Sarbanes Announces More Than $2 Million in Federal Grants to Protect the Chesapeake Bay
September 21, 2018
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today announced that the Maryland Department of the Environment will receive $2,044,659 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help reduce nutrient and sediment pollution across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Funding comes from the Chesapeake Bay Program, a unique and successful partnership between the federal government, the District of Columbia and every state along the Chesapeake Bay Watershed to restore the Bay and protect its health for future generations.
Sarbanes, House Democrats Call on Congressional Negotiators to Protect Fair Access to SNAP
September 4, 2018
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) joined more than 100 Democratic Members of Congress today in calling on Congressional negotiators to reject harsh and unfair work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Sarbanes, House Democrats Urge Secretary DeVos to Back Away from Plan to Put More Guns in Schools
September 4, 2018
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined more than 170 House Democrats in demanding that Secretary Betsy DeVos prohibit the use of federal education funding to buy guns for teachers and school staff. The letter comes in the wake of a New York Times report that revealed the administration’s plan to allow schools to redirect federal education funding intended for services like mental health counseling in order to purchase firearms or firearms training.
Sarbanes Announces More Than $6 Million in Federal Grants for Baltimore City Fire Department
September 4, 2018
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) announced that the Baltimore City Fire Department will receive more than $6 million in grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help hire, train and retain city firefighters.
Sarbanes Announces Federal Grants for Howard County and Annapolis Fire Departments
September 4, 2018
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) announced that the Howard County Department of Fire Rescue Service and the City of Annapolis Fire Department will receive a total of more than $100,000 in grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to improve fire prevention and safety efforts in Maryland communities.
Sarbanes Statement on Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on Federal Workers
September 4, 2018
President Trump’s latest assault on our nation’s civil servants is part of an ongoing and longstanding attack on the federal workforce. By effectively reducing federal pay, the President will hamper efforts to retain and attract talented and qualified candidates to fill the ranks of America’s civil service. If the Trump Administration can afford a $1.5 trillion tax cut for millionaires, billionaires and wealthy corporations, then it can certainly afford a modest and hard-earned pay bump for the women and men who honorably serve our country.
Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of White Supremacist Violence in Charlottesville
August 14, 2018
With the recent one-year anniversary of the white nationalist march in Charlottesville those same hateful elements tried to rally again. In the face of this, we must stand in solidarity for a different vision of America. The vile ideology embraced by white nationalists and neo-Nazis will not win the day as long as people of good will work together to build a more caring, tolerant and just society. That must be our relentless pursuit.
Statement on the Capital Gazette shooting
June 29, 2018
I am devastated by the violent events that took place at The Capital Gazette. Annapolis is a closely knit community and this tragedy is heart wrenching.
Over the years, I’ve known many reporters at The Capital Gazette. I’ve always admired their commitment and service to our community, along with their outstanding professionalism.
2018 Democratic Primary
June 27, 2018
Tuesday marked an end to Maryland’s primary election season! Thank you so much to all the voters of Maryland’s Third Congressional District for your support. I’m excited to advance to the general election as the Democratic nominee. Onto November!
John Sarbanes Receives Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction
June 20, 2018I am proud to have been given the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction. Thank you Moms Demand Action for your unwavering dedication to putting an end to the senseless gun violence in our country. This issue affects all Americans, and we need to make sure it is front and center during this election cycle.
Standing with Students for #NationalWalkoutDay
March 14, 2018
A month ago today, Americans watched in horror as another deadly school shooting unfolded before us, this time, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen people lost their life that day, the majority of whom were high school students.
Once again, the Republicans are full of thoughts and prayers, but don’t have anything to say when it comes to real reform. Thankfully, the students at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida have other ideas. They are turning their grief into anger and their anger into a cause.
I'm Running for Re-Election
February 14, 2018
Last month, I made it official - I’m running for re-election.
But it’s not worth doing unless I do it on my own terms. First and foremost, that means sticking with my pledge to not take a dime of PAC money. I’m the longest-serving PAC-free member of Congress in the country - this will be my fourth consecutive campaign where I say “no” to the PACs because I want to power my re-election with grassroots donors, not special interests.
October in Review
October 24, 2017
It's been a very busy October here in Maryland's Third District. Here are a few photos from just a handful of events I've attended in a terrific first month of fall:
Statement on Las Vegas
October 3, 2017
Like all Americans, I am shocked by the violence that occurred in Las Vegas on Sunday night. My heart goes out to the victims of this despicable act, and I offer my sincerest condolences to their loved ones. We are so grateful for the countless individuals—both first responders and everyday citizens—who sacrificed their own safety to rescue others. They represent the best of who we are.
My Thoughts on Charlottesville Violence
August 14, 2017
I want to send my sincere condolences to the victims of the violent acts perpetrated by white nationalists in Charlottesville this past weekend. Like many Americans, I am deeply disturbed by the events that took place. They are an ugly reminder of the racism, anti-Semitism and bigotry that continue to exist in American society. As a response to these dark and hateful forces, we must recommit ourselves to preserving our core American values and to fighting the hatred and extremism of white nationalist groups.
22 Million Americans
June 28, 2017
For the last few months, I've been fighting hard against Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and replace it with a TrumpCare proposal that rips health coverage away from millions of Americans. And I don't intend to stop fighting anytime soon.
The GOP Healthcare plan is one of the worst bills in our history
May 4, 2017
Today, 216 House Republicans voted to torpedo the Affordable Care Act and throw 24 million Americans off their health insurance.
Make no mistake, the bill that passed today is structured to harm women, the poor, older Americans and those with pre-existing conditions. It is full of fundamental flaws that will raise premiums and reduce benefits.
Empower. Amplify. Protect.
March 13, 2017
Getting big money out of politics is the most important reform we can fight for to ensure our nation can live up to the values put forth in our Constitution: that we are a republic of, for and by the people. I have dedicated my career to this cause because I believe our democracy works best when we are all involved and all our voices can be heard.
That's why in every session of Congress since 2013, I've introduced the Government By The People Act. This legislation will take our government back from big money, billionaires and special interest groups and empower the American people to participate more in our elections.
Healthcare is a Human Right
March 9, 2017
As of 10:30 this morning, my colleagues and I on the House Energy and Commerce committee had spent 24 hours reviewing the disastrous Affordable Care Act repeal bill introduced by Republicans on Monday. We had to stay up all night because House Republicans crafted this bill in secret and forced a committee vote on it earlier today.
Republicans rushed this bill through our committee hearings because their bill to repeal and “replace” the ACA is bad for the American people, and they know it won’t stand up to scrutiny.
Stopping the Republican Repeal of the ACA
March 7, 2017
After crafting the bill in secret, House Republicans going to attempt to force a committee vote on this major legislation less than 36 hours after its release with no public hearings or bipartisan input. They are rushing through a proposal that will cause millions to lose health care coverage and do severe economic damage.
This repeal bill represents so much of what is wrong with our government - it’s written not to provide better health coverage for more Americans, but instead to benefit the wealthy and well-connected special interests.