February 4, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Jackie Speier (CA-14) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced a bill to establish strong whistleblower protections for the employees of entities that receive federal COVID-19 relief funds. The multi-trillion-dollar COVID-19 relief effort is unprecedented in our nation’s history and Congress must ensure that robust accountability measures are put in place in order to guard against waste, fraud, and abuse. No one is better positioned to observe and report the misuse of these critical dollars than the people who work for entities that receive COVID-19 relief funds—from government contractors to frontline workers.
February 4, 2021 Press Release
Members Point to Specific Outreach from Constituents on Delays, Urge DeJoy to Use Federal Support Provided by COVID-19 Relief Package
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen led Members of the Maryland Congressional Delegation, including U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and U.S. Representatives Steny Hoyer, C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) in writing to United States Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy about the severe mail delivery delays Marylanders are experiencing. The members refer to specific examples from correspondence they’ve received from constituents and urge DeJoy to take advantage of federal support and to make operational changes immediately to improve service.
February 4, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Lead Impeachment Manager Jamie Raskin sent a letter to former President Trump requesting that he provide testimony under oath, either before or during the Senate impeachment trial, about his conduct on January 6. The letter comes after former President Trump’s legal team filed an answer brief to the Article of Impeachment, denying incontrovertible facts about the President’s conduct on and leading up to January 6 and asserting that “[…] the 45th President of the United States performed admirably in his role as president, at all times doing what he thought was in the best interests of the American people.”
New bill seeks to elevate the educational reforms under the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future to national-priority status
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Congressman David Trone today were joined by co-sponsors Senator Chris Van Hollen and Representatives Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kwiesi Mfume, Anthony Brown and Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) in announcing new legislation in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives that would provide an additional $1.4 billion in federal grant funding for states and local communities that commit to transformative policy changes and allocate significant additional resources to address education inequities.
Lack of guidance and coordination has harmed residents’ ability to get vaccinated, as the Biden Administration increases supplies Governor Hogan must act
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown and Senator Chris Van Hollen led Maryland Delegation Members Senator Ben Cardin and Reps. Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-MD) in a letter to Governor Larry Hogan calling for his Administration to reform and improve vaccine distribution by adopting best practices from other states around the country. Maryland has consistently ranked in the bottom tier of states for vaccine distributions due to an ineffectual, fragmented approach. The Members maintain a course correction is needed and requested that the Governor answer a series of questions addressing their specific concerns.
Delegation Unanimously Backs Legislation to Reauthorize PRIIA Funding, Adopt Metro Reforms, and Support IG Autonomy
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the National Capital Region Congressional Delegation reintroduced the Metro Accountability and Investment Act. Sponsors include Representative Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), and Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), John Sarbanes (D-MD), Don Beyer (D-VA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Anthony Brown (D-MD), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), and David Trone (D-MD).
The brief lays out the case for the conviction of former President Trump for “incitement of insurrection against the Republic he swore to protect.”
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Impeachment Managers filed their Trial Memorandum of the United States House of Representatives in the Impeachment Trial of President Donald J. Trump. The brief lays out the case for the conviction of former President Donald J. Trump for “incitement of insurrection against the Republic he swore to protect.” As directed by the Senate, the memorandum also describes the Senate’s obligation to hear this case, affirming that “[t]he Constitution governs the first day of the President’s term, the last day, and every moment in between.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, John Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) applauded the award of $1,050,000 for Montgomery County’s Ride On transit service and Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to improve rider safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, members of the Maryland Congressional Delegation, including U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone, released the following statement after a conference call on Monday with Maryland Department of Health Acting Secretary Dennis Schrader about the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts:
Funding Will Help Maryland Purchase Ventilators, Masks, Gowns, Disinfectant Cleaner and Other Medical Supplies to Effectively Care for Coronavirus Patients, Support Vaccine Distribution Efforts and Fight Pandemic
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced more than $560 million in emergency federal funding for the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) to help boost the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and aid its vaccine distribution efforts.