Tag: John Delaney

State Roundup, January 31, 2020

State lawmakers override vetoes including ‘ban the box,’ Dream Act expansion; the end is near in the 7th District Democratic primary race; debate continues on gun control measure; Delaney drops out of presidential race; bill to allow armed Baltimore County school police officers; General Assembly vacancies filled; Baltimore Clean Air act delayed; grants could help Frederick renters; UMMS trying to recover Healthy Holly money; 12th early voting site for Montgomery; Carroll poll workers want security; editorial on judicial elections; Brown wants border wall security questions answered; assault law proposed for strangulation; cannabis oversight and rights; young Sierra club leader picked

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Eight Republicans vie to challenge Delaney in 6th Congressional District

A “debate” with eight candidates — or 10 or 12 — is not really a debate, as the televised Republican presidential debates last year have shown. They are hampered by uneven questioning and unfair allocation of time. Both those qualities hurt Thursday night’s “debate” by eight Republican candidates running for the chance to unseat Democrat John Delaney in the 6th Congressional District, one of Maryland’s eight gerrymandered House seats that might be seriously in play. This story includes links to other coverage, and a full video of the forum.

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Delaney, Harris vote for restrictions on Syrian refugees, five Md. Dems opposed

Maryland Rep. John Delaney was among 47 Democrats to join with almost all House Republicans, including Rep. Andy Harris, Thursday in blocking further admissions of Syrian refugees into the United States pending tougher vetting. The restrictions, in a bill called the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act, passed on a 287-137 vote, despite a veto threat from President Barack Obama. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Timonium, was recovering from surgery and was one of only eight representatives who did not vote.

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Delaney, Braveboy continue push for redistricting reform

The Maryland congressman who probably benefited most from the state’s partisan gerrymandering in 2012 has also become one of the strongest advocates for reform.

“I think this issue has real potential for a state and national movement,” U.S. Rep. John Delaney told a forum on redistricting reform Monday night. “It’s about entrenched interests versus the interests of the people.”

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Still searching for solution to shortfall in transportation funding

Former U.S. transportation secretary Ray LaHood urged leaders to consider following Virginia’s lead and rethink transportation funding at a panel discussion in Baltimore last week. LaHood proposes a higher federal gas tax to fund nationwide projects, but also suggested that the solution for a broken transportation system could be something like what Virginia did when it moved from a gas tax to a wholesale sales gas tax.

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Commentary: Delaney’s infrastructure bill doesn’t hold up to scrutiny

UMBC Professor Roy Meyers takes issue with Rep. John Delaney’s proposed “Partnership to Build America Act”–a bill that would allow U.S. corporations to avoid taxes when they repatriate profits that are now booked overseas, if they purchase bonds that would be used to build infrastructure. He’s received plenty of favorable media mentions on this bill, but as a budget and policy expert, Meyers believes those reviews are far too generous. The rhetoric supporting the bill is attractive, but it distracts attention from the bill’s complexities.

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Rep. Delaney goes his own way, focusing on ‘big ideas’

His Republican opponent may call him a liberal Democrat, but Rep. John Delaney continues to go his own way in Maryland’s Democratic Party representing part of Montgomery County and most of western Maryland in the 6th Congressional District.

Delaney, who made a personal fortune in running two financial services businesses, was nominated in 2012 over a candidate favored by the Democratic establishment.

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GOP and Bongino hope to take back 6th Congressional District

For the second time this year, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, the Kentucky Republican considered a presidential contender, has helped Dan Bongino raise money in his race to recapture Maryland’s 6th Congressional District for the GOP. Democrat John Delaney took the seat from 20-year incumbent Republican Roscoe Bartlett in 2012 after Democrats radically redrew the Western Maryland district to include more Montgomery County Democrats and lop off conservative Carroll County voters.

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Target to cancel health insurance for hundreds of Md. employees, directs them to exchanges

Hundreds — if not thousands — of Maryland Target employees will lose their health insurance benefits April 1 and are being directed instead to state exchanges created through President Obama’s health care reform law. The national retail giant announced a new company-wide policy this week to discontinue health insurance coverage for all store part-time employees.

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Labor Day politics: Bongino keeps punching, writes book on Obama ‘bubble’; Sarbanes ‘sympathetic with president’ on Syria move

Dan Bongino, last year’s Republican U.S. Senate nominee, held a major fundraiser in Frederick County Friday night in what he concedes is “going to be a tough election” to unseat freshman Democratic Congressman John Delaney in the 6th District. But he made no mention of a book he wrote due out in November, which details why he chose to leave the Secret Service and run for office.

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