Kumar Barve


Kumar Barve named Environmental Legislator of the Year!

Delegate Kumar Barve has championed many environmental issues over the years that have helped protect Maryland’s air, land, water and people. This year, he is receiving our Legislator of the Year award for his work passing legislation to permanently ban hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in Maryland.  While this was certainly the highest profile environmental victory this year, as Chairman of the Environment and Transportation Committee, he has helped guide many successful campaigns this year- from protecting pollinator habitats, to advancing the cause of clean energy, to ensur…

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Maryland House overwhelmingly approves fracking ban

By Josh Hicks March 10   Maryland’s House of Delegates on Friday passed legislation to ban hydraulic fracturing in the state, but a major hurdle remains in the Senate, where a key lawmaker has resisted efforts to permanently prohibit the controversial gas-extraction method. The bill passed the Democratic-majority House 97 to 40, with eight Republicans supporting it. Sen. Joan Carter Conway (D-Baltimore), who chairs the Senate committee in charge of reviewing the proposal, has said she sees little sense in trying to move the measure to Republican Gov. Larry Hog…

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By Terry M. Neal March 2, 1997The elation that Osama Farrag felt over the birth of his first child in November was tempered by a double dose of bad news. First, doctors discovered the boy had a rare disease that caused blood to clot in his veins. Then Farrag's health maintenance organization said it wouldn't cover the $75-a-day blood transfusions that would save the child's life. Farrag, of Gaithersburg, complained to his state delegate, who in turn introduced a bill that would require HMOs to pay for blood work and products, which many managed-care groups exclude from coverage. It'…

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Press Release Issued by the Hindu American Foundation HINDU LEADERS CELEBRATE GLOBAL RELEASE OF HINDU DECLARATION ON CLIMATE CHANGE Boston, MA (November 23, 2015) - Leaders of the Hindu community worldwide released Bhumi Devi ki Jai! A Hindu Declaration on Climate Change earlier today. The Declaration was authored by the Bhumi Project and the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, with support from the Hindu American Foundation (HAF), in an effort to bring a Dharmic perspective to the global discussion of climate change. “The release of this document is momentous considering the di…

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Barve tells grandfather's story to denounce immigrant-bashing

"Amid the furor over refugees set off by last week’s attacks in Paris, Maryland state Del. Kumar Barve has made his Indian immigrant grandfather’s struggle with racism and xenophobia part of his own story in the Democratic primary for Maryland’s 8th congressional district." Read more in The Washington Post. 

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Members of Congress, Maryland Leaders  Endorse Congressional Campaign Rockville, November 5, 2015 – Kumar Barve for Congress announced today the endorsement of Asian Congressional and Maryland leaders for his campaign for Congress. “Kumar Barve is a leader in the innovation and technology sectors and is a proven job creator. He is a fighter for the middle class and working families,” said U.S. Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA). “His family history is the American immigrant success story and I would welcome him as a partner in Congress”. “The AAPI commun…

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Kumar Barve Pushes Bid for Congress

Mongtomery County Sentinel, Oct 22, 2015 by Danica Roem In the race to succeed U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-8), state Del. Kumar Barve (D-17) tied himself directly to the outgoing congressman, who’s now running for U.S. Senate, though Van Hollen hasn’t endorsed Barve’s candidacy. “I can’t think of any differences we have,” he said during an Oct. 1 interview at Starbucks in Rockville Town Center. “He voted against the George Bush-era tax cuts, and so would have I.” As the ranking member of the House Budget Committee, Van Hollen is a fr…

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House Majority Leader Kaiser Supports Congessional Bid Rockville, MD, October 14, 2015 - Delegate Kumar Barve won the endorsement today of Maryland House of Delegates Majority Leader Anne Kaiser, a leading voice in the LGBT community. Barve is a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives 8th District seat currently held by Rep. Chris Van Hollen, who is running for the Senate. "For more than 20 years, Kumar Barve has been the reasonable, progressive voice voters have trusted to protect the environment, promote our shared values, and champion our causes. As Majority Leader, Kumar …

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