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Jan18

Many of you have contacted my office to voice your concerns with potential changes to the MARC Brunswick line. The District 17 Team conveyed your worries to Beverley Swaim-Staley, the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation and I have included her response below. If you have any further questions about this issue, please don't hesitate to contact my office.

Jan15

More than two dozen Maryland state lawmakers have signed an amicus brief that will be filed in U.S. Supreme Court Thursday in support of President Barack Obama’s health care law.

The advisory brief, which also includes signatures from state lawmakers across the country, comes weeks before the high court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the national Affordable Care Act, which is being challenged on several fronts.
“First and foremost, I support the Affordable Care Act and oppose any attempts at conservative judicial activism,” Del. Kumar P. Barve, a Montgomery County Democrat said in an e-mail. “Secondarily, I'm worried that the elimination of this insurance mandate would eliminate similar automobile insurance mandates in the fifty states.”

The advisory brief, which also includes signatures from state lawmakers across the country, comes weeks before the high court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the national Affordable Care Act, which is being challenged on several fronts.