Press Releases

  • Sarbanes Joins Bipartisan Call for Emergency USPS Funding

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined a bipartisan group of more than 135 Members of Congress in calling for $25 billion in emergency funding for the United States Postal Service (USPS).

    The relief funding is urgently needed to offset USPS revenue losses – projected at $22 billion over the next 18 months – as a result of COVID-19. The loses could force the agency to close.

  • Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce Nearly $19 Million in New Federal Emergency Public Health Funding to Support UMMS’ Response to COVID-19

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Maryland Congressional Delegation today announced $18,711,424 in federal grants to help the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) cover the costs of responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

    The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is a university-based, regional health care system focused on serving the state’s health care needs.

  • Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce More Than $2.3 Million for STEM Education

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Baltimore Congressional Delegation today announced $2,360,998 in federal funding for Johns Hopkins University’s (JHU) Baltimore Online Algebra for High School Students in Technology program.

    The program partners JHU with Baltimore City Public Schools to help 9th- and 10th-grade students strengthen their algebra skills. Research shows algebra is a major barrier to student enrollment and participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers.

  • Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Press Gov. Hogan to Fix Unemployment Insurance System and Deliver Urgently Needed Economic Relief to Marylanders

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Maryland Congressional Delegation today called on Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) to fix the state’s Unemployment Insurance system and improve the delivery of critical financial benefits to Marylanders during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

  • Sarbanes Joins Historic, Comprehensive Effort to Reform Law Enforcement Across America and Crack Down on Police Brutality

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today co-sponsored and introduced the Justice in Policing Act, a historic effort to transform policing across America and help end the patterns of racial discrimination, abuse and violence by police officers against people and communities of color.

  • Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce Nearly $35 Million in COVID-19 Relief for Marylanders Experiencing Homelessness

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Maryland Congressional Delegation today announced $34,985,870 in COVID-19 relief to help individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

    Funding comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. It will be used to support homeless assistance and eviction prevention assistance for families and individuals who are newly experiencing homelessness as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eviction prevention activities include rapid rehousing, housing counseling and rental deposit assistance.

  • Sarbanes Calls on Trump Administration to Identify Unknown Law Enforcement Officers Operating in Washington, D.C.

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined more than 120 Members of Congress in demanding answers from Attorney General William Barr about the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) deployment of unidentifiable law enforcement officers in Washington, D.C. amid the national protests against police brutality and racial injustice in America.

    Numerous reports have found that DOJ law enforcement officers are policing the nation’s capital without carrying name plates, official insignia or agency markings on their uniforms.

  • Maryland Congressional Delegation Calls for Comprehensive Review of State’s June 2 Primary Elections

    Members of the Maryland Congressional Delegation, including Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.), issued the following statement today after Maryland’s June 2 primary election, held amid the COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide protests against police brutality and racial inequality:

  • Sarbanes, Maloney, Connolly and Carper Lead Effort to Increase Executive Brach Transparency

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chair Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) and House Subcommittee on Government Operations Chairman Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) to introduce the Periodically Listing Updates to Management Act of 2020 (The PLUM Act), a bill to increase transparency of senior leaders in the Executive Branch. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) introduced the Senate companion bill.

  • Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Members Announce More Than $600,000 to Expand Telehealth Services in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Members of the Maryland Congressional Delegation today announced $618,628 to expand telehealth services for residents in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County.

    Funding comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. It will be delivered to CCI Health and Wellness Services in Silver Spring to ensure the continuation of high-quality primary, pediatric and behavioral health care services for more than 33,000 patients quarantined at home.

  • Sarbanes Leads Effort Urging USDA to Prioritize Chesapeake Bay Health and Help Farmers Reduce Pollution

    Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force Co-Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-Penn.), fellow Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force Co-Chair Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers representing the Chesapeake Bay region in urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to continue investing in the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Thank you for your support

    As we come off a successful showing in the Tuesday primary, I wanted to thank you for all you've done. Your support means the world to me.
     
    Now we look ahead to the great reckoning in November -- a decision point like no other we have seen in recent memory.  We know what’s at stake.
     
    Literally.  Everything
     
    A generational pandemic. A president who would be king.  And the ongoing scourge of racism and violence in our country.  This is what we’re up against.

  • Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce Nearly $3 Million for Zero-Emission Buses

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Baltimore Congressional Delegation today announced $2,949,750 for the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) to expand Baltimore’s fleet of zero-emission buses.

    Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) FY 2020 Low- or No-Emission Vehicle Program (Low-No). It will help Baltimore City transition to a clean bus fleet by purchasing three new zero-emission buses and charging equipment.

  • Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Urge Governor Hogan to Unveil COVID-19 Testing Plan

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Maryland Congressional Delegation today urged Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) to publicly release his plan to use $205 million in federal funding secured by the Delegation to ramp up COVID-19 testing across the state.

    The Governor is required to submit the plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by Saturday, May 30.

  • Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce $8 Million in Federal Funding for Amtrak

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Baltimore Congressional Delegation today announced $8 million in federal funding to upgrade Amtrak’s primary line in Baltimore, a critical hub for commuters and travelers.

    Funding comes from the 2019 Federal-State Partnership for the State of Good Repair Program and follows a strong push by the Baltimore Delegation to support this project.

  • Sarbanes Votes to Improve Paycheck Protection Program and Help Deliver Urgently Needed Aid to American Workers and Small Businesses

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today voted to pass the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act (H.R. 7010), a bill to enhance PPP and help small businesses maximize available COVID-19 economic relief.

    “Small businesses in Maryland and across the country continue to bear the brunt of this public health emergency and financial crisis,” said Congressman Sarbanes. “We must continue to increase access to federal COVID-19 economic relief and strengthen these critical programs to help American small businesses and employees get to the other side of this pandemic.”

  • Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce $1 Million to Help Johns Hopkins Expand Telehealth Capabilities for COVID-19 Patients

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Baltimore Congressional Delegation today announced $1 million in federal funding for Johns Hopkins Health Systems (JHHS) to establish a remote intensive care unit and invest in telehealth equipment to care for COVID-19 patients.

  • Sarbanes Statement on the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd

    The brutal killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd have left me despondent, but also determined. Despondent and deeply angry that America cannot rid itself of the disease of racism and violence, and that police and prosecutors too often inflict pain on communities rather than protecting them. But determined not to let this moment pass without an uncompromising demand for justice on behalf of the victims’ families. I support House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler’s urgent request to the U.S.

  • Sarbanes Joins Fight to Ensure Fair and Accurate 2020 Census

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today co-sponsored the Fair and Accurate Census Act, a bill to ensure a full and correct count as the U.S. Census Bureau conducts the 2020 Census amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Press Governor Hogan to Address COVID-19 Racial Disparities and Expand Testing

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Maryland Congressional Delegation today urged Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to use race and ethnic data to develop a plan to address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color in Maryland.

    The Members also asked the Governor to lay out his plans to expand testing throughout Maryland, especially by tapping community-based organizations.

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