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Veterans

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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August 21, 2020 Press Release

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:

July 6, 2020 Press Release

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.

February 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) made the following statement regarding President Trump’s State of the Union Address this evening:

January 7, 2020 In The News

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.

September 13, 2019 Press Release

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.

December 11, 2018 Press Release

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:

September 13, 2018 Press Release

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:

June 8, 2018 Press Release

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:

June 1, 2018 In The News

Easton, Md. - Thousands of lives who were lost during the Vietnam War were honored on Friday with the traveling Vietnam Memorial. 

Those who made the ultimate sacrifice were honored with bag pipes, a wreath laying ceremony and more. 

Local families that had loved ones pass in the war got special recognition. 

"As our Vietnam Veterans are getting up in age it's quite appropriate now to remember those who never came back from the war and that's what we're doing here today in Easton," said U.S. Congressman Andy Harris. 

May 28, 2018 In The News

WORCESTER CO., Md. - Delmarva honored the fallen with dozens of ceremonies on Memorial Day from Dover to Exmore. 

Hundreds gathered at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial Monday morning to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice with an emotional ceremony.

Mike Beatty, a speaker at the event said, "Today we are here at this beautiful Veterans Memorial to pay tribute to our fallen heroes and to recognize the men and women who gave all."