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Sarbanes Statement on Facebook’s New Rules for Political and Issue Ads

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after Facebook announced new rules for election-related ads and issue ads that r…
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Maryland Republican Party Announces its Statewide Day of Action on May 26, 2018

This is your opportunity to join our campaign to help Republicans up and down the ballot including Hogan for Governor, Wolf for Attorney General, and Harris for Congress! Please join us across the en…
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Democrats Try to Thread the Needle on Russia in New Anti-Corruption Platform

Some Democrats are annoyed with the cable news fixation on every twist and turn of the Russia investigation. Others think the party needs more focus on the issue. But Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD), the c…
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Sarbanes Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize School-Based Health Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Congressmen John Faso (R-N.Y.), Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) and Fred Upton (R-Mich.) to introduce a bipartisan bill reauthorizing the School-…
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Ruppersberger Issues Statement on Reported Trump-China Deal to Prop ZTE

(Washington, DC) — Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) today issued the following statement amid reports that the Trump Administration is moving forward on a deal to ease sanctions placed aga…
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Democrats Plan Big Anti-Corruption Theme for Midterms

Democrats are planning to make Washington corruption a central focus of their midterm messaging, reviving a successful theme from when they took control of Congress in 2006.... The anti-corruption pu…
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Democrats’ New “Better Deal for Our Democracy,” Explained

House and Senate Democrats rolled out their campaign platform Monday, taking aim at corruption and pay-to-play politics in Washington under the Trump administration. They’re betting this message will…
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Turning Up the Heat on Trump: Dems Say 'Culture of Corruption' to Be Focus of Midterms

Democrats are going to make prosecuting what they called a "culture of corruption" in President Donald Trump's administration a central theme of this year's midterm elections, the party's congression…
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Democrats Rip Trump Over Failed 'Swamp' Cleaning, Promise a 'Better' Plan

The initial rollout of "A Better Deal," in 2017, was met with polite applause from progressive Democrats, who were pleased to see the party highlight an economic justice agenda. But the message -- ov…
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House & Senate Democratic Leaders Unveil A Better Deal for Our Democracy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House and Senate Democrats held a press conference on the steps of the United States Capitol to unveil the newest plank of their bold economic agenda, A Better Deal for Our …
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Democrats’ Newest Midterm Pitch: A Crackdown on Corruption

Democrats are preparing to highlight allegations of corruption surrounding the Trump administration — and a legislative agenda to prevent future abuses — as they continue rolling out their party plat…
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Maryland Congressional Delegation Urges Trump Administration to Help Lower Health Insurance Costs for Marylanders

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Maryland’s bipartisan congressional delegation today sent a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar in support of Ma…
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Ruppersberger Amendment Blocking ZTE Bailout Passes Committee

(Washington, DC) — An amendment blocking President Trump’s bailout of Chinese telecom company ZTE offered by Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) unanimou…
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Team Maryland Brings Federal Law Enforcement Leaders to Washington for Frank Discussion on Crime and Safety in Maryland

(Washington, DC) – During the height of National Police Week, Team Maryland gathered as a bipartisan delegation Wednesday for a dialogue with federal law enforcement partners based in Maryland, inclu…
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Sarbanes Questions EPA Administrator Pruitt about Controversial Exemption Given to Refining Company Owned by Billionaire Investor and Former Trump Advisor Carl Icahn

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, questioning him about a controversial Renewable Fuel Stand…
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