“America’s fragile shorelines are home to more than half of our country’s population and millions of businesses that supply most of our gross domestic product,” Congressman Ruppersberger said. “Yet current coastal maps and geospatial data are woefully inaccurate, outdated, or even nonexistent. The Digital Coast Act will give local planners and managers the high-tech data they need to make accurate decisions and smart investments that could save people and property.”
All high school students in Maryland's Second District are encouraged to enter the annual, nation-wide Congressional art competition. Winners and their families will be invited to spend the day in Washington, DC, to see their art unveiled and on display in the U.S. Capitol complex. Click here for contest details.
In a piece published by SpaceNews, Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger and former Congressman Mike Rogers raise the issue: America no longer owns space. If our government doesn't get in the game and focus on a strategy in space, China and Russia will gladly take the reins. Read more:
Congressman Ruppersberger says he agrees with people who describe the Green New Deal as utopian, aspirational and overly ambitious. But we as Americans have always embraced challenge for the benefit of our country, and that is why he’s supporting it anyway. Please read his full statement here...
“President Trump’s refusal to respect his own career professionals is why it’s more important than ever that Congress exercise its oversight responsibilities,” Congressman Ruppersberger write in the Baltimore Sun. “Congress needs to send a message to our intelligence community that their work is valued, respected and supported. And the President needs to stop tweeting and start leading.”
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