100 Days of Action and Progress for the American People
In the first 100 days of the new Congress, my colleagues and I have worked expeditiously to advance a number of critical priorities for the American people. Here’s a quick look at the legislation we’ve passed so far in the U.S. House of Representatives:
- The American Rescue Plan – A wide-ranging COVID-19 relief package providing vital economic aid to Maryland families, small businesses, state and local governments and schools, along with many other relief efforts.
- The For the People Act (H.R. 1) – A historic suite of reforms that I assembled as Chair of the Democracy Reform Task Force to protect and expand the right to vote, clean up corruption in Washington and restore trust, transparency and integrity in government.
- The Equality Act (H.R. 5) – A bill to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Americans in education, employment, housing, public spaces and federal financial services.
- The American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) – A bill to protect Dreamers and other immigrants with deep ties to local communities and economies throughout the country.
- The Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7) – A bill to end gender-based wage discrimination and ensure that American women receive equal pay for equal work.
- Bipartisan Background Checks Act (H.R. 8) and the Enhanced Background Checks Act (H.R. 1446) – Two widely supported bills to close loopholes in our nation’s background check system and improve gun safety in America.
- The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (H.R. 1280) – A bill to forcefully confront police brutality and misconduct, curb racial profiling, hold officers accountable and improve transparency standards for federal, state and local law enforcement agencies around the country.
- The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (H.R. 1620) – A bill to expand protections against domestic violence and sexual assault. It would also extend critical support services to victims and survivors across the country.
- The Equal Rights Amendment (H.J. Res. 17) – A resolution to eliminate an arbitrary barrier that has blocked the ratification of the ERA as the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
- The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act (H.R. 842) – A bill to help American workers form unions and organize to increase paychecks, improve benefits and enhance workplace safety.
I look forward to building on this historic progress in the weeks and months ahead as we aim to achieve a more just, equitable and prosperous country for all Americans.
Congressman John Sarbanes
Maryland’s Third Congressional District