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2008: Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., is shown Diamondback Terrapins by Zach Bell and other fifth-graders from South Shore Elementary in Crownsville, Md.

Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) told Maryland county officials that some gun manufacturers build their sales models “on an assumption that at least 20% of the weapons will get sold illegally.” While addressing the Montgomery County Council on Jan. 29, Sarbanes discussed his support of Vice Pres. Biden’s recent gun control recommendations saying, “I want to note that the resistance to it, the organized resistance to it, doesn’t just come from organizations like the NRA, which gets... cont'd…

Rep. John Sarbanes—lead sponsor of the Government by the People Act—put it well: "The people that are polluting our environment are the same people that are polluting our democracy by pouring millions of dollars into campaigns. They’re the same people who are pouring millions of dollars into lobbyists and standing in the way of progress on climate change."

Congressman John Sarbanes' Grassroots Democracy Act, which would curb the influence of outside money.

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Rare pair of tropical birds take roost in Locust Point drawing birdwatchers

Rare Bird Alert @ the Inner Harbor in Baltimore Maryland! He glimpsed it for a few seconds, but Nico Sarbanes knew instantly the large brown seabird was an unusual visitor to the Baltimore harbor when he spotted it on a visit to Fort McHenry with his family, including his father, U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes.

Rep. John Sarbanes on McCutcheon v. FEC decision: "It is yet another victory for big money campaign donors and special interests at the expense of everyday Americans and the public interest. We need comprehensive reform that will return us to government by the people, not bought and paid for by special interests." (April 2, 2014)