WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, as an original sponsor of H.R. 3897, the bipartisan Gold Star Family Support and Installation Access Act, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) released the following statement after the bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives:
Gold Star families have given their loved ones to protect our freedom, and I am proud to cosponsor this legislation which provides them with much-needed support. As a Member of Congress with 30-years of military experience, I know all too well the challenges military families face when a son, daughter, wife or husband is overseas. However, too many Gold Star families are not provided with the resources and accommodations they truly deserve.
On Saturday, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (D-MD) joined Congressman Ted W. Lieu’s (D-CA) bipartisan joint statement with fellow veterans Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Rep. Carbajal (D-CA), Rep. Conyers (D-MI), Rep. DeFazio (D-OR), Rep. Rush (D-IL), Rep. Jones (R-NC), Rep. Panetta (D-CA), Rep. Pascrell (D-NJ), Rep. Thompson (D-CA), Del. Sablan (D-Mariana Islands), Rep. Gabbard (D-HI), Rep. Scott (D-VA), Rep. Moulton (D-MA) on a potential ground invasion in North Korea. The statement follows a CRS report and a letter from the Joint Chiefs of Staff addressing questions raised by Reps. Lieu and Gallego about the Pentagon’s plan for military action against North Korea.
November 1, 2017 Press Release
Independent review confirmed 154 total hate incidents at more than 120 campuses since 2016 election
Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) introduced the Creating Accountability Measures Protecting University Students Historically Abused, Threatened, and Exposed to Crimes Act (CAMPUS HATE Crimes Act). The bill proposes a comprehensive approach to ensure universities officials are held accountable for hate crimes and hate-based incidents that occur on their campuses. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, hate groups are specifically “targeting college campuses” where “you're dealing with people who may be just starting to form their ideas about the world.” Following the indictment of Lt. Richard Collins III’s murderer with a hate crime and the overall demonstrable rise of hate speech and violence on college campuses over the past 12 months, Congressman Brown drafted the legislation to better ensure students are not exposed to hate-speech, hate symbols or acts of racially motivated violence on campus.
October 30, 2017 Press Release
Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (MD) and Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) toured the Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) campus with President/CEO Victoria Bayless. During the visit, Congressman Brown and Senator Van Hollen viewed the James and Sylvia Earl Simulation to Advance Innovation and Learning (SAIL) Center and the Clatanoff Pavilion for women and children’s care services. They also spoke with specialized care professionals throughout the visit to discuss research, behavioral health, and opioid and substance abuse treatments.
Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) will accompany House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) and House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) on a Congressional Delegation (CODEL) trip to see the devastation and recovery efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Florida Keys after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01), Reps. Jeff Denham (CA-10) and Norma Torres (CA-35) will join them on the trip. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) will attend the briefing in Miami, and Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) will join the delegation in the Keys.
October 19, 2017 Press Release
To commemorate National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) renewed his push to aid federal employees impacted by cyber attacks. In late July, Brown introduced the Cyber VICTIM (Valuing Individual Cybersecurity Through Interagency Measures) Act (H.R. 3403) that directs the President of the United States to designate a federal official as the Interagency Cyber Victim Response Coordinator.
October 13, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) released the following statement after President Trump decertified the Iran Deal:
A nuclear-armed Iran - today, tomorrow or anytime in the future - is not an acceptable option. While the Iran Deal is imperfect, the International Atomic Energy Agency, our allies and even the President’s own foreign policy team have confirmed that Iran is in compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action’s nuclear commitments and is currently subject to the world’s most robust nuclear verification regime. Rather than engaging our allies and the international community on how we can address Iran’s dangerous activities and strengthen the nuclear agreement, President Trump is abdicating his responsibility.
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.
October 5, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) joined Congressman David Cicilline (RI-01) and 138 fellow Democrats to sponsor the Automatic Gun Fire Prevention Act (H.R. 3947). The bill would prohibit the sale, possession or manufacturing of the “bump fire stock” device – a tool that accelerates the rate of fire of semi-automatic weapons to hundreds of rounds per minute. In many cases, the rate of fire can be modified to 400 to 800 rounds per minute. While Maryland and many states have strict laws regarding automatic weapons, the bump stock is legal and readily available to purchase online.
September 15, 2017 Press Release
County Executive Schuh Hosts Tour of Priority Projects in Fourth Congressional District
Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) joined Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh for a tour of key facilities in the Anne Arundel County portion of the Fourth Congressional District including the Patuxent Research Refuge, U.S. Navy Dairy Farm, and Anne Arundel Community College. A third of Anne Arundel County residents – more than 180,000 people – are represented by Congressman Brown.