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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland

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July 23, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (July 22, 2019) – Yesterday, Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01), U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E.

July 19, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) made the following statement in regards to the U.S. House of Representatives taking up the issue of the Cadillac Tax:

July 19, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) made the following statement on raising the minimum wage to $15, an effort taken up by the U.S. House of Representatives this week:

“The CBO estimates we will lose up to 3.7 million jobs by increasing the minimum wage to $15 on a federal level. The last thing we need is to slow the economy.”

July 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) applauds the award of $750,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for Rural Residency Planning and Development (RRPD) grants at the University of Maryland. HRSA is an agency under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

July 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), H. Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and Rob Bishop (R-UT) today introduced the Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2019. This bill addresses burdensome processes that currently impede legitimate medical research on marijuana.

July 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced a $25,000 award to the Town of Vienna for rural development from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

July 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, July 15th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) awarded $4,280,186 to Bloosurf, a broadband high speed internet provider for rural homes and businesses in Maryland’s First District.

July 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) made the following statement on H.R. 1327:

July 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Andy Harris (MD-01) announced an award of $514,336 to the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (AHEC), a facility in Cambridge whose focus is to improve health care coverage and services.

June 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Andy Harris (MD-01) announced an award of $9,805,843 to Shore Up! Inc., a facility in Salisbury whose focus is to help people reach personal economic independence. SHORE UP is an acronym which stands for: “Self-Help on Rural Economics and Urban Problems.” The Administration for Children and Families/Office of Head Start allocate the funds to Shore Up! Inc.

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June 20, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — Maryland’s Board of Public Works has approved putting $375,000 toward a marketing campaign to help the state’s seafood industry, which has been hit by a labor shortage.

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June 20, 2018 In The News

EASTON— Addiction for Bruce Strazza started at 11 years old, with pills, marijuana and alcohol to numb the pain of his home life. His story is one many Americans currently experience with opioids.

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June 12, 2018 In The News

Members of Congress

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY): “Today I congratulate the President on this major step and share his hope that it will begin a process that leads to an historic peace.”

June 1, 2018 In The News

Easton, Md. - Thousands of lives who were lost during the Vietnam War were honored on Friday with the traveling Vietnam Memorial. 

Those who made the ultimate sacrifice were honored with bag pipes, a wreath laying ceremony and more. 

Local families that had loved ones pass in the war got special recognition. 

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May 30, 2018 In The News

Rep. Andy Harris met with business owners impacted by a shortage of crab pickers Wednesday afternoon to hear their problems and pose long-term solutions -- and got an earful.

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May 30, 2018 In The News

WOOLFORD, Md. - It's no doubt that when you think of Maryland, you think of blue crabs. But this season has presented new issues that has made it tougher on the industry. 

Their biggest hurdle has been the H-2B Visa Program. Usually, these operations are fully up and running with the help of those visa workers, but with a change in the program, they are now shorthanded. 

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May 30, 2018 In The News

WOOLFORD, Md.- Congressman Andy Harris visited Lindy's Seafood in Woolford on Wednesday afternoon to discuss issues local seafood leaders have with the H-2B lottery system. 

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May 30, 2018 In The News

WOOLFORD — Dorchester County crab meat processors recently received a glimmer of hope in an effort to save the Maryland crab season and the entire state crab industry.

Traditionally, Dorchester crab meat processors apply for federal H-2B visas for about 500 guest, seasonal workers, who in the past have come from Mexico.

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May 28, 2018 In The News

MARYLAND - The House Committee recently approved Congressman Andy Harris' amendment to the Fiscal Year 2019 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations bill to study the impact of offshore wind.

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