Press Releases

  • Election Day!

    Happy Election Day! I stopped at polling locations across the Third District today to thank voters for exercising their civic duty.    

     

     

     

     

  • Capital Gazette Endorses John Sarbanes

    It's an honor to receive The Capital's endorsement for my reelection campaign. If elected to another term, I will continue to fight tirelessly in Congress for the communities in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and across Maryland. 
     
     
  • Sarbanes Statement on Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue

    “The anti-Semitic attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh was heartbreaking. I extend my deepest condolences to everyone who has been touched by this senseless act of violence. We must join together to resist the hate and bigotry that has become so painfully common in our country.”

     

  • Sarbanes Statement on Yom Kippur

    “As the Jewish community gathered to begin a period of determined introspection and solemn atonement, we can all take this opportunity to reflect on the last year and find ways – large and small – to come together and repair our world. I wish the Jewish community in Maryland, across America, and around the world a meaningful fast. From my family to yours, g'mar chatimah tova.”

     

  • Sarbanes Announces More Than $2 Million in Federal Grants to Protect the Chesapeake Bay

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    I 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

    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

    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

    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:

     

    My dad and I had the privilege of participating in a fundraiser for Emerge Maryland in honor of my dear friend Senator Barbara Mikulski at the historic Senator theater in Baltimore City.

  • Statement on Las Vegas

    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

    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

    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.

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