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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland

Defense and Foreign Affairs

The primary duty of our government is to protect the American people from all enemies, foreign and domestic. In the era of global terrorism and nuclear weaponry, strengthening our military and intelligence communities is the key to ensuring our nation’s safety. As a veteran, I value the hard work and sacrifices our servicemen and women make to protect our country, but I also understand that the use of military force is not something that should be taken lightly.

The safety of Americans should be our government’s top priority, and as a member of the Appropriations Committee, I believe Congress is obligated to provide our military with all of the tools they need to protect the American people.

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January 22, 2018 In The News

Given the outcry over alleged Russian interference in the last U.S. presidential election it's a wonder more people on Capitol Hill are not up in arms over efforts by the United States government to underwrite active measures to influence the outcome of the upcoming parliamentary elections in Hungary.

January 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On January 12, Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s new Iran sanctions and call to reform the Iran Nuclear Deal:

“The President is right in deciding that the Iran deal must be fixed if it is to remain in force. Verification of compliance has always been a problem, ballistic missile testing cannot be allowed to continue, and the sunset clause must be removed-keeping the limitations on Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon in effect  indefinitely.”


October 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On October 24, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3898, the Otto Warmbier North Korea Nuclear Sanctions Act. Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) released the following statement supporting its passage:

October 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On Friday, October 13, Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) issued the following statement in support of President Trump’s Iran strategy:

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.

Harris discussed several topics, including tax reform, health care and foreign policy. He said he believes President Donald Trump will unite the country and help the country grow by packaging several key reforms together in a “Big Deal” to allow for greater bipartisan support so everyone gets something that will benefit them.

June 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: This week, President Trump announced plans to revise components of former President Obama’s opening to Cuba. Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) released the following statement expressing support for the change in policy: