| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:45 PM
This year's farm bill would have made substantive changes to nearly every commodity program operated by the federal government except the sugar program ("House again fails to pass farm bill," June 20). While an amendment offering modest reforms was...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Financial aid directors at Maryland colleges hope that members of Congress will return from their July 4 recess and reverse the doubling of the interest rate on new federal loans for financially needy students.
"I am actually hoping they come to their...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:11 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling Wednesday that federal benefits must be given to all legally married same-sex couples inspired Maryland's political leaders to offer thoughts on social progress.
Curious what they think? Here are excerpts from...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:35 PM
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...
| 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
| 9:42 AM
What does it require to get members of Congress to take action quickly and decisively on an issue of federal spending? Now we know. The possibility that they will be delayed in an airport terminal somewhere waiting for a flight out of town is apparently...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Midshipmen at the Naval Academy could spend less time training at sea, some gates into Fort Meade could be shut down and routine maintenance at military installations across the state could be delayed under federal budget cuts set to begin Friday....
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:32 PM
General Services Administration officials said Wednesday they had received nearly three dozen responses to a request for ideas about a new FBI headquarters, a potentially lucrative development that Maryland leaders hope to land in Prince George's County....
| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:15 AM
What a joke your editorial regarding pending federal budget cuts is ("The GOP sequester," Feb. 22). Do you not research information anymore, or do you just call up some liberal Democrats for advice? Maybe you're just blind and believe anything that...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 10:00 AM
As Senate Intelligence Committee members file into room 216 of the Hart office building in Washington for a CIA confirmation hearing this afternoon, they will be under a spotlight much brighter than they anticipated last week.
That was before a Monday...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Rep. Steny Hoyer called plans to extend some benefits to same-sex partners of military personnel “an important step in the right direction” – but said more change is needed.
Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday that...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Maryland's U.S. House delegation met Wednesday with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki to keep pressure on the agency to fix problems at the troubled Baltimore office and follow up on promises for improvement.
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, a Southern...