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Sarbanes Joins 170 Members of Congress Calling on EPA Administrator Pruitt to Resign

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined a group of 170 Members of Congress who introduced a resolution calling on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Sc…
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Ruppersberger Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Help Homeowners and Businesses Prevent Flood Damage

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger joined U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (IL) and Marco Rubio (FL) as well as Representatives Mike Quigley (IL-05),  Tammy Duckwroth (IL)  …
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MDGOP Weekly Briefing - Week of April 9th, 2018

The 2018 legislative session ended on Monday.Good news: Some good bills passed the Maryland General Assembly including a group of bills that targeted crime, calling for tougher penalties for repeat v…
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Earth Talk: Lithium Batteries

Dear EarthTalk: Is the extraction of lithium for lithium ion batteries really worse for the environment than fracking?   -- M.N. In a world of modern technology, lithium-i…
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Ruppersberger Issues Statement on Firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

(Washington, DC) — U.S. Representative C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, a State Department Appropriator, today issued the following statement after President Trump announced he will be replacing Secretary o…
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Zuckerberg Faces Hostile Congress as Calls for Regulation Mount

Representative John Sarbanes, Democrat of Maryland, cut off Mr. Zuckerberg several times as he tried to answer a question about Facebook employees who sit with political campaigns as “embeds” and see…
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Was Facebook’s Work With the Trump Campaign Illegal?

Among the more painful moments for Mark Zuckerberg in his second day of Capitol Hill grilling was the angry dressing-down he got from Rep. John Sarbanes. The Maryland Democrat zeroed in not on Facebo…
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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says Cambridge Analytica Got His Personal Data Too

Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) asked if Facebook offered the Trump campaign stronger assistance than the Clinton campaign by providing an embedded sales staff... Sarbanes cited statistics that showed the…
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House Grills Zuckerberg on Facebook Data Breach for Five Hours

Democrats questioned Zuckerberg Wednesday about political advertising on Facebook, given the Trump campaign's extensive use of the site during the 2016 campaign.... "I think that's something that has…
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Sarbanes Grills Zuckerberg About Facebook’s Controversial “Campaign Embed” Program and the Company’s Potential Campaign Finance Violations [Video]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing today, Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about potential cam…
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Facebook Has a 'Tremendous Amount of Power' and Should Face Some Regulation: Rep. Sarbanes

There should be some regulation of Facebook, Rep. John Sarbanes told CNBC on Tuesday.... "They have a tremendous amount of power," the Democratic congressman from Maryland said on "Power Lunch." ... …
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Maryland Congressional Delegation Urges Gov. Hogan to Take Necessary Steps to Secure State Election Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John Dela…
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Maryland Congressional Delegation Urges Gov. Hogan to Take Necessary Steps to Secure State Election Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John Dela…
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Baltimore Sun: School resource officers can help prevent shootings

In 1998, Baltimore County was experiencing a sharp spike in crime, nearly one third of it committed by juveniles. As Baltimore County Executive, I met with our police chief and pitched an idea to pu…
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Don’t Let Big and Dark Money ‘Drown Out the Truth and Drown Out Your Voice’

Rather than selling out to match Republicans dollar for dollar, Democrats can increase their appeal to grass-roots voters by taking a firm stand against corporate influence. And by championing reform…
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