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Maryland Team Welcomes Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott to U.S. Capitol

By meerna Jul10,2024
Maryland Team Welcomes Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott to U.S. Capitol

July 10, 2024

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume and Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) met Tuesday afternoon with Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott to discuss a wide range of issues important to Baltimore. Topics during the hour-long meeting at the U.S. Capitol included their joint efforts to strengthen public safety, public transportation and public housing, and ongoing recovery and rebuilding efforts following the catastrophic collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge.


“After the collapse of the Key Bridge, we showed the nation what it truly means to be ‘Baltimore Strong.’ Together, Team Maryland is committed to supporting Baltimore—from securing federal funding to rebuild the bridge to working to secure critical investments in the city’s infrastructure, economy, public safety and more. Mayor Scott and I will continue to work to build an even brighter future for Baltimore.” said Senator Van Hollen.


“We are proud to welcome Mayor Scott back to the U.S. Capitol. He has been a strong partner and leader for our city, especially after the tragic collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge.” Senator Cardin said“For years, improving public safety throughout Baltimore City has been our top priority, so it was great to start our meeting with good news from the Mayor about a significant decline in violent crime and other positive trends. Additionally, we continue to unite as Team Maryland to deliver much-needed federal funding for infrastructure projects that support a fair and unified Baltimore, such as the revitalization of the Red Line and reconnecting communities divided by the Highway to Nowhere, as well as the replacement of the Francis Scott Key Bridge.”


“Baltimore is at a pivotal moment in its history as it continues to grapple with the aftermath of the Key Bridge collapse and works toward a renaissance that our city is experiencing.” said Mayor Scott. “Our unparalleled partnership with our congressional delegation helps us seize the opportunities before us. On everything from rebuilding after the bridge collapse to key transportation projects like the Hanover Street Bridge, the Frederick Douglass Tunnel and the rebirth of the Red Line, to supporting our historic violence reduction efforts, our delegation was there to advocate for Charm City on Capitol Hill. Today, we discussed the implementation of these projects and the importance of continuing to properly improve public safety by expanding our partnership.”


“Today’s thoughtful, collaborative discussion highlighted the important progress we can make in our communities – including through transformational projects like the Middle Branch Redevelopment Initiative and the Hanover Street Revitalization project – thanks to the consistent, committed efforts of federal, state and local partners. We are grateful for Mayor Scott’s leadership and strategic vision, and we look forward to the significant positive impact these projects will have on Baltimore City and our region.” said Congressman Sarbanes.


“The meeting on Capitol Hill with Mayor Scott and other Baltimore City officials was productive and beneficial. Mayor Scott and his administration have strong allies in the U.S. House and Senate as this delegation has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to lifting up our city. Our continued communication and collaboration will result in meaningful and powerful actions that will strengthen and best serve Baltimoreans everywhere.” said Congressman Mfume.


“My colleagues from the Maryland congressional delegation and I were pleased to welcome Baltimore Mayor Scott to the Capitol to discuss our shared priorities, including federal funding for the reconstruction of the Key Bridge.” Raskin’s representative said“As demonstrated by the significant achievement of fully reopening the Port of Baltimore in June, our strong federal-local partnerships enable us to deliver results for Marylanders. I look forward to working together to continue to advance goals important to our state’s future, such as investing in public safety, strengthening our education system, expanding affordable housing, and more.”


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