Press Releases

  • Sarbanes Statement on Vote for New NAFTA Agreement

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after voting for the re-negotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA):

    “The new NAFTA agreement I supported today makes several improvements to both the original NAFTA agreement signed in 1994 and the preliminary agreement put forward by the Trump Administration last year.

  • Maryland Congressional Delegation Calls on MDOT to Provide More Details on Highway Expansion Plans and Integration of Transit

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the full Maryland Congressional Delegation in calling on the incoming Maryland Secretary of Transportation to provide the public with more information about widening I-270, widening the Capital Beltway and replacing the American Legion Bridge.

  • Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce Nearly $750,000 for Veterans’ Housing

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.), to announce $748,976 in federal funding for homeless veterans in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

    Funding comes from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program, which combines rental assistance for homeless veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

  • Sarbanes Votes for Bipartisan Federal Funding Bills That Support Key Maryland Priorities

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today voted to pass two federal funding bills that will support several important Maryland priorities through Fiscal Year 2020.

    The funding bills include the domestic priorities and international assistance minibus (H.R. 1865) and the national security appropriations minibus (H.R. 1158).

  • Sarbanes Announces More Than $448,000 in Federal Funding to Expand Environmental Education in Baltimore City Public Schools

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today announced $448,345 in federal funding to improve environmental education opportunities for Baltimore students.

  • Sarbanes, Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $3.3 Million for BWI Airport

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) to announce $3,393,750 in new federal funding for the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

  • Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce More Than $4.6 Million in Federal Funding for Public Safety Initiatives

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, along with Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.), to announce $4,608,210 in federal funding to boost safety initiatives in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

    The funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), includes:

  • Sarbanes, Team Maryland Announce $120 Million for the Maryland Purple Line

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.), to announce $120,000,000 in federal funding for Maryland’s Purple Line project.

  • My vote on impeachment

    Yesterday, I voted to impeach President Trump for abusing the power of the Presidency and for waging an unprecedented campaign of obstruction against Congress. 

    As elected officials who serve in a position of public trust, we come to Congress to make life better for the American people — to reduce prescription drug prices, to raise wages, to clean up corruption in Washington. We come to serve the public interest, not to advance our own personal or political interests. And importantly, we swear an oath to protect the Constitution and defend our democracy for the people.

  • Sarbanes Votes to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today voted to pass H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, a bill to reduce prescription drug prices by empowering Medicare to negotiate directly with pharmaceutical companies and making those negotiated prices available to Medicare beneficiaries and individuals with private insurance. H.R. 3 will also set a new $2,000 out-of-pocket limit on prescription drug costs for seniors and will expand Medicare benefits to cover dental, hearing and vision for the first time in the program’s history.

  • Sarbanes, Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer, Ruppersberger and Brown Announce $225,000 for Anne Arundel County Police Department

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, along with Representatives Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, and Anthony Brown (all D-Md.), to announce $225,000 in federal funding for the Anne Arundel County Police Department to increase the capacity of its DNA processing laboratory and to reduce the number of forensic DNA samples awaiting analysis.

  • Sarbanes Statement on the Introduction of Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump

    Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) introduced two articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress:

  • Sarbanes Voices Support for Universal Health Care

    During a House Subcommittee on Health hearing today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) voiced strong support for universal health coverage and refuted false Republican claims about Medicare For All.

  • Sarbanes Votes to Restore and Protect Voting Rights Across America

    Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today voted to pass H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, a bill that would restore and protect voting rights across the country.

  • Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Laud Funding for Howard Street Tunnel Project

    Following a meeting with Maryland Secretary of Transportation Pete K. Rahn, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone, in releasing a joint statement in response to the news that Maryland officials and CSX have identified additional funding to expand the Howard Street Tunnel:

  • Sarbanes Criticizes Big Money and Special Interests for Blocking Efforts to Curb Youth Tobacco Epidemic

    During a House Oversight Subcommittee hearing, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) denounced the corrosive influence of wealthy and well-connected special interests, who pushed the Trump Administration to abruptly abandon plans to address the youth tobacco epidemic.

  • Sarbanes, National Capital Region Delegation Urge Chairs of the Armed Services Committees to Provide All Federal Employees with Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.), House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.) and Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Don Beyer (D-Va.), Anthony Brown (D-Md.), Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), David Trone (D-Md.) and Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) in sending a letter to the Chairs of the Armed Services Committees, who are leading the conference committee working to reconcile the House- and Senate-passed versions of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

  • Sarbanes, Cardin, Van Hollen, Ruppersberger Announce More Than $310,000 for Housing Vouchers in Howard County

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.), to announce $311,523 in federal funding for the Howard County Housing Commission to help individuals with disabilities obtain market-rate housing.

    The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher program.

  • Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce $477,000 in Federal Grants for the Baltimore City Police Crime Laboratory and the Baltimore County Police Department

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.), to announce $477,000 in federal funding for the Baltimore City Police Crime Laboratory and the Baltimore County Police Department to increase the capacity of laboratory processing and to reduce the number of forensic DNA samples awaiting analysis.

  • Sarbanes, Cardin, Van Hollen, Ruppersberger Announce $1.65 Million for New Towson Circulator

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Senator Ben Cardin, Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.) to announce more than $1.65 million in federal funding for Baltimore County to fund the Towson Circulator.

    The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. As part of nearly $14 million in statewide investments, this federal funding will support the purchase of new buses and infrastructure for the Towson Circulator.

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