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Rep. Anthony Brown joins House Democrats backing Trump impeachment inquiry

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Maryland Rep. Anthony Brown, the second-ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, said Friday he now supports an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. More than half of the House Democratic majority now favors either impeachment or beginning an investigation into whether Mr. Trump has abused his office and should be forced out. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has so far resisted t... Read More »

Brown, Pelosi On Immigration Tour

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With President Donald J. Trump continuing his heated anti-immigrant rhetoric, Maryland’s 9th District Congressman Anthony Brown joined a bi-partisan group of United States Representatives, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on a fact finding mission to the northern territory of Central America and detention camps in McAllen,Texas. “We didn’t come to visit and go home,” Pelosi said after visitin... Read More »

UMD, PGCC AND MONTGOMERY COLLEGE RECEIVE GRANTS TO EDUCATE STEM TEACHERS FOR THE LONG HAUL

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COLLEGE PARK — A total of $296,041 in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) was awarded for a collaborative project between the University of Maryland College Park, Montgomery College and Prince George’s Community College to train Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educators on Aug. 7. Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer announced the funding (MD-05) along with Anthony Brown (MD-... Read More »

Democrats Went to Guatemala After Trump's Asylum Deal. They Say it Will Be a Disaster.

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WASHINGTON — In July, President Trump signed a deal that forces migrants passing through Guatemala to apply for asylum there, rather than cross into Mexico with hopes of eventually showing up on the U.S. border. But a delegation of congressional Democrats who just got back from the region say that’s impossible because Guatemala is too poor to help its own people, let alone the thousands that will ... Read More »

Assault weapons ban picks up steam in Congress

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An assault weapons ban is picking up steam in the House and on the 2020 campaign trail as Democrats search for a way to respond to two recent mass shootings while putting greater political pressure on recalcitrant Republican leaders. Former Vice President Joe Biden, the front-runner in the Democratic presidential primary race, this week vowed to reinstate and strengthen the 1994 ban on assault wea... Read More »

Beyond Background Checks, Nearly 200 House Democrats Sign on for Federal Assault Weapons Ban

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Amid reports the Trump administration is in talks with senators on possible background check legislation for gun purchases, nearly 200 House Democrats have signed onto a more far-reaching effort to re-institute a federal ban on semi-automatic weapons like those used in a number of recent mass shootings. Following this month's massacres in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, the Democratic Party has n... Read More »

Leader McConnell and President Trump Must Take Meaningful Action On Gun Violence

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – After presiding over the U.S. House of Representatives as Speaker Pro Temopre and after joining House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer for a press conference on the American gun violence epidemic, Congressman Anthony G. Brown released the following statement. “Gun violence may seem unstoppable right now, and many are rightly scared for their families and for their children, but the c... Read More »

Top Democrat: House will consider new gun control measures

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The House Judiciary Committee will meet to consider advancing new gun control legislation, including a ban on assault-style weapons and high-capacity gun clips, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said. “There are a lot of bills involved, and I’m sure they are going to look at all of those and see what opportunities we have,” the Maryland Democrat told reporters Monday as he left a news conference on gun ... Read More »

Lawmakers, advocates push for Senate action on gun control

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WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Congress is on summer recess but a group of Democratic lawmakers were in Washington Tuesday demanding that the Senate follow through on recent promises to expand background checks for gun buyers. The House has already passed a bill that would make federal background checks mandatory for the sale or transfer of almost every firearm, closing a loophole that allowed private gun... Read More »

Unified Dems press Trump, GOP on curbing guns

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pressed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday to approve House-passed legislation expanding background checks and to take other steps curbing guns, in an offensive fueled by public outrage over this month’s mass killings in Texas and Ohio. It seemed unlikely that Democrats’ moves would have much impact on top Republicans. While President Donald Trump and McC... Read More »

'Enough is enough': Senate urged to back gun-sale background checks

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In the wake of the mass shootings that killed 31 in Texas and Ohio, gun violence victims joined House Democratic leaders Tuesday and urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow a vote and pass expanded gun-sale background checks. More than 9,000 people have died so far this year as a result of gun violence, including more than 250 in mass shootings. Twenty-two people were killed by a gun... Read More »

Brown, Pelosi To Travel to Northern Triangle Countries in Central America and Southwest Border

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Vice-Chair Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-4) is joining Speaker Nancy Pelosi on a bipartisan Congressional delegation to Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. Following the visit to the Northern Triangle countries, the delegation will travel to McAllen, Texas to see detention conditions for migrants and meet with asylum-seeking families. “We can bot... Read More »

Rep. Brown in Central America With Pelosi-Led Delegation

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U.S. Rep. Anthony G. Brown (D-Md.) landed in Guatemala with about a dozen colleagues on Thursday, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). It’s part of a congressional delegation trip to the so-called Northern Triangle – Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. Several congressional lawmakers have already been to the Texas-Mexico border during the August recess – as this delegation will, to vi... Read More »

Congress has 110 gun bills on the table. Here’s where they stand.

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The weekend’s bloody spate of mass shootings, and another shooting the weekend before, have again raised the question of what can be done to prevent such violence in America. State legislatures have increased their attention in the past year on the debate over gun-related deaths, but today we’d like to turn our attention to national leaders. Congress is away from Washington on summer recess, but l... Read More »

Pelosi rebounds after weeks of Dem infighting

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had a list in hand as she worked the floor on Wednesday, buttonholing her members to secure an even bigger vote count for her hard-fought, massive budget deal. By Thursday, Pelosi shepherded enough Democrats to back her grand fiscal bargain with President Donald Trump that she didn’t need a single GOP vote — a decisive victory for Democrats and a stark rebound for the sp... Read More »

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