At a hearing today held by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) defended the pay and benefits of federal employees from attack by the Trump Administration and Republicans in Congress.
At a hearing today held by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) called on the U.S. Department of Education to keep up its end of the bargain and forgive student loan debt for public servants under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.
On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today, Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) highlighted President Donald Trump’s failure to deliver on his promise to “drain the swamp” in Washington.
During an Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing today on government transparency, Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) called on Republican leaders to request and make public President Donald Trump’s tax returns.
After President Donald Trump unveiled a budget proposal that would increase Defense Department spending by $54 billion, Congressman John Sarbanes called on our leaders – starting with the President and Secretary of Defense – to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
Highlights from Congressman John Sarbanes' keynote address at a Center for American Progress event titled, “Risks and Remedies for Trump’s Conflicts of Interest.”
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today delivered a keynote address at a Center for American Progress event titled, “Risks and Remedies for Trump’s Conflicts of Interest.”
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) introduced an amendment to the Energy and Commerce Committee’s oversight plan to allow the committee to investigate any efforts by the Trump Administration to use the office of the Presidency to generate profits for the Trump Organization or any of its related businesses.
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) spoke on the House floor in opposition to the Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2016 (H.R. 6392), a bill that further erodes Wall Street oversight, and also to oppose President-elect Donald J. Trump's nomination of former Goldman Sachs partner and hedge fund manager Steven Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary.
Here’s “Part 2” of my discussion with Rep. Ruben Gallego. In cities and states around the country, we’re hearing incredible success stories of people putting clean-elections systems in place to reduce the influence of wealthy and well-connected donors and return to government by the people.
For #HispanicHeritageMonth, I sat down with Rep. Ruben Gallego to talk about how we can diversify the pool of candidates who run for local, state and federal office. Oftentimes, qualified candidates who can ably represent their communities are locked out of elected office because they lack access to wealthy donors who can contribute to their campaigns. But in some cities and states – including Rep. Gallego’s state of Arizona – people are fighting to change that by establishing clean-elections systems. These kinds of systems allow candidates to run competitive campaigns, and win, with the support of small donors in their local communities.
Rather than dealing with the urgent problems we face in our country – like stopping the spread of Zika in the U.S., preventing another Flint Water Crisis from happening again and passing gun safety reform – House Republican leaders choose instead to advance “The Wolf of Wall Street Enhancement Act” at the behest of wealthy special interests.
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) joined a bipartisan group of colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate for a conference committee to resolve differences between the House and Senate versions of the Energy Policy Modernization Act.
September is National Preparedness Month, and as we enter hurricane season, it’s crucial that Marylanders stay prepared for severe weather.
Congressman Sarbanes pushes back against efforts by House Republicans to move secret money even further into the shadows.
Leaders in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps don’t have the luxury of ideological climate change denial. They know climate change is a significant national security threat and they are trying to prepare for it. But House Republican leadership continues to deny the science and now wants to block the U.S. Department of Defense from preparing our armed forces to deal with the impacts of our changing climate.
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