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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland


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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.

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.


In The News

May 4, 2018 In The News

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HOOPER'S ISLAND, Md. - Nearly half of Maryland crab houses have no workers after their mostly-Mexican workers failed to get visas, forcing seafood businesses like AE Phillips in Fishing Creek to shut down completely.

May 3, 2018 In The News

The Knapps Narrows dredging program, undertaken by Southwind Construction to ensure continued safe navigation along the federal channel, is now officially completed. 

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.