On the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) introduced H.R. 3779 to remove the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, MD. The Robert E. Lee Statue Removal Act requires the Secretary of the Interior to develop a plan for removal within 90 days of the enactment of the legislation, while submitting a publicly available report to Congress detailing the plan of action and timeline for removal within 120 days.
September 13, 2017 Press Release
This week, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) delivered two statements strongly opposing the SHARE Act (H.R. 3668). While offering support for certain provisions – including one that would expand access to public shooting ranges, thus enabling enthusiasts, sportsmen and women, and beginners to learn responsible and safe gun handling – Congressman Brown pointed out other sections, such as Titles XV and XVI, would unnecessarily ease regulations on silencers and armor piercing ammunition, and weaken state and local gun safety laws. The Congressman further noted that the SHARE Act is no longer about protecting the safety and heritage of American hunters, but has become a vehicle for the gun lobby to boost firearm sales and roll back common-sense laws to prevent gun violence.
September 7, 2017 Press Release
Today, Representative Bobby Scott (VA-03), ranking member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, Representative Susan Davis (CA-53), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, and Representatives Donald Norcross (NJ-01), Seth Moulton (MA-06), and Anthony Brown (MD-04), introduced the America’s College Promise Act of 2017, which would make two years of community college free and provide an affordable pathway to a four-year college degree for low-income students.
September 5, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) released the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump will terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative:
"I strongly support DACA. Each of us is strengthened when all of us succeed, and we all suffer when members of our communities are kept from reaching their potential. But today, Donald Trump stole the American Dream from hundreds of thousands of Americans who serve in the military, contribute to our economy and call our country home. This is a cruel betrayal of our values."
August 28, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), along with U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Congressmen John Sarbanes (MD-03), John K. Delaney (MD-06), Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) praised action by the Federal Transit Administration to sign the Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) with the Maryland Transit Administration for the Maryland National Capital Purple Line project.
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."
Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, along with U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Reps. Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Anthony G. Brown, sent a letter to Kushner Companies LLC requesting documents relating to multiple reports that the company and its subsidiaries may be violating the requirements of a federally funded housing program operated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
August 17, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) released the following statement after President Trump defended Confederate monuments and continuously failed to condemn the actions of white supremacists in Charlottesville:
Donald Trump is unfit for office. His despicable actions this week have confirmed that he lacks the moral fortitude to be the leader of the free world and simply cannot be trusted to preserve, protect and defend our Constitution against all threats, foreign and domestic. I will vote in favor of censure, and call on Congressional Republicans to take meaningful action to rein in this Administration.
July 28, 2017 Press Release
Team Maryland to President Putin:“Not In Our Backyard”
Today, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) and members of the Maryland Delegation, including Representatives Dutch Ruppersberger and John P. Sarbanes (all D-MD), introduced legislation to prohibit the use of funds to return certain property and interests in property to the Government of the Russian Federation.
July 28, 2017 Press Release
Nearly 40% of murders had no arrest due to a lack of evidence
Today, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) introduced the Make Identifiable Criminal Rounds Obvious (MICRO) Act (H.R. 3458). The bill prohibits federal firearms licensees from manufacturing, selling, or transferring semiautomatic handguns, unless those handguns are capable of microstamping ammunition or face gradual fines.