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Barbara A. Mikulski

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  • Military sex assault critics want justice overhaul

    Military sex assault critics want justice overhaul
    Congress was poised late Thursday to pass new legal protections for victims of sexual assault in the military, but victims and their advocates already were looking ahead to a larger battle: the contentious campaign to overhaul the military justice system....
  • Obama orders military leaders to report on progress against sexual assaults

    Obama orders military leaders to report on progress against sexual assaults
    Hours after Congress passed a range of proposals to combat sexual assaults in the armed forces, President Barack Obama ordered military leaders on Friday to conduct a yearlong review of their progress in eliminating rape from the ranks — and...
  • Lifting ban on federal funding of syringe programs would save lives and tax dollars [Letter]

    I would like to underscore Chris Beyrer's recent commentary calling for lifting the U.S. ban on use of federal funds for syringe services programs, or SSPs ("End the senseless syringe funding ban," Dec. 11). SSPs benefit our communities by preventing...
  • Senate advances bipartisan budget agreement

    Senate advances bipartisan budget agreement
    A bipartisan budget deal aimed at calming debates over U.S. fiscal policy for the next two years cleared a key vote Tuesday in the Senate, reducing the risks of another government shutdown and spending cuts that would have had an outsized impact in...
  • End the senseless syringe funding ban [Commentary]

    End the senseless syringe funding ban [Commentary]
    News that Congress┬áreached a budget deal has been met with glee by D.C. pundits, but there is an unresolved issue on the minds of many in the Maryland medical community — will they see sense and lift the ban on federal funding for Syringe Services...
  • Congress faces deadline to reach a budget deal

    Congress faces deadline to reach a budget deal
    Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill on Monday to begin a critical week of budget negotiations with wide-ranging economic implications for Maryland — on issues that include Baltimore harbor dredging, preschool classrooms and the Eastern Shore's...
  • Maryland leaders remember Nelson Mandela as 'symbol of hope in the world'

    Maryland leaders remember Nelson Mandela as 'symbol of hope in the world'
    Two lasting memories of Nelson Mandela stood out to Kurt Schmoke. The former mayor of Baltimore said Thursday evening that he was in the presence of Mandela on two occasions — in one, Mandela galvanized world leaders amid his inauguration as South...
  • 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,...
  • Maritime union hopes film on 2009 pirate attack will raise awareness

    Maritime union hopes film on 2009 pirate attack will raise awareness
    After Navy SEAL snipers killed three Somali pirates during the dramatic rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips off the Horn of Africa in 2009, the merchant mariner became an overnight star, lauded as a hero for sacrificing himself to save his cargo ship's crew....
  • The generation Kennedy inspired [Letter]

    There's not much left to be said about John Kennedy. I can't say I really knew him. But I did meet him a few times, and on the last occasion, he actually called me by name (good staff work, I'm sure). There weren't many Maryland politicians who backed...
  • Senate approves FDA role for specialty pharmacies

    Senate approves FDA role for specialty pharmacies
    The Food and Drug Administration would play a broader role in regulating specialty pharmacies, such as the one responsible for last year's deadly outbreak of meningitis, under legislation approved by Congress on Monday and expected to be signed by...