A Message From Congressman Sarbanes
I am proud to be leading the charge in Congress to limit the influence of Big Money on politics and government and amplify the voices of everyday Americans. Whether it’s the economy, energy and the environment, health care or any other critical issue, special interests and well-connected insiders are calling the shots in Washington. We need to return to a government of, by and for the people. That’s why I’ve introduced the Government By the People Act.
August 12, 2016
Back in the day, before Michael Phelps competed in his first Olympics, he and I used to share the pool at Meadowbrook in Mt. Washington. At 23 years his senior, I used to pace myself by trying to swim one lap for his every two. I couldn't even do that. Anyway, we chose different paths from there. Michael decided to become the greatest Olympian of all time. I went into politics. Sometimes I think about how different things would have been if I'd been a better swimmer. Oh well .... Congratulations Michael on making your hometown of Baltimore and Towson High School (where all my kids graduated) so proud!!
- Congressman John Sarbanes
August 4, 2016
August 2, 2016
This year I had the chance to go to the National Night Out events in Onley and Halethorpe. It's always a great night for members of the community to come out and meet our first responders and law enforcement personnel.
Click below to see a quick video from the Halethorpe event.
Click on the left or right of the photo to scroll through an album of photos from Olney and Halethorpe's National Night Out events.
August 2, 2016
July 22, 2016
This year’s Baltimore Pride week takes on special significance this year, after the violence in Orlando. To learn more about the events taking place click here: http://baltimorepride.org/
I am proud of the great strides we have made as a nation over recent years when it comes to making sure every American, no matter who they love, is treated equality. We have seen the reversal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell in our military, marriage equally passed on a national level, and just last month President Obama named Stonewall National Monument in New York City the first national monument to LGBT rights.
However, the GOP's recently released platform has been named the most anti-LGBT platform ever. We need to push to make sure that Democrats win in November to ensure the progress we've made in recent years isn't reversed.