| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:48 AM
As one of the first post-9/11 screeners hired at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and as the first president of the national union fighting for screener's rights in the workplace, I find the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this...
| 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,...
| May 22, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Maryland's newest member of the House of Representatives introduced his first bill on Wednesday, a new infrastructure funding proposal that has won bipartisan support in an otherwise divided Congress.
Rep. John Delaney, the Potomac Democrat who has...
| Apr 23, 2013
Sequestration is starting to frustrate air travelers.
About 400 flights were delayed Sunday because of air traffic controller furloughs, the Federal Aviation Administration said, and a few more interruptions were reported Monday, though the nation's air...
| 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...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 1:29 PM
Maryland officials are working behind the scenes to lure the FBI's headquarters to the state from its longtime home base in downtown Washington as the agency seeks an updated building to carry out its expanded counterterrorism and cyber crime missions....
| Apr 15, 2014
Last week, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee marked up a proposed bill that would allow airlines once again to omit taxes and fees from advertised prices and instead add them in later, just before you buy. Make no mistake: This...
| Dec 10, 2013
WASHINGTON — Members of Congress clearly like to talk. And talk.
But when it comes to sitting on a plane next to a passenger jabbering on the phone through a long flight, a lot of lawmakers prefer silence, so much so they are contemplating...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It isn't shaping up to be a good summer for air travelers who are trying to stick to a budget. And let's be honest: Who isn't watching their bottom line?
A few weeks before the traditional start of the busy travel season, United Airlines quietly raised...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Citing the need for highway infrastructure improvements, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, a Democrat who represents Broward and Palm Beach counties, said Friday the federal gasoline tax should be increased.
He called for a “slight increase” in...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 11:52 AM
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood vigorously defended California’s high-speed rail project in the face of sharp criticism from a pair of Golden State Republicans at a Capitol Hill hearing....
| Dec 8, 2012
| 4:28 PM
Gov. Tom Corbett will offer a long-awaited plan to state lawmakers early next year to pay for an estimated $2.5 billion in road and bridge repairs that will likely take advantage of updates in federal highway law as well as......