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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland


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April 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Next month, Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) will host two military service academy resource forums for students in Maryland’s First Congressional District. Congressman Harris has invited representatives from the U.S.

April 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On April 12, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected H.J.Res. 2, the Balanced Budget Amendment. The amendment would have amended the U.S.

April 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On April 11, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (WI-01) announced his plans to retire from Congress. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) released the following statement after Speaker Ryan’s announcement:

April 3, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01), alongside Congressmen Jack Bergman (MI-01), Steve Chabot (OH-01), and William Keating (MA-09), led a bipartisan letter, signed by 89 members of the U.S.

April 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC: On Saturday, April 7, Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) will visit two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects underway around Smith Island. The projects entail the construction of two jetties to improve navigation at Rhodes Point and dredging the Big Thorofare and Twitch Cove federal channels.

March 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC:  The United States Congress included in the 2018 Omnibus bill a renewed exemption for farmers from the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). CERCLA requires private entities and individuals to report instances of releasing hazardous substances to the EPA, and the exemption for farmers was challenged in court in 2017.

March 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On March 22, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) issued the following statement after voting against this legislation:

March 22, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) will host his 67th brick-and-mortar town hall meeting on Wednesday, March 28 in Carroll County.
March 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On Wednesday, March 21, the American Hungarian Federation and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation will present Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) with the Lajos Kossuth Award. This award is granted in recognition of Dr. Harris and Ms. Kaptur’s support in strengthening U.S.

March 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: The 2018 Congressional Art Competition is now open for submissions. This competition recognizes talented high school artists from each Congressional district. Winners will be invited to attend a reception in Washington, D.C. and will have their artwork hung in the U.S. Capitol.


In The News

April 7, 2018 In The News

SMITH ISLAND, Md - Prayers are being answered on Smith Island.

Last year, state officials allocated $6.88 million dollars for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore proper access for watermen.

Now, Maryland's first district congressman and other officials are checking in to see the progress that has been made.

April 6, 2018 In The News

HOOPER'S ISLAND, Md.- With wooden pole in hand, waterman Tommy Palley shows a deep-rooted problem in the waterways surrounding Hooper's Island.

"At the most, this probably isn't even a foot and a half," Palley said holding the pole in the water.

April 5, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC: On April 5, Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued an advisory encouraging more Americans to carry naloxone, a life-saving medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) issued the following statement in support of this advisory:

April 4, 2018 In The News

GRASONVILLE — Boy Scout Troop 765 hosted an Eagle Court of Honor for Jacob McLaughlin, 17, of Queenstown on Saturday afternoon, March 31, at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center. The troop is sponsored by Safe Harbor Presbytarian Church in Stevensville.

April 2, 2018 In The News

CHESTERTOWN — Dixon Valve and Coupling Co. has announced that it is giving employees $1,000 bonuses thanks to the federal tax reform, an act highlighted March 28 in a news release by House Speaker Paul Ryan.

While promoting the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at Dixon in Chestertown, last year, Ryan, R-Wisc., spoke to employees about all the potential benefits tax reform could bring.

March 28, 2018 In The News

ELKTON — U.S. Rep. Andy Harris (R-1st District) received a list of issues to tackle related to the nation’s opioid epidemic during a Friday meeting with officials from Ashley Addiction Treatment and Union Hospital.

March 27, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Farmers raising chickens all around Delmarva breathed a sigh of relief after Congress passed, and President Donald Trump signed, an omnibus spending bill that restores an exemption for farmers from burdensome regulations under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, or CERCLA.