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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland

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January 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) is leading an effort to urge the Administration to grant additional H-2B Visas.  Rep. Harris organized a bipartisan letter signed by 151 Members of Congress and 38 Senators, requesting the release of 64,716 additional visas.  These guest worker visas provide temporary, seasonal workers to employers who are unable to hire employees locally.

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January 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced his support of the new “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule released today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

January 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced the award of a $500,000 federal grant to improve the protection of coastal communities and ecosystems associated with bays and estuaries, including the Chesapeake Bay.  The funds were awarded by the National Science Foundation to the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences in Cambridge, Dorchester County.

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January 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) applauded the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) announcement of grants to support local homeless assistance programs across the nation, including over $6 million in counties within Maryland’s First Congressional District.

January 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Today Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) voted “no” on H. Con. Res. 83 - Directing the President pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran.

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December 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced the award of a $125,000 grant to treat and prevent substance abuse in Worcester County.  The grant is through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the funds will be administered by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. 

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December 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) today voted in favor of President Trump’s new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada.  

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December 18, 2019 Press Release

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December 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) responded to today’s decision by the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) granting Ocean City’s petition to reconsider the U.S. Wind and Skipjack offshore wind projects.  The PSC will reconsider the use of Maryland taxpayer subsidies for the projects.

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December 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) responded to the House Judiciary Committee’s approval of 2 charges of impeachment today. 

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In The News

January 7, 2020 In The News

Congressman Andy Harris, R-Md.-1st, answered questions and listened to his constituents’ comments at a Town Hall on Monday evening, Dec. 30 at the American Legion in Cambridge.

Among those top concerns, Second Amendment rights, school discipline and sanctuary county laws.

July 10, 2019 In The News

I am proud to stand with my constituents and against oil and gas drilling off the coast of Maryland.

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Congressman Andy Harris recently took a stand on behalf of his constituents against expanded offshore drilling.

July 8, 2019 In The News

Maryland Representative Andy Harris, an anesthesiologist, joins the Freedom Caucus Podcast for a deep dive into price transparency within the healhcare system and highlights efforts to end surprise medical billing. 

Clink the link above to listen.

June 3, 2019 In The News

EASTON — U.S. Rep. Andy Harris (R-1st District) joined community members in Easton on Friday, May 24, and discussed recent bipartisan victories he believes are overshadowed by big-ticket reform gridlock on Capitol Hill.

April 26, 2019 In The News

As President Theodore Roosevelt once said, “We have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received, and each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune.”

April 18, 2019 In The News

The Maryland crabbing industry may see some relief as blue crab season heads into full swing.

April 2, 2019 In The News

The U.S. Post Office in Salisbury was renamed for Sgt. Maj. Wardell Turner at a ceremony that united guests in a spirit of warmth and gratifying memories.

March 22, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md.-1st., spoke to constituents at his Wicomico County town hall Monday evening on several topics, including guns and immigration.

The town hall at the Black Diamond Lodge in Fruitland brought out strong supporters and harsh critics.

March 22, 2019 In The News

QUEENSTOWN — Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot and Congressman Andy Harris visited Dick’s Autohaus Thursday afternoon, Feb. 28, to congratulate Dick Potter and present him with a Certificate of Recognition for 53 years in the Volkswagen maintenance and repair business in Queen Anne’s County...

March 22, 2019 In The News

U.S. Sens. Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) led 138 members of Congress in urging the Trump administration to release the almost 70,000 already-authorized H-2B visas that would permit temporary, non-immigrant workers into the United States to fill critical seasonal job opportunities.

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