U.S. Senator for Maryland

Maryland, USA
Joined December 2008
My good friend Elijah Cummings was a pillar of truth & champion of democracy. We will never forget his call to turn adversity into hope and then into change: “Take your pain, turn it into your passion, and make it your purpose.” We must answer his call to action.
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Today, another round of the monthly #ChildTaxCredit payments will hit family bank accounts. The good news: these tax cuts from the #AmericanRescuePlan have helped 683,000 MD families. The bad news is they will expire on 12/31 unless we pass the #BuildBackBetterBudget.
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This is an important step. Steve Bannon and the other January 6th collaborators must cooperate with the Special Committee or be held criminally liable for obstructing justice. The American people deserve answers.
Jan. 6 committee says it will move to hold former Trump aide Stephen Bannon in criminal contempt for not complying with subpoena washingtonpost.com/politics/…
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Let’s get it done. The future of our democracy is at stake. #FreedomToVoteAct
Today, I’m announcing that the Senate will vote on moving forward on the Freedom To Vote Act on Wednesday. This is consequential voting rights legislation. It would establish commonsense standards for our democracy and help fight suppressive voting laws.
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Generating more renewable energy from offshore wind will reduce harmful climate-choking emissions AND create more good-paying, homegrown Maryland jobs AND reduce our energy bills. This announcement from @POTUS is a WIN-WIN-WIN!
The Biden administration announced on Wednesday a plan to develop large scale wind farms along nearly the entire coastline of the U.S — part of the most forceful push ever by federal government to promote offshore wind development. nyti.ms/3vgYQEI
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It’s been 6 years since American Siamak Namazi was captured and held hostage by the Iranian regime. He, his father, and the others being detained and abused by Iran must be returned home, now. #FreetheNamazis
Today marks 6 years since Siamak Namazi, a US citizen, was first unjustly detained by Iran. He, his ailing father & others have been held captive by the regime & many have endured heinous torture. Their wrongful & politically-motivated incarceration must end. #FreeTheNamazis
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Social Security is the backbone of a safe retirement and secure living for many seniors and those with disabilities. This cost of living adjustment is welcome news and will provide vital to support millions of Americans.
BREAKING: Social Security checks going up by 5.9%, the highest increase in decades. on.msnbc.com/3p01VYn
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We are already way behind. There is no time to waste. We must act on climate change to prevent accelerating harm and create new opportunities. It’s as simple as that, and we need to pass our #BuildBackBetterBudget to do it.
At least 85 percent of the world’s population has been affected by human-induced climate change, new research shows washingtonpost.com/climate-e…
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We must act now to tackle the climate crisis & seize the chance to boost jobs by moving to a clean energy economy. Failure would be a dereliction of duty. I was proud to stand w/activists to say that the #BuildBackBetter bill must achieve @POTUS’ climate goals. #NoClimateNoDeal
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Big corporations stash their profits in offshore havens to avoid paying taxes. But w/ this deal led by @POTUS & @SecYellen we’re a big step closer to ending corp. tax dodging & stopping a global race to the bottom. We’ve got to pass our #BuildBackBetterBudget to keep moving fwd.
Breaking News: An agreement to set a 15% global minimum tax rate was reached by nearly 140 countries. Tech giants like Amazon and Facebook will be required to pay taxes in nations where their services are sold, even if they have no physical presence there. nyti.ms/3mEdXUA
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Tune in NOW as I speak on the Senate floor about what the #BuildBackBetterBudget will mean for you & your family. This bill will cut everyday costs for our workers, families, and seniors. It’s key to building an economy with opportunity for ALL. nitter.fdn.fr/i/broadcasts/1Zk…
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Ted Venetoulis was a MD gem. He was devoted to our state, Baltimore Co., & his beloved family. Katherine & I were inspired by his leadership, friendship, passion, & commitment to the common good. We'll miss him dearly & our hearts are w/ Lynn & his family at this difficult time.
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From teachers & firefighters to our armed forces & nurses who care for our vets, #PSLF should provide a chance for Americans to serve our country w/o the burden of student loans. Glad to see @SecCardona & @POTUS take axn to fix this as we fight to address the student debt crisis.
The Education Department says it will use its authority to give borrowers a time-limited waiver — essentially relaxing several of these rules retroactively, so that previously disqualified loan payments can now be counted toward forgiveness. n.pr/3uK51AT
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Combatting malaria could help save thousands of lives – esp. where it's most prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa. This new vax made with help from MD's @wrair is key. As Chair of the @SFRCdems Sub. on Africa & Global Health Policy, I’ll keep working to improve vax access worldwide.
A ‘Historical Event’: First Malaria Vaccine Approved by the World Health Organization nyti.ms/3iEObOR
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This law is unconstitutional – period. It cannot stand. This is the right decision: a woman’s right to choose is hers alone and cannot be denied by elected officials who think they know better.
BREAKING: A federal judge has ordered Texas to suspend the nation’s most restrictive abortion law, which banned most abortions statewide. The state is expected to appeal. apne.ws/j5CQGwU
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Thank you to our educators who continue to inspire, guide & prepare the next generation for success. You are changing student's lives by nurturing a lifelong passion for learning, curiosity, and creativity. #WorldTeachersDay
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John Lewis called voting "the most powerful non-violent tool we have." As GOP state legislatures eat away at this sacred right, it’s up to us to defend it. Today we took an important step forward: reintroducing our John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. We must pass it #JLVRAA
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Let's be clear: McConnell's sole goal is to use his power of obstruction to win the Senate in 2022. He knows a default would trigger economic chaos, but he's willing to hurt the country b/c he thinks it will hurt Biden & Dems. We must use our 51 votes to end his dangerous game.
Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, has a long record of tying debt ceiling increases to policy demands. But with a catastrophic default two weeks away, he has yet to make any. Instead, he appears to want to sow political chaos for Democrats. nyti.ms/3FhGSGH
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People are entitled to express their own views, but not to threaten others. When our highest leaders focus their energy on stoking anger and violence between Americans — like Donald Trump did for four years — this is the result. This must stop.
Attorney General Merrick Garland says the Justice Department will address threats targeting school board members, teachers and other employees in the nation's public schools. A number of threats have been tied to pandemic mask mandates. apne.ws/Ey7V2eV
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