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Sarbanes Files Amicus Brief in Support of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Joins Bipartisan Group of Current and Former Members of Congress to Argue That EPA Has the Authority to Reduce Dangerous Carbon Pollution and Protect Public Health. Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) joined a bipartisan group of current and former Members of Congress to file an amicus brief in support of the Obama administration’s historic Clean Power Plan (CPP).

Mikulski, Cardin, Delaney Announce Nearly $1.3 Million in Federal Funds to Grow Critical Water...

U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin together with Congressman John Delaney (all D-Md.) today announced that the Board of County Commissioners of Garrett County has been awarded nearly $1.3 million in federal grant funding to upgrade critical wastewater infrastructure serving businesses in Western Maryland and support continued job growth in the region. This federal funding is made available through the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant program. EDA is funded through the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee, of which Senator Mikulski is the Vice Chairwoman

Sarbanes Announces More Than $4 Million in Federal Grants to Help Combat Opioid Addiction...

Congressman Sarbanes (D-Md.) today announced that 14 community health centers in Maryland will receive $4,161,916 in grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help treat Marylanders suffering opioid addiction and substance abuse. The funding will allow local health centers to provide more care and services – including medical, pharmacy, oral, vision and behavioral care – to Marylanders in underserved communities.

Ruppersberger, Mikulski, Cardin, Cummings, and Sarbanes Announce More Than $3.6 Million to Help Eliminate...

Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger together with U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin, Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings and John P. Sarbanes (all D-Md.), today announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $3,365,733 million in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grant program funding and $325,000 in Healthy Homes supplemental funding to the City of Baltimore. With this grant, the City will be able to address lead hazards in 230 housing units for low- and very low-income families, and perform healthy homes assessments in 330 units

Sarbanes Statement on Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan

Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) issued the following statement today after the Obama Administration released its Clean Power Plan, the most significant commitment by any American president to fight climate change. The proposal would reduce carbon pollution in the United States by 32 percent by 2030, while simultaneously investing in clean energy and improving energy efficiency standards.

Delaney-Hanna-Peters Introduce Bipartisan Dynamic Scoring Bill to Encourage Smart Public Investments, Bring Accurate Budgeting...

Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) has filed the Honest Dynamic Scoring Resolution, legislation that would make sure that the economic benefits of smart public investments in areas such as infrastructure, research and development and education are accurately reflected in budget projections. The bipartisan legislation was introduced with lead Republican Congressman Richard Hanna (NY-22) and Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52)

Delaney Cosponsors Legislation to Protect LGBT Americans from Discrimination

Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) is an original cosponsor of the Equality Act, legislation to end discrimination against LGBT Americans. The Equality Act, authored by Rep. David N. Cicilline (RI-1) was filed Thursday. The Equality Act provides explicit and consistent national protections for sexual orientation and gender identity in the following areas of law: credit, education, employment, federal funding, housing, jury service and public accommodations

Delaney Leads New Democrat Letter Calling for Long-Term Fix for Nation’s Infrastructure

Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) led a letter from the New Democrat Coalition to Speaker Boehner and Leader Pelosi calling for a permanent solution to funding the Highway Trust Fund (HTF).  The letter states, “there is bipartisan agreement that Congress should replenish the Highway Trust Fund with revenues raised through international tax reform that includes ‘deemed repatriation’ of U.S. dollars stranded overseas – this will also make U.S.-based companies more competitive.

Delaney Publishes Op-Ed On Infrastructure 2.0 Act, Outlines Best Framework for Tax Reform &...

Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) has published an op-ed in The Hill on his bipartisan legislation, The Infrastructure 2.0 Act. The op-ed outlines the approach needed to combine international corporate tax reform and infrastructure investment and lays out the differences between deemed repatriation and a tax holiday.

HOYER ATTENDS RIBBON CUTTING FOR MELWOOD’S SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION PROJECT & ERECYLING PROGRAM

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) delivered remarks this afternoon at a ribbon cutting ceremony for Melwood’s Solar Energy Conversion Project and eRecyling Program in Upper Marlboro. Melwood is a nonprofit that creates jobs and opportunities to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Poll Shows Strong Public Support for Using International Tax Reform to Rebuild Infrastructure

According to a new poll conducted for Morning Consult 64% of registered voters think using overseas profits to build and maintain the nation’s highways is a good idea, including 70% of Democrats, 62% of Independents and 60% of Republicans. Since 2013 Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) has advocated for using repatriated revenues for new infrastructure projects, an innovative bipartisan solution that has secured support from both parties. Delaney’s Infrastructure 2.0 Act establishes an 8.75% tax on overseas profits, allowing that money to return back to our economy and providing revenues to fund a six year highway bill and create a new American Infrastructure Fund.

Bera, Foxx call for long-term infrastructure bill, discuss transportation projects in Sacramento County

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. welcomed U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to Sacramento County today to highlight the need for a new infrastructure funding bill. Federal transportation funding is set to expire at the end of this month, and if Congress doesn’t act soon, Americans’ safety, and thousands of jobs across the country will be at risk

HOYER STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR HOGAN’S TRANSPORTATION FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) released the following statement today following Governor Larry Hogan’s transportation funding announcement. “While important funding for transportation projects in the Fifth District—including finishing the beltway interchange at the Greenbelt Metro Station—were included in the plan released today, I am deeply disappointed that the Governor chose to shift some of the cost of the Purple Line to Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties.

Cummings’ Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Fair Housing Case

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court decision in the case of Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc

Dr. Bucshon Votes to Protect Ratepayers from EPA Action

On Wednesday, Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. voted to pass, H.R. 2042, The Ratepayer Protection Act, a bill introduced by Congressman Ed Whitfield (KY-01), to protect families and businesses from significant electricity rate increases or reduced electric reliability that may result from EPA’s pending regulations for existing power plants, also known as the “Clean Power Plan.”

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Federal, State and Local Housing Officials Celebrate Opening of Senior Rental...

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett today took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony for The Bonifant at Silver Spring, a mixed-income 11-story apartment building with 149 units for seniors age 62 or older

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Senators to Tax Budget Conferees: Remove Harmful Renewable Energy Provisions, Protect...

As Republicans on the congressional tax scam conference committee try to finalize their partisan plan this week, Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) are demanding removal of renewable energy provisions from the final conference report that would devastate clean energy deployment and job growth.