Updates

  • Sarbanes Slams Chemical Companies for Whitewashing Dangerous Health Effects of PFAS Chemicals

    During a House Subcommittee on Environment hearing today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) blasted wealthy and well-connected chemical companies for concealing the science linking PFAS chemicals to health risks, and for using campaign contributions and lobbyists to curry favor with lawmakers to avoid Congressional scrutiny.

  • Sarbanes Statement on the Anniversary of 9/11

    Today, may we remember the victims of the 9/11 attacks and pay tribute to our heroic first responders. The memory of those who perished will never be forgotten.

  • Sarbanes, Cardin, Van Hollen, Mayor Young Announce Nearly $3.7 Million to Combat Youth Homelessness in Baltimore

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.), along with Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young (D), to announce nearly $3.7 million in federal funding to fight youth homeless. The funding, which comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program, will help the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services develop the best strategies to meet the needs of homeless youth in Baltimore City.

  • Sarbanes Statement on the Department of Education’s Failure to Follow Through on Student Loan Debt Relief for America’s Public Servants

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) issued the following statement today after a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that the Trump Education Department, under the leadership of Secretary Betsy DeVos, has denied 99 percent of Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness (TEPSLF) applicants from receiving student debt relief:

  • My interview with The Montgomery County Sentinel's Paul Schwartz

    In my interview with The Montgomery County Sentinel's Paul Schwartz, we discuss the progress that House Democrats have made #ForThePeople and how we will continue to hold President Trump and his Administration accountable — because no one is above the law.

     

  • My interview with The Montgomery County Sentinel's Paul Schwartz

    Sentinel Exclusive Interview with Congressman John Sarbanes

    In my interview with The Montgomery County Sentinel's Paul Schwartz, we discuss the progress that House Democrats have made #ForThePeople and how we will continue to hold President Trump and his Administration accountable — because no one is above the law.

  • Sarbanes, Cardin, Van Hollen Announce More Than $103,000 in Federal Funding for the Annapolis Fire Department

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) to announce $103,954 in federal funding for the Annapolis Fire Department. The funding, awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, will be used to purchase seven automated chest compression units.

  • Sarbanes, Maryland Lawmakers Urge Congressional Appropriators to Boost Funding for NIH

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Senator Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.), in calling on Senate and House appropriators to follow the recommendations laid out in a recent study by the National Academy of Sciences that calls for $1.3 billion – $700 million urgently – to upgrade older facilities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bethesda campus.

  • Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce Nearly $3.7 Million to Address Youth Homelessness

    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 $3,699,000 in federal funding to help improve services for homeless youth in Baltimore City. The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program.

  • Sarbanes Announces $120,000 in Federal Grants for Baltimore Environmental Education Programs

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today announced $120,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide Baltimore high school students with immersive environmental education opportunities. The Parks & People Foundation and the Living Classrooms Foundation – two Baltimore-based nonprofits – will each receive $60,000 to strengthen environmental learning programs across the city.

  • Sarbanes Statement on Resignation of FEC Vice Chair Petersen

    Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today on the resignation of Federal Election Commission (FEC) Vice Chair Matthew Petersen, which reduces the number of commissioners on the agency’s six-member panel to three, one below the legal limit for a quorum, thereby barring the agency from enforcing America’s campaign finance laws:

  • Sarbanes, Baltimore Delegation Announce Nearly $1 Million in Catastrophic Preparedness Funding for Baltimore City

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings and Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.), in announcing a $937,700 federal grant to improve the City of Baltimore’s preparedness for disasters and catastrophes. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program, aims to expand federal-state collaboration and build local capacity to manage disasters.

  • Holding Trump accountable and winning the 2020 election

    As a member of the Oversight and Reform Committee led by Chairman Elijah Cummings, I’m glad to be part of a multi-committee effort to hold Donald Trump accountable for his contempt of the Constitution and the will of the American people.

  • Sarbanes, Van Hollen, Cardin, Cummings, Ruppersberger Announce $898,750 to Address Lead-Based Paint in Baltimore

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, along with Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings and Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.), in announcing $898,750 in federal funding to address lead-based paint in Baltimore. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will go to the Housing Authority of Baltimore City for lead-based paint risk assessments, inspections, abatement, interim controls and clearance examinations.

  • Sarbanes, Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Announce More Than $1 Million for Maryland Disaster Resiliency Projects

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressman Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.), in announcing more than $1 million in federal funding for two disaster resiliency research projects in Maryland through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

  • Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Press Governor Hogan to Ensure All Eligible Marylanders Can Vote in 2020

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today 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 (all D-MD), in sending a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) requesting information regarding the State of Maryland’s efforts to address problems that occurred during the 2018 elections.

  • Sarbanes, Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Nearly $10 Million for BWI Airport

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) today to announce $9.94 million in federal funds for the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These funds will be used to reconstruct a portion of Taxiway Z which has reached the end of its useful life.

  • Sarbanes Leads Call for Gun Safety Reform

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today presided over the U.S. House of Representatives as Speaker Pro Tempore and called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to take immediate steps to pass critical gun safety reforms.

  • Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce $1.1 Million for Canton Railroad Company

    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 $1.1 million in federal funding from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to the Canton Railroad Company.

  • Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce $1.9 Million for Community College of Baltimore County

    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 $1.9 million in federal funding to the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) from the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Scaling Apprenticeship Through Sector-Based Strategies program. The grant funding will help train CCBC students in healthcare-related apprenticeship programs in conjunction with other colleges, universities and medical centers throughout the region.

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