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Barbara A. Mikulski

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  • O'Malley continues defense of health exchange

    O'Malley continues defense of health exchange
    Gov. Martin O'Malley took his defense of Maryland's struggling health exchange onto national television Sunday after CNN host Candy Crowley described its rollout as "disastrous by most accounts." O'Malley's defense came as Rep. John Delaney of the...
  • Technical problems, discord plagued health care site

    Technical problems, discord plagued health care site
    Although state officials have provided the public scant detail about the troubled launch of Maryland's version of Obamacare, emails and documents show that the project was beset behind the scenes for months by an array of technical issues, warring...
  • O'Malley, Brown careers at stake with Obamacare exchange

    O'Malley, Brown careers at stake with Obamacare exchange
    The Washington Post ran a story yesterday  from inside of the Maryland health care exchange detailing how top government leaders knew for over a year before it went live that the exchange had serious technical problems. And for Gov. Martin O'Malley and...
  • Politics trumped prudence in Md. Obamacare exchange [Editorial]

    Politics trumped prudence in Md. Obamacare exchange  [Editorial]
    The train wreck of Maryland's Affordable Care Act insurance exchange should have been no surprise to Gov. Martin O'Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown or anyone else responsible for its creation. That's the unmistakable conclusion from a Washington Post...
  • Spending bill keeps government open, directs millions to Md.

    Spending bill keeps government open, directs millions to Md.
    Senior lawmakers unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill late Monday that would keep the federal government running for most of this year while directing hundreds of millions of dollars to Maryland interests — from the James Webb Space Telescope to...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore has a stake in the farm bill [Commentary]

    Baltimore has a stake in the farm bill [Commentary]
    Washington gridlock has stopped Congress from passing a much needed farm bill. Here in Baltimore, my administration has put politics aside to implement an aggressive urban agricultural plan to meet the needs of our most vulnerable citizens and support...
  • Lawmakers call on Congress to pass smaller food stamp cuts

    Lawmakers call on Congress to pass smaller food stamp cuts
    Standing in a warehouse full of food for needy families, three Democratic lawmakers called Monday for Congress to avoid sharp cuts to food stamps proposed in a $500 billion farm bill. Lawmakers want to pass the massive legislation by the end of the year,...
  • Congress steers government toward shutdown

    Congress steers government toward shutdown
    Lawmakers in Congress failed to settle on legislation Monday to end the latest budget showdown, forcing federal agencies to begin shutting down services for the first time in 17 years. The Republican-led House and Democratic Senate majority, unable to...