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February 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Members of the Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B.

February 4, 2021 In The News

Maryland congressional Democrats are urging the leadership of the U.S. Postal Service to step in amid a flood of constituent concerns about mail delays, they said Thursday morning.

February 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G.

February 3, 2021 In The News

The Democratic members of Maryland’s congressional delegation called Wednesday on Gov. Larry Hogan to improve the rollout of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign, citing frustration from constituents and local officials about inefficiency and inequity.

January 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON --Congressman Kweisi Mfume released the following statement after Wednesday's Inauguration.

Today we reclaimed our democracy as the first step in forging ahead to unite our nation. 

As I stood at today’s Inauguration Ceremony for President Joseph R. Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris, I was reminded of our shared our values, our shared hopes, and our shared destiny.

We celebrate, and now we have work to do.

Yours in service and with respect,

January 20, 2021 In The News

“We don’t know all that we’re dealing with and there are some things I can’t go over now,” said Mfume, who represents parts of Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Howard County. “I will just simply say that there is a threat. I believe most members of Congress are feeling secure. I do.”

January 13, 2021 Editorial

Neighbors and friends,

Many of you will never forget where you were on January 6th, 2021. The scenes from the deadly domestic terror attack on our nation’s Capitol will forever be etched in the hearts and minds of our families, neighbors, and colleagues. As I hurriedly walked underground from the Capitol that day to secure my own safety from an angry hate-filled mob, I could not help but think about the irony of the moment.

January 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Kweisi Mfume (MD-07) released the following statement ahead of his vote to pass H.Res. 21, which calls on Vice President, Mike Pence, and Cabinet Secretaries to immediately activate the 25th Amendment.

“Tonight I will vote to pass a resolution that urges Vice President, Mike Pence to begin the process of relieving Donald Trump of his authority and responsibilities as Commander in Chief. 

January 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Kweisi Mfume (MD-07) has released the following statement concerning calls to remove President Trump from office after Wednesday’s deadly riots.
 

This president is guilty of treason, sedition, and inciting a riot. His actions yesterday, and over the course of four years, have been egregious, despicable, and most of all - deliberate. For too long he’s benefitted from his cloak of immunity. 

That stops now.

January 6, 2021 In The News

Kweisi Mfume’s return to Capitol Hill after two-plus decades out of elected office is more than a second act. It’s like his fifth. Overcoming a troubled youth, Mfume was elected to the Baltimore City Council in 1978. Eight years later, he went to Congress, eventually giving up his seat to helm the NAACP. In 2013, he was named chair of the board at his alma mater, Morgan State University. We discussed the national political climate, and the work at hand.