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Economy

As we continue to climb out of one of the worst economic recessions in American history, we must invest in working, middle-income families and small businesses. While big banks and the wealthy have regained their footing, too many Americans have been left behind. Ensuring all people have the chance to succeed is a key trait of the American Dream. Instituting sound fiscal policy and embracing a pro-innovation economy will enable us to overcome the challenges of the 21st century. By empowering minority owned firms and strengthening local businesses, we will build opportunities within the Fourth District and increase pathways to opportunity for hardworking Marylanders. Investing in development of employees and empowering entrepreneurs fuels the engine of our economy and propels us forward.

 

I have a long history of supporting minority and women-owned businesses in the State of Maryland. Investing in the future and livelihoods of smaller firms solidifies our local and national economy, and paves the road to stable middle class lifestyles. In addition, we need to ease the burden for community banks to provide credits to small, women and minority-owned businesses and families looking to invest in their futures. Furthermore, looking for ways for larger corporations located in the District to partner with local businesses to create sustainable relationships will increase the vitality of our local economy.

 

Anyone willing to put in the hard work needed to get ahead should not be left behind. Today, families are having to put in more hours just to stay afloat. We need to make it easier for working class families to file taxes, open businesses, and join unions. Instituting common sense workplace and employee protections does not hold us back, they allow businesses to attain sustainable growth over the long term. This also includes closing the gender pay gap, raising the minimum wage, and supporting paid family and sick leave. No American should have to choose between their job and their health or the health of a family member.

 

 

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October 9, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) released the following statement after the release of the Department of Defense’s report, “Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States."
October 3, 2018 In The News
A member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) will push a bill to add new incentives for industry members to include workforce development in their bids for defense programs in the next Congress.
September 18, 2018 In The News
Bustle contacted the offices of every seated member of Congress by both phone and email to give each the opportunity to respond. Bustle requested a statement up to three times via email, and those members of Congress who did not respond to any emails were contacted by phone. Some lawmakers matched Bustle's enthusiasm on the issue, while others declined to comment (staffers for some even hung up on us). Many more lawmakers simply didn't offer a response.
September 5, 2018 In The News
H.R. 6694, the Investing in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act of 2018, introduced Aug. 31 by Rep. Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., would provide a credit equal to 40 percent of the increase in training expenses for high-demand jobs, or 20 percent for low-demand jobs.
November 8, 2017 Video
Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) speaks against the GOP Tax Plan on the House floor.

 

October 31, 2017 In The News

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will consolidate its operations into a $265 million headquarters in Camp Springs, Maryland, in less than three years.

The federal agency, which oversees legal immigration to the country, will house 3,700 employees across the street from an apartment complex with another one under construction. A commercial lot will occupy land nearby with restaurants and other businesses.

The Branch Avenue Metro station is adjacent to all three properties.

October 11, 2017 Press Release

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.

September 12, 2017 In The News

In a commentary for Maryland Matters, U.S. Rep. Anthony Brown writes about the development of a new, modern headquarters facility for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Camp Springs and the 3,700 well-paying jobs it will bring. USCIS, he writes, will be an economic catalyst for the surrounding community by providing critical daytime foot traffic and business activity.

September 11, 2017 In The News

For decades, Prince George’s County leaders have made great strides making the county more attractive to businesses and residents — even as Northern Virginia, Montgomery County, and the District of Columbia have experienced greater rates of economic growth and investment. The county also has long been overlooked, for inexplicable reasons, in terms of federal facilities and tenancies throughout the National Capital Region.

August 1, 2017 In The News
At a town hall Monday night at Crofton Community Library, Rep. Anthony Brown discussed subjects ranging from international boycotts to local hospitals with a room full of constituents. He weighed in on national issues like health care. Brown said he is for single-payer health care — he has been the beneficiary of it himself, he said, during his time in the U.S. Army. He also commented on transgendered persons serving in the military, saying the military should want anyone who is ready, willing and able to serve.