January 20, 2021

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Lawmakers Announce Funds for Community Health Centers


Maryland’s congressional delegation announced earlier this month that more than $8 million in federal funds was awarded to support Maryland community health centers.

JPPM Awarded Funds for Digital Education Programs


Congressman Steny H. Hoyer announced $280,450 in federal funding to expand educational resources and digital access in libraries and museums across Maryland.

Audit to Probe How DoD Spent COVID Relief Funds


The Pentagon’s inspector general will audit DoD’s distribution of $1 billion from the CARES Act to determine if money designated for a coronavirus response went to defense contractors instead.

Hoyer Applauds Federal Funds for Airport


Federal funds have been allocated under the CARES Act to the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport for the extension and reconstruction of the airport runway, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer’s office announced.

Sea Breeze 2020 Exercise Aims to Deter Russia

Sea Breeze

More than 2,000 troops from eight countries took part in training exercise Sea Breeze 2020 in the Black Sea region. “Conducting operations in the Black Sea ensures stability throughout the region,” said the US Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa commander.

Hoyer on Economy: ‘Still a Long Way From a Full Recovery’


The June 2020 jobs report reveals the number of jobs in the US rose by 4.8M and the unemployment rate decreased to 11.1%. “Having recovered one-third of jobs lost to this crisis is good news; but the reality that two-thirds of Americans who lost their jobs are still out of work is a sobering reality. … we are still a long way from a full recovery,” said Rep. Steny H. Hoyer.

Coronavirus Cases Spike Among Troops

Coronavirus Cases

The downward trend of COVID-19 cases among DoD-affiliated personnel has ended. Cases spiked 18% over the previous week among all employees and 20% among troops.

Hoyer Recaps Coronavirus Relief Bills

Coronavirus Relief Bills

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, House Democrats have worked to pass five major bills to address the public health emergency and provide economic relief to working families and small businesses. Steny H. Hoyer highlights them here.

Fishing Industry Relief Aid On the Way

Fishing Industry

Maryland’s congressional delegation announced an award of $4,125,118 for Maryland’s fishing industry through the Department of Commerce and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Patton’s WWII Command Car Up for Auction

Gen. George S. Patton’s customized 4×4 Command Car was part of the 3rd Army headquarters’ motorpool, built in 1944 with a series of modifications to suit the general’s preferences. It will be auctioned June 13 to benefit a nonprofit educational center for for K-12 students and returning veterans.