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Debates/Survey

October 18 debate

October 18, 2014

Anthony Brown (D) and Larry Hogan (R) clashed over education, economic policy and fracking during a debate on Maryland Public Television. Brown advocated for expanding pre-K schooling as a solution to academic performance issues. Hogan countered that the key to Maryland's academic future was the expansion of charter schools. Hogan, the owner of a real estate company, criticized Brown and former Gov. Martin O'Malley for the implementation of economic policies he argued were harmful to small businesses. Brown countered that he would work toward tax relief for small businesses if elected governor.

The issue of fracking in western Maryland showed clear divisions between the two candidates. Hogan stated his support for natural gas extraction in the state since it could boost the state's economic prospects. Brown supported the O'Malley administration's focus on gathering safety and environmental reports about fracking in the state, arguing that there were public health concerns related to the practice.

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Quick Facts
Personal Details

Anthony G. Brown (Democratic Party) is a member of the U.S. House, representing Maryland's 4th Congressional District. He assumed office on January 3, 2017. His current term ends on January 3, 2021.

Brown (Democratic Party) is running for re-election to the U.S. House to represent Maryland's 4th Congressional District. He is on the ballot in the Democratic primary on June 2, 2020.

Prior to joining Congress, Brown was the Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015, and was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1999 to 2007. Before to running for political office, he was a clerk for then-Chief Judge Eugene Sullivan on the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

After graduating in 1984, Brown was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He served as an active duty helicopter pilot with the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division in Europe. After completing a tour of active duty in Germany, Brown entered Harvard Law School and graduated in 1992, at which time he clerked for then-Chief Judge Eugene Sullivan on the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Brown continued as a member in the Army Reserve where he completed short tours of duty in Panama and Canada.

Military ranks, awards and honors

Brown served in the U.S. Army as an Aviation Officer (captain) from 1984-89 and the U.S. Army Reserve, where he is currently a Lieutenant Colonel (Promotable) in the Judge Advocate General's Corps. He served in Iraq with the 353rd Civil Affairs Command as Senior Consultant to Iraqi Ministry of Displacement and Migration, from 2004 to 2005 where he earned the Bronze Star Medal. He is also the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, the National Defense Service Medal with bronze star device, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with bronze hourglass & "M" device, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon with "2" numeral device, the Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon with "2" numeral device, the Aviator Badge, the Airborne Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.

Below is an abbreviated outline of Brown's academic, professional, and political career:

  • 2017-Present: U.S. Representative from Maryland's 4th Congressional District
  • 2007-2015: Lieutenant governor of Maryland
  • 1999-2007: Maryland state assemblyman
    • 2004-2007: Assembly majority whip
  • 1992: Graduated from Harvard University with a J.D.
  • 1989-2014: U.S. Army Reserve
  • 1984-1989: United States Army
  • 1984: Graduated from Harvard University with an A.B.

Education

  • JD, Law, Harvard Law School, 1989-1992
  • BA, Political Science and Government, Harvard College, 1980-1984

Professional Experience

  • JD, Law, Harvard Law School, 1989-1992
  • BA, Political Science and Government, Harvard College, 1980-1984
  • Of Counsel, Gibbs and Haller, 2015-2016
  • Colonel, United States Army Reserves, 1989-2014
  • Attorney/Of Counsel, Gibbs & Haller, 1998-2007
  • Attorney, Merrill Lynch, 1999
  • Senior Associate Attorney, WilmerHale, 1994-1999
  • Associate Attorney, Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering, Hale and Dorr Limited Liability Partnership, 1994-1998
  • Lecturer, Georgetown University, 1996-1997
  • Law Clerk, Chief Judge Eugene Sullivan, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1992-1994
  • Served, United States Army, 1984-1989

Political Experience

  • JD, Law, Harvard Law School, 1989-1992
  • BA, Political Science and Government, Harvard College, 1980-1984
  • Of Counsel, Gibbs and Haller, 2015-2016
  • Colonel, United States Army Reserves, 1989-2014
  • Attorney/Of Counsel, Gibbs & Haller, 1998-2007
  • Attorney, Merrill Lynch, 1999
  • Senior Associate Attorney, WilmerHale, 1994-1999
  • Associate Attorney, Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering, Hale and Dorr Limited Liability Partnership, 1994-1998
  • Lecturer, Georgetown University, 1996-1997
  • Law Clerk, Chief Judge Eugene Sullivan, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1992-1994
  • Served, United States Army, 1984-1989
  • Representative, United States House of Representatives, Maryland, District 4, 2016-present
  • Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Maryland, District 4, 2020
  • Lieutenant Governor, State of Maryland, 2006-2015
  • Candidate, Maryland State Governor, 2014
  • Majority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2004-2006
  • Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1998-2006

Former Committees/Caucuses

Former Member, Federal Lands Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Vice Chair, House Judiciary Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates

Former Member, Readiness Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Member, Maryland Legislative Black Caucus, 1999-2007

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Armed Services

Member, Ethics

Member, Natural Resources

Member, Subcommittee on Aviation

Member, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation

Member, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management

Member, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

Member, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit

Member, Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats & Capabilities

Member, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces

Member, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife

Member, Transportation and Infrastructure

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • JD, Law, Harvard Law School, 1989-1992
  • BA, Political Science and Government, Harvard College, 1980-1984
  • Of Counsel, Gibbs and Haller, 2015-2016
  • Colonel, United States Army Reserves, 1989-2014
  • Attorney/Of Counsel, Gibbs & Haller, 1998-2007
  • Attorney, Merrill Lynch, 1999
  • Senior Associate Attorney, WilmerHale, 1994-1999
  • Associate Attorney, Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering, Hale and Dorr Limited Liability Partnership, 1994-1998
  • Lecturer, Georgetown University, 1996-1997
  • Law Clerk, Chief Judge Eugene Sullivan, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1992-1994
  • Served, United States Army, 1984-1989
  • Representative, United States House of Representatives, Maryland, District 4, 2016-present
  • Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Maryland, District 4, 2020
  • Lieutenant Governor, State of Maryland, 2006-2015
  • Candidate, Maryland State Governor, 2014
  • Majority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2004-2006
  • Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1998-2006
  • Member, Unite States Naval Academy Board of Visitors, 2020-present
  • Chair, National Lieutenant Governors Association, Southern Regional Executive Committee, 2007-present
  • Member, Saint Joseph Catholic Church, present
  • Board Member, Adoptions Together Incorporated
  • Former Member, Board of Student Advisers
  • Member, Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education
  • Board Member, East Baltimore Development Incorporated
  • Board Member, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore
  • Chair, Governor’s Subcabinet on the Military Base Realignment and Closure process (BRAC)
  • Co-chair, Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating Council
  • Co-chair, Maryland Health Quality and Cost Council
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Membership Committee, Black Law Students Association, Harvard Law School
  • Former Chair, Prince George's Community College Board of Trustees
  • Member, Task Force on the Future for Growth and Development in Maryland
  • Member, Governor's Task Force on Medical Malpractice and Health Care Access, 2004
  • Member, Business and Technology Division Task Force, 2000
  • President, Lake Pointe Home Owners Association, 1996-1998
  • Member, Prince George's Community College Board of Trustees, 1995-1998
  • Member, Welfare-To-Work Advisory Panel, Prince George's County, 1997-1998

Other Info

— Awards:

  • Bronze Star, United States Army, 2004
  • Wilmer's Pro Bono Publico Award

  • Roy

Favorite Quote:

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

  • ― Theodore Roosevelt
  • Elections

    2020

    Some 2020 election dates and procedures have changed as a result of the coronavirus. For the latest in your state, .
    General election

    The primary will occur on June 2, 2020. The general election will occur on November 3, 2020. General election candidates will be added here following the primary.

    Democratic primary election
    Democratic primary for U.S. House Maryland District 4

    Incumbent Anthony G. Brown, Shelia Bryant, and Kim Shelton are running in the Democratic primary for U.S. House Maryland District 4 on June 2, 2020.

    Anthony G. Brown (D)

    Shelia Bryant (D)

    Kim Shelton (D)

    Republican primary election
    Republican primary for U.S. House Maryland District 4

    Nnabu Eze, Eric Loeb, and George McDermott are running in the Republican primary for U.S. House Maryland District 4 on June 2, 2020.

    Nnabu Eze (R)

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    Eric Loeb (R)

    George McDermott (R)

    2018


    General election
    General election for U.S. House Maryland District 4

    Incumbent Anthony G. Brown (D) defeated George McDermott (R) and David Bishop (L) in the general election for U.S. House Maryland District 4 on November 6, 2018.

    Anthony G. Brown (D)
    78.1%
    209,642 Votes

    George McDermott (R)
    19.9%
    53,327 Votes

    David Bishop (L)
    2.0%
    5,326 Votes
    Other/Write-in votes
    0.1%
    288 Votes

    Total votes: 268,583
    (100.00% precincts reporting)

    Democratic primary election
    Democratic primary for U.S. House Maryland District 4

    Incumbent Anthony G. Brown advanced from the Democratic primary for U.S. House Maryland District 4 on June 26, 2018.

    Anthony G. Brown (D)
    100%
    80,699 Votes

    Total votes: 80,699

    Republican primary election
    Republican primary for U.S. House Maryland District 4

    George McDermott advanced from the Republican primary for U.S. House Maryland District 4 on June 26, 2018.

    George McDermott (R)
    100%
    12,485 Votes

    Total votes: 12,485

    2016

    rated this race as safely Democratic. In Maryland's 4th Congressional District, incumbent Donna Edwards (D) chose not to run for re-election in 2016, instead choosing to pursue election to the U.S. Senate. Anthony Brown (D) defeated George McDermott (R), Benjamin Lee Krause (L), Kamesha Clark (G), and Adrian Petrus (D write-in) in the general election on November 8, 2016. Brown defeated Warren Christopher, Matthew Fogg, Glenn Ivey, Joseline Pena-Melnyk, and Terence Strait in the Democratic primary, while McDermott defeated Robert Broadus, Rob Buck, and David Therrien to win the Republican nomination. The primary elections took place on April 26, 2016.

    U.S. House, Maryland District 4 General Election, 2016

    Party Candidate Vote % Votes
    Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnthony Brown 74.1% 237,501
    Republican George McDermott 21.4% 68,670
    Green Kamesha Clark 2.6% 8,204
    Libertarian Benjamin Lee Krause 1.8% 5,744
    N/A Write-in 0.2% 531
    Total Votes 320,650
    Source: Maryland State Board of Elections

    U.S. House, Maryland District 4 Democratic Primary, 2016

    Candidate Vote % Votes
    Green check mark transparent.pngAnthony Brown 41.6% 47,678
    Glenn Ivey 34% 38,966
    Joseline Pena-Melnyk 19% 21,724
    Warren Christopher 3.5% 3,973
    Matthew Fogg 1.3% 1,437
    Terence Strait 0.7% 845
    Total Votes 114,623
    Source: Maryland State Board of Elections

    U.S. House, Maryland District 4 Republican Primary, 2016

    Candidate Vote % Votes
    Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge McDermott 45.8% 10,882
    David Therrien 26.2% 6,219
    Robert Broadus 16.7% 3,977
    Rob Buck 11.4% 2,703
    Total Votes 23,781
    Source: Maryland State Board of Elections

    2014

    Brown was the Democratic nominee for election to succeed term-limited incumbent Martin O'Malley (D) as Governor of Maryland in 2014. The outgoing governor endorsed the Democratic ticket of Brown and his lieutenant gubernatorial running mate, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman in late 2012. Brown and Ulman secured the Democratic nomination in the primary election on June 24, 2014; they faced the Republican ticket of Larry Hogan and Boyd Rutherford and Libertarian ticket of Shawn Quinn and Lorenzo Gaztanaga in the general election on November 4, 2014.

    Results

    Primary election

    Governor of Maryland, Democratic Primary, 2014

    Candidate Vote % Votes
    Green check mark transparent.pngAnthony Brown/Ken Ulman 51.4% 249,398
    Douglas Gansler/Jolene Ivey 24.2% 117,383
    Heather Mizeur/Delman Coates 21.6% 104,721
    Cindy Walsh/Mary Elizabeth Wingate-Pennacchia 1.4% 6,863
    Charles Smith/Clarence Tucker 0.7% 3,507
    Ralph Jaffe/Freda Jaffe 0.7% 3,221
    Total Votes 485,093
    Election results via Maryland State Board of Elections.
    General election

    Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, 2014

    Party Candidate Vote % Votes
    Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Hogan/Boyd Rutherford 51% 884,400
    Democratic Anthony Brown/Ken Ulman 47.2% 818,890
    Libertarian Shawn Quinn/Lorenzo Gaztanaga 1.5% 25,382
    Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.3% 4,505
    Total Votes 1,733,177
    Election results via Maryland State Board of Elections
    Policy Positions

    Maryland Congressional Election 2018 Political Courage Test

    Abortion

    1. Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
    - Pro-choice

    2. Other or expanded principles
    - No Answer

    Budget

    1. Other or expanded principles
    - No Answer

    2. In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
    - Yes

    3. In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
    - Yes

    Education

    1. Other or expanded principles
    - No Answer

    2. Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
    - No

    Energy & Environment

    1. Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?
    - Yes

    2. Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
    - Yes

    3. Other or expanded principles
    - No Answer

    Guns

    1. Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
    - Yes

    2. Other or expanded principles
    - No Answer

    Health Care

    1. Other or expanded principles
    - No Answer

    2. Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
    - No

    Campaign Finance

    1. Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
    - Yes

    2. Other or expanded principles
    - No Answer

    Economy

    1. Other or expanded principles
    - No Answer

    2. Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
    - Yes

    3. Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
    - No

    Immigration

    1. Other or expanded principles
    - No Answer

    2. Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?
    - No

    3. Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
    - No

    Marijuana

    1. Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes?
    - No

    2. Other or expanded principles
    - No Answer

    National Security

    1. Other or expanded principles
    - No Answer

    2. Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon?
    - No

    3. Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support?
    - Yes

    Administrative Priorities

    Please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.
    - Workforce development/Career Technology EducationGreater diversity/inclusion in the Armed Services

    Endorsements
    Brown was endorsed by LEAP Forward.
    U.S. Sen Ben Cardin (D)
    Maryland-DC AFL-CIO Council
    Articles

    Congressman Gonzalez Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Group Calling on Administration to Ensure National Guard Servicemembers on COVID-19 Front Lines Receive Benefits Earned

    May 28, 2020

    Dear Mr. President, Secretary Esper, and Administrator Gaynor: We write today to raise a number of issues impacting the National Guard personnel deployed in support of the fight against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The National Guard has been critical in executing the nation's pandemic response efforts. Thousands of National Guard servicemembers have been providing invaluable support for testing civilians and Guard personnel, logistics and warehouse distribution, planning for Emergency Operations Centers, homelessness outreach, and much more. We also recognize that National Guard servicemembers have been supporting state efforts in high threat and high risk areas, namely, medical support to prisons; frontline testing at hot spots and critical infrastructure locations; supporting tracing operations; and providing direct care to COVID-19 positive citizens, including at care facilities like Veterans Living Centers and homeless populations. Our national success in flattening the curve will not be possible without the contributions of the National Guard. We believe it is critical to ensure that all National Guard personnel are taken care of during this crisis and after, recognizing that the threat of COVID-19 will not immediately go away and the National Guard is likely to be called on again in the future. Therefore, we urge you to consider our recommendations for addressing the following concerns immediately. Federal Status: We ask that you consider keeping all National Guard servicemembers supporting the COVID-19 mission on 502(f)(2) status rather than transitioning to State Active Duty (SAD) orders regardless of future FEMA reimbursement. This will ensure healthcare commensurate with the work they are performing is available. This will also ensure they are able to continue support to the nation's effort without uncertainty of status. If orders are to be extended on a month-to-month basis, we ask that all orders are 31 days or longer in duration and that the announcement of extensions be made early in the month in order to allow for preparation by each state's leadership teams. Leave: We are encouraged by the recent change that will allow National Guard members to sell back unused leave without penalty or roll over accrued leave to another activated status. We ask that you continue to provide National Guard members with flexibility in how they may utilize leave accrued during the COVID-19 response, and ensure necessary federal funding to support the different leave usage options. Healthcare: We ask that you ensure the National Guard members activated in support of COVID-19 are provided Transition Assistance Management Program (TAMP) benefits for 180 days after coming off orders, similar to their Reserve counterparts. GI Bill and Retirement Benefits: We believe that the service of National Guard members during this unprecedented emergency is deserving of the recognition intended by educational and retirement benefit programs in the spirit in which they were created. We encourage you to be inclusive of pandemic response affiliated military service to ensure that National Guard personnel are not being inappropriately prevented from accessing the benefits earned by their service.We are proud of the incredible contributions of the National Guard. They have been a critical team member in the nation's fight against COVID-19. We welcome your support in ensuring they are kept safe, healthy, and receive the benefits they deserve.

    Letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Secretary of Interior - National Capital Region Delegation Strongly Opposes Trump Plans For July Fourth Military Parade In D.C. During Pandemic

    May 26, 2020

    Dear Secretaries Esper and Bernhardt: We write to express our serious concern about reports that President Trump plans to hold a second "Salute to America" for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.[1] Given the current COVID-19 crisis, we believe such an event would needlessly risk the health and safety of thousands of Americans. Further, this event would come at the cost of millions of taxpayer dollars while we are facing an unprecedented economic downturn due to the pandemic. The National Capital Region is currently experiencing some of the worst impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay-at-home orders are in effect in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, with confirmed cases and deaths in many jurisdictions still on the rise. While we remain optimistic that these precautions, in addition to increased diagnostic and antibody testing capacity, will lead to decreased numbers in cases and deaths, it is likely that many businesses will remain closed and public gatherings will continue with restriction into the summer months. Should the president continue with his plan to hold another "Salute to America" event, it would have detrimental impacts on not only those that live in the National Capital Region, but all those who travel in from other areas of the country to attend. Washington, DC is a popular travel destination for visitors to partake in Fourth of July festivities and last year's "Salute to America" event attracted thousands of out-of-town visitors. If a similar gathering is planned this year, there is no doubt that it would exceed public gathering best practices and significantly increase the threat of community spread of COVID-19. Given the number of individuals that would try to attend such an event, logistically such an event would be impossible to put on safely. Public transportation is limited in the region to essential business only, including the closure of seventeen metro stops. There is reduced parking around the Mall in order to dissuade public gatherings. Enforcing safe social distancing and basic event protocol would put park, event security, and law enforcement officers at risk of contracting the virus, in addition to increasing use of personal protective equipment that still face supply limitations. Last year, the Trump Administration spent over $5.4 million to put on the "Salute to America" event.[2] Secretary Bernhardt reported that the Department of Interior pulled over $2.45 million from its existing funds to help cover the costs, while the Department of Defense spent around $1.2 million from its budget. With the catastrophic hit that our economy has taken due to the COVID-19 crisis, it is not only financially wasteful to plan a second "Salute to America" event, but has the potential to again inappropriately pull funds from necessary accounts already under economic strain. The Administration, including your agencies, should be focusing on helping American families, not on a vanity project for the president. We urge you to immediately suspend any plans of such an event. Sincerely,

    Letter to President Donald Trump, Mark Esper, Secretary of Defense, and Peter Gaynor, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency - Leahy Is Part Of A Group Of Bipartisan Lawmakers Calling On Administration To Ensure Benefits To Guard Members Earned On COVID-19 Front Lines

    May 22, 2020

    Dear Mr. President, Secretary Esper, and Administrator Gaynor: We write today to raise a number of issues impacting the National Guard personnel deployed in support of the fight against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The National Guard has been critical in executing the nation's pandemic response efforts. Thousands of National Guard servicemembers have been providing invaluable support for testing civilians and Guard personnel, logistics and warehouse distribution, planning for Emergency Operations Centers, homelessness outreach, and much more. We also recognize that National Guard servicemembers have been supporting state efforts in high threat and high risk areas, namely, medical support to prisons; frontline testing at hot spots and critical infrastructure locations; supporting tracing operations; and providing direct care to COVID-19 positive citizens, including at care facilities like Veterans Living Centers and homeless populations. Our national success in flattening the curve will not be possible without the contributions of the National Guard. We believe it is critical to ensure that all National Guard personnel are taken care of during this crisis and after, recognizing that the threat of COVID-19 will not immediately go away and the National Guard is likely to be called on again in the future. Therefore, we urge you to consider our recommendations for addressing the following concerns immediately. Federal Status: We ask that you consider keeping all National Guard servicemembers supporting the COVID-19 mission on 502(f)(2) status rather than transitioning to State Active Duty (SAD) orders regardless of future FEMA reimbursement. This will ensure healthcare commensurate with the work they are performing is available. This will also ensure they are able to continue support to the nation's effort without uncertainty of status. If orders are to be extended on a month-to-month basis, we ask that all orders are 31 days or longer in duration and that the announcement of extensions be made early in the month in order to allow for preparation by each state's leadership teams.Leave: We are encouraged by the recent change that will allow National Guard members to sell back unused leave without penalty or roll over accrued leave to another activated status. We ask that you continue to provide National Guard members with flexibility in how they may utilize leave accrued during the COVID-19 response, and ensure necessary federal funding to support the different leave usage options.Healthcare: We ask that you ensure the National Guard members activated in support of COVID-19 are provided Transition Assistance Management Program (TAMP) benefits for 180 days after coming off orders, similar to their Reserve counterparts.GI Bill and Retirement Benefits: We believe that the service of National Guard members during this unprecedented emergency is deserving of the recognition intended by educational and retirement benefit programs in the spirit in which they were created. We encourage you to be inclusive of pandemic response affiliated military service to ensure that National Guard personnel are not being inappropriately prevented from accessing the benefits earned by their service.We are proud of the incredible contributions of the National Guard. They have been a critical team member in the nation's fight against COVID-19. We welcome your support in ensuring they are kept safe, healthy, and receive the benefits they deserve. Sincerely,

    Events

    2020

    Jan. 28
    Prince George's Town Hall

    Tue 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

    Prince George's Community College Largo, MD

    Jan. 21
    Anne Arundel Town Hall with Congressman Brown

    Tue 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

    Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, MD

    Dec. 14
    Town Hall with Congressman Brown

    Sat 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

    Westphalia Community Center Upper Marlboro, MD