BALTIMORE, MD – Governor Wes Moore this evening attended the U.S. House Democratic Caucus’ Issues Conference in Baltimore, rallying U.S. House Democrats on patriotism. Under this year’s theme, “People Over Politics,” the governor and House Democrats welcomed President Joseph R. Biden to celebrate unity, delivering results, and defending democracy for the American people.
“Real patriotism isn’t about chanting or waving a flag around; it’s not about dishonoring election results in the name of democracy because you don't like the result,” said Governor Moore. “Real patriotism means bringing people together. It means lifting each other up and improving each other’s lives; it means knowing that our country is great—and that if we do the work, it will be even greater.”
In his remarks, Governor Moore also highlighted the House Democrats’ service record, praising the historic, transformational legislation that Congressional Democrats passed over the past two years to provide aid and encouraging members to continue to fight to deliver for the American people. The governor also praised the historic diversity of the caucus, and recognized Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries and leadership past and present for years of service to the country, to the state, and to Marylanders.
During his first weeks in office, Governor Moore has worked diligently with Maryland’s Congressional delegation to deliver real results for Marylanders. The B&P Replacement Tunnel project, significantly funded by the Biden-Harris Administration's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will result in the Construction of the new Frederick Douglass tunnel and generate up to 30,000 jobs in the Baltimore region, including 20,000 construction jobs. The delegation helped secure a $3.9 million grant award to Coppin State University to expand broadband internet access and technology to students and underserved Marylanders. And the Inflation Reduction Act will cap prescription drug costs for hundreds of Marylanders on Medicare, make the clean energy sector more competitive, and lower energy costs so families are paying less on utilities and saving more in their bank accounts.
“We can deliver policy results that lift all of our communities—it’s not just about energizing the base, it’s about enlarging it, and that is my vision for Maryland,” said Governor Moore. “But more than that, that is my mission for our party—and it’s a mission I believe we share.”