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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland

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June 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On June 6, the House Committee on Appropriations passed the FY19 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) authored, and the committee agreed to, language addressing the proposed offshore wind turbines planned off the coast of Ocean City, MD. Congressman Harris released the following statement after the markup:

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June 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On June 6, the House Committee on Appropriations passed the FY19 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) authored, and the committee agreed to,  an amendment encouraging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish an outreach campaign for proper usage of fifteen percent by volume ethanol blended gasoline.

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June 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On June 6, the House Committee on Appropriations passed the FY19 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill. This legislation provides $73 million in funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program – the same funding level enacted in FY18. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D.

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May 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On May 25, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen announced that the Department of Homeland Security would issue an additional 15,000 H-2B visas this year. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) issued the following statement in support of the announcement:

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May 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On May 24, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) issued the following statement lauding the bill’s passage:

May 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On May 22, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 2155 – the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. This bipartisan bill eases the burden several Dodd-Frank regulations have placed on small community banks and consumers. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) released the following statement in support of the legislation:

May 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On May 22, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5682, the FIRST STEP Act. The FIRST STEP Act seeks to improve the federal prison system through enhanced prison security and providing inmates with educational and vocational training opportunities. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) issued the following statement after the bill was passed:

May 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On May 22, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 204, the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act. This legislation increases terminally ill patients’ access to experimental drugs that have not yet been approved or licensed by the FDA. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D.

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May 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On May 21, the U.S. House of Representatives passed several VA reform bills, including but not limited to: H.R. 4451, the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Programs Reauthorization Act; H.R. 4958, the Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act; and H.R. 3832, the Veterans Opioid Abuse Prevention Act. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D.

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May 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition: Nora Gast of Kent Island High School in Stevensville, Maryland.

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November 11, 2017 In The News

SALISBURY, Md. - Eastern Shore representative Andy Harris held a town hall meeting at Wicomico High School Saturday afternoon for a discussion centering around tax reform.

Other topics were discussed relating to economics, including addressing the deficit, and creating a budget amendment, with some unrelated to economics, including gerrymandering and the lack of women in government.

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November 10, 2017 In The News

In the front showroom of The Taney Corp. on Allendale Lane in Taneytown, there is a sweeping, walnut staircase that ascends through a cream-colored aperture in the ceiling.

October 17, 2017 In The News

EASTON — A bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives would set up a commission to develop ways to honor Talbot County’s native son, Frederick Douglass, in the year of his 200th birthday.

October 2, 2017 In The News

The nation’s senior scientific body recently released a new report raising serious questions about the “scientific rigor” of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This report confirms what many in government have suspected for years and is the reason why Congress mandated this report in the first place: our nation's top nutrition policy is not based on sound science.

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September 29, 2017 In The News

MARYLAND - The new Republican tax plan is out and there are conflicting viewpoints from political leaders on the eastern shore.

Representative Andy Harris says this plan delivers on the president's promise to invigorate business while increasing the pay checks for average Americans.

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September 28, 2017 In The News

RIDGELY — The Town of Ridgely celebrate its 150th birthday Saturday, Sept. 23, with a large parade, ribbon cutting to open the restored train station and street festival with free rides.

Ridgely was founded in 1867 with land purchased by Thomas Bell and the Rev. Greenbury Ridgely, for whom the town is named.

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