WASHINGTON — Maryland's Democrat-heavy congressional delegation will have far less clout when lawmakers gavel in a new Congress next year, casting doubt on a long list of state priorities from federal employee pay to environmental regulations that could affect the Chesapeake Bay.
WASHINGTON -- Child care workers would undergo more stringent background checks and states would be required to spend more to improve the quality of day care under legislation crafted by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski that cleared a key vote Thursday and is poised for final approval on Monday.
WASHINGTON — Federal health officials told Congress on Wednesday that the Obama administration's request for $6.2 billion in emergency funding is critical to fighting the spread of Ebola in West Africa and there were indications the proposal could win broad bipartisan support.
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, the chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said Monday the panel will hold a hearing on fighting the spread of Ebola — the latest indication Congress is preparing to consider additional funding to deal with the virus.
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, the chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced Monday her committee will hold a hearing on Ebola, the latest indication Congress is preparing to consider additional federal funding to confront the virus.
Capt. Levin F. "Buddy" Harrison III, the legendary Chesapeake Bay charter boat captain and owner of Harrison's Chesapeake House Country Inn on Tilghman island, died Wednesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center of cancer. He was 80.
WASHINGTON — At the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, an aide in the Clinton White House reached out to Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening and asked the fellow Democrat to back off his criticism of the president, a new round of documents released by the Clinton Presidential Library on Friday shows.
WASHINGTON -- At the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal an aide in the Clinton White House reached out to Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening and asked the fellow Democrat to back off his criticism of the president, a new round of documents released by the Clinton Presidential Library on Friday show.
Subbing for new grandmother Hillary Clinton on late notice, former President Bill Clinton became the star attraction Tuesday night at a fundraiser for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown at a posh estate in Potomac.
I understand that the nation is grappling with difficult economic times, but we should keep in mind that, since the end of World War II, more than half of American economic growth can be traced to science-driven technological innovation.
Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski recently acknowledged that "the crisis of increased heroin use in Baltimore and across America is destroying families and ravaging communities." To those of us in the trenches working with treatment providers and schools, we already knew this.
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Sunday that President Obama was "shocked" by the video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice hitting his then fiancee and a Democratic senator called the National Football League's handling of the situation "outrageous."
A newly circulated video showing Ray Rice knocking out his then fiancee drew heightened and widespread outrage Monday, prompting the Ravens to fire the player whose dazzling runs on the field and anti-bullying efforts off of it had endeared him to Ravens Nation.
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill on Monday amid a backdrop of world crises and a looming showdown over immigration but are set to focus most of their time this month on keeping the federal government running through the end of the year.
Federal employees will be allowed to carry money on their health savings accounts into the next year following a months-long lobbying effort by Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland and other lawmakers in the region.
Noting that student loan debt in the U.S. has ballooned to roughly $1 trillion, Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin spoke with students at Bowie State University on Thursday to draw attention to a proposal Democrats will push next week to allow borrowers to refinance their student loans.
The U.S. Coast Guard's shipyard in Curtis Bay has nailed down some new work in the next five years, signing a memorandum of understanding to provide ship maintenance for the Atlantic fleet of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
OCEAN CITY — Gov. Martin O'Malley worked the room at the annual Maryland Association of Counties event Thursday, grinning for photos, slapping the backs of fellow politicians and causing bottlenecks wherever he stopped. He was headed to Mississippi and New Hampshire this weekend.
Two Maryland lawmakers joined Amtrak and Obama administration officials at Penn Station Monday to call for long-term federal funding of transportation projects – pointing to the Baltimore's 141-year-old passenger rail tunnel as a prime example of the need.
WASHINGTON -- Citing "very serious" concerns about the project's impact on Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski tucked language into a military spending bill that would delay the construction of a massive wind farm on the Eastern Shore.
Five members of Maryland¿s congressional delegation said for the first time Friday they believe the punishment handed down to Ravens running back Ray Rice by the NFL is insufficient, adding to a growing chorus of elected officials who are raising questions about Goodell's decision.
The General Services Administration released a long anticipated list of sites on Tuesday it said could accommodate the FBI's requirements for a new home to replace the 39-year-old J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington. Two of the properties are in Maryland — one in Greenbelt, the other in Landover — and a third is in Springfield, Va.
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will introduce an emergency spending bill on Wednesday to deal with the flow of minors crossing the border that slashes $1 billion from President Barack Obama's original request but that does not include provisions to speed deportations for the children.
Here in Maryland we are at the epicenter of the debate to fully fund the fight against HIV/AIDS. That is because Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, which largely controls the federal government's AIDS budget.
By By Eric Filemyr and Melanie Reese and Stephanie Sparrow
The Social Security Administration is overhauling its internal anti-discrimination program after federal auditors found that the agency failed to establish an adequate system for handling claims from employees.
The federal government will run out of money to deal with the influx of Central American children crossing the U.S. border illegally this summer if lawmakers fail to approve $3.7 billion in emergency funds, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate panel Thursday.