As a veteran, I fully understand the commitment and sacrifice each serviceman and servicewoman makes for our great nation. Our veterans are heroes and deserve our respect and gratitude. However, for many veterans coming home, it is a difficult and painful transition – especially dealing with the VA bureaucracy.
We must keep our promise to those who answered our nation’s call by ensuring they have access to the highest quality health care. The VA must be held accountable for failures in the Veterans Health Administration, which must be reformed to improve wait times and quality of care. Regardless of when they served, I believe that every soldier, sailor, Marine, and airman always receive our utmost attention. We need to keep our promise to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as our POWs and MIAs.
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WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) issued the following statement on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks:
WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) today joined Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC-05) in introducing an article of impeachment against Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. This action is in direct response to predictable, yet egregiously inexcusable failures of planning, execution, and leadership in Afghanistan that have led to the loss of American lives, endangered countless other American and allied lives, and set a horrible precedent on the international stage.
WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced that Wor-Wic Community College on the Lower shore has been awarded a $64,804 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Funds originated from the Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training Grant Program, and specifically, these grants dollars will be used to recruit and enroll veterans and/or their family members in the college’s Commercial Driver License program.
Rep. Harris made the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced the award of a $300,000 Department of Labor (DOL), Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) grant to St. James A.M.E. Zion Church - Zion House, located in Salisbury. According to the Labor Department, “HVRP grants are awarded on a competitive basis to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, tribal governments, faith-based and community organizations.
WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) made the following statement regarding President Trump’s State of the Union Address this evening:
Congressman Andy Harris, R-Md.-1st, answered questions and listened to his constituents’ comments at a Town Hall on Monday evening, Dec. 30 at the American Legion in Cambridge.
Among those top concerns, Second Amendment rights, school discipline and sanctuary county laws.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced an award to the American Legion Post No. 91 in Dorchester by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for $50,000. The funds were awarded under the Economic Impact Initiative Grants program of the Rural Development agency.
WASHINGTON, DC: President Trump signed H.R. 4913 to rename a United States Postal facility in honor of the deceased Sgt. Maj. Wardell B. Turner. Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) authored H.R. 4913, which designates the United States Postal facility located at 816 East Salisbury Parkway in Salisbury, Maryland, as the ‘‘Sgt. Maj. Wardell B. Turner Post Office Building.”
Congressman Harris made the following statement about the postal office’s renaming:
WASHINGTON, DC: On Thursday, September 13th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4913 to rename a United States Postal facility in honor of the deceased Sgt. Maj. Wardell B. Turner. Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) is the original author of H.R. 4913, which will designate the United States Postal facility located at 816 East Salisbury Parkway in Salisbury, Maryland, as the ‘‘Sgt. Maj. Wardell B. Turner Post Office Building’’. Congressman Harris released the following statement lauding its passage:
WASHINGTON, DC: On June 8, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01), a member of the Appropriations Committee, made the following statement lauding the bill’s passage: