[photo, John P. Sarbanes, U.S. Representative, Maryland] JOHN P. SARBANES (Democrat), U.S. Representative, 3rd Congressional District (parts of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard & Montgomery counties, & Baltimore City), Maryland

Capitol Hill:
2370 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-4016; fax: (202) 225-9219

Anne Arundel County:
Arundel Center, Suite 349
44 Calvert St., Annapolis MD 21401
(410) 295-1679; fax: (410) 295-1682

Member of U.S. House of Representatives since January 4, 2007. Member, Energy and Commerce Committee, 2009-11, 2015- (commerce, trade & consumer protection subcommittee, 2009-11; health subcommittee, 2009-11, 2015-; energy subcommittee, 2015-16; energy & power subcommittee, 2017-20; oversight & investigations subcommittee, 2019-20; environment & climate change subcommittee, 2021-); Oversight and Reform Committee, 2019- (government operations subcommittee, 2019-). Member, Committee on Education and Labor, 2007-08 (early childhood, elementary & secondary education subcommittee, 2007-08; healthy families & communities subcommittee, 2007-08); Oversight and Government Reform Committee, 2007-08 (federal workforce, postal service, & district of columbia subcommittee, 2007-08). Natural Resources Committee, 2007-15 (energy & mineral resources subcommittee, 2009-15; national parks, forests & public lands subcommittee, 2007-15); Science, Space and Technology Committee, 2011-15 (research & science education subcommittee, 2011-15; technology & innovation subcommittee, 2011-15). Chair, Democracy Reform Task Force, 2017-. Co-Chair, House Chesapeake Bay Task Force, 2017-. Member, House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, 2017-. Member, Congressional Armenian Caucus; Congressional Pakistan Caucus; Congressional Public Service Caucus (past co-chair); House Congressional Hellenic Caucus; House International Conservation Caucus; Joint Congressional Human Rights Caucus.

Special Assistant to State Superintendent of Schools, State Department of Education, 1998-2005.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, May 22, 1962. Resident of Towson, Maryland. Attended Gilman School, Baltimore, Maryland; Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, A.B., cum laude, 1984; Fulbright Scholar, Greece, 1985; Harvard University School of Law, J.D., 1988. Law clerk to Judge J. Frederick Motz, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1988-89. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1988. Attorney, Venable, LLP, 1989-2006 (chair, health care practice; hiring committee, 1992-96). Member, American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association. Founding member, Board of Trustees, Dunbar Project, 1990-94. Board of Directors, Public Justice Center, 1991-2006 (president, 1994-97); Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies, 1991- (past chair, membership committee). Board of Trustees, Maryland Historical Society, 2007-. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2008, 2012. Unsung Hero Award, Maryland Chapter, Association of Fundraising Professionals, 2006. Arthur W. Machen, Jr., Award, Maryland Legal Services Corp., 2006. Friend of the National Parks Award, National Parks Conservation Association, 2011. National Policymaker Award, Goodwill Industries International, 2012. Pericles Award, American Hellenic Council of California, 2014. Certificate of Appreciation, Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis, 2018. Married; three children.

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