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(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.
(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:
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
Over the course of our country’s economic recovery, I have met with countless business owners in our district who tell me the same thing: access to capital continues to be the most persistent and significant obstacle to job creation. This is especially true when it comes to start-up firms, which often rely on angel investors to provide seed capital.
(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.
(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.