July 23, 2015
September 26, 2014
In this week's Commuting to Congress, John Sarbanes talks about Climate Change and how that is a fight we can win.
August 8, 2014
In this episode of Commuting to Congress, Congressman Sarbanes reviews the last 3 weeks of July. He explains votes on legislation regarding: student loan counseling, funding for the Veterans Affairs Department, highway transportation funding, and immigration reform. Finally he discusses the current situation between Israel and Hamas.
July 22, 2014
In this week's episode Congressman Sarbanes discusses his experience with the MyVoice Campaign, Dr. Zarr's work in "Rx for Outdoor Activity", the lawsuit against the President, and how the falling uninsured rates are showing the success of the Affordable Care Act.
July 17, 2014
The weekly round up for the weeks of June 16th and June 23rd include insights into the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, North American Energy Infrastructure Act, Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, Lowing Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America that Works Act of 2014, and the Customer Protection and End User Relief Act.
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.
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 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.
January 24, 2014
December 13, 2013
February 28, 2013
Congressman John Sarbanes discusses his concerns about the upcoming Supreme Court Case, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. wapo.st/XOLKWj
February 4, 2013
Congressman John Sarbanes discusses the possible negative mental/emotional effects Super PACs many have on members of Congress.
January 30, 2013
Congressman John Sarbanes discusses how members of Congress are spending too much time fundraising. You can find the full Rick Nolan interview with Chuck Todd here http://on.msnbc.com/SwPZZw and the Washington Post article on the retirement of Senator Tom Harkin can be found here http://wapo.st/12amAIX