Maryland's New Congressman Takes Office - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Maryland's New Congressman Takes Office

Posted: Updated:

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Maryland's newest congressman is taking office as lawmakers continue to grapple with tough choices about federal deficit reduction.
The swearing-in Thursday of Democratic Rep. John Delaney ends 20 years of Republican representation in the state's 6th Congressional District.
He defeated 10-term incumbent Roscoe Bartlett in November after Maryland's ruling Democrats redrew the district's boundaries. The redistricting added part of left-leaning Montgomery County to a district encompassing conservative western Maryland.
Delaney campaigned as a moderate. He favors a combination of spending cuts and tax increases to reduce the deficit.
Delaney also has advocated lower corporate taxes along with elimination of certain deductions and loopholes. And he says Medicare should be tweaked to make it more efficient.
Delaney is a commercial banker from Potomac. He sits on the House Financial Services Committee.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • ContestsMore>>

  • Spring Gas Giveaway

    Spring Gas Giveaway

    Let WMDT fill up your tank! It's time for our Spring Gas Giveaway! More >>
    Enter for your chance to win a $100 Exxon/Mobil Gas Card!More >>
  • Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    The WMDT 47 Teachers Who Make a Difference Contest is Sponsored by Accurate Optical: "Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school." Each month weMore >>
    The WMDT 47 "Teachers Who Make a Difference" Sponsored by Accurate Optical Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.