Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

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The Government By the People Act (H.R. 20)

The Government By the People Act is a bipartisan reform package designed to combat the influence of big money politics, raise civic engagement and amplify the voice of everyday Americans – putting the public interest back in front of special interests.


The innovative instruction that is taking place in Maryland is one of the many reasons that the Maryland State Department of Education was awarded a $250 million “Race to the Top” grant, which was part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passed by Congress. This money will continue to benefit students across the state and keep Maryland on the cutting edge of education innovation.


Congressman Sarbanes is proud to represent Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District, which has a strong tradition of environmental advocacy rooted in a passion for the Chesapeake Bay.
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Federal Workforce

Making the federal government operate efficiently and effectively should not be a partisan goal. In government or business, you are only as good as the workers you employ and we need the best talent serving our country – working to make sure our food is safe, regulate our financial markets, defend our nation domestically and abroad, and administer critical programs like Social Security and Medicare, among countless other important jobs.

Health Care

Congressman Sarbanes is a strong advocate for reforming our health care system, and he has introduced and supported several bills that will expand affordable health coverage and improve the quality of care for all Americans.

Jobs & Economy

Congressman Sarbanes knows that many Americans are still struggling to make ends meet in these difficult times. Fostering a healthy economic recovery and enacting policies that will ensure equality and opportunity for all is a his top priority. Specifically, the Congressman believes long-term economic security will come from advancing strategies that invest in our infrastructure, reinvigorate our manufacturing sector, and increase our exports to world markets.


Congressman Sarbanes knows our seniors make enormous contributions to our civic life and to the success and prosperity of our nation. He is seeking to find ways to ensure that they are treated with respect, that they receive the health care and retirement benefits they have earned and that they have meaningful continuing opportunities in the working world and in society as a whole.


America’s veterans have made every sacrifice to protect our country. Although we can never fully repay the debt we owe our veterans, it is our duty as a nation to fulfill our commitments to them and this is one of Congressman Sarbanes' top priorities while serving in Congress.