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.
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: