October 19, 2017 Press Release
To commemorate National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) renewed his push to aid federal employees impacted by cyber attacks. In late July, Brown introduced the Cyber VICTIM (Valuing Individual Cybersecurity Through Interagency Measures) Act (H.R. 3403) that directs the President of the United States to designate a federal official as the Interagency Cyber Victim Response Coordinator.
October 13, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) released the following statement after President Trump decertified the Iran Deal:
A nuclear-armed Iran - today, tomorrow or anytime in the future - is not an acceptable option. While the Iran Deal is imperfect, the International Atomic Energy Agency, our allies and even the President’s own foreign policy team have confirmed that Iran is in compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action’s nuclear commitments and is currently subject to the world’s most robust nuclear verification regime. Rather than engaging our allies and the international community on how we can address Iran’s dangerous activities and strengthen the nuclear agreement, President Trump is abdicating his responsibility.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) published an open letter outlining his reaction to the recently proposed magnetic levitation (Maglev) track alignments between Washington and Baltimore.
October 5, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) joined Congressman David Cicilline (RI-01) and 138 fellow Democrats to sponsor the Automatic Gun Fire Prevention Act (H.R. 3947). The bill would prohibit the sale, possession or manufacturing of the “bump fire stock” device – a tool that accelerates the rate of fire of semi-automatic weapons to hundreds of rounds per minute. In many cases, the rate of fire can be modified to 400 to 800 rounds per minute. While Maryland and many states have strict laws regarding automatic weapons, the bump stock is legal and readily available to purchase online.
September 15, 2017 Press Release
County Executive Schuh Hosts Tour of Priority Projects in Fourth Congressional District
Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) joined Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh for a tour of key facilities in the Anne Arundel County portion of the Fourth Congressional District including the Patuxent Research Refuge, U.S. Navy Dairy Farm, and Anne Arundel Community College. A third of Anne Arundel County residents – more than 180,000 people – are represented by Congressman Brown.
On the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) introduced H.R. 3779 to remove the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, MD. The Robert E. Lee Statue Removal Act requires the Secretary of the Interior to develop a plan for removal within 90 days of the enactment of the legislation, while submitting a publicly available report to Congress detailing the plan of action and timeline for removal within 120 days.
September 13, 2017 Press Release
This week, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) delivered two statements strongly opposing the SHARE Act (H.R. 3668). While offering support for certain provisions – including one that would expand access to public shooting ranges, thus enabling enthusiasts, sportsmen and women, and beginners to learn responsible and safe gun handling – Congressman Brown pointed out other sections, such as Titles XV and XVI, would unnecessarily ease regulations on silencers and armor piercing ammunition, and weaken state and local gun safety laws. The Congressman further noted that the SHARE Act is no longer about protecting the safety and heritage of American hunters, but has become a vehicle for the gun lobby to boost firearm sales and roll back common-sense laws to prevent gun violence.
September 7, 2017 Press Release
Today, Representative Bobby Scott (VA-03), ranking member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, Representative Susan Davis (CA-53), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, and Representatives Donald Norcross (NJ-01), Seth Moulton (MA-06), and Anthony Brown (MD-04), introduced the America’s College Promise Act of 2017, which would make two years of community college free and provide an affordable pathway to a four-year college degree for low-income students.
September 5, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) released the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump will terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative:
"I strongly support DACA. Each of us is strengthened when all of us succeed, and we all suffer when members of our communities are kept from reaching their potential. But today, Donald Trump stole the American Dream from hundreds of thousands of Americans who serve in the military, contribute to our economy and call our country home. This is a cruel betrayal of our values."
August 28, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), along with U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Congressmen John Sarbanes (MD-03), John K. Delaney (MD-06), Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) praised action by the Federal Transit Administration to sign the Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) with the Maryland Transit Administration for the Maryland National Capital Purple Line project.