A Message From Congressman Sarbanes
I am proud to be leading the charge in Congress to limit the influence of Big Money on politics and government and amplify the voices of everyday Americans. Whether it’s the economy, energy and the environment, health care or any other critical issue, special interests and well-connected insiders are calling the shots in Washington. We need to return to a government of, by and for the people. That’s why I’ve introduced the Government By the People Act.
December 5, 2016
In order to ensure that American taxpayer dollars aren’t going into the pockets of powerful DC lobbyists, I introduced the No Lobbyists on Presidential Transition Teams Act to prevent president-elects and vice president-elects from paying registered lobbyists to be a part of presidential transition teams.
Keep up to date with this bill here.
December 1, 2016
President-elect Trump spent a lot of time on the campaign trail saying he was going to “drain the swamp” in DC. So far, it looks like he is breaking that promise to the American people.
He is filling his cabinet and advisory roles with Big Money political donors like Betsy DeVos and DC insiders like Reince Priebus. He is also setting a dangerous precedent surrounding his business dealings; putting his assets in a “blind trust” that is operated by his children is not good enough. The American public needs to have confidence that the office of the Presidency isn’t being tainted by President-elect Trump’s business interests.
The only thing Trump is doing to clean up the swamp is dressing the alligators up in suits and ties. Read more about how President-elect Trump isn’t draining the swamp here.
December 1, 2016
Since the election, a number of you have come up to me and said, “I’m glad you’re there.” I think that means, “Thanks for looking out for us,” and I want you to know I’m going to keep doing the best I can.
But I want to say the same thing back to you: “I’m glad you’re there.” I’m glad you’re there, holding strong, building a life, and all the while finding time to do things for others. That keeps me going. Thank you!
December 1, 2016
I was proud to join with 169 of my colleagues in the House of Representatives to call on President-elect Trump to rescind his nomination of Stephen Bannon as White House Chief Strategist.
Bannon is a leader of the radical right movement and bringing him into the White House inner circle is a flashing red danger sign about where the Trump Administration is headed.
November 9, 2016
I wanted to thank you so much for all of your support during this campaign. Yesterday's vote of confidence from the people of Maryland's Third District was truly humbling. I look forward to continuing to work hard in Congress on behalf of my constituents and our country.
America has been through a long and hard fought campaign for the presidency and last night's result was a surprise to many. We must move forward, finding opportunities to work together collaboratively, while recognizing that there will inevitably and justifiably be points of deep disagreement among us. Above all, we must listen to each other in good faith and with an appreciation that our diversity -- of backgrounds, of views, of convictions -- should be and can be the source of our greatest strength.
-Congressman John Sarbanes