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Freshman Rep. Anthony G. Brown, 55, a Maryland Democrat, talks about the lack of bipartisanship on the big issues of the day, lessons learned from his unsuccessful run for governor, and the luxury of waking up in his district.
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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. The high-speed rail project promises greater regional connectivity and economic development. However, it has been met with community apprehension regarding costs, neighborhood disruptions and lack of sufficient local input.
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.