| Mar 13, 2013
| 7:19 PM
Lawmakers from Virginia pressed a House of Representatives panel Wednesday to forgo a requirement that a potential new FBI headquarters be located close to the Capital Beltway, a provision they said gives Maryland an unfair advantage as the two states...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin recently hosted an event in Annapolis to discuss the national debt and how it relates to businesses in the state. It was refreshing to finally hear a member of Congress talk about the need for politicians to work toward a...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Senate Republicans criticized the nomination Monday of former state labor secretary Thomas E. Perez to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, signaling the longtime civil rights lawyer will face a contentious confirmation over his approach to the law and...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 10:48 AM
WASHINGTON -- Officials at the Woodlawn-based Social Security Administration informed employees they do not anticipate furloughs when across-the-board federal budget cuts go into effect, the union that represents many of those workers said Thursday.
| Feb 19, 2013
| 11:04 AM
If Congress fails to deal with the looming threat of sequestration, March 1 will be devastating for millions of Americans. That will be the day that automatic, across-the-board spending cuts begin to take effect — cutting $1.2 trillion from...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Sen. Ben Cardin's fear-mongering article about the threat of budget sequestration was appalling ("No to sequestration," Feb. 20). He of all people should know that the sequester was proposed by President Obama himself to Senate Majority Leader Harry...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 6:20 PM
Checks will arrive on time, but nearly every other task the Social Security Administration performs — from answering phones to determining eligibility for claims — will be delayed if Congress fails to stop steep federal budget cuts from taking...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:38 AM
President Barack Obama slipped into Annapolis Wednesday for a private meeting with U.S. Senate Democrats focused on the nation’s latest fiscal crisis — a visit that temporarily closed roads and a handful of businesses a mile from the...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Sen. Ben Cardin had a simple request of researchers at the National Institutes of Health looking for ways to defend their funding from looming budget cuts: "Put a face on this."
"You're real people," the Maryland Democrat told hundreds of federal...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Labor unions representing federal employees reacted angrily to the $3.8 trillion budget unveiled Wednesday by President Barack Obama, who proposed trimming $20 billion from federal retirement benefits — reopening a debate many Democrats felt had...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 6:41 PM
Online shoppers would have to pay state sales taxes on more purchases under legislation that advanced in the U.S. Senate on Monday — but Marylanders could also wind up paying a smaller increase in gasoline taxes.
Bricks-and-mortar stores have long...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Sen. Ben Cardin joined local business leaders and elected officials Friday in Howard County for an informal town hall meeting to discuss the impact of sequestration and federal budget battles on the county's business community.
"It is affecting our...