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Dear Fellow Marylanders, As a member of the House of Representatives in 1991 and 2002, I voted against going to war with Iraq. The 2002 authorization for the use of military force (AUMF), particularly, was passed under false pretenses. It passed because of the belief that Iraq was involved in the September 11th attack on our country, when in fact it was not. It was based on the premise that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction that could be used against U.S. interests, and that also was false. History has shown that voting no was the right thing to do. This week, as a member of the United States Senate, I joined my colleagues debating how best to finally bring an end to this chapter in our...
Dear Fellow Marylanders, As a member of the House of Representatives in 1991 and 2002, I voted against going to war with Iraq. The 2002 authorization for the use of military force (AUMF), particularly, was passed under false pretenses. It passed because of the belief...
Dear Fellow Marylander, That magical season of March Madness is upon us. Our beloved women’s (2-seed) and men’s (8-seed) Terps basketball teams have made it through the first round of the NCAA Division I tournament. The men’s team took it to the wire on Thursday with...
Dear Fellow Marylanders, I’ve been writing these letters to you nearly every week since March 2020. In all this time, I’ve never had the Washington Post steal my subject line, but they came pretty close this week with their article, “Justin Bieber and Dianne Feinstein...
There Should Be No Deadline on Equality
Dear Fellow Marylander, This week, on the eve of Women’s History Month, the Senate Judiciary Committee did something that had not happened since 1984. It held a hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). An overwhelming number of Americans, over 70 percent, believe...