Congressman Ruppersberger's e-Newsletter for March 2012
Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger helped welcome Germany-based container shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd to the Port of Baltimore. The deal means more cargo will be offloaded in Baltimore than at subsequent ports, creating as many as 255 new direct jobs. Click here to see WJZ-TV's coverage of the deal.
Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, who is Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, recently returned from Israel. He met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, among other top Israeli political leaders, to discuss the Iranian threat. Click here to hear Congressman Ruppersberger talk to WBAL radio about his concerns.
Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger hosted the signing of an agreement between the National Association of School Resource Officers and the Country of Georgia. Learn more about how American school police officers will train others under this unique partnership here.
The House of Representatives voted to extend a nationwide payroll tax break through the end of the year. Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger was the only Maryland Democrat to support the measure, which will deliver immediate relief to the most Americans and residents in his district. Click here to see WBAL-TV's coverage of the legislation.
Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger called the U.S.N.S. Comfort a "source of pride, jobs and tax dollars for Maryland." Click here to read his full statement and here to read coverage of the hospital ship from the Baltimore Sun.