| Jul 27, 2013
| 12:57 PM
Something unusual happened when the controversy over the nation's health care law erupted again on the floor of the House of Representatives this month: A Maryland Democrat voted with Republicans.
Rep. John Delaney, the state's newest member of Congress,...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:30 AM
In his commentary ("Sequestration hurts," July 22), U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin criticized the political gridlock which led to sequestration. But the senator was an influential participant in the political process whereby Congress could not agree upon which...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 12:16 PM
The port of Baltimore won a $10 million federal grant to build more access to rail, expand storage at Fairfield Marine Terminal, and help widen the channel at Seagirt Marine Terminal to accommodate bigger ships.
The cash – to be matched by a...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:06 PM
President Barack Obama will make his case for reopening the federal government at a construction firm in Maryland on Thursday as a political solution to end the 2-day-old shutdown remains elusive.
Obama will visit the Rockville office of Baltimore-based...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 10:48 AM
The House of Representatives approved a bipartisan bill Saturday to provide back pay to 800,000 furloughed federal employees when the government shutdown ends.
If approved by the Senate, the proposal would limit the economic impact of the shutdown....
| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:15 AM
As Sen. Ben Cardin wrote recently, 650,000 federal employees nationwide are on furlough ("Pain of sequestration is real," July 22). I was recently asked whether I was aware that as all these soldiers return from Afghanistan they are going to be laid off...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:22 PM
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ben Cardin has been pressing for what he calls a progressive consumption tax since he first arrived in Congress. More than 26 years later, the Maryland Democrat thinks the idea may have its best shot in a long time.
Cardin, a member...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Six months after former Social Security Administration commissioner Michael J. Astrue left his post, the Obama administration has yet to nominate a replacement — leaving a leadership gap as the agency wrestles with shrinking budgets and hard...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:00 PM
— Anne Arundel County Executive Laura A. Neuman and the head of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation sparred Tuesday over the storm water fees enacted this year on homeowners and businesses in Maryland's most populous localities.
Testifying at a Senate...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:35 PM
We have the first gaffe of the 2014 governor's race, and it's a doozy. The Washington Post reported Tuesday on a speech Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler gave to a roomful of volunteers for his nascent gubernatorial campaign in which he suggested that...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:40 PM
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said Wednesday that the deal approved by Congress to reopen the federal government would also allow President Barack Obama to go forward with his plan to offer a...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:31 PM
A bipartisan deal to reopen the government and extend the nation's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling into early next year won overwhelming support in Congress late Wednesday, allowing tens of thousands of federal employees in Maryland to return to work starting...