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Dec. 22, 2017 Tweet - "Today marks 7 years since President Obama signed #DADT repeal allowing #LGBT Americans to serve openly in the military. I was proud, as Majority Leader, to bring that legislation to the Floor & help end this discriminatory ban." Rep. Steny Hoyer Unknown
Dec. 13, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations committee - Opening Statement by Sen. Ben Cardin, Hearing on "The Use of Force: Strategic, Political and Legal Considerations" Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
Nov. 15, 2017 Hirono Introduces Bill to Close Loophole in Military Justice System that Enables Convicted Abusers to Buy Guns Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
Oct. 30, 2017 Hoyer Statement on District Court Blocking President Trump's Military Transgender Ban Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
Oct. 20, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, the Hon. Jack Reed, the Hon. Mac Thornberry, and the Hon. Adam Smith - Preserve NDAA Funding for Nationwide Work for Warriors Program Rep. John Delaney Washington, DC
Aug. 29, 2017 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Representatives Urge Trump to Reverse Transgender Military Ban Rep. John Sarbanes Washington, DC
Aug. 29, 2017 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Representatives Urge Trump to Reverse Transgender Military Ban Rep. Elijah Cummings Washington, DC
Aug. 29, 2017 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Representatives Urge Trump to Reverse Transgender Military Ban Rep. Anthony Brown Washington, DC
Aug. 29, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Urging Presidet Trump to Reconsider Ban on Transgender Americans Serving in the Armed Forces Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
Aug. 29, 2017 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Representatives Urge Trump to Reverse Transgender Military Ban Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
Aug. 29, 2017 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Representatives Urge Trump to Reverse Transgender Military Ban Rep. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger Washington, DC
Aug. 29, 2017 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Representatives Urge Trump to Reverse Transgender Military Ban Rep. John Delaney Washington, DC
Aug. 29, 2017 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Representatives Urge Trump to Reverse Transgender Military Ban Rep. Jamin Raskin Washington, DC
Aug. 25, 2017 Hoyer Statement on President Trump's Discriminatory Ban on Transgender Troops Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
Aug. 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - Trump's Ban on Transgender Military Servicemembers Rep. Anthony Brown Unknown
Aug. 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - Trump's Ban on Transgender Military Servicemembers Rep. Jamin Raskin Unknown
July 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Senators Urge Secretary Mattis not to Implement Transgender Ban Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
July 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Senators Urge Secretary Mattis not to Implement Transgender Ban Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
July 27, 2017 Hoyer Discusses TrumpCare, Russia Sanctions, and Trump's Transgender Ban on CNN's At This Hour Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
July 26, 2017 Hoyer on Trump's Transgender Military Ban: The Commander-in-Chief is "Dead, Flat Wrong" Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
July 26, 2017 Congressman Brown released the following statement after President Trump announced his decision to ban transgender people from military service Rep. Anthony Brown Unknown
July 26, 2017 Hoyer Statement on Trump's Harmful Ban on Transgender Americans Serving in the Military Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
July 26, 2017 Cardin Statement on President Trump's Move to Ban Transgender Individuals from Serving in the U.S. Military Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
July 14, 2017 Hoyer Statement on Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
July 13, 2017 Hoyer: Anti-LGBT Amendment Disparages All Who Serve and Wish To Serve Under Our Flag Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
July 13, 2017 Hoyer Statement on the Defeat of Amendment Targeting Transgender Service Members Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
July 1, 2017 Hoyer Statement on Department of Defense Delay for Transgender Enlistment in the Military Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
May 26, 2017 Hoyer Statement on Memorial Day Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
May 9, 2017 Hoyer Statement on Trump Administration Proposal to Expand US Military Role in Afghanistan Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
May 1, 2017 Hoyer Statement Calling for Withdrawal of Nomination of Mark Green as Army Secretary Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
April 26, 2017 Van Hollen, Shaheen Introduce Legislation to Ensure Women Servicemembers Have Access to Basic Health Care Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
April 3, 2017 Letter to Colonel James P. Ryan, Commanding Officer 157th Air Refueling Wing - Religious Freedom in Air Force Rep. Andrew Harris Washington, DC
March 23, 2017 Van Hollen Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Cut Out-of-Pocket Costs for National Guard Members and Reservists Traveling to Training and Drills Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
March 16, 2017 Letter to the Honorable David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, General Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the Marine Coprs - Provide Trauma Services for Victims of Military Sexual Harassment Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
Feb. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson - Leaders Seek Accountability for War Crimes in Syria Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis - Senators To Mattis: President Trump's Muslim Ban Degrades Our Ability To Defeat Isis, Undermines Our National Security Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2016 Hoyer Statement on Pay Parity for 2017 Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama - We Urge Fair Pay for Civilian Federal Workers Nationwide Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama - We Urge Fair Pay for Civilian Federal Workers Nationwide Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama - We Urge Fair Pay for Civilian Federal Workers Nationwide Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2016 Cardin Calls NDAA an Imperfect but Important Bill that Supports America's Warriors and Their Families Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2016 Letter to the Hon Ashton Carter, Secretary, Department of Defense - Regarding Recoupment of Bonuses Rep. Elijah Cummings Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2016 Letter to the Hon Ashton Carter, Secretary, Department of Defense - Regarding Recoupment of Bonuses Rep. John Delaney Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2016 Letter to the Hon Ashton Carter, Secretary, Department of Defense - Regarding Recoupment of Bonuses Rep. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2016 Letter to the Hon Ashton Carter, Secretary, Department of Defense - Regarding Recoupment of Bonuses Rep. John Sarbanes Washington, DC
Oct. 25, 2016 Ruppersberger Issues Statement on National Guard Members Repaying Enlistment Bonuses Rep. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger Washington, DC
Oct. 21, 2016 The Capital Gazette - Naval Academy Breaks Ground on Hopper Hall Rep. John Sarbanes Unknown
Sept. 26, 2016 Ruppersberger "Outraged' By Comments Disparaging U.S. Military Rep. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger Timonium, MD
Sept. 20, 2016 Hoyer Statement on the Fifth Anniversary of the End of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
July 18, 2016 Van Hollen, Ruppersberger Tour Aberdeen Proving Ground Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
June 30, 2016 Hoyer Statement on Reversal of Transgender Military Service Ban Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
June 24, 2016 Hoyer Statement on Reports of Transgender Service Ban Reversal Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
June 17, 2016 House Passes Defense Bill Including Delaney Amendment to Benefit Veterans and Their Families Rep. John Delaney Washington, DC
June 15, 2016 House Passes Delaney Amendment to Increase Funding for Fisher House, Help Veterans and Active Duty Military Rep. John Delaney Washington, DC
June 14, 2016 Cardin Statement on Senate Passage of Defense Authorization Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
June 13, 2016 Delaney Introduces Amendment to Defense Bill to Increase Funding for Fisher House Rep. John Delaney Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Van Hollen Statement on Republican National Security Agenda Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 Mikulski, Inhofe Introduce NDAA Amendment to Block Commissary Privatization Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 31 Senators Introduce NDAA Amendment To Block Commissary Privatization Sen. Benjamin Cardin Unknown
May 19, 2016 Hoyer Statement on Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Republicans Make Case for Gosar Amdt. #9 and Stopping Obama's Backdoor Amnesty Rep. Andrew Harris Washington, DC
April 19, 2016 Ruppersberger Applauds Decision to Send More Troops, Helicopters into Iraq to Fight ISIS Rep. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger Washington, DC
April 19, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Mac Thornberry, Chairman House Armed Services, The Honorable Adam Smith, Ranking Member House Armed Sevices, The honorable J. Randy Forbes, Chairman House Armed Services Committee, The Honorable Joe Courtney, Ranking Member House Armed Services Committee - Support for LCS Program Rep. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger Unknown
April 4, 2016 Ruppersberger Meets with Troops, Leaders in Iraq Rep. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger Baghdad, Iraq
March 17, 2016 Letter to Frelinghuysen and Visclosky - Urge to Increase Funding for Fisher House, Military Families Rep. John Delaney Washington, DC
March 7, 2016 Ruppersberger to Support Funding Increase as VA Chips Away at Veterans Claims Backlog Rep. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger Timonium, MD
Feb. 23, 2016 Letter to Frelinghuysen and Visclosky - Increase Funding for Fisher House Rep. John Delaney Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2015 Hoyer Statement on the Fifth Anniversary of the Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal Act Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
Nov. 15, 2015 Helping Veterans Access Medical Leave Rep. John Delaney Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 Cardin Statement on Senate Passage of Defense Authorization and Veterans Appropriations Bills Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
Nov. 9, 2015 Delaney to Introduce Legislation to Expand Benefits for Disabled Veterans Rep. John Delaney Washington, DC
Nov. 2, 2015 Cardin Statement on Pending Deployment of U.S. Special Forces in Syria Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2015 Hoyer Speaks at Military Officers of America's Congressional Luncheon Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2015 Letter to David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States - General Services Administration Deficiencies Rep. Elijah Cummings Washington, DC
July 15, 2015 Hoyer, Cummings, and House Democrats Raise Concerns About NDAA Provisions That Negatively Affect Federal Employees Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
July 9, 2015 Letter to Mac Thornberry, Chairman of House Armed Services Committee, Adam Smith, Ranking Member of House Armed Services Committee, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of House Defense Appropriations Subcommittte,and Peter Visclosky, Ranking Member of House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee - National Guard Rep. Elijah Cummings Washington, DC
July 6, 2015 Hoyer Presents Congressional Gold Medal To Family of Civil Air Patrol Veteran Rep. Steny Hoyer Indian Head, MD
May 22, 2015 Hoyer Statement On Memorial Day Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
May 21, 2015 Letter to Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Prevent Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
May 15, 2015 Delaney Statement on Armed Forces Day Rep. John Delaney Washington, DC
May 14, 2015 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 Rep. John Delaney Washington, DC
May 1, 2015 Delaney Files Legislation to Create Hostage Czar Rep. John Delaney Washington, DC
April 8, 2015 Delaney Hosts Service Academy Information Forum in Frederick Rep. John Delaney Frederick, MD
Dec. 16, 2014 Cardin: Omnibus Supports Maryland's Veterans and Military Operations Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
Nov. 25, 2014 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Protect Military Families from Abusive Financial Practices Sen. Benjamin Cardin Unknown
Nov. 7, 2014 Cardin Statement Honoring the Selflessness, Valor and Service of U.S. Military Veterans Sen. Benjamin Cardin Unknown
Oct. 27, 2014 Cummings and Speier Respond to IG Report on Sexual Assault and Harassment at Merchant Marine Academy Rep. Elijah Cummings Washington, DC
Sept. 18, 2014 Commemorating National POW/MIA Recognition Day Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2014 Conference Report on H.R. 3230, Pay Our Guard an Reserve Act Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
July 29, 2014 Reps. Lynch, Farenthold, Cummings, and Butterfield Introduce Legislation to Support Wounded Warriors in the Federal Workforce Rep. Elijah Cummings Washington, DC
June 26, 2014 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2015 Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
June 22, 2014 Hoyer Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the G.I. Bill of Rights Rep. Steny Hoyer Washington, DC
June 20, 2014 House Passes Defense Appropriations Bill with Delaney Fisher House Amendment Rep. John Delaney Washington, DC
June 19, 2014 Delaney Increases Funding for Military Families with Fisher Houses Amendment Rep. John Delaney Washington, DC
June 18, 2014 MSNBC Interview - Transcript: Capture of Abu Khattala Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
June 12, 2014 Opposition to H.R. 4660, The FY15 Commerce Justice Science Appropriations Bill Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Washington, DC
June 5, 2014 Congressman Andy Harris Releases Statement on the Bergdahl Prisoner Swap Controversy Rep. Andrew Harris Unknown
June 5, 2014 Congressman Andy Harris Releases Statement on the Bergdahl Prisoner Swap Controversy Rep. Andrew Harris Washington, DC
June 5, 2014 Cardin Urges President Obama to Declassify Bergdahl Details, Seeks Answers About Marylanders Held Prisoner Sen. Benjamin Cardin Washington, DC
May 30, 2014 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 Rep. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger Washington, DC
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