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Barbara A. Mikulski

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  • Supreme Court reshapes same-sex marriage debate

    Supreme Court reshapes same-sex marriage debate
    In a decision with both historic and practical significance for gay and lesbian couples, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages — an outcome advocates hope will aid in their state-by-state...
  • Mikulski says Senate committee puts veterans 'ahead of the line'

    Mikulski says Senate committee puts veterans 'ahead of the line'
    WASHINGTON – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski said Monday she "put veterans ahead of the line" with the passage of a $158 billion spending bill for military construction and veterans issues. The legislation, which...
  • Lori's views outside the Catholic mainstream

    Lori's views outside the Catholic mainstream
    Archbishop William E. Lori writes that religious freedom is under threat in the United States by the exclusion of religious values from public life ("Religious freedom under threat in U.S.," June 16). This is difficult to understand in Maryland where...
  • Privacy advocates outraged, but lawmakers defend collection of phone records

    Privacy advocates outraged, but lawmakers defend collection of phone records
    Privacy advocates expressed outrage Thursday over revelations that the National Security Agency has been collecting telephone records of virtually every phone call made in the United States for seven years, but the Obama administration and a bipartisan...
  • Lawmakers press Pentagon, VA to cooperate on claims backlog

    Lawmakers press Pentagon, VA to cooperate on claims backlog
    A bipartisan group of lawmakers pressed the Obama administration Wednesday to reduce the backlog of disability claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs by improving cooperation between the several agencies that have a role in the process. Senators...
  • VA looks to American Legion, other veterans groups for help with backlog

    VA looks to American Legion, other veterans groups for help with backlog
    As officials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs look internally for solutions to a claims backlog that is drawing increasing fire from Capitol Hill, they are also reaching for outside help from some of the nation's best-known veterans groups....
  • White House chief of staff visits local VA office

    White House chief of staff visits local VA office
    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough visited the Baltimore regional office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday to discuss efforts to address the agency's persistent backlog of veterans disability claims. The Baltimore office,...
  • President's remarks at Ellicott Dredges

    President's remarks at Ellicott Dredges
    Remarks by President Barack Obama this afternoon at Ellicott Dredges in Baltimore, from the White House.   THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Baltimore!  (Applause.)  Well, it is wonderful to see all of you.  Give Duncan a big round of applause for the great...
  • Policy pits candy against sugar

    Policy pits candy against sugar
    Some of Baltimore's best-known candy makers are pressing Congress to overturn a decades-old sugar policy they say is leaving a bad taste in their mouth. Goetze's Candy Co., Wockenfuss Candies and others want lawmakers to rethink long-standing...
  • Hattie Harrison, longest-serving Md. delegate

    Hattie Harrison, longest-serving Md. delegate
    Hattie Harrison, the matriarch of East Baltimore politics who often greeted colleagues as "Baby" and was known for her signature curled hair and Southern cooking, will be remembered at a funeral at noon Feb. 9. Mrs. Harrison died of heart disease...
  • Mikulski seeks executive order on pay equality

    Mikulski seeks executive order on pay equality
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is calling on the Obama administration to prohibit federal contractors from retaliating against employees who discuss salaries -- a new twist on a key provision of the pay equality legislation the Maryland Democrat...
  • U.S. Senate Democrats to meet in Annapolis

    U.S. Senate Democrats will hold their annual retreat beginning Tuesday in Annapolis, giving lawmakers a chance to strategize about gun control, immigration and the latest fiscal crisis. The meeting, which will end with a closed-door address Wednesday by...