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May 25, 2017 In The News

Members of the U.S. Congress in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area soundly rejected President Donald Trump’s recently unveiled budget.

On May 23, Trump’s administration released his budget for fiscal year 2018 that called for cutting Medicaid by $800 billion in the next ten years and eliminating key social programs. D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) didn’t like the Trump budget at all but did see some nuggets that she could work with.

May 25, 2017 In The News

The Martin Luther King Communications Arts Center at Bowie State University was filled with community leaders, grieving soldiers and raw emotions on the night of May 22.

Seated in the auditorium were members of Congress, Maryland state senators and the Chief of the University of Maryland Police, who is investigating the death of Richard Collins, a Bowie student killed in College Park on May 20, allegedly because of the color of his skin.

May 24, 2017 In The News

A Maryland congressman made a strong speech against hate crimes on campus Wednesday on the House floor in the wake of the death of Army Lt. Richard Collins on the University of Maryland campus.

Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Maryland, called on the Trump Administration to help end “a dangerous rising tide” of hatred on and off college campuses. Collins, WHO was commissioned last week as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, was stabbed to death on the University of Maryland campus early Saturday morning.

May 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on the life and death of Lieutenant Richard W. Collins III. Scheduled to graduate yesterday from Bowie State University and join the US Army, Collins’ life was tragically cut short after being stabbed in the chest by a student at the University of Maryland, College Park. Collins’ murderer was a member of a racist neo-Nazi hate group. Collins’ murder was not an isolated incident either at the University of Maryland or nationally.

May 24, 2017 Video

On May 24, Congressman Brown spoke on the House floor about the life and death of Lieutenant Richard Collins III. Collins' murder was a hate crime, and the latest in string of racist and hate-filled incidents across the country at college campuses.

May 18, 2017 Video

Congresman Brown discusses the firing of FBI Director Comey and the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel on WUSA9.

May 17, 2017 In The News

A freshman congressman from Maryland is proposing legislation that would restrict the U.S. president from dismissing the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigationwithout “good cause” and would amend a section of a 1968 law that limits the grounds for removal to “inefficiency, neglect of duty or malfeasance in office.”

May 17, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) introduced the “Fighting for Intelligent, Rational, and Ethical Dismissal Act” or the FIRED Act (H.R. 2446). The bill will prevent the President of the United States from firing the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) without good cause. Brown’s bill will help ensure the President cannot interfere with ongoing investigations and help insulate the FBI from partisan politics.
May 17, 2017 Video

On May 17, Congressman Brown introduced the FIRED - Fighting for Intelligent, Rational and Ethical Dismissal - Act in response to Donald Trump's politically-motivated firing of FBI Director James Comey.

May 12, 2017 In The News

In the nearly four months since Donald Trump took office, many Democrats have questioned his ability to run the country. But only Rep. Jamie B. Raskin has authored legislation to address those concerns.