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July 28, 2017 Press Release
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.
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July 27, 2017 Press Release
Reps. Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) and Alma Adams (NC-12) - members of the bipartisan HBCU Caucus - released the following statement after passage of an amendment to the “Make America Secure Appropriations Act” (H.R. 3219) allocated $40 million for the U.S. Department of Defense’s HBCU/MI STEM Program
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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.
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July 26, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) along with Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) and Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02) introduced the Cyber VICTIM (Valuing Individual Cybersecurity Through Interagency Measures) Act (H.R. 3403). The bill directs the President of the United States to designate a federal official as the Interagency Cyber Victim Response Coordinator.
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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.
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July 25, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) and members of the Maryland Congressional Delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Representatives Steny H. Hoyer, John P. Sarbanes, John K. Delaney, and Jamie Raskin (all D-MD), have written to Matthew Welbes, Executive Director of the Federal Transit Administration, urging him to immediately sign the Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) with the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and move the Maryland National Capital Purple Line project forward.
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July 24, 2017 Press Release
Members of Congress from Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia today excoriated a newly-filed amendment to the “Minibus” appropriations bills. The amendment would use the Holman Rule to target federal employees in the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which delivers projections on proposed legislation.
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July 18, 2017 Press Release
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
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.

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September 5, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Anthony Brown announced during a speech Thursday afternoon that he plans to introduce a bill he hopes will curtail hate speech at universities.

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September 2, 2017 In The News

With the stroke of his pen Monday, President Trump rolled back an Obama-era executive order that restricted the types of military surplus equipment that can be deployed to state and local law enforcement agencies.

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September 2, 2017 In The News

A Maryland US representative announced plans to introduce legislation which would deny federal funds to universities that “don’t develop adequate plans to respond to hate crimes.”

Rep. Anthony Brown made the announcement at the University of Maryland on Thursday.

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August 31, 2017 In The News

Race relations were the subject of a spirited discussion on the University of Maryland College Park campus Thursday night.

The discussions come following an alarming number of race-related incidents on the campus and the tragic death of a student.

Congressman Anthony Brown spoke on campus to address both known and perceived hate crimes on campus.

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August 31, 2017 In The News

In an effort to clamp down on hate crimes on campus, a U.S. Congressman announced plans Thursday to introduce a bill that would deny federal financial aid to colleges and universities that don’t develop adequate plans to respond to hate crimes.

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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.

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August 18, 2017 In The News

Congressional Democrats from Maryland are asking for thousands of pages of documents to review the business practices of the apartment rental company owned by Jared Kushner, son-in-law and senior adviser to President Donald Trump.

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August 18, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Anthony Brown said Thursday that President Donald Trump's response to events in Charlottesville shows he is "unfit for office" and called on Republicans in Congress "to take meaningful action to rein in this administration."

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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 28, 2017 In The News

For Paula Neira, joining the military felt like a calling.

She graduated from the Naval Academy with distinction in 1985, and served in Operation Desert Storm. She had hoped to spend decades fighting for her country.

But Neira resigned her commission in 1991 after realizing “there was no way to continue to serve and live authentically.”

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July 27, 2017 Video

Today, Congressman Brown (MD-04) spoke on the House floor against President Trump's border wall

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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

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July 17, 2017 Video

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

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