Ruppersberger Pledges to Continue Bipartisan Efforts to Create Jobs, Improve Economy

For Immediate Release:
January 6, 2011
Contact: Jaime Lennon
(410) 746-7954

(Annapolis, MD) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) today filed for re-election at the Maryland State Board of Elections in Annapolis. Congressman Ruppersberger is seeking his sixth term representing Maryland’s second district, which includes communities in Baltimore City, as well as Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Howard and Harford Counties.
Congressman Ruppersberger was named a “centrist” in National Journal’s annual Congressional ratings, describing him as the “ideological center” of the House of Representatives. As Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, for example, Congressman Ruppersberger has worked closely with the Republican Chairman on matters affecting our nation’s security, especially combating terrorism and cyber attacks.
“The challenges our country is facing today aren’t Democratic or Republican. They are American and they require American solutions,” Congressman Ruppersberger said. “I am focused on bringing lawmakers together to get things done on issues that matter most, like creating jobs, saving homes, reducing government waste and protecting our nation.”
Congressman Ruppersberger advocated to bring tens of thousands of jobs to Maryland through the military base consolidation process and continues his efforts to protect and create jobs in the district everyday. He fights for federal resources to help state and local governments fight gangs, rebuild schools and roads and develop a strong workforce. In addition to a record of outstanding constituent service, his legislative highlights include programs to help veterans and wounded warriors, protections for seniors and easing regulatory burdens on business.