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Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $600,000 for Community Policing Development Programs

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $603,327 in federal funding to bolster de-escalation and crisis intervention training for police departments across the state. “Cultivating meaningful and trusting relationships bet...

Maryland Congressional Delegation Applauds the Addition of Several MD Sites to the National Underground Railroad Network

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone (all Md.) released the following statement applauding the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom’s addition of Mount Clare Station, Henry Massey Escape Site, Elkridge Fur...

Brown, Cortez-Masto Introduce Legislation to Protect Young, Elderly, LGBTQ+, Religious And Ethnic Minorities, Families And Other Vulnerable Immigrants From Detention

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced the Alternatives to Detention Act of 2021, H.R.5347, which would shift certain vulnerable populations of migrants, out of incarceration and into alternatives to detention. A recent increase in migrants and asylum seekers, particularly from Haiti, has put a strain on administration capacity ...

Brown, Hoyer Congratulate Erek Barron On His Confirmation as the Next US Attorney for the District of Maryland

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) and Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement on Erek Barron’s confirmation as the next United States Attorney for the District of Maryland: “Erek Barron has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to civil rights, equal justice, public safety and fair-minded reform throughout his career. We congratulate him on his ...

Congressman Brown: We Cannot Wait, The Time to Address Extremism in the Ranks is Now

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) questioned Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley on the issue of extremism within the ranks and the Department’s lagging response to this growing threat. Congressman Brown’s amendment tackling extremism within the armed services was included in the House-passed FY22 National...

Congressman Brown Advances Policies to Foster Justice, Security, and Readiness in the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), the senior CBC member on the House Armed Services Committee and a 30-year Army veteran, joined a bipartisan majority to advance the sweeping National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 (H.R.4350) The bill sets policy for the Department of Defense (DOD), and authorizes approximately $768 billion in discretionary spending for natio...

Congressman Anthony Brown: We Cannot Ignore the Plight of Haitian Refugees, nor the Graphic, Shocking Images of Intimidation by Officers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) released the following statement in response to the deportation of Haitian asylum seekers and horrendous images of mistreatment on the southern border: “I am deeply concerned with the reported mistreatment of Haitian migrants at the hands of Border Patrol officers on our southern border. These asylum seekers deserve decency, compassion and a ...

Brown Praises Inclusion of Initiative to Improve Relationships Between Servicemembers and Military Communities in FY22 NDAA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, praised the inclusion of his amendment to direct the Department of Defense to conduct regular extensive surveys to improve the relationships between servicemembers and military communities: “Our efforts toward diversity and inclusion extends beyond the fence of our installations. Recent studies...

Pentagon Requests Public Assistance In Renaming Of Military Installations

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The Pentagon has asked for the public’s help in renaming military installations named after Confederate Army soldiers. The request follows the passing of the Defense Authorization Bill on New Year’s Day, which set the deadline for the renaming project for October 1, 2021. The United States Defense Department began an effort to rename installations named after Confederate figures in 2020, with the ...

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