Maryland’s Congressional Delegation

Maryland’s Congressional delegation consists of 2 senators and 8 representatives, all of whom are Democrats except for one. We present basic information about each below.

Maryland Peace Action has selected a few recent Congressional bills and resolutions that are representative of key war and peace issues.  Detailed information on each of the Senate bills selected can be found here and House bills here,. along with the votes of each member of the delegation on each bill or resolution.

Senators

Ben Cardin (D) is the senior United States Senator from Maryland, first elected to that seat in 2006. In 2015, Cardin became the ranking Democratic member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Contact Sen. Cardin here or call his DC office at (202) 224-4524.

To see details of Sen. Cardin’s’ voting record from 2011 to 2016, click here. During that time, Sen. Cardin voted with us 74% of the time.

Click here to see some of Senator Cardin’s recent votes.

Christopher Van Hollen Jr. (D) has served as junior Senator from Maryland since January 3, 2017. He is the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee and also sits on the Appropriations Committee.

Contact Sen. Van Hollen here or call his office at (202) 224-4654.

Click here to see some of Senator Van Hollen’s recent votes.

Representatives

Andrew Harris(R, MD-01) has served in Congress since 2011. Harris, the only Republican member of the MD delegation, is a member of the Republican Israel Caucus and the “Freedom Caucus.”

Contact Rep. Harris here or call his office at 202-225-5311.

To see details of Rep. Harris’ voting record from 2011 t0 2016, click here, During that time, Rep. Harris voted with us 8% of the time. To see his votes on recent bills, click here.

“Dutch” Ruppersberger (D, MD-02) was elected to Congress in 2003. Currently, he serves on the Subcommittee on Defense and the Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs of the Appropriations Committee.

Contact Rep. Ruppersberger here or call his office at 202-225-3061.

To see his votes on recent bills, click here.

John Sarbanes (D, MD-03) has served as Congressman since 2007. His district is the third most gerrymandered district in the U.S. Rep. Sarbanes serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and on Oversight and Reform.

Contact Rep. Sarbanes here or call his office at (202) 225-4016.

To see details of Rep. Sarbanes’ voting record from 2011 t0 2016, click here. During that time, Rep. Sarbanes voted with us 78% of the time.

To see his votes on some recent bills, click here.

Anthony Brown (D, MD-04) has served in Congress since 2015. He is vice-chair of the Committee on Armed Services and also serves on the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Contact Rep. Brown here or call his office at (202) 225-8699.

To see his votes on some recent bills, click here.

Steny Hoyer (D, MD-05) has served in the House of Representatives since 1981 and as House Majority Leader since 2019. Since 2003, Rep. Hoyer has been the second ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives behind Nancy Pelosi.

Contact Rep. Hoyer here or call his office at (202) 225-4131

To see details of Rep. Hoyer’s voting record from 2011 t0 2016, click here. During that time, Rep. Hoyer voted with us 54% of the time.

To see his votes on some recent bills, click here.

David Trone (D, MD-06) was elected in 2019 to a district that includes most of the western third of the state, although the bulk of its population is located in Montgomery County. Rep. Trone serves on the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Contact Rep. Trone here or call his office at (202) 225-2721.

To see his votes on some recent bills, click here.

Kweisi Mfume (D, MD-07) served five terms as a Democratic Congressman from Maryland’s 7th congressional district, serving in the 100th through 104th Congress. On September 12, 2006, he lost a primary campaign for the United States Senate. On February 4, 2020, Mr. Mfume won the Democratic nomination for his former seat in a MD-7 special election following the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings and won the seat for the rest of Rep. Cummings’ term in the general election held on April 28, 2020.

Jamie Raskin (D, MD-08) was elected to Congress in 2018, He serves on the House Judiciary Committee, the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.

Contact Rep. Raskin here or call his office at 202-225-5341.

Rep. Raskin was endorsed by national Peace Action in 2019 as a “Congressional Champion” for his dedicated, pro-peace leadership in Congress.

To see his votes on some recent bills, click here.