House Appropriator is with congressional delegation in the Middle East this week
(Jerusalem, Israel) — Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, an appropriator who serves on the House defense subcommittee, met this week with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel and visited several military sites to get an update on the country’s missile defense systems and joint missile defense efforts with the United States.
Legislation helps update coastal mapping and make it accessible to non-experts
(Washington, DC) – Congressmen C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) and Don Young (R-AK) last week introduced bipartisan legislation that will help local and state governments build coastal resiliency along the nation’s 95,000 miles of shoreline.
Bill would allow use of pre-tax medical accounts to pay for fitness expenses
(Washington, DC) – Congressmen C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger today announced support for bipartisan legislation to provide tax incentives for sports and fitness expenses after receiving a visit from Baltimore Raven Brandon Williams.
Pentagon has submitted a $27 million “reprogramming request” to fund blimp at Aberdeen
(Timonium, MD) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger today issued the following statement on the Pentagon’s request to appropriate nearly $30 million to reinstate the JLENS operations exercise at Aberdeen Proving Ground in his district:
Maryland veteran earned two Purple Hearts and prestigious Air Force Cross award
(Timonium, MD) –Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) on Monday will present a Congressional citation to the family of Colonel Fred Vann Cherry, an Air Force fighter pilot who spent seven years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.
Baltimore VA office has made substantial improvements in local backlog
(Timonium, MD) – As Baltimore’s local Veterans Affairs office continues to make substantial improvements in its claims backlog, Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger today announced support for new federal funding to help end it once and for all.
Defense Secretary acknowledged use of cyber capabilities in war against ISIS
(Washington, DC) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger today issued the following statement in response to media reports that the U.S. Cyber Command has joined the fight against the Islamic State:
(Washington, DC) – Members of Maryland’s House Delegation met today with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Colonel Edward P. Chamberlayne, Commander and District Engineer of the Baltimore District office, for an update on the Corps’ current activities and projects in Maryland.
Municipal bonds are vital infrastructure investment tool for local governments
(Washington, DC) – Congressmen C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02) and Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today announced the creation of the bipartisan House Municipal Finance Caucus to fight for state and local governments’ ability to independently finance projects that keep their communities strong.
Delegation asks President Obama to support Governor Hogan’s request for a major disaster declaration as communities across Maryland struggle to recover from historic blizzard
(Washington, DC) -- Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, along with U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin, as well as U.S. Representatives Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, Chris Van Hollen, John P. Sarbanes, Donna F.