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Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

More Than 100 Turn Out for Town Hall on GOP Tax Plan

Nov 27, 2017
In The News

Baltimore’s congressional representatives vowed Monday to fight a Republican tax bill they said would damage the city and state, and encouraged residents to speak out as well.... “I think we can stop it,” U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes said, “but we’ve got to make sure we stick together.” Sarbanes and U.S. Reps. Elijah Cummings and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, all Democrats, spoke at a town hall meeting Monday at the War Memorial Building in Baltimore. Billed as an opportunity to address their representatives, the event drew more than 100 people. Mayor Catherine Pugh also attended the event, which was organized by Indivisible Baltimore, a liberal grassroots advocacy group.... The tax plan currently under consideration in the U.S. Senate would make deep cuts to corporate and business tax rates, while also reducing tax rates for many individuals.... To cheers from the audience, Cummings, Ruppersberger and Sarbanes promised to push back against such cuts.