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Brown, Bass and 41 Members Call for Reforms to Program Allowing DOD Equipment Transfers to Law Enforcement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Vice Chair Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (CA-37) and 41 Members of Congress wrote a letter to Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee advocating for additional conditions and limitations on the transfer of Department of Defense property and equipment to law enforcement agen... Read more »

Congressman Brown: President Trump Continues Using the Military as Props for Political Gain

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-04), Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Committee and 30-year Army veteran, released the following statement after the Department of Defense announced it would extend the deployment of 4,000 Department of Defense personnel to the southern border through October: “The continued deployment of troops, guardsmen and Department of Defense personnel t... Read more »

Lawmakers fight Trump’s border wall cash grab from DoD

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“Critical equipment damages our ability to engage in great power competition,” Brown said. “President Trump has twice taken funding from military construction projects, including the development of a new child care center on Joint Andrews Air Force Base, to pay for a wall he promised voters would be paid for by Mexico. His actions are yet another reckless abuse of power.” Read more »

National Guard officials, states push back on Trump’s border wall fund diversion

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“We have a budget agreement where we are going to fund the military at near record levels so we can ensure we have a ready force,” House Armed Services Committee Vice Chairman Anthony Brown (D-Md.) told Federal News Network. “That’s what our budget reflects. Our budget doesn’t reflect, nor was it designed, to account for several billion dollars being diverted.” Read more »

Brown Addresses Trump’s Border Wall

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While the rest of the nation seems engrossed by the impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump, a group of 27 lawmakers – including Democratic Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-4) – wants answers from the administration regarding how the funding for the border wall construction is affecting the military’s ability to protect national security. Read more »

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