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Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger

Representing the 2nd District of Maryland

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Jun 13, 2016 Press Release

(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.

May 25, 2016 Press Release

(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:

May 19, 2016 Press Release
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.

May 18, 2016 Press Release

(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.

May 17, 2016 Press Release

(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. 

May 16, 2016 Press Release
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.

May 12, 2016 Press Release
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.

Apr 27, 2016 Press Release

(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.

Apr 19, 2016 Press Release
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.

Apr 13, 2016 Press Release
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.