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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland

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July 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On July 25, Representatives Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD-01), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03), H. Morgan Griffith (R-VA-09), and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) introduced the Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2017. This bill heeds the calls of the medical research community to address the burdensome processes that currently hinder medical research on marijuana.

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July 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On July 18, the House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment introduced by Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) to the Interior Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2018.  This amendment blocks the use of federal funds to conduct reviews of site assessment or construction and operation plans for wind turbines less than 24 nautical miles from the State of Maryland shoreline – th

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July 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On July 13, the House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment introduced by Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2018.

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June 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Military Service Academies nomination application is now available for those wishing to join the class of 2022. Congressman Harris will nominate some of the finest young men and women from Maryland’s First Congressional District for appointments to the U.S.

June 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On June 29, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, and H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law. These bills will improve public safety by combating dangerous sanctuary city policies and strengthening penalties for deported criminal immigrants who re-enter the United States.

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June 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On June 28, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act (PACA), by a 218-210 vote. This medical liability reform legislation will prevent lawsuit abuse by capping noneconomic damages and limiting contingency fees for attorneys. Dr. Andy Harris (MD-01) released the following statement in support of the legislation and passage:

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June 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On June 26, the United States Supreme Court announced its plan to consider a case on the President’s authority over immigration. The Supreme Court also unanimously decided today to partially enact President Trump’s Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States.

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June 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On June 21, Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) in conjunction with Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-At large) introduced H.R. 2989, the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission Act. This legislation will establish a commission to study and recommend to Congress activities that are fitting to commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of Frederick Douglass’ birth.

June 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: This week, President Trump announced plans to revise components of former President Obama’s opening to Cuba. Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) released the following statement expressing support for the change in policy:

June 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On June 15, President Trump rolled back the program known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). The Obama-era program is an extension of another program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which allowed children brought into the United States illegally to remain in the country.

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July 21, 2017 In The News

Local government’s fight to keep wind turbines out of sight of vacationers in Ocean City picked up support this week from Rep. Andy Harris (R-1st).

On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment proposed by Harris for the Interior Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018.

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July 19, 2017 In The News

A new measure took effect on Monday in the nation’s capital, allowing doctors and pharmacies to provide terminally ill patients with life-ending medication. Washington, D.C.’s mayor signed the Death with Dignity Act last December, but the measure wasn’t implemented until this week.

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July 14, 2017 In The News

Rep. Andy Harris, M.D., is a towering, surprisingly skinny 60-year-old, but as he walks the halls of Congress no heads turn. Tourists haven't heard of him, national reporters mostly ignore him and rarely does a single one of the thousands of camera phones on the Capitol grounds come out to capture a shot of the four-term Republican from Maryland.

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June 27, 2017 In The News

Congressman Andy Harris has co-sponsored a bill that would create a commission to celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of famed former slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

In a statement issued by his office the Eastern Shore Republican called Douglass the father of the civil rights movement.

June 8, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — The “telephone” town hall began as most do.

There was an early question from a constituent about the financial solvency of Social Security, another about the recent passage of a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, then a pointed query as to why the telephone town hall was a telephone town hall and not an in-person one.

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June 2, 2017 In The News

Joining the $4.5 million in state funds already allocated for this year’s beach replenishment project, which is scheduled to start after Labor Day this year, is another $2.45 million from the Army Corps of Engineers, according to a release from Congressman Andy Harris’ office.

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May 11, 2017 In The News

On November 2, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blasted FBI Director James Comey on CNN for his handling of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. That same day, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told Bloomberg News that he no longer had confidence in Mr. Comey. Several Democratic lawmakers followed suit in criticizing the FBI Director.

April 24, 2017 In The News

CHESTERTOWN — U.S. Rep. Andy Harris learned about agriculture practices and spoke with farmers about their concerns during a visit to Kent and Queen Anne's counties Thursday, April 20.

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April 20, 2017 In The News

NORTH EAST — In the last three years, Composites USA General Manager Dan Naugle has never hired anyone who’s had a job.

All his workers have been previously unemployed, some are living in their cars and many are drug- or alcohol-dependent. Finding workers is so difficult that Naugle has set himself the modest goal of finding one or two good people a year.

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April 20, 2017 In The News

RIDGELY — U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md.-1, visited the Benedictine School on Tuesday, April 18, to learn more about the school and the vast range of services it offers to children and adults with developmental disabilities.

The stop was the first throughout the First Congressional District on his schedule this week, while Congress takes a recess.

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