Updates

  • Sarbanes Underscores the Importance of Federal-State Cooperation to Safeguard the Health of the Chesapeake Bay

    During a House Subcommittee on Energy hearing today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to collaborate with Maryland on re-licensing the Conowingo Dam in order to maintain the state’s environmental standards and safeguard the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Sarbanes Calls Attention to Public Health and Environmental Consequences of Trump EPA Rollbacks

    During a House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) asked several former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrators about the detrimental effects of the Trump Administration’s actions to undermine public health and environmental protections at the behest of special-interest polluters.

  • Sarbanes Statement on National Gun Violence Awareness Day

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement in recognition of National Gun Violence Awareness Day:

    “Americans from across the country today will join forces, raise voices and wear orange to demand action on gun safety. Far too many communities in this nation have been afflicted by the scourge of gun violence and action is long overdue.

  • Sarbanes Statement on the SEC’s Anti-Consumer Effort to Weaken Investment Protections for Hardworking American Families

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – led by Trump appointee Chairman Jay Clayton – significantly weakened rules designed to provide Americans with suitable investment advice:

  • Sarbanes Highlights Tremendous Benefits of School-Based Health Centers

    During a Health Subcommittee hearing today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) highlighted the positive impact of school-based health centers (SBHCs) on students and called on Congress to maintain and strengthen its commitment to SBHCs. In addition, the Congressman stressed the importance of connecting SBHCs with community health centers in order to provide additional care and services to students.

  • Sarbanes Statement on the Passage of the American Dream and Promise Act

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act:

  • Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce Federal Effort to Reduce Crime in Baltimore

    Today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings and Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.), in announcing the selection of Baltimore for the National Public Safety Partnership program. This federal program provides cities and states with support to address violent crime. Baltimore’s congressional delegation has urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to select Baltimore and has questioned the agency’s motives behind excluding the city in the past.

  • Sarbanes Statement on Public Remarks by Special Counsel Mueller

    Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) issued the following statement today after Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III delivered public remarks about his report into Russian interference in the 2016 election:

    “Special Counsel Mueller clearly and directly stated that, ‘There were multiple, systematic efforts to interfere in our election and that allegation deserves the attention of every American.’

  • Sarbanes, Baltimore Delegation Request FBI Briefing on Baltimore Ransomware Attack

    Today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) joined U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, along with Representatives Elijah E. Cummings and Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.), in writing a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to thank them for their work on the City of Baltimore ransomware attack and to request a briefing on the attack once operations conclude.

    The Members asked several questions regarding the attack, including:

  • Sarbanes Urges Congress to Modernize and Secure America’s Electric Grid

    During a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing today on the Leading Infrastructure For Tomorrow’s America (LIFT) Act, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) called on Congress to modernize, strengthen and secure America’s electric grid.

  • Sarbanes Testifies in Support of Chesapeake Bay Gateways Program

    During a Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands hearing today, Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force Co-Chair John Sarbanes (D-Md.) provided testimony that highlighted the long-running success and benefits of the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Program and urged his colleagues to pass legislation he introduced to reauthorize the program.

  • Sarbanes Demands Action on Election Security

    During a Subcommittee on National Security hearing today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) warned against the coming attacks on our elections by foreign adversaries and urged Republican lawmakers to join Democrats in hardening American election security before 2020.

    “Our intelligence community is obviously warning us that we’re going to be attacked again,” said Congressman Sarbanes. “The red lights are blinking. The alarm bells are going off. We’re under attack. It’s clear to everybody.”

  • Sarbanes Statement on Passage of the Consumers First Act

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after voting for the Consumers First Act (H.R. 1500):

    “Today, I proudly joined House Democrats in passing a bill to protect Americans from predatory financial companies and unscrupulous scams. The Consumers First Act will restore integrity and enforcement authority to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – the only cop on the beat to go after financial institutions and bad actors who exploit hardworking Americans.

  • Sarbanes Statement on Passage of the Equality Act

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after voting for and passing H.R. 5, the Equality Act:

  • Sarbanes Votes to Strengthen America’s Health Care System and Lower Prescription Drug Costs

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today voted to pass the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act, a package of seven bills to lower the cost of prescription drugs, halt the sale of junk insurance plans, and prevent the Trump Administration from continuing to sabotage the American health care system.

  • Sarbanes, Thompson, Lofgren Introduce Comprehensive Election Security Reforms

    Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) and Committee on House Administration Chairperson Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) to introduce the Election Security Act (H.R. 2660), a bill to help protect American elections from malevolent attacks and foreign interference.

  • In the News: Sarbanes: Need to ‘prepare against the Russians coming again in 2020’

    Sarbanes: Need to ‘prepare against the Russians coming again in 2020’
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  • Sarbanes Statement on House Appropriations Subcommittee Vote to Prevent Turkey from Receiving F-35 Fighter Jets

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations approved a funding bill that included his language to prevent Turkey from acquiring the F-35 Lighting II fighter jet while it simultaneously attempts to purchase and integrate advanced Russian missile defense systems:

  • In the News: Sarbanes: Need to ‘prepare against the Russians coming again in 2020’

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    Sarbanes: Need to ‘prepare against the Russians coming again in 2020’
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  • Sarbanes Criticizes Big Pharma’s Corrosive Influence on Policymaking in Washington

    During a House Subcommittee on Health hearing today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) criticized wealthy and well-connected pharmaceutical industries for flooding Washington with lobbyists and campaign donations in an effort to stave off attempts to lower prescription drug prices for the American people.

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