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Maryland Delegation Members Applaud President’s Signing of Veterans’ Health Care Bill with Funding for Two Maryland Veterans Clinics

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, and Anthony G. Brown (all D-Md.) applauded President Biden’s signing of legislation to open two veterans’ outpatient clinics in Baltimore and Prince George’s County. The bipartisan Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Com...

Lawmakers press Pentagon for answers as military recruiting crisis deepens

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Lawmakers from both parties are putting increasing pressure on the Pentagon to fix the recruitment crisis that threatens to leave the military well short of its goals to bring new troops aboard this year, in what is widely considered the worst recruiting environment since the end of the Vietnam War. While leaders from the different military branches have all acknowledged the problem, they also ha...

Congressman Brown Champions Justice, Servicemember Wellbeing in the FY23 National Defense Authorization Act

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“At the center of our mission is, and always will be our servicemembers. Their wellbeing is paramount to our national security and the defense of our shared values. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, it’s been an honor to push forward provisions to improve the lives of servicemembers and make our armed services more diverse, inclusive, just, and equitable. This year’s NDAA is no different.”

Fight brews over Pentagon’s push to counter extremists

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Democrats in both chambers are vowing to resist GOP attempts to halt Defense Department training aimed at countering extremist groups’ attempts to influence servicemembers. The Senate Armed Services Committee report accompanying its fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act calls on the Pentagon to “immediately” halt the counter-extremism programs. The committee approved the bill in June, bu...

Norton, Van Hollen, Carper, Maloney, Brown Celebrate House Passage of D.C. National Guard Home Rule Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and Congressman Anthony Brown (D-MD) announced that their District of Columbia National Guard Home Rule Act, which would give the D.C. mayor control over the D.C. National Guard (DCNG), passed the House yesterday as an amendment to the fi...

House Passes Veterans’ Health Care Bill with Funding for Two Maryland Veterans Clinics

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, and Anthony G. Brown (all D-Md.) announced the House passage of legislation to open two veterans clinics in Baltimore and Prince George’s County. The bipartisan Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Ac...

House passes amendment to give mayor control of the DC National Guard

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Lawmakers announced Thursday that an amendment has passed the House that would give D.C.'s mayor control of the D.C. National Guard. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and Congressman Anthony Brown (D-MD) sponsored District of Columbia National Guard Home Rule Act, which passed Wednesday as...

Norton-Maloney-Brown Amendment to Give D.C. Mayor Control Over D.C. National Guard to be Considered on House Floor

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and Congressman Anthony Brown (D-MD) announced that Committee on Rules yesterday made in order their amendment to the fiscal year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would give the District of Columbia mayor control over the D.C. National Guard. The committee determines which amendm...

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