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April 23, 2020 In The News
The Maryland Congressional Delegation has announced more than $107 Million in coronavirus economic relief for the state’s airports.
April 17, 2020 In The News
MARYLAND (WDVM) — A recent study reveals nearly 70% of Americans are dealing with more anxiety during this pandemic, as many are worried about securing their jobs, homes and just overall living that normal life that we’re all used to.
April 15, 2020 In The News
MARYLAND (WDVM) — While the United States adjusts to a new normal during the coronavirus outbreak with closed schools, ban on social events and increasingly high unemployment — there is another medical concern to discuss: Mental health.
April 15, 2020 In The News
A New Jersey law requiring conversations between prescribers and patients to discuss risks of addiction before an opioid-based pain reliever is prescribed, resulted in a more than fourfold increase in the percentage of doctors warning patients about the risks of addiction and a significant drop in patients started on opioids. The study was conducted by Dr. Andrew Kolodny, medical director of opioid policy research at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Dr. Kolodny presented the findings today at the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, which was held virtually, rather than at its original Nashville location.
April 15, 2020 In The News
In Wednesday’s morning plenary session in the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, three U.S. representatives expressed cautious optimism about the nation’s drug overdose death rate dropping by 4.6% in 2018—the first decline recorded in decades—but added that neither that development nor the COVID-19 crisis is a reason to throttle back now.
April 14, 2020 In The News
The full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone, today sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar urging him to target future monies from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF) toward Maryland hospitals, health care providers, and other health care entities that need them most. These funds will help Maryland providers acquire crucial resources including COVID-19 testing supplies, personal protective equipment, and other medical equipment and supplies. As the Members note, this letter comes as Maryland, and in particular, the Baltimore-Washington Corridor, has been declared an emerging hotspot by the federal government.
April 14, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and the full Maryland Congressional Delegation, including Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B.

April 13, 2020 In The News
Maryland’s congressional delegation announced Monday that the state’s higher eduction institutions and their students would receive $170.5 million under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to help with the financial burden caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
April 11, 2020 In The News
WASHINGTON – The full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone, yesterday announced the award of $742,225,306 for Maryland hospitals and health care providers through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF). Created through the CARES Act, this program was designed to enable health care providers to cover the costs of responding to COVID-19.
April 11, 2020 In The News
WASHINGTON, DC –On April 8, 2020, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, along with Representatives Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Jamie Raskin, Anthony Brown, and David Trone wrote a bipartisan letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, urging the Department to immediately provide the funding passed within the CARES Act to state and local governments. In their letter, the Members stress the urgent need for the distribution of these funds and ask the Secretary to ensure flexibility in their use.

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