— Governor Moore released the following statement on the retirement of Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger:
Born and raised in Baltimore, Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger has served the past forty years of his life as one of the area’s greatest champions. As a County Executive and a Congressman, he fought to ensure that Baltimore, Maryland, and the country’s best interests were always served.
As ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, Congressman Ruppersberger always worked to strengthen Maryland’s national security assets, and as a dedicated member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, he always put Baltimore and the State of Maryland’s best interests front and center in Washington.
Through his work in the veterans community, protecting Social Security and Medicare, and strengthening our national security, the Congressman showed us that the most important thing we can do as public servants is to be a common sense leader, someone who protects the people we serve and honors those who have sacrificed on behalf of our country.
I have no doubt that Congressman Ruppersberger, even in retirement, will continue to do exactly what we have become accustomed to in Maryland—fight on behalf of working families, uplifting the Baltimore community that he is so proud to call home, and cheering hard for the Ravens and the Orioles.