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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.
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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May 14, 2018 In The News
Congressman Anthony G. Brown (D-MD) introduced legislation last week that would increase the current deduction available to educators from $250 to $500.
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May 11, 2018 In The News
THE TOPLINE: The House Armed Services Committee early Thursday morning easily passed its $716 billion defense policy bill for fiscal 2019. The committee's version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed, 60-1, after more than 14 hours of debate. It now moves to the full House for a vote later this month.
May 10, 2018 In The News
CAPITOL HILL: He had to fight for it, but a stripped-down version of House Armed Services chair Mac Thornberry’s proposal to slash a major component of the Pentagon’s civilian bureaucracy survived the first debate over the 2019 defense budget. The charge to take Thornberry’s cuts to the Fourth Estate was led in part by Democratic Rep. Anthony Brown, who sponsored a series of amendments to save big chunks of the back office and support services that Thornberry was targeting. While most of Brown’s attempts failed, Thornberry gave in to criticism over his call to eliminate the Defense Information Systems Agency and the Washington Headquarters Service, instead deciding to leave any such cuts up to the Pentagon’s chief management officer.
May 10, 2018 In The News
ABOUT LAST NIGHT — HASC APPROVES NDAA: The House Armed Services Committee voted 60 to 1 to advance its version of the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to the full House. As in previous years, the lone vote against the bill came from Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), who didn't attend the markup after winning a primary Tuesday, was the only HASC member who didn't vote.
May 10, 2018 In The News
An effort to slash the Pentagon’s so-called fourth-estate, back-office agencies was weakened but not slain Wednesday at the House Armed Services Committee’s markup of its version of the annual defense policy bill. The panel voted to overrule its own chairman, Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, to protect the Defense Department’s Test Resource Management Center, which oversees weapons testing and evaluation.
May 10, 2018 In The News
A House committee approved the highest military pay raise in nearly a decade, boosts to troop levels across all services and funding for new weapons and equipment as part of a marathon hearing on the next defense policy plan. After more than 14 hours of debate, the House Armed Services Committee approved the massive legislation in a nearly unanimous vote of 60-1.The plan still marks an early stage of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, which will be debated numerous times again before final approval.
May 10, 2018 In The News
The House Armed Services Committee conducted its annual slog through hundreds of amendments to come up with a bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act starting in the morning of May 9 and continuing past midnight. After 14 hours of debate, the committee reported the $716 billion bill, including 248 amendments, favorably on a 60-1 vote. Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard was the lone holdout. On the IT front, Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) looked to counter the committee chairman's proposal to trim the Pentagon's "fourth estate" -- the defense agencies that provide back office support and services.
May 10, 2018 In The News
NDAA MARKUP COMPLETE: After 14-and-a-half hours of debate, the House Armed Services Committee took a final 60-1 vote at 12:30 a.m. and passed its version of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard was the sole “no” vote. The ultramarathon-length hearing included more than 400 amendments and tees up the $717 billion defense policy bill for a coming House floor vote.
May 10, 2018 In The News
The House Armed Services Committee early Thursday morning easily passed its $716 billion defense policy bill for fiscal year 2019. The committee’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed, 60-1, after more than 14 hours of debate. It now moves to the full House for a vote later this month.
May 9, 2018 In The News
Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) has said he’ll offer an amendment to limit the deployment of National Guard troops to assist with security at the U.S.-Mexican border. The Pentagon has approved funding for up to 4,000 National Guard troops to assist with border security at the president’s urging, but some lawmakers oppose the move.

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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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