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Congressman Anthony Brown: The Senate’s Failure to Move Forward Voting Rights Legislation is a Setback for Our Democracy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) released the following statement on the Senate’s failure to pass meaningful voting rights legislation: “Generations have fought, marched, protested, and died to secure the right to vote for every American. The fundamental right to choose our leaders and hold them accountable is the cornerstone of our democracy and must be protected no matter ...

Congressman Anthony Brown: “With the Passing of Steve Sachs, Our State has Lost an Exemplary Public Servant”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) released the following statement on the passing of former Maryland Attorney General Stephen H. Sachs: “With the passing of Steve Sachs, our state has lost an exemplary public servant committed to the rule of law, and I’ve lost a dear friend and confidant. Steve welcomed me, as a young lawyer, into Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering where we both pract...

Congressman Anthony Brown Marks the One-Year Anniversary of the January 6th Insurrection

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“One year ago, our Capitol and our democracy were attacked by a violent mob of insurrectionists encouraged by the former president. Their goal was clear - overturn the results of a free and fair election through intimidation and force. They failed, but the cracks and vulnerabilities in our nation’s institutions were exposed. We cannot let lies go unchallenged, nor diminish the threat of political violence which continues to hang over our government institutions."

Congressman Brown Secures Key Wins for Servicemember Wellbeing and Maryland 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, secured key priorities in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 (S.1605) The bill sets policy for the Department of Defense (DOD), and authorizes approximately $768 billion in discretionary spending for national defense. Additionally...

ICYMI: Congressman Anthony Brown Discusses the Threat of Extremism Within the Ranks, Need for Action

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — In case you missed it, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), a member of the House Armed Services Committee and 30-year Army veteran, joined NPR’s All Things Considered to discuss the Department of Defenses’ latest actions to address extremism within the ranks of the military, and what more needs to be done to counter this national security threat. Key quotes from the interview ...

Brown, Strickland, Jones Introduce Bill to Improve Racial Disparity Reporting in Military Justice System

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (WA-10), and Congressman Mondaire Jones (NY-17) introduced legislation to improve demographic reporting within the military justice system. Provisions from this legislation were included in the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act. Racial disparities in the military justice system are longstanding. Black a...

DoD’s new rules on extremism still don’t have enough punch, lawmaker says

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On Monday, the Defense Department clarified its policy for addressing extremism in its ranks and outlined some future steps; however, some say even the updated plan to address racism, violent political behavior and other forms of fanaticism in the ranks still aren’t quite right. Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) has been at the forefront of the issue of military extremism since the Jan. 6 attack on the C...

Congressman Anthony Brown’s Statement on New DOD Action to Counter Extremism

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) released the following statement on the Department of Defense’s new rules prohibiting servicemembers from actively engaging in extremist activities: “Extremism in our military poses a clear danger to our men and women in uniform, our country, and mission readiness. Our military is being used as a training ground by extremist individuals and o...

Rep. Brown, who pushed to address extremism in military, reacts to Pentagon report

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ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: For reaction to the Pentagon report, we are joined now by Congressman Anthony Brown of Maryland. He is a Democrat and a retired colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. Congressman Brown has been urging the military to root out and address extremism in its ranks. Good to have you with us. ANTHONY BROWN: It's great to be on. It's an important topic, and I'm glad that you're covering it ...

Biden plans forceful push for voting rights. Aides are bearish on success.

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The White House wants to mark the new year with a forceful push for voting rights, portraying the protection of the ballot as a battle for democracy itself. But despite a renewed emphasis from an increasingly impatient and frustrated base, prospects for legislative success still look grim. West Wing aides believe that fresh federal efforts to defend the ballot and install safeguards ahead of the ...

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