June 27, 2022

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Cheltenham Vets Cemetery Receives Funds for Expansion

Vets Cemetery

Maryland lawmakers applaud the recent award of federal funding for an expansion of the Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery.

MD Fire Training Center Gets Federal Funding

Fire Training

The Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute will receive federal funding to train thousands of firefighters across the state, Rep. Steny H. Hoyer and members of Maryland’s congressional delegation announced.

DoD Urged to Reconsider Changes to Military Base Clinics

Clinics Hoyer Pushes for Health Enterprise Zones Act

Maryland delegation members urged House and Senate Armed Services Committee leaders to include a provision within the final defense authorization bill to require the Department of Defense to closely examine recently proposed changes to military medical treatment facilities. These changes would impact clinics at Naval Support Facility Indian Head and NAS Patuxent River.

Statewide Bay Programs Receive Grant Money

Bay

Maryland’s congressional delegation has announced a more than $3.9 million grant will support Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts and strengthen state environmental infrastructure.

Hoyer Applauds Federal Funds for Airport

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.

Hoyer Urges Extension of USDA Nutrition Waivers

nutrition waivers

Members of the Maryland delegation, including Congressman Steny H. Hoyer, are urging the US Department of Agriculture to extend school nutrition waivers for children and families for the upcoming school year.

Delegation Secures Funds for UMD Bee Research

The University of Maryland College Park has received $299,159 through the US Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture for a research project focused on predicting and mitigating honey bee colony losses, Maryland’s congressional delegation announced.

Stop Buying F-35 Parts From Turkey

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the Pentagon to more quickly stop buying F-35 fighter jet components from Turkey. DoD’s plans to buy parts from Turkey into 2022 undercuts US pressure on the country over its purchase of the Russian S-400 Triumf air defense system, they write.

Delegation Wants Review of State’s June 2 Primary

June Primary

Maryland’s congressional delegation has called for a comprehensive review of the state’s June 2 primary elections.

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.