Congressman John Sarbanes visited the Anne Arundel County Food Bank for an update on its work to address food insecurity. (Photo: Courtesy of Congressman John Sarbanes)
BALTIMORE, MD – Greek-American Congressman John Sarbanes on February 27 shared the following an update on his efforts for his constituents:
Meeting Marylanders who are doing good work in our communities is an important and rewarding part of my job. Through our conversations, I can understand the challenges they face and the ways the federal government can help them make a difference.
This month, I attended events and held meetings across Maryland’s Third Congressional District, including with Dr. Michael Martirano, the Superintendent of Howard County Public School System, and the Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce.
Here are a few additional highlights I’d like to share:
I joined Homes for Our Troops as it presented Sgt. Brandon Huff, a disabled veteran in Maryland’s Third Congressional District, with a mortgage-free custom home built to accommodate his wheelchair and help him and his family live comfortably. In 2005, Sgt. Huff was securing a suspected car bomb in Iraq when an improvised explosive device was triggered nearby, resulting in the loss of his left leg, a traumatic brain injury and extensive abdominal injuries. Though we can never truly repay Sgt. Huff and all our veterans for their sacrifice, I remain committed to ensuring they have the resources to lead healthy, meaningful lives after service.
I visited the Howard County General Hospital to discuss community needs and the challenges and opportunities for patient care in the region. I enjoyed talking with Dr. Mohammed Shafeeq Ahmed, President of the Howard County General Hospital; Kevin Sowers, President of the Johns Hopkins Health System; and other leaders in the hospital system.
I stopped by the Anne Arundel County Food Bank for an update on its work to address food insecurity with a network of over 70 community-based member food pantries. I have strongly supported legislation to improve food security and nutrition assistance for families in Maryland and across the country.
Finally, I met with Dr. Dawn Lindsay, President of the Anne Arundel Community College (AACC), and Cathleen Doyle, Director of the Sarbanes Center for Career and Civic Engagement, to discuss AACC’s postsecondary education and workforce development programs. It was great to visit AACC’s Sarbanes Center for Career and Civic Engagement, a tribute to my dad and his work to strengthen higher education to develop engaged citizens.
I will continue lifting up these critical programs that build a healthier, more prosperous future for all Marylanders.
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