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August 29, 2017 In The News

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland filed a federal lawsuit against President Donald J. Trump on Monday in an effort to halt his administration’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military.

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of six transgender service members — including one from Anne Arundel County — is the latest to allege that the prohibition amounts to a violation of the troops’ constitutional rights to equal treatment and due process.

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."
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.
July 27, 2017 Press Release
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.
July 27, 2017 In The News

Maryland Rep. Anthony Brown said President Trump’s decision on transgender troops marked a “a dark day for our Armed Forces and our nation.”

The president abruptly declared a ban Wednesday on transgender people serving anywhere in the U.S. military, catching the Pentagon flat-footed and unable to explain what it called Trump's "guidance." His proclamation, on Twitter rather than any formal announcement, drew bipartisan denunciations and threw currently serving transgender soldiers into limbo.

July 27, 2017 Video

Yesterday, on July 26, Congressman Brown spoke out against President Trump's statement banning transgender Americans from the United States Armed Forces

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.
July 17, 2017 Video

On July 13, Congressman Brown defended the rights of trans service members

July 17, 2017 Video

On July 12, Congressman Brown spoke on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018

July 13, 2017 Press Release
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment offered by Congressman Anthony G. Brown (D-MD) to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018 (H.R. 2810) that authorizes record funding to the Department of Defense (DoD) Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) program.