President Donald J. Trump said Friday he wants the federal government to speed the environmental review of major infrastructure projects, and he held out a controversial highway in Maryland to make the case for why the improvements are needed.
With some 75 million beneficiaries nationwide, including 1.3 million in Maryland, proposed cuts to the 52-year-old Medicaid program have become a key stumbling block as the Senate considers the health care legislation approved by the Republican-controlled House in May.
Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen was quizzing President Donald J. Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Agriculture about cuts proposed for the Chesapeake Bay program recently when a fellow Democrat jumped into the conversation.
Donald Trump's campaign strategy must be to flood us with so much nonsense that you cannot deal with any of it — there's always something else just around the bend. What is notably absent from the Trump campaign is a coherent message about anything at all. He's flip-flopped on pretty much every issue he has spoken on: birtherism, immigration, health care, women's health, taxes, releasing his own medical reports. You just can't tell where he is, what he stands for, or what he believes in,
Congress is advancing bipartisan legislation intended to address the nation's opioid abuse epidemic, but lawmakers appear no closer to finding a way to pay for the effort — an omission that even supporters say will severely limit its impact.
Six representatives – five seniors and one former student – from the Bel Air High School Biomedical Sciences program were in Washington, D.C., earlier this month to present their class projects at the 2016 "I am CTE: STEM-Savvy and Career-Ready" congressional reception.
Putting Israel's interests before America's is something you might expect from Republican politicians these days, especially in recent years as Democratic President Obama has clashed with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But you may not expect such behavior from a leading Democratic senator like Maryland's own Ben Cardin. Unfortunately, that's exactly what is happening.
After 80 years, the city of Cleveland, much maligned in lore as "the mistake on the lake," has been selected to host a national political convention in 2016. Famous Ohioans President William McKinley and Mark Hanna, the Karl Rove of his day, might well be turning in their graves.
Sen. Ben Cardin will join a congressional delegation headed to Ukraine this weekend to monitor the country's presidential election, which is taking place amid that country's tense standoff with Russia.
With approximately 700,000 of our fellow citizens returning from our jails and prisons to our communities each year, incarceration alone is not a solution. We have to do a better job at making sure that those returning home from prison and jail are empowered to change and correct their course in life.