(Washington, DC) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) , a cosponsor of bipartisan legislation to improve veterans’ healthcare, today issued the following statement in response to Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald’s description of long waits for care:
Bill includes funding for NSA improvements and efforts to reduce the VA backlog
(Washington, DC) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) today voted in support of a bipartisan funding bill that includes $233 million for the Second District at Fort Meade and vital resources for veterans programs. The “Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act” for fiscal year 2017 passed the House of Representatives in a 295 to 125 vote.
(Washington, DC) –Congressmen C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02) today announced support for a provision contained in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 to elevate the U.S. Cyber Command to a unified combatant command. Ruppersberger submitted a statement into the U.S.
(Washington, DC) –Congressmen C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02) and Richard Hudson (NC-08) today introduced the bipartisan Care Veterans Deserve Act of 2016 (H.R. 5262) to expand access to healthcare at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) while improving choice, flexibility and quality in veterans’ healthcare.
House passed 17 bipartisan bills last week addressing heroin and prescription drug abuse
(Baltimore, MD) – Congressmen C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Elijah Cummings and John Sarbanes (all D-MD) on Monday were joined by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake and City Health Commission Dr. Leana Wen in announcing a new package of bills passed by the U.S. House of Representatives to address the national opioid abuse and overdose epidemic.
Council is state’s largest technology trade association, representing 200,000 people
(Rockville, MD) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) last night was honored as the 2016 “Advocate of the Year” by the Tech Council of Maryland, the state’s largest technology trade association with more than 400 biotechnology and technology members employing more than 200,000 people across the region.
(Washington, DC) — Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger was represented today at the White House by local midshipman Dustin Shackleford as President Obama awarded the U.S. Naval Academy the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy for their 2015 victory in the round-robin college football series among the U.S. service academies.
Pentagon has promised to send 217 troops, 8 Apache Helicopters to Iraq
(Washington, DC) — Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger today applauded the Pentagon’s decision to send more air support and 217 new troops into Iraq to serve in advisory and training roles in the fight against ISIS.
All-girls middle school team will showcase vehicle at White House Science Fair today
(Washington, DC) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) today welcomed an all-girls team from Edgewood to Washington, DC, as they prepared to showcase their solar-powered vehicle at the 6th White House Science Fair. The fair celebrates the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the United States.
House Appropriator was with congressional delegation in the Middle East last week
(Baghdad, Iraq) — Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, an appropriator who serves on the House defense subcommittee, last week traveled to Iraq to meet with American troops and commanders on the frontlines to evaluate current resources and strategy.