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August 22, 2017 Press Release
"The United States and its allies must be committed to a stable Afghanistan that is not a safe haven for terrorists to launch strikes against our countries. While I don't dispute the advice from President Trump's generals that more troops are required, more troops--alone--will not secure the victory that we all desire."
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August 18, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, along with U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Reps. Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Anthony G. Brown, sent a letter to Kushner Companies LLC requesting documents relating to multiple reports that the company and its subsidiaries may be violating the requirements of a federally funded housing program operated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
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August 17, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) released the following statement after President Trump defended Confederate monuments and continuously failed to condemn the actions of white supremacists in Charlottesville:
Donald Trump is unfit for office. His despicable actions this week have confirmed that he lacks the moral fortitude to be the leader of the free world and simply cannot be trusted to preserve, protect and defend our Constitution against all threats, foreign and domestic. I will vote in favor of censure, and call on Congressional Republicans to take meaningful action to rein in this Administration.
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July 28, 2017 Press Release
Team Maryland to President Putin:“Not In Our Backyard”
Today, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) and members of the Maryland Delegation, including Representatives Dutch Ruppersberger and John P. Sarbanes (all D-MD), introduced legislation to prohibit the use of funds to return certain property and interests in property to the Government of the Russian Federation.
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July 28, 2017 Press Release
Nearly 40% of murders had no arrest due to a lack of evidence
Today, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) introduced the Make Identifiable Criminal Rounds Obvious (MICRO) Act (H.R. 3458). The bill prohibits federal firearms licensees from manufacturing, selling, or transferring semiautomatic handguns, unless those handguns are capable of microstamping ammunition or face gradual fines.
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July 27, 2017 Press Release
Reps. Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) and Alma Adams (NC-12) - members of the bipartisan HBCU Caucus - released the following statement after passage of an amendment to the “Make America Secure Appropriations Act” (H.R. 3219) allocated $40 million for the U.S. Department of Defense’s HBCU/MI STEM Program
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July 27, 2017 Press Release
Commonsense legislation would direct the Secretary of the VA to publicly post the number of job vacancies & make measurable progress to reach full staffing capacity
Today, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) introduced the VA Staffing and Vacancies Transparency Act of 2017 – a bill requiring the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to post the number of job vacancies at the VA and report to Congress on what steps the Department is taking to reach full staffing capacity. Currently, the Department has posted 2,300 openings despite having nearly 50,000 total vacancies, 92 percent of them are doctors, nurses, mental health counselors and other clinical professionals.
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July 26, 2017 Press Release
Bill Co-Sponsored by Reps. Wittman and Ruppersberger Would Designate Official to Coordinate Government Response to Cyber Attacks on Federal Employees
Today, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) along with Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) and Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02) introduced the Cyber VICTIM (Valuing Individual Cybersecurity Through Interagency Measures) Act (H.R. 3403). The bill directs the President of the United States to designate a federal official as the Interagency Cyber Victim Response Coordinator.
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July 26, 2017 Press Release
I am deeply disappointed in President Trump’s decision to withdraw such a fundamental right from American citizens. I firmly believe that all people, regardless of gender identification, should have the right, privilege and responsibility to participate in the defense of our country. Thousands of transgender Americans are honorably serving in the military, and I reject any action that diminishes their courage and sacrifice. This is a dark day for our Armed Forces and our nation.
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July 25, 2017 Press Release
Project Creates 6,300 Construction Jobs, 27,000 Permanent Jobs; Connects 6,000 Small Businesses
Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) and members of the Maryland Congressional Delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Representatives Steny H. Hoyer, John P. Sarbanes, John K. Delaney, and Jamie Raskin (all D-MD), have written to Matthew Welbes, Executive Director of the Federal Transit Administration, urging him to immediately sign the Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) with the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and move the Maryland National Capital Purple Line project forward.
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