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July 18, 2017 Press Release
Bill Would Decrease Mandatory Pension Contributions for New Federal Employees From 4.4 Percent to 0.8 Percent
Yesterday, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) introduced the Federal Employee Pension Act of 2017 (H.R. 3269). The bill would repeal sections of the Middle-Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 that raised mandatory pension contributions of new federal employees to 4.4 percent. Brown’s legislation would roll back this requirement to pre-2012 levels, setting the mandatory contribution amount to 0.8 percent expanding the net take-home pay for federal workers. Cutting benefits and increasing mandatory pension contributions use dollars earned by federal workers to balance the budget.
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July 14, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) issued the following statement after Republican appropriators voted against an amendment to strike language from the Fiscal Year 2018 budget that would rescind $200 million from the fully consolidated FBI headquarters relocation project. Congressmen Hoyer and Brown sent a letter to House appropriators on Wednesday requesting their support for the amendment. On Tuesday, the Trump Administration announced their intent to cancel the current request for proposals to construct the new fully consolidated FBI headquarters.
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July 13, 2017 Press Release
NDAA Amendment Supported by Reps. Adams and Johnson, and United Negro College Fund Would Authorize $40 Million in Competitive Grant & Scholarship Initiatives at the Department of Defense for Historically Black Colleges & Universities and Minority Institutions
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.
July 13, 2017 Press Release
Last night, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) sent a letter to Congressional appropriators, requesting their support for an amendment that Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02) will offer this morning during a House Appropriations Committee markup, which would strike language from the Fiscal Year 2018 budget that would rescind $200 million from the fully consolidated FBI headquarters relocation project.
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July 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Congressman Steny Hoyer, Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Anthony G. Brown (all D-Md.) released the following joint statement of disapproval in response to the announcement from the Trump Administration, through the U.S.

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June 30, 2017 Press Release
Brown raises concerns on increasing defense without a national security strategy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown (D-MD) joined fellow Democrats in the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018 (H.R. 2810), which authorizes and sets policy for the Department of Defense. The bill was reported to the full House of Representatives by a 60 to 1 vote.

June 29, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) released the following statement today after the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government of the House Appropriations Committee voted to rescind $200 million for the FBI headquarters relocation project in the Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations bill
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June 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Maryland’s bipartisan congressional delegation today gathered in the U.S. Capitol to review the state of the Chesapeake Bay and the essential role that partnerships have played in restoring the health of this national treasure – the economic heart of the region. Participating in the meeting were U.S.

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June 27, 2017 Press Release
The Chesapeake Gateways and Watertrails program helps visitors appreciate the far-reaching role the Chesapeake Bay has had in our region's culture and history while boosting our tourism economy
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Representative John Sarbanes (D-Md.-03), a member of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce, and Representative Rob Wittman (R-Va.-01), a senior member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, have introduced legislation in both the Senate (S. 1430) and the House of Representatives (H.R. 3063) to reauthorize the Chesapeake Gateways and Watertrails program run by the National Park Service.
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June 22, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (D-MD), House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA), and 21 other original co-sponsors introduced the Fostering Unity Against Russian Aggression Act of 2017.
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