The relatively unknown Export-Import Bank is a loan guaranty entity of the federal government that assists U.S, companies to grow their export of products. Founded in 1934 as a part of the New Deal legislation, the bank's charter has been renewed on a bi-partisan basis without controversy since that time. The charter is again up for renewal June 30, and for the first time in nearly 81 years of existence, there is a distinct possibility that the charter will be allowed to expire. This
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama revived his call Thursday for an end to deep cuts in federal spending, an appeal that fell squarely in the divide between Republicans in Congress who want to rein in costs and those who want to boost the Pentagon's budget.
Republicans have reached a point of ideological-institutional confluence. Specifically, in our protracted modern era of partisan polarization and divided government, it makes sense that the more conservative party dominates Congress rather than the presidency.
Reg Avery has been keeping busy. The Oakland Mills Village Board vice chair and PTA Council of Howard County executive vice president announced last month that he was running for County Council in Columbia's District 2 as a Republican.
Facing a backlash from veterans, lawmakers in both parties — including several in Maryland — are reconsidering a cut to military retiree pensions that they approved last month as part of a rare bipartisan budget agreement.
A bipartisan budget deal aimed at calming debates over U.S. fiscal policy for the next two years cleared a key vote Tuesday in the Senate, reducing the risks of another government shutdown and spending cuts that would have had an outsized impact in Maryland.