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U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations

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  • Federal medical research cuts decried at Hopkins

    Federal medical research cuts decried at Hopkins
    The head of the nation's medical research agency and leaders of Johns Hopkins hospital and medical school warned Monday that progress in fighting diseases could be slowed, jobs lost and scientists driven overseas unless across-the-board federal funding...
  • Mikulski says Senate committee puts veterans 'ahead of the line'

    Mikulski says Senate committee puts veterans 'ahead of the line'
    WASHINGTON – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski said Monday she "put veterans ahead of the line" with the passage of a $158 billion spending bill for military construction and veterans issues. The legislation, which...
  • Lawmakers press Pentagon, VA to cooperate on claims backlog

    Lawmakers press Pentagon, VA to cooperate on claims backlog
    A bipartisan group of lawmakers pressed the Obama administration Wednesday to reduce the backlog of disability claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs by improving cooperation between the several agencies that have a role in the process. Senators...
  • Md. airport towers appear safe from federal cuts

    Md. airport towers appear safe from federal cuts
    Five air traffic control towers in Maryland that had been scheduled to shut down in June as a result of federal budget cuts are now expected to remain open, lawmakers said Wednesday — easing fears that the closures could back up flights at BWI...
  • Victims of 1998 Africa bombing still seeking compensation

    Victims of 1998 Africa bombing still seeking compensation
    Fourteen years after a truck bomb ripped through the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, the families of 12 Americans killed in the attack are still fighting for federal compensation that has been granted to other terrorism victims — a struggle that has...
  • Mikulski, VA secretary pledge added staff, training in Baltimore

    Mikulski, VA secretary pledge added staff, training in Baltimore
    The Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the nation's worst performer in processing disability claims, will receive more employee training, an influx of senior staff and a new digital processing system ahead of schedule, under a...
  • U.S. cuts could lead to 'brain drain' in medicine

    U.S. cuts could lead to 'brain drain' in medicine
    Scientists at the nation's leading research institutions are warning that continued uncertainty over federal funding could lead to a brain drain that will undermine the country's global status in medicine. With funding at the National Institutes of...
  • Sequester could close towers at five state airports, LaHood says

    Five regional and local airports could see their control towers close on April 1 if across-the-board spending cuts take effect next week Friday, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Friday. Hagerstown Regional Airport and Salisbury-Ocean City...
  • Obama visits with U.S. Senate Democrats in Annapolis

    Obama visits with U.S. Senate Democrats in Annapolis
    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...
  • Md. will receive $8.6 million more in Sandy aid

    Md. will receive $8.6 million more in Sandy aid
    Maryland communities affected by Super Storm Sandy will receive $8.6 million in federal funding under an emergency spending measure approved by Congress last month. The money, which is in addition to the roughly $1.5 million in assistance the federal...
  • Cardin asks NIH researchers to help fight looming cuts

    Cardin asks NIH researchers to help fight looming cuts
    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...
  • Harris appointed to House Appropriations

    Harris appointed to House Appropriations
    Baltimore County Republican Rep. Andy Harris was appointed to serve on the powerful House Appropriations Committee on Thursday, giving the state another voice in how federal dollars are spent. Harris, is in his second term representing the Eastern Shore...