Congressman John Sarbanes

Congressman John Sarbanes Representing Maryland's Third Congressional District. Chair of the Democracy Reform Task Force. Congressman John Sarbanes has represented Maryland’s Third Congressional District in the U.S.

Congress since 2007. He currently serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, in addition to the House Subcommittee on Health, the House Subcommittee on Energy and the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Congressman Sarbanes also serves on the House Oversight and Reform Committee and its Subcommittee on Government Operations. Since 2017, he has chaired the Democracy Refor

Congress since 2007. He currently serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, in addition to the House Subcommittee on Health, the House Subcommittee on Energy and the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Congressman Sarbanes also serves on the House Oversight and Reform Committee and its Subcommittee on Government Operations. Since 2017, he has chaired the Democracy Refor

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Today, I joined my colleagues in passing nine federal funding bills that will make historic investments in education, he...
07/29/2021
Sarbanes Secures Significant Federal Funding for Maryland Priorities in House Appropriations Bills

Today, I joined my colleagues in passing nine federal funding bills that will make historic investments in education, health care, worker protections and the environment in Maryland and across the country.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) this week voted to pass nine federal funding bills that will support several important Maryland priorities, including modernizing American infrastructure, protecting the health of the Chesapeake Bay, investing in clean energy and science initiat...

This week, I’m joining my colleagues in passing federal spending bills that will create jobs, grow opportunity and provi...
07/28/2021

This week, I’m joining my colleagues in passing federal spending bills that will create jobs, grow opportunity and provide a lifeline to working families. #ForThePeople

This week, I’m joining my colleagues in passing federal spending bills that will create jobs, grow opportunity and provide a lifeline to working families. #ForThePeople

Today, I joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to improve the delivery ...
07/23/2021
Sarbanes Joins Bipartisan Effort to Help Speed Up Passport Application and Renewal Process

Today, I joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to improve the delivery of new passports and expeditiously approve passport renewals for thousands of Americans across the country.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to improve the delivery of new passports and expeditiously approve passport renewals for thousands of Americans across the country.

Today, I joined federal, state and local partners – along with community leaders and residents – to unveil Mayor Brandon...
07/23/2021

Today, I joined federal, state and local partners – along with community leaders and residents – to unveil Mayor Brandon M. Scott’s Comprehensive Violence Prevention Plan for Baltimore.

We must take a holistic and collaborative approach to solve the gun violence public health crisis. My colleagues and I in the Baltimore Congressional Delegation will continue to secure vital resources for our city and help keep our communities safe.

During an Oversight Dems Committee hearing yesterday, I urged my colleagues to think creatively about environmental just...
07/22/2021
Sarbanes Brings Renewed Focus to Environmental Justice Efforts [Video]

During an Oversight Dems Committee hearing yesterday, I urged my colleagues to think creatively about environmental justice efforts and to take positive steps forward to help lift up underserved communities across the country.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) urged his colleagues to think creatively about environmental justice efforts and to take positive steps forward to help lift up underserved communities across the country.

This bipartisan effort will help reduce PFAS pollution and keep American families, service members and communities safe ...
07/21/2021
Sarbanes Votes to Protect Americans from Harmful PFAS Forever Chemicals

This bipartisan effort will help reduce PFAS pollution and keep American families, service members and communities safe from these dangerous forever chemicals.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today voted to pass the PFAS Action Act (H.R. 2467), a bill to protect American families and communities from harmful per- and poly-fluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals.

I urge the Biden Administration to use all means at its disposal to resist Turkey’s creeping partition of Cyprus and to ...
07/21/2021
Sarbanes Slams Erdogan Regime for Violating International Law in Cyprus [Video]

I urge the Biden Administration to use all means at its disposal to resist Turkey’s creeping partition of Cyprus and to bring international condemnation to these outrageous steps that President Erdogan is taking, which disrespect and violate the rights and dignity of the refugees of Varosha.

One day, Cyprus will be reunited. But that can only come with the forceful leadership of the American government – deployed consistently, morally and with an abiding sense of justice. https://sarbanes.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/sarbanes-slams-erdogan-regime-violating-international-law-cyprus-video

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a floor speech in the U.S. House of Representatives today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) implored the Biden Administration to forcefully push back against Turkey’s recent illegal activity in Cyprus.

Sending warm wishes to Maryland’s Muslim community and to Muslims across the country during this year’s Eid Al-Adha cele...
07/19/2021

Sending warm wishes to Maryland’s Muslim community and to Muslims across the country during this year’s Eid Al-Adha celebrations.

Eid Mubarak, from my family to yours.

Sending warm wishes to Maryland’s Muslim community and to Muslims across the country during this year’s Eid Al-Adha celebrations.

Eid Mubarak, from my family to yours.

This new round of #AmericanRescuePlan funding will provide first responders in Maryland with the supplies and equipment ...
07/19/2021
Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce More Than $1.2 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Local Fire and EMS Departments

This new round of #AmericanRescuePlan funding will provide first responders in Maryland with the supplies and equipment they need to keep us safe. We will always work hard to secure federal resources for our fire and rescue departments.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing $1,201,379 from the American Rescue Plan to support fire and emergency rescue departments across Maryland.

The Maryland Congressional Delegation just announced nearly $3 million in federal funding to strengthen maternal and chi...
07/15/2021
Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce Nearly $3 Million to Boost Maternal and Child Health Services Across the State

The Maryland Congressional Delegation just announced nearly $3 million in federal funding to strengthen maternal and child health care services throughout the state.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing $2,987,679 in federal funding to strengthen maternal and child health care services throughout the state.

Proud to join community leaders and residents in Howard County today to break ground on a brand-new solar energy project...
07/15/2021

Proud to join community leaders and residents in Howard County today to break ground on a brand-new solar energy project. With Howard County leading the way, we can take important steps forward to expand Maryland’s clean energy capacity, reduce our state’s carbon emissions, combat climate change and protect our environmental treasures – like the Chesapeake Bay – for generations to come.

Starting TODAY, eligible families with children will receive monthly #ChildTaxCredit payments from the #AmericanRescuePl...
07/15/2021
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Starting TODAY, eligible families with children will receive monthly #ChildTaxCredit payments from the #AmericanRescuePlan. Learn more below.

The Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan provides the largest Child Tax Credit ever and historic relief to the most working families ever – and most families will automatically receive monthly payments without having to take any action. For those with children, the American Rescue Plan inc...

Proud to announce the winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition from Maryland’s Third Congressional District: “Wh...
07/13/2021

Proud to announce the winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition from Maryland’s Third Congressional District: “White Shoes” by Baltimore’s Justin Wang.

Every year, eligible students can enter the Congressional Art Competition and have their artwork displayed on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol for a period of one year. We’ll share more details about the 2022 competition early next year. In the meantime, see here for more information: https://sarbanes.house.gov/services/students/art-competition.

Proud to announce the winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition from Maryland’s Third Congressional District: “White Shoes” by Baltimore’s Justin Wang.

Every year, eligible students can enter the Congressional Art Competition and have their artwork displayed on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol for a period of one year. We’ll share more details about the 2022 competition early next year. In the meantime, see here for more information: https://sarbanes.house.gov/services/students/art-competition.

This new tranche of federal funding for Maryland’s Third Congressional District will help strengthen health care systems...
07/13/2021
Sarbanes Secures More Than $7 Million for Health Care, Public Safety, Job Training and Community Revitalization Projects Across Maryland’s Third Congressional District

This new tranche of federal funding for Maryland’s Third Congressional District will help strengthen health care systems, public safety initiatives, job opportunities and community services for thousands of residents. I will always work closely with my colleagues in Congress to deliver vital federal resources that help improve the lives and livelihoods of Marylanders across our state.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) secured $7,225,000 in federal funding via three U.S. House of Representatives Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) appropriations vehicles, including the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) spending bill, the Commerce, Jus...

Beginning on Thursday, July 15, eligible families with children will begin receiving monthly #ChildTaxCredit payments fr...
07/12/2021

Beginning on Thursday, July 15, eligible families with children will begin receiving monthly #ChildTaxCredit payments from the #AmericanRescuePlan. Learn more at childtaxcredit.gov.

And in case you missed it, I recently held an information session to help Marylanders learn more about how to determine eligibility and receive these monthly payments: https://bit.ly/Sarbanes-Child-Tax-Credit-Info.

Beginning on Thursday, July 15, eligible families with children will begin receiving monthly #ChildTaxCredit payments from the #AmericanRescuePlan. Learn more at childtaxcredit.gov.

And in case you missed it, I recently held an information session to help Marylanders learn more about how to determine eligibility and receive these monthly payments: https://bit.ly/Sarbanes-Child-Tax-Credit-Info.

The #COVID19 pandemic has presented significant challenges for special education services across our state. This new inf...
07/06/2021
Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce Nearly $54 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Children with Disabilities

The #COVID19 pandemic has presented significant challenges for special education services across our state. This new infusion of #AmericanRescuePlan funding will help Maryland children and families access early intervention programs, speech-language therapy and counseling services. We will continue to secure federal resources that invest in critical special education programs and support children with disabilities.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing $53,968,575 from the American Rescue Plan to strengthen special education services for children across the state.

Happy #July4th! 🎆
07/04/2021

Happy #July4th! 🎆

Happy #July4th! 🎆

We must enhance Clean Water Act protections for the Chesapeake Bay and for other waterways and wetlands across the count...
07/01/2021
Sarbanes, Scott, Cardin, Van Hollen Urge EPA to Restore Critical Chesapeake Bay Protections

We must enhance Clean Water Act protections for the Chesapeake Bay and for other waterways and wetlands across the country.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Representative Bobby Scott (Va.-03) and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) in urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to restore strong Clean Water Act protections to the Chesapeake Bay and...

Today, House Democrats took another important step forward in our work to improve American infrastructure. This critical...
07/01/2021
Sarbanes Votes to Strengthen American Roads, Highways, Bridges, Public Transit and Drinking Water Infrastructure

Today, House Democrats took another important step forward in our work to improve American infrastructure. This critical new investment will enhance the safety of public transit and highways, repair drinking water systems and better connect communities to economic growth and opportunity. We will continue making innovative and equitable investments that help American families and small businesses prosper. #INVESTAct

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today voted to pass the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act (H.R. 3684), a bill to modernize transportation and drinking water infrastructure, reduce carbon emissions, advance environm...

The Supreme Court just said that billionaires and big corporations can keep buying American elections.Our only available...
07/01/2021
Supreme Court Backs Donor Privacy for California Charities

The Supreme Court just said that billionaires and big corporations can keep buying American elections.

Our only available remedy is to quickly enact the #ForThePeopleAct.

Conservative groups challenged the state’s disclosure requirements, saying they could lead to harassment.

The ‘Big Lie’ invades the Supreme Court.And the unrelenting assault on voting rights continues – in the courts and in GO...
07/01/2021
Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Voting Restrictions

The ‘Big Lie’ invades the Supreme Court.

And the unrelenting assault on voting rights continues – in the courts and in GOP-led legislatures across the country.

We must protect Americans’ freedom to vote and ensure that every American’s voice is heard by swiftly enacting the #ForThePeopleAct. Inaction is not an option.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/01/us/supreme-court-arizona-voting-restrictions.html

The decision, a test of what remains of the Voting Rights Act, suggested that challenges to many new measures making it harder to vote may not be successful.

07/01/2021

55 years ago today, Medicare became available to America’s seniors.

I will continue working to strengthen and improve the Medicare program – first and foremost by passing the Elijah E. Cummings #LowerDrugCosts Now Act (#HR3), which would reduce prescription drug prices for all Americans, set a new $2,000 out-of-pocket limit on prescription drug costs for seniors and expand Medicare benefits to cover dental, hearing and vision care.

My office is always available to help you and your families access important federal benefits, like Medicare. If you need assistance, please call my office at (410) 832-8890 or send me an email at https://sarbanes.house.gov/contact.

The Maryland Congressional Delegation just announced more than $2 million in federal funding to reimburse the University...
07/01/2021
Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce More Than $2 Million to Support University of Maryland Medical System COVID-19 Response

The Maryland Congressional Delegation just announced more than $2 million in federal funding to reimburse the University of Maryland Medical System for costs incurred during the #COVID19 pandemic.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing $2,185,056 in federal funding to reimburse the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) for costs incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 26th Amendment was ratified 50 years ago today, expanding the franchise to Americans aged 18 and older. As we mark t...
07/01/2021

The 26th Amendment was ratified 50 years ago today, expanding the franchise to Americans aged 18 and older. As we mark this important anniversary, we must redouble our historic effort to protect and expand the right to vote for all Americans with the #ForThePeopleAct.

The 26th Amendment was ratified 50 years ago today, expanding the franchise to Americans aged 18 and older. As we mark this important anniversary, we must redouble our historic effort to protect and expand the right to vote for all Americans with the #ForThePeopleAct.

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About Congressman Sarbanes

Congressman John Sarbanes has represented Maryland’s Third Congressional District in the U.S. Congress since 2007. He currently serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, in addition to the House Subcommittee on Health, the House Subcommittee on Energy and the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Congressman Sarbanes also serves on the House Oversight and Reform Committee and its Subcommittee on Government Operations. Since 2017, he has chaired the Democracy Reform Task Force, a bold effort in the House of Representatives to build a government that puts the public’s interests ahead of special interests.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Congressman Sarbanes has experience working in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. He and his family live in Towson, giving him the opportunity to drive home every night and hear from people he serves in Congress. Listening to their concerns allows him to better represent Maryland and has shaped his work in the House of Representatives.

Democracy Reform Task Force

As chair of the Democracy Reform Task Force, Congressman Sarbanes works to confront the Trump Administration’s conflicts of interest and ethical lapses, and to fight back against special-interest policies in Congress, while advancing positive reforms to improve accountability and transparency in government. To that end, Congressman Sarbanes authored H.R. 1, the For the People Act – a historic reform package to clean up the culture of corruption in Washington and return to government of, by and for the people. H.R. 1 passed the U.S. House of Representatives on March 8, 2019.

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