June 12, 2014
Commuting to Congress for the week of June 9th, 2014.
This week in Congress we voted on the NASA Authorization Act of 2014, the Veterans Access to Care Act, the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Act, and a few bills regarding tax extensions.
In DC we had a campaign finance event that involved representatives of various faith traditions. They spoke about how getting money out of politics and reducing the influence of big money on government is a moral imperative.
June 6, 2014
Be sure to check out the profile in The Gazette about the MyVoice Campaign in Maryland's 3rd District!
June 2, 2014
On Monday June 9th at 7pm there will be a house party in the Silver Spring area.
Come out and to hear more about the Government By the People Act and the MyVoice Campaign!
Monday June 9th 2014
7pm - 8:30pm
May 29, 2014
Commuting to Congress for the week of May 26th, 2014.
This week Congress, because of the anniversary of Tiananmen Square, urged the government of China to respect the freedom of assembly. We also voted on the CJS Act and passed the Intelligence Authorization Act for 2014/2015.
Other news this week includes General Shinseki resigning from the VA because of the scandal involving wait time for our veterans and the President announcing the draw down of troops in Afghanistan.
In the 3rd District I was able to attend the Health Harbor Report Card event.
May 22, 2014
Commuting to Congress for the week of May 19th, 2014.
This week in Congress we voted on a number of bills including the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, a bill to address the wait time issues at the VA, the USA Freedom Act, and the National Defense Authorization Act. Listen to the full podcast to hear my insights on each bill and why I voted for or against the bill.
May 13, 2014
Congressman John Sarbanes recaps the week of May 5, 2014. He discusses the House leadership’s continued focus on the IRS and the establishment of a select committee to further investigate the terrorist attack in Benghazi. He also focuses on the bipartisan bill regarding charter school funding, the Supreme Court ruling regarding legislative prayers, the White House’s report regarding climate change, and testimony he heard regarding ACA premiums being paid.
May 6, 2014
This week on Commuting to Congress, Congressman John Sarbanes discusses the two appropriations bills that passed in the House last week, a bill that will create a 100th anniversary commemorative coin for the National Parks Service, activities surrounding the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, and the Senate hearing where Justice John Paul Stevens spoke about his concerns about how big money is affecting our campaigns and affecting how government works.
April 22, 2014
Happy Earth Day!
How did you spend your Earth Day? I went seining with some students from Sandy Spring Friends School!
April 17, 2014
Congressman John Sarbanes discusses the Supreme Court's decision regarding the McCutcheon case, and its implications.
April 11, 2014
Congressman John Sarbanes' update for the week of April 7th, 2013. This week he discusses the Ryan budget that passed in the House of Representatives and Equal Pay Day.
April 8, 2014
April 7, 2014
Zephyr Teachout discusses the implications of the recent McCutcheon case and how the Government By the People Act can help fight the influence of big money in politics.
April 4, 2014
On April 2, 2014 the Supreme Court ruled in favor of McCutcheon. With this ruling the Supreme Court doubles down on big money influence over politics, leaving everyday citizens behind.
March 25, 2014
A coalition of environmental groups are trying to level the playing field in Senate races.
Read the Washington Post Article here.
March 23, 2014
Rep. John Sarbanes talked about the Government By The People Act (HR 20) to a group at UCLA 3/21/14. More info on the bill can be found at http://ofby.us
March 15, 2014
Here's a piece from The Sentinel my re-election campaign. Click here to read the piece
March 13, 2014
Above is my statement on the House floor regarding the Government By the People Act (HR 20).
In early February of this year, I introduced the Government By the People Act with over 125 original co-sponsors. If enacted, this legislation will create a new way of funding Congressional campaigns that reduces the influences of big-money donors and special interests and instead lifts up the voices of ordinary Americans.
February 14, 2014
Happy Valentines Day! I saw this image and wanted to say I'm proud to support equal pay for equal work, paid family and medical leave, and high quality child care. Because when women succeed, America succeeds!
February 12, 2014
Congressman Sarbanes at the 28th Amendment Rally in Annapolis, MD
February 5, 2014
Congressman John Sarbanes' For the People Act (HR 1) raises the voices of everyday people in our political process.