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Barbara A. Mikulski

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  • Senate to consider changes to federal day care program

    Senate to consider changes to federal day care program
    Child care workers would undergo stiffer background checks and states would spend more to improve the quality of day care under a sweeping, bipartisan bill crafted by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski that is set for a vote in the Senate as early as this week....
  • Officials react to complaints of postal delays

    Officials react to complaints of postal delays
    — Members of Maryland's congressional delegation, saying constituents have complained of lengthy mail delays, pressed the U.S. Postal Service on Friday to resume regular delivery — even as the agency reported it was not aware of any...
  • Slow and steady wins the race for Brown [Commentary]

    Slow and steady wins the race for Brown [Commentary]
    If the Democratic primary is likely to decide who will be the state's next governor — a reasonable but not entirely certain proposition, given the balance of power between the state's two major parties — at this point in the contest two...
  • Senate clears path to final vote on farm bill

    Senate clears path to final vote on farm bill
    The U.S. Senate is poised to give final approval Tuesday to a nearly $1 trillion bill that would dictate the nation's agriculture policy for the next five years, reduce how much taxpayers spend on food stamps and alter conservation programs for the...
  • Skyrocketing flood insurance rates have Congress' attention

    Skyrocketing flood insurance rates have Congress' attention
    When Steven Yancheski and his wife bought their Fort Howard home at a foreclosure auction in 2010, they thought they were getting a deal: a two-bedroom bungalow in "paradise" for about $85,000. The house was in a flood zone, so they had to pay for...
  • Grant Obama trade promotion authority [Commentary]

    Grant Obama trade promotion authority [Commentary]
    Earlier this month, the powerful Senate Finance Committee met to consider crucial legislation that would grant the president Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which would make it easier for him to negotiate deals with other countries. Maryland's own Sen....
  • Legislation to protect businesses from payroll services fraud sent to Obama

    Legislation to protect businesses from payroll services fraud sent to Obama
    The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to give more protections to businesses victimized by payroll services companies that failed to pay their clients' federal and state taxes or committed other fraudulent acts. The legislation, championed by...
  • New spending bill funds port dredging and airport towers

    New spending bill funds port dredging and airport towers
    A $1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress late Thursday — averting another shutdown by funding the government through October — directs tens of millions of dollars to the port of Baltimore and will keep airport control towers open...
  • LGBT discrimination bill moves forward in Senate on key vote

    LGBT discrimination bill moves forward in Senate on key vote
    The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that would ban hiring and employment discrimination against LGBT individuals, will proceed in the Senate after 61 senators voted for a cloture motion that will lead to a final vote on the bill. Maryland...
  • Mikulski shows how budget is done [Letter]

    Mikulski shows how budget is done [Letter]
    With the proposed omnibus spending bill, U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski has provided the leadership that demonstrates how Congress is supposed to work ("Bill keeps government open, gives millions to Md.," Jan. 14). The bill provides for restrained...
  • Shutdown costs feds $2 billion in lost productivity, report finds

    Shutdown costs feds $2 billion in lost productivity, report finds
    WASHINGTON -- The 16-day shutdown of the federal government last month resulted in $2 billion in lost productivity and, at its peak, left 40 percent of the federal workforce furloughed, according to a report released by the Obama administration Thursday....
  • Lawmakers take another look at military retiree cut

    Facing a backlash from veterans, lawmakers in both parties — including several in Maryland — are reconsidering a cut to military retiree pensions that they approved last month as part of a rare bipartisan budget agreement. Several proposals...