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U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin said the money was the work of several public officials, including U.S. Reps. Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes.
We also hear from Rep. John Sarbanes. The congressman from Maryland's Third District talks about his effort to get "small money" back into politics in the wake of the Supreme Court's Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions.
Representative John Sarbanes, a Maryland Democrat who has introduced a bill to create a matching system, argues that it would allow candidates to raise sums from ordinary citizens comparable to what they might otherwise obtain from lobbyists.
Sarbanes worked with the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), and other groups to bring the Primary Care Physician Re-entry Act before Congress.
AAFP Board Chair Jeff Cain, M.D., of Denver, recently offered the Academy's support for a House bill designed to put a dent in the nation's growing physician shortage by helping primary care physicians return to clinical practice after a stint away from patient care.
On Sep. 16, Rep John P. Sarbanes introduced a bill into Congress to encourage recently retired physicians to come back into the workforce.
U.S. Representative John P. Sarbanes (D-Md.) has introduced the Primary Care Physician Reentry Act, which is aimed at helping reduce the nation's primary care physician shortage.
A bill introduced by Rep. John P. Sarbanes (D-MD) would address the nation's primary care physician shortage by funding pilot programs for mid-career, retired and retiring physicians to continue practicing medicine.
The constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision came up short in the Senate. Such things are no easy lift.
The War of 1812 provided both a challenge and an opportunity to a few decades old independent country, Rep. Sarbanes said. It was a testimony to America's determination to remain free and preserve the country's sovereign democracy.