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  • In the News: 3 in Md. Congressional Delegation Co-Sponsor 100% Clean Energy Bill

    3 in Md. Congressional Delegation Co-Sponsor 100% Clean Energy Bill
    Robin Bravender, Maryland Matters

    Three members of Maryland’s congressional delegation have signed on as co-sponsors to new legislation that would commit the U.S. to achieve a 100% clean energy economy by 2050.

    Democratic Reps. Jamie Raskin, John P. Sarbanes and David J. Trone are among the more than 150 co-sponsors of the bill, which was floated this week by Rep. Don McEachin (D-Va.).

     

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  • In the News: Baltimore County Wins $1.65 Million Grant For Towson Circulator

    Baltimore County Wins $1.65 Million Grant For Towson Circulator
    WJZ-TV (Online)

    Baltimore County has won a federal grant award to support the launch of a Towson Circulator pilot.

    The $1.65 million award was announced by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes.

     

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  • In the News: Baltimore County gets $1.65 Million grant for Towson Circulator pilot

    Baltimore County gets $1.65 Million grant for Towson Circulator pilot
    WBFF-TV (Online)

    On Thusday, officials announced that Baltimore County has won a federal grant award to support the launch of a Towson Circulator pilot.

    The $1.65 million award, announced today by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes, was requested by County Executive Johnny Olszewski’s administration as it seeks to create innovative transportation options for Baltimore County residents.

     

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  • In the News: Fort Meade: Covenant signing presents a unified voice

    Fort Meade: Covenant signing presents a unified voice
    Fort Meade Public Affairs, The Capital Gazette

    A number of community leaders gathered together Nov. 7 for the signing of the Fort Meade Community Covenant.

    The covenant is the guiding document for signatories who “commit in the spirit of collaboration to build relationships, identify and combine resources, and address critical needs,” according to the document.

     

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  • In the News: Turkey’s Targeting of Minorities Highlighted on Capitol Hill

    Turkey’s Targeting of Minorities Highlighted on Capitol Hill
    MassisPost

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Speaking at the Ninth Annual St. Andrew’s Human Rights and Religious Freedom Reception on Capitol Hill, Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights David L. Phillips addressed the subject of “Turkey’s Targeting of Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Syria,” reported the Armenian Assembly of America.

    “I want to thank David for coming and taking part in this event. His outstanding scholarship in this area and his experience as a practitioner of diplomacy and foreign policy is well-documented,” Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD) said in his welcome statement.

     

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  • Sarbanes Fights to Protect Federal Funding for Maryland Transportation and Infrastructure Projects

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined a bipartisan group of House colleagues to urge Congressional Leadership to reverse disastrous cuts to federal highway funding that would cost Maryland more than $156 million.

    “Section 1438 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act would rescind $7.6 billion in unobligated federal-aid highway contract authority on July 1, 2020,” the Members wrote. “Across the board, states will lose precious dollars needed for investment in infrastructure projects.”

  • Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce $250,000 for Youth Substance Misuse Prevention in Baltimore

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.) to announce $250,000 in federal grants for two Drug Free Community Coalitions in Baltimore.

  • Sarbanes Denounces President Trump for Inviting Turkish President Erdogan to the White House

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the White House and held a joint press conference in the East Room.

  • Sarbanes Votes for Package of Bills to Support America’s Veterans

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today voted to pass a comprehensive package of bills to improve health care, education and job opportunities for America’s veterans and their families.

  • Sarbanes Statement on First Public Hearing of the Impeachment Inquiry

    Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held the first public hearing as part of the U.S. House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump:

    “Today, we heard public testimony from two credible, long-serving American diplomats. Together, Ambassador Taylor and Mr. Kent painted a sobering picture of how President Trump coerced a foreign government to interfere in the 2020 election and help his re-election campaign.

  • In the News: Alumni in Congress speak on service, policy

    Alumni in Congress speak on service, policy
    Yael Marans and Naomi Hess, The Daily Princetonian

    The Daily Princetonian spoke to members of Congress who are University alums, and asked them how they believe they work “in the Nation’s Service.”

     

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  • In the News: Sarbanes discusses the ongoing impeachment inquiry

    Defense Official: Transcripts Show Trump Playing Dirty Game With Ukraine Aid | The Last Word | MSNBC

    Sarbanes discusses the ongoing impeachment inquiry
    MSNBC (The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell)

  • Sarbanes Votes to Enter Next Phase of Impeachment Investigation

    Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today voted in support of H.Res. 660, a measure to advance into the next phase of the U.S. House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry.

  • Sarbanes, Scott, Wittman Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Boost Resources for Chesapeake Bay Conservation

    Today, Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. John Sarbanes (D-Md.), Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Rob Wittman (R-Va.) introduced the Chesapeake Watershed Investments for Landscape Defense (Chesapeake WILD) Act, a bipartisan bill to provide more resources for Chesapeake Bay conservation efforts.

    The Chesapeake WILD Act will create a new grant program to help local entities work on the ground to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitats throughout the Bay Watershed.

  • Senate Republicans Block Effort to Pass H.R. 1, the For the People Act

    Senate Republicans blocked an effort by U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) to pass S. 949, the For the People Act, a historic reform package to clean up corruption in Washington, expose secret foreign money in our politics, crack down on lobbyists, strengthen election security, protect the right to vote and return power back to the American people with clean, citizen-owned elections.

  • Sarbanes Votes to Punish Turkey for Brutal Military Campaign in Northern Syria

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined a large bipartisan majority of U.S. Representatives to pass H.R. 4695, the Protect Against Conflict by Turkey (PACT) Act, a bill to sanction Turkey for launching a ruthless military campaign in northern Syria and to require the Trump Administration to safeguard America’s national security interests and address the ensuing humanitarian crisis in the region.

  • Sarbanes Statement on Diwali

    I want to extend my best wishes to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists in Maryland, across America and all over the world as we celebrate Diwali. This joyous and uplifting festival of lights reinforces our enduring conviction that good always triumphs over evil. It also reminds us that the light of knowledge will always drive out the darkness of ignorance. May the year ahead be filled with peace and prosperity. Saal Mubarak.

  • My Statement on Senator Bill Ferguson

    Congratulations to Senator Bill Ferguson on becoming Maryland's next Senate President. I've had the opportunity to see Bill's leadership on a day-to-day basis and I'm excited about the new role he will play in sustaining progress for our state.

  • My Statement on Senator Mike Miller

    Mike Miller’s leadership of the Maryland Senate for more than thirty years has provided tremendous benefits for our state. He put hardworking families first by building up Maryland's transportation system, safeguarding our Chesapeake Bay, and standing up for our children's public education. Even as his time as Senate President comes to an end, I know that Senator Miller will continue to guide Maryland forward as he works with his Senate colleagues to make life better for all Maryland residents.

  • Sarbanes Statement on Trump’s Decision to Lift Sanctions on Turkey

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after President Donald J. Trump announced that his administration would lift sanctions on Turkey:

    “President Trump's decision to lift sanctions is the next chapter in what has become a shameful pattern of capitulation to Turkish President Erdogan. If the President will not take action to rebuke Turkey, Congress must. 

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