| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:39 PM
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, called for the head of AIG to resign over comments he made comparing outrage over executive bonuses to lynchings that took place...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:19 PM
In a move that will help some 800 Maryland families affected by the effects of Hurricane Sandy, Congress approved $10 billion in emergency funding Friday for the federal flood insurance program.
The hastily scheduled votes came in response to criticism...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 2:57 PM
A $60 billion emergency spending bill that would provide federal aid to states still recovering from Hurricane Sandy would guarantee additional money for Maryland and subtly change the way administration officials determine eligibility for disaster relief...
| May 7, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Russell Strickland, the new director of Harford County's newly-minted Department of Emergency Services, appeared before members of the County Council Thursday to make the case for his department's $20 million-plus budget for the 2014 fiscal year.
| Mar 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Employees at the Aberdeen Proving Ground office of New Jersey-based information technology firm Symbolic Systems Inc. – many of whom have ties to the Garden State – have helped raise $11,000 for Superstorm Sandy relief programs in New Jersey....
| Feb 9, 2012
| 5:34 PM
As the federal government and 49 states signed a landmark mortgage relief settlement Thursday, housing advocates and others pointed to shortcomings and raised questions about how the $25 billion plan would be able to provide relief to nearly 2 million...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 12:54 PM
The Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department was recently awarded $47,610 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant.
According to a release from the offices of U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 7:15 AM
Whether it's a hurricane, a flood, a tornado or an earthquake, Americans count on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be among the first responders. As the recent example of Hurricane Irene shows, only government can marshal the vast resources...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 7:15 PM
Federal disaster relief funds were allocated Wednesday to Maryland by President Obama, according to a statement from the White House.
The money will be put toward state and local efforts to clean up from the damage caused by the heavy rains from Tropical...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 3:45 PM
Catholic Relief Services is defending a grant it shared with another aid group that separately funds contraception, which is a violation of church doctrine.
The Baltimore-based group that is the Catholic community's official international humanitarian...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Several philanthropic groups have formed an emergency relief fund to assist Los Angeles nonprofits overwhelmed by an influx of immigrant children and their parents.
On Thursday, a coalition of groups announced a pledge drive to raise money for the fund....
| May 8, 2014
| 6:02 AM
Mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will pay the federal government $10.2 billion more in dividends for their 2008 rescue after both firms reported first-quarter profits Thursday.
With the payments, the companies will have sent $213.1...