Tuesday - February 25, 2020
Congressional Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday December 01, 2019 ( 15 items )  

Cardin Joins Senate Dems to Urge HUD to Reject Proposed Changes to Fair Housing Act's Disparate Impact Standard
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, and forty-four senators to send a letter to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, urging him to reject changes proposed in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) August 19, 2019 Proposed Rulemaking: HUD's Imple  more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Raskin Announce More Than $265,000 for Housing Vouchers in Carroll County
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) today applauded the recent award of more than $265,000 to the Carroll County Department of Housing & Community Development through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher program. These vouchers will help individuals and families obtain market-rate housing in the county. "An affo  more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Raskin Announce More Than $265,000 for Housing Vouchers in Carroll County
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- 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.) today applauded the recent award of more than $265,000 to the Carroll County Department of Housing & Community Development through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher program. These vouchers will help individuals and families obtain market-rate housing in the county. "An a  more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Ruppersberger, Sarbanes Announce More Than $310,000 for Housing Vouchers in Howard County
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) today applauded the recent award of $311,523 to the Howard County Housing Commission through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher program. These vouchers will help individuals with disabilities obtain market-rate housing in the county. "Housing vouc  more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Ruppersberger, Sarbanes Announce More Than $310,000 for Housing Vouchers in Howard County
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 -- Rep. C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) today applauded the recent award of $311,523 to the Howard County Housing Commission through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher program. These vouchers will help individuals with disabilities obtain market-rate housing in the county. "H  more

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce Nearly $450,000 for Housing Vouchers in Western Maryland
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- 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.) today applauded the recent award of $447,975 for Western Maryland Public Housing Authorities through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher program. The Housing Authority of Washington County will receive $97,328 while the Frederick Housing Authority will receive $350,647. Thes  more

Hoyer Visits Charlotte Hall Social Security Administration Field Office and Tours Lexington Park VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
LEXINGTON PARK, Maryland, Nov. 26 -- Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) visited the Charlotte Hall Social Security Administration (SSA) Field Office in Charlotte Hall and the Lexington Park VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Lexington Park. The Charlotte Hall SSA Field Office provides assistance to Marylanders who are filing Social Security claims. The new VA facility in Lexington Park opens on December 2 and will p  more

Majority Leader Hoyer Issues Statement on Court Rulings in Congressional Oversight Cases
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement on District Court ruling that ex-White House counsel Don McGahn must testify before Congress and the Supreme Court's temporary ruling in the Mazars case: "These two cases concern more than the details of President Trump's egregious behavior; they concern the supremacy of our Constitution and the rule of law. "No one is above the law, as our courts have affirmed again and again, and no presiden  more

Raskin Supports Bill To Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence Worldwide
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) in introducing the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) of 2019 with 120 additional House cosponsors. Congresswoman Schakowsky first introduced this legislation in 2012. The bill leverages existing U.S. resources to combat and respond to gender-based violence, a critical step toward promoting the human rights and  more

Rep. Brown Issues Statement on Resignation of Navy Secretary Spencer
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Maryland, vice chair of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement on the resignation of Navy Secretary Richard Spencer: "Secretary Spencer served with honor and integrity. When forced to choose between his conscience and an order from Donald Trump, Secretary Spencer stood up to a lawless President who betrays the honorable service of the men and women who wear the uniform and diminishes America's moral authority. "Secretary  more

Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce $477,000 in Federal Grants for the Baltimore City Police Crime Laboratory and the Baltimore County Police Department
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- Rep. John P. Sarbanes, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * Federal Funding Will Help Local Law Enforcement Agencies Increase DNA Processing Capabilities * * * 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 capaci  more

Sen. Cardin Encourages Marylanders to #ShopSmall on Small Business Saturday
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, issued the following news release: U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today released a video urging Marylanders to participate in Small Business Saturday on November 30, 2019. "I look forward to Small Business Saturday every year, because for the past decade, the celebration has boosted sales at  more

Sens. Risch, Rubio, Cardin, Menendez Issue Statements on Signing of Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act Into Law
BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 27 -- Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Ranking Member Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, and Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following statements after President Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act (S. 1838) into law: The Senate unanimously passed the bill on Nov. 19, with the House following on Nov. 20 by a vote of 417 to 1, sending the bill directly to the president's desk.   more

Trone, Langevin, Fitzpatrick Urge Airlines to Make Travel Safer Ahead of Busy Holiday Season
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- Rep. David Trone, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Joint letters to airlines follow request to FAA for mandatory inclusion of naloxone onboard flights after fatal overdose * * * Congressman David Trone (D-MD) was joined by Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) wand Brian Fitzpartrick (R-PA) in issuing joint letters urging airlines to carry opioid overdose medication, such as naloxone, to make air travel safer ahead of what is projected to be a busy hol  more

Van Hollen Joins Senate Democrats in Urging HUD to Reject Proposed Changes to Fair Housing Act's Disparate Impact Standard
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined SenatorSherrod Brown (D-OH) along with forty-five senators sent a letter to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, urging him to reject changes proposed in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) August 19, 2019 Proposed Rulemaking: HUD's Implementation of the Fair Housing Act's Disparate Impact Standard (the P  more