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U.S. Rep. John Delaney has co-sponsored legislation to have a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee removed from Antietam National Battlefield.
The legislation was introduced Thursday by U.S. Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Md., who served as Maryland's lieutenant governor from 2007-15. Brown currently represents Maryland's 4th Congressional District. The legislation was referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Delaney and U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, both Maryland Democrats, are listed as co-sponsors.
Former lieutenant governor and current Maryland congressman Anthony Brown commemorated the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam with a call to remove a Robert E. Lee statue from Antietam National Battlefield.
The National Park Service-protected battlefield is in Sharpsburg, Maryland.
“Public land should not be home to symbols of hate and bigotry that memorialize leaders of the pro-slavery, traitorous Confederate South,” Brown said in a statement.
At a town hall held at AACC on Saturday, U.S. Rep. Anthony Brown pledged to continue working to protect and expand Pell Grants, which he said are “under assault.”
He also discussed separate bills to reduce hate speech on college campuses and to incentivize businesses to provide workforce development.
Brown said he will continue to “work” the president and secretary of education—who he called “a tough one”—to expand the Pell Grant program.
This weekend marks the 155th anniversary of The Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg, Maryland, the bloodiest one-day battle in U.S. history, one in which more than 23,000 soldiers died, were wounded or went missing.
To coincide with the battle’s anniversary on Sunday, a bill has been introduced in Congress calling for a statue of Robert E. Lee to be removed from the battlefield.
Rep. Anthony Brown on Friday introduced a bill to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg.
The announcement was timed to coincide with the 155th anniversary of the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, the first field engagement in the Eastern Theater of the Civil War.
Rep. Anthony Brown visited AACC’s Arnold campus today as part of a tour of the fourth district of Maryland, which he represents.
County Executive Steve Schuh and a number of lower officials and legislative staff members were also present.
While on campus, the congressman visited a culinary class in the Humanities building and talked with Dr. Mike Gavin about the planned Health and Sciences building.