Rebuilding America, Lifting Up Maryland
Over the past year, I have worked with my colleagues in Congress to pass legislation that helps families and communities navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, while building a better, more prosperous future for Maryland:
- Recovering from COVID-19. The American Rescue Plan (ARP), signed into law in March 2021, provided $6.355 billion to help state and local governments in Maryland fund emergency services, distribute the vaccine and employ frontline workers. It also expanded the Child Tax Credit, which has helped many families make ends meet.
- Rebuilding our economy and creating jobs. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, signed into law November 2021, upgrades bridges and highways in need of repairs and invests in Maryland priorities such as creating good-paying jobs, boosting our resilience against climate-change related events, modernizing public transportation and expanding high-speed internet access.
- Investing in families. The Senate is considering the Build Back Better Act, which passed the House in November 2021. At a time when supply chain and other pandemic-related challenges have led to an increase in the price of various goods like food and gas, the Build Back Better Act will help reduce the costs of child care, health care and elder care -- exactly what's needed to help people get through their day and look out for their families.
I encourage you to use the below legislative update as a resource that highlights what we are doing in Washington to support and strengthen Maryland communities.
To contact me, please send me an email or call (410) 832-8890 during normal business hours.
Congressman John Sarbanes
Maryland’s Third Congressional District