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Congressman Brown: Our Priority Must Be National Security, Not President Trump’s Political Interests

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown, Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Committee and 30-year Army veteran, released the following statement ahead of testimony by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley: “The Chairman, Ranking Member and a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers on the House Armed Services Committee agree that the Tru... Read More »

Lawmakers fight Trump’s border wall cash grab from DoD

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A host of Democrats and one Republican defense leader announced new actions Wednesday to fight the Trump administration’s move to shift $3.8 billion meant for 17 Navy and Air Force aircraft and other military programs toward the president’s border wall project. In a pair of separate moves, the top Democrat and Republican on the House Armed Services Committee denied the transfer in a letter Tuesda... Read More »

Here’s what Esper’s AFRICOM review has decided so far

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Facing skepticism from members of Congress about plans to alter force posture in Africa, Defense Secretary Mark Esper told members of the House Armed Services Committee that he remains committed to keeping U.S. forces on the continent. “There are no plans to completely withdraw all forces from Africa,” Esper said Wednesday. As part of a broader review of the force structure for the combatant comm... Read More »

Congressman Brown: Public Servants at DOD Earned Their Collective Bargaining Rights, We Should Protect Them

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown, Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Committee released the following statement criticizing the Department of Defense for attempts to circumvent federal employees' collective bargaining rights. Congressman Brown represents over 50,000 federal employees in his district - the fifth largest population in the country: “The hardworking public servants ... Read More »

Maryland Delegation Members Announce More than $13 Million in Renewed Funding to Combat Homelessness in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties

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Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Congressmen John Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-MD) today announced the award of $13,187,737 for 32 projects to counter homelessness in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Pro... Read More »

Rep. Brown (D-MD) Introduces Bill to Expand Safe Routes

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We are pleased to announce that Congressman Anthony Brown (D-MD) has joined with seven other House Democrats (Reps. Brownley-CA, Espaillat-NY, Lipinski-IL, Cohen-TN, Huffman-CA, Titus-NV, and Carson-IN) to introduce the Safe Routes to School Expansion Act, HR 5891. The legislation proposes making several improvements to the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), which is funded at nearly $2.4 ... Read More »

Brown, Transportation and Infrastructure Democrats Introduce Legislation to Improve School Routes Safety

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) introduced the “Safe Routes to School Expansion Act” which would expand funding for infrastructure improvements critical to student safety. The legislation expands eligibility under the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) to include projects under Safe Routes to School Programs such as sidewalks, crosswalks, signage and bus stop shelter... Read More »

Marylanders Fear Losing Federal Fight for Public Transit Cash

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Congress is reviving long-stalled infrastructure negotiations that politicians hope will plow hundreds of billions of dollars into roads, bridges and public transit projects around the country. But Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s administration has no immediate plans to expand public transit service beyond projects that are already under construction, frustrating Maryland lawmakers on Capitol Hill wh... Read More »

Over 110 House Democrats Call for Immediate End of Remain in Mexico Policy

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Congressional leaders called on Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf to immediately terminate the Trump Administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, otherwise known as the Migrant Protection Protocols. This policy has led to multiple human and civil rights violations at our border, while also causing the mass suffering of tens of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers. In the year sinc... Read More »

Bill to Add 1.3 Million Acres of Wilderness Area Passes House

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A Democratic-backed package that would set aside 1.3 million acres of public lands in California, Colorado, and Washington state as protected wilderness areas passed the House Wednesday largely along party lines. The Protecting America’s Wilderness Act by Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) (H.R. 2546) passed the House 231-183 after debate on more than a dozen amendments on the floor. The legislation als... Read More »

Four friction points to watch in the FY21 defense budget

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Congress will receive President Donald Trump’s FY21 budget proposal for the Pentagon and other federal agencies on Monday, but don’t expect it to pass as drafted. Now in the second year of a two-year budget deal, the FY21 defense budget’s top line is locked in $740.5 billion, which represents a 3 percent decrease from FY20, when adjusted for inflation. Between Monday and it’s expected passage, th... Read More »

Duckworth, Bustos Lead 19 Colleagues in Sending a Letter to PJM Advocating for Affordable Clean Energy

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This week, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and 19 of their Democratic colleagues sent a letter to Manu Asthana, President and CEO of PJM Interconnection, to urge a delay in PJM’s annual capacity auctions so states can mitigate the expansion of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)’s Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) and understand how this deci... Read More »

Wall Funding Shifts Making Lawmakers Skeptical of Military Budget, Congressman Says

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One of the most seasoned military veterans on the House Armed Services Committee has been on the front line of a legislative effort to block President Donald Trump from using billions in funds for military construction to build a wall on the southern border. Now, he says, he's concerned that the reallocation requests -- and the Pentagon's acquiescence to them -- will make Congress take military mo... Read More »

Lawmaker Wants More Tools to Confront White Supremacy in the Military

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Amid a recent trend in the military of service members being discovered with links to white supremacist or neo-Nazi ideology and activity, one lawmaker is pushing for the services to take a more interventionist stance, stepping in with action and education as problems emerge. Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Maryland, vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, submitted language in the fiscal 2020 ... Read More »

Signs of white supremacy, extremism up again in poll of active-duty troops

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More than one-third of all active-duty troops and more than half of minority service members say they have personally witnessed examples of white nationalism or ideological-driven racism within the ranks in recent months, according to the latest survey of active-duty Military Times readers. The poll surveyed 1,630 active-duty Military Times subscribers last fall on their views about political lead... Read More »

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