Happy Purim! Wishing you and your loved ones a healthy and joyful celebration.
Today, the House passed the Equality Act of 2021. This legislation grants important protections to LGBTQ+ people, including protections for access to housing, education, and federal funding. I’m proud to have been a co-sponsor of this bill.
Thank you to @CityHagerstown's Mayor Keller, Washington County Health Officer Earl Stoner, Commissioner Jeff Cline, Hancock Mayor Ralph Salvagno, @MDHealthDept leaders, #OOCC staff, and others for joining!
Overdose deaths are up 111% percent in parts of Maryland, and we have to work together to support folks struggling with substance use disorder. Today, I spoke with Washington County leaders about how we can fill funding gaps and provide resources to address this crisis.
My Family Support Services for Addiction Act with @RepMeuser was just introduced in the Senate! Thank you @SenGillibrand and @SenCapito for working to support families with a loved one with substance use disorder. This is a big step forward in the fight against addiction.
When I met with @NIHDirector in 2016, he warned that we were not prepared for a pandemic. He was right. We have to focus on preventing future catastrophes like COVID. I spoke with @hansriemer today about potentially creating a pandemic prevention center in Montgomery County.
Weren’t able to tune in? You can find a replay of the webinar here: https://fb.watch/3SokYbwGw4/
The vaccine distribution in Maryland has been frustrating and confusing. That's why I held a webinar on COVID-19 vaccines with the health officers from each of the five counties in the Sixth District to get folks the information they need.
As an @AppropsDems Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee member, I’m working tirelessly to make sure that we are fully funding Ft. Detrick and USAMRIID so they can continue their important work.