In the News: Chesapeake Bay recreation area to balance tourism, what's right for environment, lawmakers say
June 21, 2022
Chesapeake Bay recreation area to balance tourism, what's right for environment, lawmakers say
Salisbury Daily Times
The creation of a unified Chesapeake National Recreation Area has entered the next phase of becoming a reality.
Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces More than $170,000 in Federal Funding to Help Spur Economic Growth & Support Minority-Owned Businesses in Baltimore
April 17, 2022
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
April 15, 2022
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
April 12, 2022
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.
April 11, 2022
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.).
April 10, 2022
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.
Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces Over $45 Million in Infrastructure Funding to Help Marylanders Cut Utility Costs by Making Homes More Energy Efficient
April 5, 2022
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 Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) in announcing
April 4, 2022
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today voted to pass legislation which would cap out-of-pocket costs for insulin – a lifesaving drug that millions of American rely on every day – at $35 per month for Americans covered by private health insurance plans or Medicare Part D.
This legislation, the Affordable Insulin Now Act (H.R. 6833), would take long-overdue action to curb skyrocketing insulin costs and ensure that millions of Americans living with diabetes have affordable access to this medication that is critical to maintaining their health.
April 3, 2022
Today, U.S. Representatives John Sarbanes (D-Md.), John Joyce (R-Pa.), Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) and Carlos Gimenez (R-Fla.) introduced legislation to improve mental health outcomes for children and adolescents across the country by reauthorizing critical mental health and substance use programs through 2027.
Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce the Addition of Bear Creek Sediments Site to the Superfund National Priorities List for Environmental Cleanup
April 1, 2022
Today, Congressman John Sarbanes joined Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) in announcing that the Bear Creek Sediments site – adjacent to Sparrows Point – has been added to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund National Priorities List. The list serves as the agency’s basis for prioritizing cleanup funding and enforcement actions.
Sarbanes, Van Hollen, Brown, Raskin Urge President Biden to Consider Airplane Noise Reduction Efforts In Nomination Of New FAA Administrator
March 27, 2022
Today, Congressman John Sarbanes joined Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Anthony Brown and Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) joined Congressman Don Beyer (D-Va.) in writing to President Biden urging that he strongly consider the reduction of airplane noise and the improvement of communication with local communities as he makes his nomination of a new Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The letter was also signed by U.S. Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.), and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.).
Sarbanes, Bipartisan Group of Members of Congress Urge President to Protect Chesapeake Bay, Accelerate Conservation Efforts
March 26, 2022
Today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) joined Senators Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and 17 of their colleagues in the Senate and House of Representatives in sending a bipartisan letter to President Joe Biden urging the Administration to increase investment in the Chesapeake Bay watershed region in the President’s fiscal year 2023 budget proposal.
Sarbanes, Brown, Hoyer, Ruppersberger, Mfume, Raskin and Trone Request Investigation into Bias in Maryland National Guard
March 22, 2022
Today, Congressman John Sarbanes, Congressmen Anthony G. Brown, Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, Kweisi Mfume, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone (all D-MD) called on the National Guard Inspector General to investigate bias in the Maryland National Guard.
According to Maryland Army National Guard Data from 2017 to 2021, Black Officer Candidate School candidates were almost twice as likely to be dismissed as white candidates. During the same time period, female candidates were dismissed 70% more often than their male counterparts.
March 17, 2022
Maryland politicians respond to Ukraine's president's pleas
March 13, 2022
Today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) voted to pass a federal funding package that will invest in a better future for families and communities in Maryland and across the country. The Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus spending package rises to the challenges of this moment by creating good-paying jobs, helping families with the rising costs of living and working toward a more sustainable, prosperous future. Critically, it also sustains and strengthens America’s leadership on the global stage, including the provision of robust assistance to Ukraine in this time of dire need.
March 8, 2022
Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD) Talks Voting Rights & Russia's Invasion
Democratic Congressman John Sarbanes (MD-03) joins Julie Mason Mornings to give insight into the struggle to pass voting rights legislation and the American response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
March 2, 2022
John Sarbanes responds to Biden's State of the Union address
February 28, 2022
Congressman on Russian invasion of Ukraine
Protests are happening around the world in opposition against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Some of these protests are even taking place in Russia, where the citizens attending these gatherings are being arrested. United States Representative for Maryland's Third District, Congressman John Sarbanes, joined us live to weigh in.
January 21, 2022
The United States Senate is broken.
The most recent casualty of its dysfunction is the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, landmark voting rights and democracy reform legislation that was blocked by the filibuster.
January 19, 2022
Freedom to vote
WYPR-FM On the Record
Since the huge voter turnout in 2020, many states are making it harder to vote: Dozens of new laws restrict who can vote; and how, when and where they can do it.
University of Baltimore law professor Gilda Daniels, author of Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America, says she’s not surprised.