WASHINGTON--Today Congressman Kweisi Mfume (MD-07) and other members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee held a hearing on proposed legislation to rectify the financial challenges and inexcusable performance of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) announced $754,500 to help develop and preserve affordable housing, revitalize and sustain neighborhoods and create local good-paying jobs across the City of Baltimore.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON— Today, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and Vice-Chair Kweisi Mfume (D-MD) sent a letter to President Joe Biden, asking his administration to prioritize small businesses in his efforts to leverage the Defense Production Act (DPA) to fight medical supply shortages.
“These problems have not subsided since the end of the holiday season. In fact, we have heard increasingly urgent stories from more and more constituents throughout the past month.”
(Timonium, MD) – Members of Baltimore’s Congressional delegation – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen along with and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (all D-MD) – today announced $4 million in federal funding for Mosaic Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) in Baltimore City and Timonium.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G.
WASHINGTON – Members of Maryland’s congressional delegation, including U.S.
WASHINGTON – Members of Maryland’s congressional delegation are urging President Joe Biden to award the Medal of Freedom posthumously to the five men and women who were killed on June 28, 2018 at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis in what was the deadliest attack on journalists in the U.S. in our nation’s history.
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In 1926, Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson launched “Negro History Week.” Celebrated during the second week of February, it was designed to promote the study of African American contributions to the United States.
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.
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.
“…It was unlike anything I had ever seen before and just crazy. Words have consequences and we’ve been saying that for years, everybody has based on the words of Donald Trump…now we see what happens when it gets out of control.
“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.”
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.
Last week, the Henrietta Lacks Enhancing Cancer Research Act passed the House of Representatives. The bill, which was first introduced by the late Elijah Cummingsm in 2019, aims to increase African American participation in clinical trials and address r
Congress paid homage to a local hero this week with the passage of legislation named for Henrietta Lacks. The House of Representatives passed the “Henrietta Lacks Enhancing Cancer Research Act” in honor of the African-American woman from Turners Station, who died in 1951, at 31 years old from cervical cancer and is popularly referred to world-wide as the “Mother of Modern” medicine.
Congressman Mfume joins C4 and Bryan Nehman on WBAL 1090/FM 101.5 to provide updates on COVID-relief, the Henrietta Lacks bill and much more.