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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday August 25, 2019 ( 38 items )  

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $334,000 to Fight Opioid Crisis on the Eastern Shore
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced $334,000 in federal funding to fight the opioid crisis on the Eastern Shore, as part of $2.4 million for Maryland overall. This investment will help health centers increase access to high-quality integrated mental health and substance abuse disorders services, including opioid addiction. The funding, awarded through the Health Resources  more

Cardin, Van Hollen Applaud Progress on Path to Restore Chesapeake Bay Islands
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - James and Barren islands to be focus of restoration effort similar to transformative Poplar Island project * * * U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today applauded a new agreement between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, and the Maryland Port Administration that allows for the start of final design work in the restoration of James and Barren islands  more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Announce $167,000 to Fight Opioid Crisis in Anne Arundel County
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) announced $167,000 in federal funding to fight the opioid crisis in Anne Arundel County, as part of $2.4 million for Maryland overall. This investment will help health centers increase access to high-quality integrated mental health and substance abuse disorders services, including opioid addiction. The funding, awarded  more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Announce $3.5 Million for UMD/NIST Quantum Information Research
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) have announced an award of $3.5 million for the University of Maryland (UMD) College Park and the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) and Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS). Research at JQI and QuICS explores the possibilities of quantum me  more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Announce More Than $750,000 for University of Maryland Biodiversity Research Project
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) announced the recent award of more than $762,000 in federal funding for the University of Maryland, College Park through the National Science Foundation (NSF). The project will advance scientists' understanding of how environmental factors affect where species occur, focusing on specific at-risk species. This research i  more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Raskin Announce $6.1 Million for Ocean Education and Outreach Efforts
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) announced $6,135,835 in federal funding for ocean education and outreach efforts. The funding, awarded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will go to the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Foundation is a leading voice for U.S. protected waters, working   more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce $1 Million in Funding for Rural Opioid Response in Garrett County
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Representative David Trone (all D-MD) today announced $1 million in federal funding to fight the opioid and addiction epidemic in Garrett County. The funding was awarded to the Stand Together Garrett County Against Drug Abuse consortium, which plans to implement a comprehensive community plan to reverse the trends of substance abuse in the county. Garret  more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce Almost $90,000 in USDA Rural Development Grants for Western Maryland
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) have announced $89,300 in Rural Development Grants for Allegany and Garrett Counties. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Community Facilities Direct Loans and Grants Program, includes: - $50,000 for Allegany County, Md. to help purchase a road maintenance truck that will be used in  more

Cummings and Thompson Request Interviews in Investigation of Coast Guard Academy's Handling of Harassment Allegations
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, issued the following news release: Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, the Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, sent a letter to Coast Guard Admiral Karl L. Schultz requesting transcribed interviews with Dr. Kurt Colella, Dean of Academics at the Coast Guard Academy, and Rear Admiral Anthony J  more

Majority Leader Hoyer Issues Statement on Israel Denying Entry to Congress Members
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement on Israeli' government's denial of entry to two members of Congress: "I remain deeply disappointed that the Israeli government reversed the policy announced by Ambassador Ron Dermer that 'out of respect for the U.S. Congress and the great alliance between Israel and America, we would not deny entry to any Member of Congress into Israel.' "Even more disappointing is that, after deciding to allo  more

Majority Leader Hoyer Issues Statement on President Trump Accusing Jewish American Voters of Disloyalty
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement saying that President Trump's was accusing Jewish Americans voters of disloyalty if they do not vote for Republicans: "President Trump ought to be broadly and strongly condemned for suggesting that American Jews or any group could be considered disloyal to our country if they do not vote for Republicans or for this president. "This is a version of the vile, anti-Semitic attack that for centuri  more

Majority Leader Hoyer Issues Statement on Trump Administration's Rule to Detain Migrant Children, Families Indefinitely
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced a rule to detain migrant children and families indefinitely: "Not content to separate families and lock up innocent children, the Trump Administration now wants to throw away the key. "Its decision to undermine the Flores Settlement and allow indefinite detention of children is counter to our democratic values, to basic human rights, and to the moral f  more

Rep. Harris Announces $150,000 in Grants for Rural Development in Somerset and Talbot Counties
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 -- Rep. Andy Harris, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced a total of $150,000 in grant awards in Somerset and Talbot counties through the Department of Agriculture's Office of Rural Development. Specifically, the grants include: $50,000 to assist with the purchase of an enhanced security system and an emergency chase vehicle for the Princess Anne Volunteer Fire Company. The new vehicle "will benefit the region and ci  more

Rep. Harris Announces Awards to Community Health Centers
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Rep. Andy Harris, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced awards to Choptank Community Health System, Inc., located in Denton, Three Lower Counties Community Services, Inc., located in Salisbury, and West Cecil Health Center, Inc, located in Conowingo. The recipients are health care service centers in Maryland's First District. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $108,302 to Choptank Community He  more

Rep. Hoyer Hosts Reception for Winners of the Fifth District Congressional Art and App Competitions
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 -- Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: This evening, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) hosted a reception for the winners of the annual Fifth District Congressional Art and App Competitions. The annual Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to showcase the artistic talent of high school students in the Fifth District. Amber Fanelli, a senior at Choptican High School in St. Mary's County, won this year's competition with her piece t  more

Rep. Hoyer Issues Remarks on Maryland Space Business Roundtable Luncheon
GREENBELT, Maryland, Aug. 20 -- Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following remarks regarding Maryland Space Business Roundtable's monthly luncheon in Greenbelt: The Maryland Space Business Roundtable is a nonprofit organization that partners with business, academia, and industry leaders to promote the space community. "I was glad to join today's lunch and discuss how we can continue to work together to support the great work of NASA'S Goddard Space Flight Center. "I've been a stro  more

Rep. Raskin Announces Congressional App Challenge for Maryland's 8th District Students
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) announced today that his congressional office will host a district-wide Congressional App Challenge for middle and high school students, inviting them to learn how to code and create their own original software application, or "app", for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. Rep. Raskin strongly encourages students from across Maryland's 8th Dis  more

Rep. Raskin Calls Out USDA Decision to Reduce Buyouts For ERS AND NIFA Employees
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) led a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue opposing the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) decision to dramatically reduce the federal buyouts offered to Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) employees who have opted against relocating to the Kansas City Region. Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC),   more

Rep. Ruppersberger: City Congressional Delegation Announce $898,750 to Address Lead-Based Paint in Baltimore
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 -- Rep. C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) have announced $898,750 in federal funding to address lead-based paint in Baltimore, Maryland. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will go to the Housing Authority of Baltimore City for lead-based paint risk   more

Reps. Raskin, Brown, Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $481,000 to Fight Opioid Crisis in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressmen Jamie Raskin and Anthony Brown and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) announced $481,000 in federal funding to fight the opioid crisis in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, as part of $2.4 million for Maryland overall. This investment will help health centers increase access to high-quality integrated mental health and substance abuse disorders services, including op  more

Reps. Sarbanes, Van Hollen, Cardin, Cummings, Ruppersberger Announce $898,750 to Address Lead-Based Paint in Baltimore
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 -- Rep. John P. Sarbanes, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, along with Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings and Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.), in announcing $898,750 in federal funding to address lead-based paint in Baltimore. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will go to the Housing Authority of Baltimore City for lead-  more

Sen. Cardin Issues Statement on President Trump Calling Jews Disloyal for Supporting Democrats
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, special representative on anti-semitism, racism and intolerance for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly, issued the following on what he calls President Trump's accusation that Jewish Americans who support Democrats are disloyal: "President Trump continues to give oxygen to anti-Semites around the world by using tropes about the loyalty of Jewish Americans. "This must end. "It is reprehensibl  more

Sen. Cardin Issues Statement on Trump Administration Effort to Overturn Flores Settlement
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following statement in response to Homeland Security and Health and Human Services departments announcing a rule to overturn the Flores settlement agreement. "I strongly oppose the Trump Administration's attempt to overturn the Flores settlement, which is specifically designed to protect the welfare of migrant children through vigorous judicial oversight. "I recently witnessed first-hand at the border how the Trump Administra  more

Van Hollen, Cardin Applaud Progress on Path to Restore Chesapeake Bay Islands
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) today applauded a new agreement between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, and the Maryland Port Administration that allows for the start of final design work in the restoration of James and Barren islands, which are fast disappearing. Primarily using material dredged from Baltimore Harbor approach channels, what is known as t  more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Brown, Raskin Announce $481,000 to Fight Opioid Crisis in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Anthony Brown and Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) announced $481,000 in federal funding to fight the opioid crisis in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, as part of $2.4 million for Maryland overall. This investment will help health centers increase access to high-quality integrated mental health and substance abuse disorders services, includin  more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Cummings, Ruppersberger, Sarbanes Announce $898,750 to Address Lead-Based Paint in Baltimore
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) have announced $898,750 in federal funding to address lead-based paint in Baltimore, Maryland. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will go to the Housing Authority of Baltimore City for lead-based paint risk assessment  more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Cummings, Ruppersberger, Sarbanes Announce $898,750 to Address Lead-Based Paint in Baltimore
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) have announced $898,750 in federal funding to address lead-based paint in Baltimore, Maryland. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will go to the Housing Authority of Baltimore City for lead-based paint risk assessments  more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Hoyer Announce $167,000 to Fight Opioid Crisis in Anne Arundel County
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) announced $167,000 in federal funding to fight the opioid crisis in Anne Arundel County, as part of $2.4 million for Maryland overall. This investment will help health centers increase access to high-quality integrated mental health and substance abuse disorders services, including opioid addiction. The funding, awarde  more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Hoyer Announce $3.5 Million for UMD/NIST Quantum Information Research
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) have announced an award of $3.5 million for the University of Maryland (UMD) College Park and the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) and Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS). Research at JQI and QuICS explores the possibilities of quantum m  more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Hoyer Announce More Than $750,000 for University of Maryland Biodiversity Research Project
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) announced the recent award of more than $762,000 in federal funding for the University of Maryland, College Park through the National Science Foundation (NSF). The project will advance scientists' understanding of how environmental factors affect where species occur, focusing on specific at-risk species. This research   more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Raskin Announce $6.1 Million for Ocean Education and Outreach Efforts
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) announced $6,135,835 in federal funding for ocean education and outreach efforts. The funding, awarded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will go to the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Foundation is a leading voice for U.S. protected waters, working  more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Trone Announce $1 Million in Funding for Rural Opioid Response in Garrett County
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Representative David Trone (all D-MD) announced $1 million in federal funding to fight the opioid and addiction epidemic in Garrett County. The funding was awarded to the Stand Together Garrett County Against Drug Abuse consortium, which plans to implement a comprehensive community plan to reverse the trends of substance abuse in the county. Garr  more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Trone Announce $166,976 to Address Lead-Based Paint in Cumberland
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) have announced $166,976 in federal funding to address lead-based paint in Cumberland, Maryland. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will go to the Housing Authority of the City of Cumberland for projects at Jane Frazier Village, Queen City Tower, and Fort Cumberland   more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Trone Announce $668,000 to Fight Opioid Crisis in Western Maryland
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $668,000 in federal funding to fight the opioid crisis in Western Maryland, as part of $2.4 million for Maryland overall. This investment will help health centers increase access to high-quality integrated mental health and substance abuse disorders services, including opioid addiction. The funding, awarded th  more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Trone Announce $668,000 to Fight Opioid Crisis in Western Maryland
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $668,000 in federal funding to fight the opioid crisis in Western Maryland, as part of $2.4 million for Maryland overall. This investment will help health centers increase access to high-quality integrated mental health and substance abuse disorders services, including opioid addiction. The funding, awarded t  more

Van Hollen, Cardin, Trone Announce Almost $90,000 in USDA Rural Development Grants for Western Maryland
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) have announced $89,300 in Rural Development Grants for Allegany and Garrett Counties. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Community Facilities Direct Loans and Grants Program, includes: - $50,000 for Allegany County, Md. to help purchase a road maintenance truck that will be used i  more

Van Hollen, Colleagues to Forest Service: Listen to Fire Fighter and Forest Manager Input to Protect National Forests
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Proposed NEPA rule would impact management decisions on all 193 million acres of National Forest System land, could undermine scientific processes to protect our National Forests * * * U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) joined a group of Democratic Senators today to call on the U.S. Forest Service to listen to the input of wildland fire fighters and forest managers and extend the public com  more

Van Hollen,Cardin Announce $334,000 to Fight Opioid Crisis on the Eastern Shore
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced $334,000 in federal funding to fight the opioid crisis on the Eastern Shore, as part of $2.4 million for Maryland overall. This investment will help health centers increase access to high-quality integrated mental health and substance abuse disorders services, including opioid addiction. The funding, awarded through the Health Resourc  more