Sarbanes Secures Federal Funding to Support National Health Care Workforce Commission
July 17, 2020
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) secured $3 million in federal funding for the National Health Care Workforce Commission as part of the Fiscal Year 2021 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) funding bill, which passed favorably out of the House Appropriations Committee today and will soon receive a full vote in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce More Than $6 Million for Early Childhood Education in Baltimore Area
July 14, 2020
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Baltimore Congressional Delegation in announcing $6,008,317 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at the YMCA of Central Maryland.
Sarbanes Opposes Trump Administration Attack on International Students Studying at American Colleges and Universities
July 13, 2020
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined hundreds of his colleagues in criticizing the Trump Administration’s latest attempt to undermine America’s institutions of higher education and denigrate international students.
Maryland Congressional Delegation Writes to Governor Hogan Expressing Concern with His Plan for the November 3 Election
July 13, 2020
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in writing to Governor Larry Hogan (R) to express their concern with his plan to proceed with in-person voting for the November 3 general election.
Sarbanes, Cardin, Van Hollen, Ruppersberger, Mfume Announce More Than $1.5 Million for Ellicott City Flood Recovery and Mitigation
July 10, 2020
Congressman John Sarbanes today joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.), in announcing $1,515,201 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for flood prevention and recovery efforts in Howard County.
Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Urge FEMA to Provide COVID-19 Relief to State and Local Communities
July 6, 2020
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in urging Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor to approve Maryland’s request for an increase in federal resources to support local communities amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Sarbanes Calls on Congress to Oppose Corporate Tax Breaks and Focus on Delivering COVID-19 Economic Relief and Health Care Benefits to American Families
July 6, 2020
Congressman John Sarbanes today joined more than 100 Members of Congress in calling on Congressional Leadership to strongly oppose ongoing attempts by the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans to deliver more tax giveaways to corporations and wealthy individuals.
The Members urged Congress to focus its COVID-19 relief effort on providing American families with additional economic relief and better access to high-quality health care.
Sarbanes Secures Big Wins for the Chesapeake Bay and for Energy Grid Modernization As House Passes Massive Infrastructure Overhaul Bill
July 5, 2020
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today voted to pass the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2), a bill to significantly enhance and modernize American transportation systems and infrastructure in communities across the country.
The bill contains several environmental provisions authored, led and secured by Congressman Sarbanes, including:
Sarbanes, Cardin, Van Hollen Announce More Than $10.7 Million in Federal Funding for BWI Airport
July 5, 2020
Congressman John Sarbanes today joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) in announcing $10,750,084 in federal funding for infrastructure improvements at Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport.
Sarbanes Backs Efforts to Expand Mental Health Services and Support Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
July 4, 2020
At a House Health Subcommittee hearing today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) called on Congress to boost federal investments in mental health services across the country, especially as millions of Americans grapple with the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.
“… We know the stress of [COVID-19] is like nothing we’ve seen before,” said Congressman Sarbanes. “It’s taking a huge toll on our healthcare workforce.”
Sarbanes continued: “We’ve got to address the stigma and we have to put the resources behind these efforts.”
Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Press FEMA to Approve Additional Federal Disaster Assistance for State COVID-19 Recovery
July 3, 2020
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Maryland Congressional Delegation today urged Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor to approve Maryland’s request for federal disaster assistance through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).
Sarbanes Votes to Protect and Expand High-Quality and Affordable Health Care for All Americans
July 3, 2020
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today voted to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act (H.R. 1425), a bill to improve access to affordable health insurance, reduce health care costs, lower prescription drug prices and protect Americans with pre-existing conditions.
Sarbanes Votes to Provide Additional COVID-19 Economic Relief for Renters, Homeowners and Families at Risk of Homelessness
July 3, 2020
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today voted to pass the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act (H.R. 7301), a bill to extend and expand critical economic relief and housing protections for renters, homeowners and families at risk of homelessness amid the COVID-19 crisis.
The bill would continue several expiring housing relief programs established by the CARES Act and advanced by the Heroes Act.
Sarbanes Votes for D.C. Statehood
June 30, 2020
Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today voted to pass the Washington, D.C. Admission Act (H.R. 51), a bill to admit the State of Washington, D.C. into the Union and provide District of Columbia residents with full voting rights.
The State of Washington, D.C. would include most of the District of Columbia’s existing territory, except for a significantly reduced federal district controlled by Congress.
Sarbanes Votes to Pass Robust Reforms to Address Police Brutality
June 29, 2020
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today voted to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (H.R. 7120), a bill to crack down on police brutality and create greater law enforcement accountability.
Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce More Than $450,000 to Support Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses and Underserved Community Entrepreneurs
June 29, 2020
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Baltimore Congressional Delegation today announced $450,288 to support minority- and women-owned businesses, lift up underserved community entrepreneurs, spur economic growth and create jobs across the Baltimore metro region.
Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce $3 Million to Reduce Air Pollution and Recycle Carbon Waste
June 27, 2020
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Baltimore Congressional Delegation today announced $3 million in federal funding for the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) to develop technology that reduces air pollution and recycles carbon waste.
Sarbanes Co-Sponsors Juneteenth Resolution, Calls for Action to Protect and Expand Voting Rights
June 23, 2020
Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Congressional Voting Rights Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Mark Veasey (D-Tex.), Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) to introduce a resolution calling for reforms to protect access to the ballot box, curb voter suppression and ensure that every American can vote.
The resolution was introduced to coincide with the 155th Anniversary of Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery.
Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Commend General Assembly Leaders for Examining Problems with June 2 Primary
June 20, 2020
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Maryland Congressional Delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen along with Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone, today applauded Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson (D) and Maryland House of Delegates Speaker Adrienne Jones (D) for holding joint hearings about Maryland’s June 2 primary election. The hearings will examine the election’s shortcomings and outline steps to enhance the state’s election systems ahead of November.
Sarbanes, Blumenthal, Warren, Coons, Jayapal Lead Effort to Strengthen Oversight of Federal COVID-19 Relief Funds and Crack Down on Corruption
June 19, 2020
Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.), U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) today formally introduced the Coronavirus Oversight and Recovery Ethics Act (CORE Act), a bill to ensure stronger oversight, accountability and transparency in the federal government’s response to COVID-19.
The CORE Act has earned strong support in Congress, with 18 House co-sponsors and 8 Senate co-sponsors, along with the endorsement of 57 national grassroots advocacy organizations.