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October 9, 2013
After his vote to shut down the government in order to defund the Affordable Care Act, House anarchist Rep. Andy Harris offered in an interview with WBAL-TV's Debra Weiner to donate his salary. When asked which organization would receive the donation, Mr. Harris designated the Crisis Pregnancy Center, which counsels pregnant women against having abortions. Centers like CPCs that qualify as medical clinics may provide services such as pregnancy testing and sonograms. But the vast majority are not licensed and provide no medical services.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
The nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization has listed U.S. Rep. Andy Harris -- a Baltimore County Republican -- among the nation's "most anti-equality members of Congress. " The Human Rights Campaign said Tuesday that Harris made its new "Hall of Shame" list of 19 legislators nationwide for having "gone out of his way to sponsor nearly every anti-LGBT bill introduced in the House" since he arrived there in 2010. The list, which also includes high-profile legislators such as Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
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NEWS
October 25, 2013
I live in Maryland's 1st District and am represented by Rep. Andy Harris. Your article showed us just what we can expect from him ("In blue Maryland, Andy Harris proudly stands on the right," Oct. 20). He has done nothing during his term to show he has his constituents in mind when he votes. And unlike his predecessors, he refuses to support any legislation that is proposed by the other side of the aisle. As a registered Democrat, I voted for former Republican Rep. Wayne Gilchrest and later for Democrat Frank Kratovil.
NEWS
July 17, 2014
Your editorial, "Breaking a vicious cycle" (July 14) hits the nail on the head. With U.S. youth incarceration rates the highest in the world - greater than the rates of the other 10 most developed countries combined - something is tragically wrong. It is disturbing that once incarcerated as a youth, even for less serious offenses, these individuals have an increased likelihood of returning to prison and a decreased chance of securing gainful employment later in life. As you point out, the Youth PROMISE Act offers a more effective approach to juvenile crime.
NEWS
July 10, 2014
While I sympathize with the sentiment, the call from some in the District of Columbia to boycott Rep. Andy Harris' district is a classic case of a misconceived proposal that allows one bad apple to spoil the whole bunch ( "Harris wrangles with D.C. officials over marijuana decriminalization," July 3). Many of us did not vote for the big-government Republican Mr. Harris, who typifies conservative hypocrisy as he claims to favor limited government while supporting restrictive, limited liberty, Big Brother interventionist policies like marijuana prohibition.
NEWS
November 23, 2010
Frankly, I was shocked that Andy Harris was elected to Congress, and I suspect that he was financed by some very powerful corporations. I am in his Congressional district now and am in his former Senatorial district. I happened to catch his "act" at Senate hearings two years ago and was appalled at his arrogant and disrespectful behavior to those in attendance including Department of Natural Resources personnel, three of his constituents and his peers. He is now just showing his true colors — a man driven by a powerful ego. With that and his miserable environmental record, we are in big trouble in the 1st District.
NEWS
November 23, 2011
Rep. Andy Harris' off-handed insults aimed at President Obama in the Sun story "Illegal migrants hope for reprieve" (Nov. 19) reveal his blatant contempt for the president of the United States. Unfortunately, they say more about Mr. Harris' lack of respect for the nation's highest office than about immigration or about President Obama. Regardless of anyone's opinions on immigration, Mr. Harris' quoted remark that "If the president doesn't like the current law, he should have come back early from his vacation in the tropics and worked with Congress to change it, not doing yet another unconstitutional end run around our immigration law," was gratuitously nasty, false and ridiculous.
NEWS
November 17, 2010
Rep.-elect Andy Harris perhaps thought in his recent private orientation session that it is important to ask the right questions (why must he wait a month for his new health coverage to start?). I personally resent the clever rush of Washington reporters to report on the irony of the question asked given the fact that it was not asked at a public event. Nevertheless, on behalf of those of us who are accustomed to the intricacies of COBRA and economy-strapped employers - who try every trick in the book to delay the costs associated with health benefits, I can only hope that Dr. Harris takes his experience as a call to action.
NEWS
March 12, 2014
Ol' Andy Harris is at it again. The last I heard from him when he was my representative was, "When does my health care start?" as he headed for Congress. Since then I hear that he is spotted occasionally glad-handing people in stores and restaurants on the Eastern Shore. I hear very little about what he is doing to expand the Maryland economy or ensuring that tax money we pay to the federal government is returned to us in terms of our fair share of goods and services. Other representatives across the country seem to be hard at work, working for the interests of their states.
NEWS
By Andy Harris | January 17, 2011
Last November, the American people sent a clear message to Washington: Government cannot solve all of our problems, and in order to get the economy moving again we must head in a new direction. I am humbled that the citizens of the 1st Congressional District overwhelmingly selected me to join 95 other new members on Capitol Hill to right the ship on jobs, to fix the deficit and to hold President Barack Obama accountable on the expansion of government. On our very first day, we adopted new House rules for the 112th Congress.
NEWS
July 10, 2014
While I sympathize with the sentiment, the call from some in the District of Columbia to boycott Rep. Andy Harris' district is a classic case of a misconceived proposal that allows one bad apple to spoil the whole bunch ( "Harris wrangles with D.C. officials over marijuana decriminalization," July 3). Many of us did not vote for the big-government Republican Mr. Harris, who typifies conservative hypocrisy as he claims to favor limited government while supporting restrictive, limited liberty, Big Brother interventionist policies like marijuana prohibition.
NEWS
July 9, 2014
I heartily agree with your editorial concerning Rep. Andy Harris ( "The Harris boycott," July 7). I have always been proud to be a Marylander. We have some of the most progressive legislators in Washington, from Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Benjamin Cardin to Reps. Elijah Cummings and Chris Van Hollen. Then there's Andy Harris. Somehow he was elected to represent Maryland's First District, where I live, in Washington. What an embarrassment he has been. Each time he opens his mouth it gets worse.
NEWS
July 8, 2014
The clueless writer of your editorial "The Harris boycott" (July 7) totally blew off the fact that Washington, D.C., exists on federal money, and possession of marijuana is still a federal crime. You accused Rep. Andy Harris of not caring for the concerns of others, yet you support Gov. Martin O'Malley's constant thievery of taxpayers' pocketbooks, even though there are actual statewide polls that show that these taxes are not wanted. As for the boycott, that's another liberal joke.
NEWS
By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
Rep. Andy Harris plans to introduce an amendment Wednesday that would block the District of Columbia's effort to decriminalize marijuana. The Cockeysville Republican and House Appropriations Committee member will attempt to attach the amendment to a spending bill Wednesday. The effort comes months after the state of Maryland made possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana a civil matter. The effort was first reported by CQ Roll Call. "What the amendment will do is prohibit not only federal funds but D.C. funds to be used to decriminalize marijuana under the current statute," Harris, an anesthesiologist, told the paper.
NEWS
April 20, 2014
Maryland has a long history of producing some of the nation's finest horses. In 1970, efforts to end the cruel practice of "soring" in horses were led by Maryland Sen. Joseph Tydings. The Horse Protection Act, which resulted from his work, outlawed the practice of applying caustic chemicals to the lower legs of gaited horses. These "sored" horses are then ridden with chains around the sensitive areas; the chains rub up and down, causing the horse to pick its legs up higher in an attempt to get away from the pain.
NEWS
March 12, 2014
Ol' Andy Harris is at it again. The last I heard from him when he was my representative was, "When does my health care start?" as he headed for Congress. Since then I hear that he is spotted occasionally glad-handing people in stores and restaurants on the Eastern Shore. I hear very little about what he is doing to expand the Maryland economy or ensuring that tax money we pay to the federal government is returned to us in terms of our fair share of goods and services. Other representatives across the country seem to be hard at work, working for the interests of their states.
NEWS
November 1, 2013
John F. Kennedy rightly said "the human mind is our fundamental resource. " It takes people with right thinking in government to eliminate deficits, reduce the national debt and restore confidence in leadership. I salute Maryland Rep. Andy Harris for his vote against another debt ceiling increase ( "In blue Maryland, Andy Harris proudly stands on the right," Oct. 20). Mr. Harris' vote was a much-needed slap in the face to a convoluted Democrat playbook of dispensing with the annual budget process in order to hide their policy goals.
NEWS
October 25, 2013
I live in Maryland's 1st District and am represented by Rep. Andy Harris. Your article showed us just what we can expect from him ("In blue Maryland, Andy Harris proudly stands on the right," Oct. 20). He has done nothing during his term to show he has his constituents in mind when he votes. And unlike his predecessors, he refuses to support any legislation that is proposed by the other side of the aisle. As a registered Democrat, I voted for former Republican Rep. Wayne Gilchrest and later for Democrat Frank Kratovil.
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