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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland

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June 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives is considering a bill, H.R. 3401, that allegedly attempts to address the humanitarian crisis along the southern border of the United States.

June 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission regarding the harm attorney advertising causes patients when they are scared into discontinuing their medication. Rep.

June 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced the award of $5,980,000 in funds for the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.  The funds were awarded by the U.S.

June 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Harris praised the Northrop Grumman facility in Elkton for its participation in a collaborative weapons program with Raytheon - the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) program.

June 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced an award of $70,000 to the Maryland Coastal Bays Program from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistance Agreement.

June 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced Fiscal Year 2019 Title I Part A educational grant funds to various counties in Maryland’s First District for the 2019-2020 school year. These grants are allocated under the following four statutory formulas: basic grants, concentration grants, targeted grants, and education finance incentive grants.

June 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On Tuesday, June 11th, Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) cosponsored an amendment, which preserves the president’s ability to release more H-2B visas next year, passed by the Committee on Appropriations.

June 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced a nearly $1 million grant to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources under the Clean Vessel Act.

Rep. Harris made the following statement:

June 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) supports the Trump Administration’s decision to discontinue a contract with the University of California, San Francisco to fund research involving human fetal tissue from elective abortions.

June 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On Tuesday, June 4th, Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) announced a grant awarded to the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science for research and educational programs.  Rep. Harris made the following statement:

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May 28, 2018 In The News

WORCESTER CO., Md. - Delmarva honored the fallen with dozens of ceremonies on Memorial Day from Dover to Exmore. 

Hundreds gathered at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial Monday morning to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice with an emotional ceremony.

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May 28, 2018 In The News

WOOLFORD, Md.- As the crabbing season continues on Delmarva, an additional 15,000 H-2B work visas were approved by the Department of Homeland Security on Friday. 

While visiting Worcester County on Monday, Representative Andy Harris said it's a shame Congress waited so long to approve these extra seasonal workers.

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May 25, 2018 In The News

We are the Taylors and we operate C.W. Taylor Farms LLC and Taylor’s Produce. We are proud of our family farm, our community and our country. We are proud of our farming heritage, since 1928.

May 24, 2018 In The News

An amendment to legislation has been passed that requests the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to study the effects of offshore wind projects on wildlife offshore Maryland.

The House Committee on Appropriations marked up the FY19 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations bill earlier in May.

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May 24, 2018 In The News

The House has passed a $717 billion defense policy bill that would give the military a 2.6 percent pay hike, the largest in nine years.

The bipartisan 351-66 vote sends the measure to the Senate, where a key panel completed a companion measure in a closed-door session on Wednesday.

May 17, 2018 In The News

The House Committee on Appropriations yesterday, May 16, marked up the FY19 Energy and Water Appropriations bill.

Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. authored, and the committee passed, an amendment to prioritize funding for dredging projects in shallow channels, particularly in channels where shoaling can create hazardous barriers to maritime travel.

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May 17, 2018 In The News

Olivia Rubio does the hard, tedious work of extracting crab meat on Hooper's Island on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Hooper's Island is part of chain of three sparsely populated islands in the Chesapeake Bay. After crossing a single bridge, the main road winds through picturesque watermen's villages and unpopulated areas. Hooper's is a center for seafood catching and processing.

May 16, 2018 In The News

There is crab meat crisis on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, even though crabs are in good supply this season.

It's not a lack of crabs, but of crab pickers.

May 16, 2018 In The News

Can a state force pregnancy resource centers to violate their beliefs? In March of this year, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a California law that requires pregnancy resource centers to advertise for the abortion industry.

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