1st District of Maryland Representative, Andy Harris, recently was one of 11 members of congress to vote against House Bill H.R. 2932. This bill — the Homeland Security for Children Act — would require the Dept. of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans to review and incorporate policy feedback from organizations representing the needs of children into DHS policy.
Additionally, it would direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to identify and integrate the needs of children into activities to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against the risk of natural disaster, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that enacting the bill would require no additional costs. The vote was 374 YEA and 11 NAYS. Harris voted NAY.
What is wrong with our representative in congress? Harris has recently voted against the interests of Senior Citizens, Women Veterans and now Children! What happened to President Bush’s 1,000 points of light? Where is compassion in our government? Contact Harris’ D.C. office at (202) 225-5311 or his Eastern Shore office at (410) 643-5425 and voice your displeasure with Harris’ voting record on H.B. 2932.
We do have a choice in who represents us. Vote. Running against Harris in 2020 is a Republican from Ocean City, MD, Jorge Delgado, or Democrat, Mia Mason.
Christopher A. Koch
For more information on this Bill visit: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/2932