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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland

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May 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On May 17, the House Committee on Appropriations marked up the FY19 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D.

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May 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On May 17, the House Committee on Appropriations marked up the FY19 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) offered, and the committee passed, an amendment urging the Drug Enforcement Agency to expeditiously process the several pending applications for research-related marijuana production.

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May 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On May 16, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5698, the Protect and Serve Act. The Protect and Serve Act establishes federal penalties for violent crimes deliberately targeting federal, state, and local law enforcement. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) released the following statement lauding the bill’s passage:

May 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On May 16, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 2372, the VA MISSION Act. The VA MISSION Act institutes critical reforms to the VA’s health care system and funds the VA Choice Program. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) released the following statement after the bill was passed:

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May 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC: On May 16, the House Committee on Appropriations marked up the FY19 Energy and Water Appropriations bill. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) 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 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On May 11, Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. released the following statement after President Trump unveiled his plan for lowering the cost of prescription drugs, entitled the American Patients First Blueprint:

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May 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On May 8, President Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly referred to as the Iran nuclear deal, and seek a new agreement. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) released the following statement in support of President Trump’s decision:

May 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On May 8, President Trump submitted to Congress a $15.4 billion rescissions request. The proposed rescissions package targets spending that is no longer necessary, has gone unused for a significant period of time, or has been diverted from its originally intended program. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) issued the following statement in support of the proposal:

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April 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Next month, Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) will host two military service academy resource forums for students in Maryland’s First Congressional District. Congressman Harris has invited representatives from the U.S.

April 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On April 12, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected H.J.Res. 2, the Balanced Budget Amendment. The amendment would have amended the U.S.

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September 27, 2017 In The News

GRASONVILLE — Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 7464 hosted the unveiling of an Eagle Scout Project designed and orchestrated by Troop 765 Life Scout Jacob McLaughlin, 17, of Queenstown on Saturday, Sept. 23.. Boy Scout Troop 765 is sponsored by Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church in Stevensville.

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September 15, 2017 In The News

Editor,

Ocean City’s economy depends heavily on summer tourism and seasonal workers. I have always supported efforts to ensure Maryland’s businesses can find the employees they need to succeed.

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August 14, 2017 In The News

CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Rotary Club hosted U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-1st, Thursday, Aug. 10, during his visit to the county.

July 21, 2017 In The News

Local government’s fight to keep wind turbines out of sight of vacationers in Ocean City picked up support this week from Rep. Andy Harris (R-1st).

On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment proposed by Harris for the Interior Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018.

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July 19, 2017 In The News

A new measure took effect on Monday in the nation’s capital, allowing doctors and pharmacies to provide terminally ill patients with life-ending medication. Washington, D.C.’s mayor signed the Death with Dignity Act last December, but the measure wasn’t implemented until this week.

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July 14, 2017 In The News

Rep. Andy Harris, M.D., is a towering, surprisingly skinny 60-year-old, but as he walks the halls of Congress no heads turn. Tourists haven't heard of him, national reporters mostly ignore him and rarely does a single one of the thousands of camera phones on the Capitol grounds come out to capture a shot of the four-term Republican from Maryland.

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June 27, 2017 In The News

Congressman Andy Harris has co-sponsored a bill that would create a commission to celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of famed former slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

In a statement issued by his office the Eastern Shore Republican called Douglass the father of the civil rights movement.

June 8, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — The “telephone” town hall began as most do.

There was an early question from a constituent about the financial solvency of Social Security, another about the recent passage of a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, then a pointed query as to why the telephone town hall was a telephone town hall and not an in-person one.

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