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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland

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April 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On April 11, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (WI-01) announced his plans to retire from Congress. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) released the following statement after Speaker Ryan’s announcement:

April 3, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01), alongside Congressmen Jack Bergman (MI-01), Steve Chabot (OH-01), and William Keating (MA-09), led a bipartisan letter, signed by 89 members of the U.S.

April 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC: On Saturday, April 7, Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) will visit two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects underway around Smith Island. The projects entail the construction of two jetties to improve navigation at Rhodes Point and dredging the Big Thorofare and Twitch Cove federal channels.

March 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC:  The United States Congress included in the 2018 Omnibus bill a renewed exemption for farmers from the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). CERCLA requires private entities and individuals to report instances of releasing hazardous substances to the EPA, and the exemption for farmers was challenged in court in 2017.

March 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On March 22, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) issued the following statement after voting against this legislation:

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March 22, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) will host his 67th brick-and-mortar town hall meeting on Wednesday, March 28 in Carroll County.
March 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On Wednesday, March 21, the American Hungarian Federation and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation will present Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) with the Lajos Kossuth Award. This award is granted in recognition of Dr. Harris and Ms. Kaptur’s support in strengthening U.S.

March 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: The 2018 Congressional Art Competition is now open for submissions. This competition recognizes talented high school artists from each Congressional district. Winners will be invited to attend a reception in Washington, D.C. and will have their artwork hung in the U.S. Capitol.

March 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On Friday, March 16, Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) will host a town hall meeting in Worcester County to hear constituent concerns and answer questions about immigration reform and other issues under consideration in Congress. All residents of Maryland’s First District are welcome to attend the event and ask questions.

Date: March 16, 2018

February 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) will hold his fifth telephone town hall of 2018 on Monday, February 26. Congressman Harris’ office will automatically call out to nearly 50,000 constituents living on the Eastern Shore, pulling phone numbers from the constituent services database.

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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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June 2, 2017 In The News

Joining the $4.5 million in state funds already allocated for this year’s beach replenishment project, which is scheduled to start after Labor Day this year, is another $2.45 million from the Army Corps of Engineers, according to a release from Congressman Andy Harris’ office.

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May 11, 2017 In The News

On November 2, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blasted FBI Director James Comey on CNN for his handling of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. That same day, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told Bloomberg News that he no longer had confidence in Mr. Comey. Several Democratic lawmakers followed suit in criticizing the FBI Director.

April 24, 2017 In The News

CHESTERTOWN — U.S. Rep. Andy Harris learned about agriculture practices and spoke with farmers about their concerns during a visit to Kent and Queen Anne's counties Thursday, April 20.

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April 20, 2017 In The News

NORTH EAST — In the last three years, Composites USA General Manager Dan Naugle has never hired anyone who’s had a job.

All his workers have been previously unemployed, some are living in their cars and many are drug- or alcohol-dependent. Finding workers is so difficult that Naugle has set himself the modest goal of finding one or two good people a year.

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April 20, 2017 In The News

RIDGELY — U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md.-1, visited the Benedictine School on Tuesday, April 18, to learn more about the school and the vast range of services it offers to children and adults with developmental disabilities.

The stop was the first throughout the First Congressional District on his schedule this week, while Congress takes a recess.

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April 19, 2017 In The News

CORDOVA — U.S. Rep. Andy Harris discussed agricultural concerns Tuesday, April 18, in a roundtable discussion at the Triple Creek Winery in Cordova.

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