September 19, 2021
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.), a co-chair of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force, joined Congressman Bobby Scott (D-Va.) in introducing the bipartisan Enhancing Military Base Resilience and Conserving Ecosystems through Stormwater Management (EMBRACE Stormwater Management) Act to implement stormwater best management practices to reduce flooding on and around military bases which jeopardizes military readiness, pollutes the Chesapeake Bay, and compounds stress for military families.
Sarbanes, Hellenic Caucus Call on UN Secretary-General Guterres to Respond to Turkey’s Actions in Varosha
September 18, 2021
Today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.), along with a bipartisan group of 18 lawmakers, asked United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to respond to Turkey’s illegal maneuvers in Varosha, Famagusta.
September 18, 2021
Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today regarding the introduction of the Freedom to Vote Act in the Senate:
“I salute Democratic members of the Senate for crafting a bill — the Freedom to Vote Act — that can meet the threats coming against our democracy in this moment. We must work every day and in every way to secure its passage in order to redeem the vote and the voice of all Americans.”
Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces More than $9 Million in Federal Funding for Baltimore County COVID-19 Response Efforts
September 18, 2021
Today, Congressman John Sarbanes, along with U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.), announced $9,974,703 in federal funding to reimburse Baltimore County for emergency protective measures taken during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Maryland Congressional Delegation Applauds Biden Approval of Hazard Mitigation Resources to Support COVID-19 Recovery
September 17, 2021
Congressman John Sarbanes, along with U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone (all Md.) today applauded President Joe Biden for granting their request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for federal disaster assistance through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) that will strengthen emergency preparedness and mitigation efforts for future public health emergencies.
Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces More than $3 Million in Federal Funding to Support Maryland Hospitals for COVID-19 Response Efforts
September 17, 2021
Today, Congressman John Sarbanes, along with U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.), announced $3,814,136 in federal funding to support Maryland hospitals, Sinai Hospital and Northwest Hospital, for emergency protective measures taken during the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 16, 2021
Public Campaign Funding Gains Steam to Counter Big Donors’ Sway
When Christina Henderson, a new at-large member of the Council of the District of Columbia, first considered running for office, one of her worries was whether she could raise enough money to be competitive. “I was not independently wealthy. Most of my friends worked in the public sector,” says Henderson, who was previously a staffer on the Council.
September 10, 2021
U.S. lawmakers seek to protect election workers after Reuters investigation
Linda So and Jason Szep, Reuters
Democratic Congress members called for tougher legislation to address death threats against U.S. election administrators following a Reuters report that exposed a lack of arrests in response to a wave of intimidation targeting the workers since November’s presidential election.
August 18, 2021
Rep. Sarbanes, D-Md., says America should resettle Afghan refugees
The Taliban now agreeing to allow safe passage for Americans looking to evacuate Afghanistan.
Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $29.5 Million in Emergency Funding to Support Maryland’s COVID-19 Response
August 9, 2021
Congressman John Sarbanes joins U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, as well as Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today in announcing more than $29 million in emergency federal funding to reimburse MedStar Health and Montgomery County Emergency Management for costs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 2, 2021
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) this week voted to pass nine federal funding bills that will support several important Maryland priorities, including modernizing American infrastructure, protecting the health of the Chesapeake Bay, investing in clean energy and science initiatives to combat the climate crisis, expanding opportunities for students, creating good paying jobs and supporting small businesses, strengthening food security and nutrition programs for American families, enhancing health care services for veterans and improving housing for military families and promoting security a
July 27, 2021
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to improve the delivery of new passports and expeditiously approve passport renewals for thousands of Americans across the country.
July 25, 2021
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today voted to pass the PFAS Action Act (H.R. 2467), a bill to protect American families and communities from harmful per- and poly-fluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals.
The bill includes a bipartisan provision authored by Congressman Sarbanes that expands the ability of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use the best available science to address PFAS risks by requiring manufacturers to provide reference standards for all PFAS chemicals.
July 15, 2021
Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD03) on For the People Act & John Lewis' Legacy
SIRIUS XM ('POTUS Press Pool with Julie Mason')
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD03) joins guest host Elliot Williams to discuss his sponsorship of the For the People Act, as well as Rep. John Lewis' legacy and inspiration of voting rights legislation.
In the News: Sarbanes secures millions for community revitalization projects across Maryland’s 3rd congressional district
July 14, 2021
Sarbanes secures millions for community revitalization projects across Maryland’s 3rd congressional district
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) secured $7,225,000 in federal funding via three U.S. House of Representatives Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) appropriations vehicles, including the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) spending bill, the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) spending bill, and the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) spending bill.
“This new tranche of federal funding for Maryland’s Third Congressional District will help strengthen health care systems, public safety initiatives, job opportunities and community services for thousands of residents,” said Congressman Sarbanes, who secured funding for all ten of his Community Project Funding requests – including $620,000 for environmental projects. “I will always work closely with my colleagues in Congress to deliver vital federal resources that help improve the lives and livelihoods of Marylanders across our state.”
July 9, 2021
Why There’s Even More Pressure Now on Congress to Pass a Voting Rights Bill
Carrie Levine, The Center for Public Integrity
Congress faces growing pressure to pass new federal voting legislation in the wake of a Supreme Court decision last week that will make it more difficult to challenge a spate of new Republican-backed state-level voting restrictions.
Democrats already wrestling with a loaded agenda on voting rights now face the additional complication of how to address the ruling, beyond a slew of strongly worded statements.
June 15, 2021
Your Voice: Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md.
May 20, 2021
U.S. Department of Labor Secretary tours Baltimore training facility today
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh will join U.S. Rep John Sarbanes to tour the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 37’s training site in Baltimore, Maryland.
He will also discuss the Biden-Harris administration’s historic investments in workforce training with labor leaders, apprentices and instructors.
May 19, 2021
Your Voice: Congressman John Sarbanes
May 18, 2021
Labor Secretary Walsh visits Baltimore to discuss investments in workforce training