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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland

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July 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On July 25, the House Appropriations Committee passed the FY19 Homeland Security Appropriations bill, its final bill for this year. This bill includes $17.8 billion in discretionary funds for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and $7.4 billion for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Included in CBP’s funding is $5 billion for border security assets and infrastructure.

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July 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Today, the House Committee on Appropriations is considering the FY19 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) authored, and the committee approved, an amendment to permanently fix the H-2B visa program.

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July 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Today, the House Committee on Appropriations is considering the FY19 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D.

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July 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On July 24, the U.S. Department of Labor announced it will issue a $2 million grant for the implementation of job training programs in substance abuse rehabilitation facilities in Maryland. This grant is part of a broader $22 million effort to provide reemployment services for individuals affected by substance abuse disorder. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D.

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July 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On July 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6147, the Department of the Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act for 2019. Included in this legislation is an amendment to authorize the planting of genetically-modified (GMO) seed on National Wildlife Refuge land. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D.

July 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On July 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6147, the Department of the Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act for 2019. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) made the following statement in support of the bill’s passage:

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July 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On July 9, Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) made the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court:

July 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Military Service Academies nomination application is now available for students wishing to join the class of 2023. Congressman Harris will nominate some of the finest students from Maryland’s First Congressional District for appointments to the U.S.

June 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On June 28, Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) sent a letter to Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler concerning the County Executive’s position on illegal immigration and border security. Congressman Harris sent this letter after County Executive Mohler wrote to the U. S.

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June 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On June 26, Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) sent a bipartisan letter, signed by 82 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, to Secretary of Homeland Security Kristjen Nielsen in support of the H-2B visa program.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

March 14, 2018 In The News

The letter you are about to read contains an extremely rare viewpoint, one that is a positive message regarding Congressman Andy Harris. Last July I had a question concerning Medicare and prescription drug coupons. In hopes of finding an answer, I composed a letter and sent copies to Congressman Harris, Senator Ben Cardin, and Senator Chris Van Hollen.

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