Monday - February 24, 2020
Congressional Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday December 08, 2019 ( 39 items )  

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces $477,000 for Local Police Departments for DNA Processing
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- Rep. C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Representatives Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) announced $477,000 in federal funding for the Baltimore County Police Department and the Baltimore City Police Crime Laboratory to process DNA samples. The Baltimore County Police Department will receive $225,000 and the Baltimore City Police Crime Laboratory will receive $252,000  more

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Over $2.3 Million in Head Start Funding for Maryland Rural Development Corporation
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today announced $2,369,024 in federal funding for Head Start projects at the Maryland Rural Development Corporation. The funding was awarded through the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families. The Maryland Rural Development Corporation provides Head Start services to families in Caroline, Cecil, and Harfo  more

Hoyer, NCR Delegation Urge Chairs of Armed Services Committees to Provide Federal Employees With Paid Family, Medical Leave Benefits
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD), House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (VA-11), and Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-AL), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Don Beyer (VA-08), Anthony Brown (MD-04), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), David Trone (MD-06), and Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) sent a letter to the Chairs of the Armed Services Commit  more

Hoyer, NCR Delegation Urge Chairs of Armed Services Committees to Provide Federal Employees With Paid Family, Medical Leave Benefits
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (VA-11), and Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-AL), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Don Beyer (VA-08), Anthony Brown (MD-04), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), David Trone (MD-06), and Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) sent a letter to the Chairs of the Armed Services Committees, who are leading t  more

Hoyer, NCR Delegation Urge Chairs of the Armed Services Committees to Provide Federal Employees With Paid Family, Medical Leave Benefits
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (VA-11), and Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-AL), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Don Beyer (VA-08), Anthony Brown (MD-04), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), David Trone (MD-06), and Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) sent a letter to the Chairs of the Armed Services Committees, who are leading  more

Majority Leader Hoyer Issues Statement on Retirement of Rep. Heck
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following following statement on the retirement of Rep. Denny Heck D-Washington: "I want to thank my good friend Rep. Denny Heck for his hard work on behalf of the people of Washington State and the United States in the House for the past six years. I commend him for his long career in public service, which began more than four decades ago and included serving as Majority Leader of the Washington State House of Repr  more

Raskin Objects to President's Pardon of War Criminals
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) and 21 colleagues in writing to President Donald Trump to protest his use of the presidential pardon power to prevent three war criminals, including Edward Gallagher, from facing punishment under the military justice system. The members expressed concern that these ill-advised pardons, and the resulting fallout including Nav  more

Rep. Brown Issues Statement on Gov. Hogan Planned Beltway Expansion
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Maryland, issued the following statement: * * * - Governor Hogan is pushing forward with his Beltway expansion project without transparency, community support or a comprehensive vision for what Maryland's transportation network will look like in the 21st century * * * Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), the only Maryland member on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, released the following statement after a meeting with Maryl  more

Rep. Brown: Bipartisan Legislation Empowers Community Revitalization Through Smart
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) and Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) introduced the Maximizing Our Redevelopment and Efficiency for Transit Oriented Development (MORE TOD) Act. The bill, H.R. 5255, promotes community revitalization by recognizing existing transportation options and infrastructure as critical to Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) initiatives. TOD creates integrated neighborhoods, where  more

Rep. Hoyer Discusses Impeachment Inquiry on CNN's 'New Day'
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined CNN's "New Day" this morning to discuss the impeachment inquiry. Below are excerpts from his remarks and a link to the video: Click here (https://www.facebook.com/LeaderHoyer/posts/10157035940632887) to watch the full remarks. "The Judiciary Committee is considering the facts, which have been presented to them by various different committees  more

Rep. Hoyer Issues Statement on Drafting Articles of Impeachment
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement on the House drafting articles of impeachment: "The House has now heard overwhelming evidence presented to the Intelligence Committee regarding the facts of the President's actions - which have not been rebutted with any contrary facts - and we heard testimony yesterday in the Judiciary Committee from constitutional experts on the grounds for impeachment. "The President has been shown to have a  more

Rep. Hoyer Issues Statement on House Intelligence Committee Report on Impeachment Inquiry
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement after the House Intelligence Committee released its draft report as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry: "The report released today by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence ought to alarm every American. In great detail it presents the unvarnished facts, as gathered from depositions and testimony from career public servants and Trump appointees, about President Trump's effort to withhold cri  more

Rep. Hoyer Issues Statement on Intelligence Committee Report on Impeachment Inquiry
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement after the House Intelligence Committee released its draft report as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry: "The report released today by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence ought to alarm every American. In great detail it presents the unvarnished facts, as gathered from depositions and testimony from career public servants and Trump appointees, about President Trump's effort   more

Rep. Raskin Issues Statement on Kurdish Prisoner Demirtas Hospitalization
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, an executive committee member of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, issued the following statement in response to news reports of Kurdish prisoner Selahattin Demirtas' hospitalization: "I am troubled by news reports that Selahattin Demirtas has fallen ill while being unjustly imprisoned in Turkey. "It is outrageous and unacceptable that it took President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government nearly a week to allow Demirtas access to a hosp  more

Rep. Raskin: Congressional Caucus to End Youth Vaping Epidemic Sends Letter Urging President Trump to Finalize E-Cigarette Flavor Guidance
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congressmen Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) and Peter King (NY-02) and 25 additional Members of Congress, including Senators Dick Durbin, Richard Blumenthal, and Chris Van Hollen, in sending a bipartisan letter urging President Trump to uphold his promise to remove flavored e-cigarettes from the product market. "The meteoric rise in youth vaping is a public health  more

Rep. Sarbanes Issues Joint Statement on Maryland Howard Street Tunnel Project
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- Rep. John P. Sarbanes, D-Maryland, issued the following joint statement: 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  more

Rep. Sarbanes Votes to Restore, Protect Voting Rights Across America
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- Rep. John P. Sarbanes, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4) Is Historic Legislation to Restore and Protect the Right to Vote, Fulfilling the Promise of the For the People Act (H.R. 1) * * * 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. This historic legislation buil  more

Reps. Hoyer, Lee Issue Statement on Trump AdministrationFinalized SNAP Rule
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, and Rep. Barbara Lee, D-California, chair of the Majority Leader Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity, issued the following joint statement in response to the Trump administration's finalized Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program rule: "For years, Republicans have pushed to make life harder for everyday families living on the brink. This latest Trump Administration rule is yet another mean-spirited attempt to block criti  more

Reps. Lee, Hoyer Issue Statement on Trump Administration SNAP Rule
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Rep. Barbara Lee, D-California, chair of the Majority Leader Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity, and House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following joint statement in response to the Trump administration's finalized Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) rule: "For years, Republicans have pushed to make life harder for everyday families living on the brink. This latest Trump Administration rule is yet another mean-spirited attempt to b  more

Reps. Neal, Pallone, Scott, Pelosi, Hoyer Issue Statement Announcing Floor Vote on Lower Drug Costs Now Act
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Massachusetts, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, issued the following joint statement with four congressmen - Reps. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Robert C. Scott, D-Virginia, chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, announcing floor vote on the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Cost  more

Reps. Pallone, Neal, Scott, Pelosi, Hoyer Issue Statement Announcing Floor Vote on Lower Drug Costs Now Act
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following joint statement with four congressmen - Reps. Richard E. Neal, D-Massachusetts, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Robert C. Scott, D-Virginia, chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, announcing floor vote on the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Cost  more

Sarbanes, Cardin, Van Hollen, Ruppersberger Announce More Than $310,000 for Housing Vouchers in Howard County
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 -- Rep. John P. Sarbanes, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: 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 progra  more

Sarbanes, NCR Delegation Urge Chairs of Armed Services Committees to Provide Federal Employees With Paid Family, Medical Leave Benefits
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Rep. John P. Sarbanes, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: 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 Com  more

Sen. Cardin Calls New SNAP Rule Heartless Attack on Vulnerable Americans
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, denounced the Trump Administration's final rule announced Wednesday that changes the conditions under which states apply for waivers of the work requirement for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This new rule would disproportionally affect part-time workers and seasonal holiday employees with unreliable  more

Sen. Cardin Convenes Roundtable Discussion With Montgomery County Women Business Leaders
ROCKVILLE, Maryland, Dec. 6 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, issued the following news release: Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today joined Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI), the Maryland Women's Business Center (MWBC) and Montgomery County women business leaders for a roundtable discussion about the issues women business owners face as th  more

Sen. Cardin Convenes Roundtable Discussion With Montgomery County Women Business Leaders
ROCKVILLE, Maryland, Dec. 6 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Maryland Has the Highest Concentration of Women-Owned Businesses in the Country * * * Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today joined Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI), the Maryland Women's Business Center (MWBC) and Montgomery County women business leaders for a roundtable discussion about the issues women business owners   more

Sen. Carper Issues Statement at Hearing on Bill to Create Fish & Wildlife Service Chronic Wasting Disease Task Force
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Sen. Tom Carper, D-Delaware, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following opening statement at a hearing on a bill to create a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Chronic Wasting Disease Task Force: "Although chronic wasting disease is an unfamiliar topic to many of us in the First State, our neighbors in Maryland and Pennsylvania are dealing with it firsthand. Therefore, in the spirit of the Golden Rule, Delaware has an i  more

Sen. Carper Issues Statement at Hearing on Feitel Nomination to Be NRC Inspector General
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Delaware, ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following opening statement at a committee hearing on the nomination of Robert J. Feitel, of Maryland, to be Inspector General of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission: "Thank you, Mr. Feitel, for appearing before our committee and for your willingness to serve as Inspector General of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). "Since coming to the Senate almost 19 yea  more

Sen. Carper Issues Statement at Hearing on Nomination of Feitel to Be Inspector General of NRC
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Sen. Tom Carper, D-Delaware, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following opening statement: Today, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Robert J. Feitel, of Maryland, to be Inspector General of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Below is the opening statement of Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), top Democrat on the EPW Committee, who presided as ranking member at today  more

Sen. Wicker: Nomination Hearing for Member of National Transportation Safety Board
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi, chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a nomination hearing on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 to consider the presidential nomination of Thomas Chapman to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board. The hearing will immediately follow the executive se  more

Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee Sets Nomination Hearing for Member of National Transportation Safety Board
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee issued the following hearing information: Nomination for Member of National Transportation Safety Board at G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building at 10:00 a.m. on Dec. 11: Witness: * Thomas B. Chapman, of Maryland, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term expiring December 31, 2023  more

Senate Environment & Public Works Subcommittee Sets Nuclear Regulatory Commission I.G. Nomination Hearing
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- The Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety issued the following hearing information: Hearing on the Nomination of Robert J. Feitel, of Maryland, to be Inspector General of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission at 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building at 3:00 p.m. on Dec. 3: Panel 1: * Robert J. Feitel Esq., Nominee to be Inspector General, Nuclear Regulatory Commission  more

Sens. Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $1.56 Million for University System of Maryland Sea Grant Program
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today announced the award of $1,564,898 for the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Sea Grant Program through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Maryland Sea Grant (MDSG) funds scientific research related to the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland's coastal resources with practical applications benefitting Ma  more

Sens. Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $38.4 Million for Water Infrastructure Projects in Maryland
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have announced $38.4 million in federal funding for the implementation of several key water infrastructure projects in Maryland. The funding, allocated through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), will go towards Maryland's Intended Use Plan - a $297 million plan, approved by the EPA, which aim  more

Sens. Menendez, Risch, Rubio, Cardin Issue Statements on Signing of Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act Into Law
NEWARK, New Jersey, Nov. 27 -- Sen. Bob Menendez, D-New Jersey, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Chairman Jim Risch, R-Idaho, 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 presi  more

Sens. Van Hollen, Cardin Announce $38.4 Million for Water Infrastructure Projects in Maryland
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) have announced $38.4 million in federal funding for the implementation of several key water infrastructure projects in Maryland. The funding, allocated through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), will go towards Maryland's Intended Use Plan - a $297 million plan, approved by the EPA, which ai  more

Speaker Pelosi, Reps. Hoyer, Pallone, Neal, Scott Issue Statement on Lower Drug Costs Now Act
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following joint statement with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr., Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal and Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott to announce a floor vote on the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3): "Next week, the House of Representatives will pass the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act. "We have now received enough guidan  more

Trone, NCR Delegation Urge Chairs of Armed Services Committees to Provide Federal Employees With Paid Family, Medical Leave Benefits
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Rep. David Trone, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Congressman David Trone (MD-06), House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD), House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (VA-11), and Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-AL), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Don Beyer (VA-08), Anthony Brown (MD-04), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), and Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) sent a letter to the Chairs of the Armed Services Commit  more

Van Hollen, Graham Urge Pompeo to Impose Sanctions on Turkey for Acquiring Russian S-400
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wrote to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to impose sanctions on Turkey for its acquisition of the Russian S-400 air defense system. Under current law - and per Secretary Pompeo's own interpretation - the Administration must act. The letter follows reports that Turkey is now testing the S-400 system. "Both the Administrat  more