WASHINGTON -- Running for reelection in a new district that is no longer a GOP stronghold, incumbent Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett announced Wednesday he had scored an endorsement from a former Democratic congressman from Mississippi.
Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, who is fighting for political survival in the competitive 6th District, said during a televised debate Tuesday that he is conflicted about an upcoming ballot question that would let illegal immigrants pay in-state tuition rates at Maryland schools.
Hundreds of people gathered at the Sharp Street Memorial Church in Baltimore to honor the late state senator Clarence M. Mitchell III, including Gov. Martin O'Malley and many other local, state and national politicians.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi praised Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski for "opening wide the doors of opportunity for the next generation of women leaders" in a statement Friday to honor the senator's latest milestone: Mikulski will become the longest-serving female in Congress on Saturday.
He has maintained a relatively low profile on the Sandra Fluke story, but Democratic Rep. Elijah E. Cummings played a big role in putting the Georgetown law student in the spotlight and sparking a nationwide conversation over contraceptives.
The retirement of Barney Frank not only removes a powerful advocate for the Democratic point of view but also signals a wariness about the party's chances of regaining the House and holding the Senate.
For Rep. Chris Van Hollen, brokering a bipartisan deal to trim the federal deficit is about more than dodging draconian automatic cuts or boosting the fragile economic recovery. It's also about proving a bitterly divided Congress can still accomplish something.