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Congressman Brown: The President’s Childish Retort Endangered The Lives Of High-Level Officials, Staff, And Civilian And Military Personnel

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) released the following statement echoing an earlier press release issued by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, asserting the President’s decision to expose a Congressional Delegation to Afghanistan endangered the lives of the Speaker of the House, who is second-in-line to the Presidency, the Congressional delegation, their staff, and the men and wom... Read More »


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MARYLAND FIRMS BAND TOGETHER: Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) "is launching a local consortium on Tuesday to link small and large aerospace and defense firms and educational institutions in the Pentagon’s backyard — so the companies can solve common problems like workforce shortages,” writes Defense News. “The inaugural meeting of Maryland Defense and Aerospace Consortium, set for Tuesday on Capitol Hi... Read More »

Rep. Anthony Brown Unveils Consortium in Maryland to Facilitate Collaboration Between Defense Industry, Academia

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Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) has announced plans to launch a local consortium that aims to connect small and large defense and aerospace companies to educational institutions to address workforce shortages and other challenges facing the defense sector. The Maryland Defense and Aerospace Consortium is scheduled to hold its first meeting on Tuesday at Capitol Hill, Brown’s office said in a news relea... Read More »

Army budget for new systems to soon match legacy platforms, undersecretary says

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Funding in the Army's budget for new systems will match spending on legacy systems in just a few years as it pursues its major modernization goals, Army Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy forecast today. McCarthy said the service's shift toward more new platforms reflects efforts to adapt to the new National Defense Strategy, which aims to recalibrate the military toward competition with Russia and Chin... Read More »

US lawmaker links small defense firms in Maryland

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WASHINGTON — A Maryland congressman is launching a local consortium on Tuesday to link small and large aerospace and defense firms and educational institutions in the Pentagon’s backyard — so the companies can solve common problems like workforce shortages. The Pentagon has identified the aging workforce as a challenge to country’s defense industry, and it’s playing out in Rep. Anthony Brown’s dis... Read More »

Government Shutdown Hits African Americans the Hardest

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With over 50,000 federal employees, the fourth congressional district in Maryland represents the fifth largest number of workers, and Maryland likely counts as the third-largest impacted state by the government shutdown, according to Democratic Rep. Anthony Brown. “So, I’m hearing about this, like my colleagues, each and every day from my constituents while this shutdown is set to become the longe... Read More »

Congressman Brown Introduces Bill To Protect Victims Of Domestic Violence And Stalking

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) released the following statement after reintroducing H.R. 511, the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act, with 50 original cosponsors. Provisions of the bill were included in Democrats’ Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization during the 115th Congress. “20 people every minute experience intimate partner violence in t... Read More »

Amid shutdown and snow, DMV lawmakers reach out to federal workers

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Lawmakers across the Washington region spent the weekend touching base with federal workers affected by the government shutdown at roundtables, town halls and potlucks. Rep. Anthony Brown held a town hall meeting in Largo, Maryland, on Saturday, where he took questions from constituents about the government shutdown. One asked what they can be doing to help. Brown responded by telling them to take... Read More »

Trump Mulls Border Emergency to Fund Wall

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WASHINGTON — With the partial shutdown of the U.S. federal government now in its fourth week, President Donald Trump continues to hold out the possibility that he will declare a national emergency along the southern border with Mexico. Trump could use the declaration to fund his long sought border wall, but Democrats in Congress firmly oppose the barrier, and even some Republicans object to the id... Read More »

Trump shutdown has GOP lawmakers silently ‘staring at their shoes in embarrassment’: Dem House member

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Democratic lawmaker said that President Donald Trump’s refusal to sign a budget deal that will put federal employees back to work has members of the Republican Party too embarrassed to admit they are powerless. Appearing on MSNBC’s AM Joy, Rep. Anthony Brown (D-MD) said Trump’s insistence on the wall has put members of his own party in a tough spot. Speaking with host Joy Reid, he pointed out that... Read More »

Trump mulls disaster aid to pay for wall

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The partial government shutdown, now tied for the longest lapse in appropriations in the country's history, is poised to harm recovery efforts in several states and U.S. territories ravaged by hurricanes, wildfires and severe storms in recent years. President Trump is reportedly laying the groundwork to declare a national emergency so he could direct his administration to build a border wall witho... Read More »

Trump may seek to divert disaster relief funds to build wall

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The White House has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to look into projects approved in a bill providing disaster relief for Puerto Rico, Texas, California and Florida to see where funding could be diverted to build a wall along the border with Mexico, according to a congressional aide familiar the discussions. Almost three weeks into a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump has ... Read More »

Team Maryland Announces $10.6 Million in Federal Funding to Assess Needs of Maryland’s Children

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, together with U.S. Representatives Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5), Elijah E. Cummings (MD-7), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-2), John P. Sarbanes (MD-3), Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-1), Anthony Brown (MD-4), Jamie Raskin (MD-8) and David Trone (MD-6) announced today that Maryland has been awarded $10.6 million through the Preschool Development Grants Birt... Read More »

President Trump is tearing down federal workers to build a wall

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For the past three weeks, 800,000 civil servants have been forced out of work, in addition to thousands of contractors who, unlike their salaried counterparts, may not see a dime of backpay. Their pain can be acutely felt at pharmacy counters, in grocery store lines, on the desks of mortgage lenders, and in rapidly emptying bank accounts. Rent payments are being missed, heating bills are due, and ... Read More »

Trump insists he can use military funds and ‘declare an emergency’ to build border wall

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday cited the new Democratic House Armed Services Committee chairman’s own words to support the idea of using military funding to build his controversial southern border wall, twisting his political opponent’s message on the problems with making such a move. In an early morning tweet, Trump noted that Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., said the president “can decla... Read More »

To honor Dr. King and his legacy, we have to fight for what he fought for: access to the ballot, civil rights prote… Read More

Today we pay tribute to the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., and strive to continue his work. We are sti… Read More

RT @OfficialCBC: 10 years ago today, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus was sworn in as President of the United States for the firs… Read More

Trump is offering to undo damage he unilaterally created — he proudly shut down the government and stripped DACA an… Read More

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