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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland

Press Releases

February 12, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union speech:

February 11, 2013 Press Release


WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Andy Harris will host a constituent town hall event in Ocean City, Maryland this Saturday, February 16, 2013 starting at noon. The event will focus on Second Amendment rights and gun safety issues.  Maryland State Delegates Mike McDermott and Charles Otto will also be attending.

Date:     Saturday, February 16


February 7, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. introduced the “Harriet Tubman National Historical Parks Act” (H.R. 513) this week to establish two federal parks honoring the life of Harriet Tubman. The first park would be the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park in Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties in Maryland.

February 6, 2013 Press Release


WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-1) strongly supported the “Require a PLAN Act” (H.R. 444) that requires President Obama to submit a budget that balances in 10 years or let Congress know by April 1st when his budget would balance. Below is also a radio recording by Rep. Harris where he discusses his support for the “Require a PLAN Act.”

January 30, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Yesterday, Congressman Andy Harris,  M.D. (MD-1) introduced “The Government Neutrality in Contracting Act” (H.R. 436) which would level the playing field for construction workers applying for federal contracts and those funded by federal dollars. The legislation currently has 55 cosponsors in the House of Representatives. Rep.

January 28, 2013 Press Release

There are only two weeks left for residents of Somerset County, Maryland who have not applied for federal and state disaster assistance.

The deadline to apply with FEMA is Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

Here's how you can apply:

January 22, 2013 Press Release


WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. introduced a Joint Resolution that would limit the number of consecutive terms that a person could serve in the U.S. Congress. It would limit persons to two consecutive terms in the U.S. Senate and six consecutive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.

January 14, 2013 Press Release


WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-1) released the following statement about his co-sponsorship and vote in favor of The Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 (H.R. 219) a bipartisan bill which streamlines the relief effort for victims of Hurricane Sandy:


January 8, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-1) released the following statement regarding the official announcement of his Chairmanship to the Subcommittee on Environment by Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (TX-21):