkey Acquiring Russian S-400 Missile System

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after reports that Turkey received its first shipment of an advanced Russian air-defense system, the S-400, despite security warnings from the United States and NATO:

  • Sarbanes Highlights Untapped Potential of School-Based Health Centers to Address Childhood Trauma

    During a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) urged his colleagues to invest additional resources in School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs), which have a unique ability to effectively respond to childhood trauma and improve health outcomes for children and young adults.

  • Sarbanes Highlights the Terrible Costs of Republican Efforts to Undermine Americans’ Health Care

    During a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing today, Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) highlighted the serious and harmful consequences of a Republican lawsuit, backed by the Trump Administration, to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

    If Republicans succeed in the courts, the consequences would be devastating for Americans across the country, including more than 21 million people who could lose their health insurance.

  • In the News: Ensuring elections 'free from foreign intrusion'

    Ensuring elections 'free from foreign intrusion'
    John Sarbanes and Brian Frosh, THE BALTIMORE SUN (OP-ED)

    On July 4, Americans of all political stripes join together to celebrate our nation’s independence from overseas monarchs, from foreign influence, from interference in our democracy.

    This is the moment to apply the lessons of 2016, when our election infrastructure — the core of American democracy — was attacked by a foreign adversary in a choreographed and coordinated effort. State and local election systems across the country were probed and, in some cases, breached. Outsiders exploited digital platforms to wage a full-scale disinformation campaign. And secret foreign money was deployed to influence the electoral outcome.

     

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  • Sarbanes Statement on SCOTUS Census Decision

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Trump Administration from including a citizenship question on the U.S. Census, sending the case back to a lower court:

  • Sarbanes Spearheads Passage of Critical Election Security Effort

    Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today helped lead the passage of the Securing America’s Federal Elections (SAFE) Act (H.R. 2722), a bill to strengthen election security and protect our democracy ahead of the 2020 election.

    Building on the important election security reforms contained in H.R. 1, the For the People Act, the SAFE Act helps states modernize and improve their election systems, bolster their security capabilities and ensure the accuracy and integrity of the vote.

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