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Leading US Congressman Applauds GHEP and its Program

One of the leading and most-powerful members of the United States Congress, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer, has applauded the Global Health and Education Projects, Inc. (GHEP) on the organization’s novel Communities Organized for Health and Environment (COHEN) program aimed at protecting the environment and human health in local communities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

In a letter to GHEP’s leadership, Congressman Hoyer who is the Democratic Whip for the 114th US Congress expressed his pleasure on the organization’s efforts and projects through COHEN that support environmental friendly infrastructure in the Washington DC metro area and beyond.

“By encouraging environmental consciousness while supporting community expansion, your organization has proven that green initiatives are great community investments,” wrote Congressman Hoyer about GHEP’s COHEN program that is funded through a competitive grant award from the Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT).

Steny Hoyer

Congressman Steny Hoyer

In his response, GHEP Executive Director Dr. Romuladus E. Azuine expressed the organization’s gratitude to Congressman Hoyer for his message of congratulations and encouragement. “As our representative, we are elated on your reaching out to commend us on this grant award. Your letter bears testimony to your care of the communities that you serve,” said Dr. Azuine.

He added that GHEP was excited about the opportunity to implement the COHEN program in local communities not only in Prince George’s County, Maryland but also in the entire DC metro area.

Dr. Azuine described the COHEN program as a unique project aimed at not only increasing environmental consciousness, but also addressing the disparities in health and education that have since been a burden in our communities, especially those that GHEP serves.

The GHEP Executive Director thanked the CBT for prioritizing the engagement of minority communities in its grant making efforts and for supporting a program such as COHEN that addresses health disparities.

About Congressman Hoyer:
Congressman Hoyer represents Maryland’s fifth Congressional District. He is the second-ranking member of the House Democratic Leadership in the US House of Representative after Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He works hard to protect our natural resources. In addition to supporting every major piece of environmental legislation while in Congress, he has co-sponsored numerous bills to protect the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, including the “Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act.” He has been a tireless fighter for economic development and a leader in creating jobs since he was first elected to Congress in 1981. You can read more about Congressman Hoyer here and here.