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February 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone today announced $5,515,055 in federal funding to strengthen Community Health Centers (CHCs) across Maryland.

January 26, 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. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced more than $560 million in emergency federal funding for the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) to help boost the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and aid its vaccine distribution efforts.

January 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) announced that the Maryland Department of Health will receive $402,607,440 in federal funding to expand COVID-19 vaccine distribution, contact tracing, and testing capacity.

January 5, 2021 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2021
Contact: Rhonda Craig
202-860-7026

 

December 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Henrietta Lacks Enhancing Cancer Research Act, H.R. 1966. 

The bill, which aims to confront healthcare disparities by making cancer clinical trials more racially diverse, passed in the House just over one week ago. Congressman Kweisi Mfume, who represents Maryland's 7th District, is the lead sponsor on the bill.

December 15, 2020 In The News

Congressman Mfume talks COVID-19 stimulus relief,  on the Larry Young Show on WOLB 1010 radio.

December 10, 2020 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rhonda Craig
Rhonda.craig@mail.house.gov
December 10th, 2020

 

December 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON --On Wednesday, December 9th, 2020, Congressman Kweisi Mfume will bring the immortal life of Henrietta Lacks to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. During his much-anticipated speech, the Congressman will highlight the need for adequate representation of racial minorities and underserved communities in cancer clinical trials.