Dr. Ben Carson, the former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon who was chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, appears to be well positioned for confirmation when the Republican-led Senate convenes in January.
Advocates for low-income housing voiced concern Monday about President-elect Donald Trump's decision to tap Dr. Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon who has little experience with housing policy.
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.
WASHINGTON — In addition to having a hand on the nation's checkbook, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is reaping a political reward from her new assignment as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee: A significant increase in campaign cash.
WASHINGTON — In an unexpected move that could have significant implications for Maryland, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will be named the first female chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.