Association represents military-oriented communities like Aberdeen and Fort Meade
(Timonium, MD) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) last week received the 2016 “Congressional Leadership Award” by the Association of Defense Communities (ADC), a national organization that advocates for communities adjacent to military installations, such as Aberdeen and Fort Meade.
Veterans clinic at Fort Howard has been closed since March
(Timonium, MD) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) today announced that the federal Veterans Health Administration has approved the relocation of an outpatient clinic for local veterans in Eastern Baltimore County that will be double the size of the now-shuttered facility at Fort Howard.
Gun violence survivors, Baltimore City officials, faith and community leaders mark National Day of Action by pushing Congress to hold a vote
(Baltimore, MD) – Today Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, Elijah E. Cummings, Chris Van Hollen and John Sarbanes (all D-MD) marked the National Day of Action for Commonsense Gun Violence Prevention at Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore.
(Washington, DC) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger today joined dozens of colleagues in a sit-in on the House Floor to demand a vote on bipartisan legislation to address gun violence. Ruppersberger and others urged House leadership to allow the vote before the chamber recesses next week for a district work period.
(Washington, DC) – Like the rest of America, I am heartbroken for the victims of the Orlando shooting and their families. This was an attack not just on a nightclub, but on the American values of diversity and equality. It is my hope that this tragedy inspires more Americans to join the fight against intolerance and hatred.
(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.