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You may have heard about the social media firestorm that erupted earlier this week between the National Rifle Association and doctors around the country. Responding to a position paper from the American College of Physicians that suggested a public health approach to gun violence, the NRA took to Twitter to urge “self-important” physicians to “stay […]

30-second spot featuring grandson will air online and on local television (Timonium, MD) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger today debuted a new digital and television ad that will air from now until Election Day, November 6. The 30-second spot called “Charlie” features the Congressman’s 1-year-old grandson and encourages voters to support leaders that are healthy role models […]

Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, and U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 2nd Congressional District, Dutch Ruppersberger, spoke to a full auditorium in Van Bokkelen Hall on Thursday afternoon. Rhetoric and Communication professor Richard Vatz invited the politicians to speak to and take questions from students. Pelosi had strong opinions regarding […]

This has been an intense couple of weeks and they are about to get even more hectic. Today, former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate. If you recall, Comey was abruptly fired by President Trump while he was investigating the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia. With the Comey hearing underway as we […]

Women’s access to health care should not be a political bargaining chip. Republicans in Congress (most of whom are men) should not try to control women’s reproductive decisions. Women have a constitutional right to privacy. But, unfortunately, Republicans refuse to let this go. Their health care plan defunds Planned Parenthood. It could force clinics to […]

GLEN BURNIE, Md. — Living near BWI Marshall Airport has meant a constant roar of airliners flying over homes in Anne Arundel and Howard counties for the past two years. Now, Maryland’s two senators and seven of the state’s congressmen are getting involved. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin plus Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Elijah […]

Four Democratic members of the state’s congressional delegation told voters gathered at a town hall meeting in Baltimore on Thursday that they will continue to push back on Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, including a new plan expected in coming days. “I don’t know that we’re going to be able to avoid to fight this […]

Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger is back from a week-long tour of the Middle East, where he visited troops, leaders and refugees, his office announced. The Baltimore County Democrat, a member of the House appropriations committee’s subcommittee on defense, was joined by appropriations Chairman Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, a New Jersey Republican. They went to Iraq, Turkey and […]

COLUMBIA, Md. — One of President Donald Trump’s biggest campaign promises is to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The heated debate in Washington, D.C. made its way Sunday to Howard County where lawmakers spoke with concerned residents. Three congressmen – Reps. John Sarbanes, Elijah Cummings and Dutch Ruppersberger –- were at the meeting […]