WASHINGTON — Lawmakers narrowly averted a government shutdown late Thursday night and approved a $1 trillion spending package after a dramatic day on Capitol Hill in which House members in both parties raised objections to portions of the massive spending measure.
If the Great Bay wind project is killed, it will be a terrible loss for Maryland. Governor O'Malley's visionary plan for Maryland to lead in clean energy jobs and investment will be set back. Somerset County, Maryland's poorest, will be deprived of a $200 million investment, 500 construction jobs and $44 million in new tax revenues. Over 200 landowners would lose untold millions in royalty payments. Mr. Hoyer created this fake crisis by meddling in a process that he himself passed a law to
Republican Dan Bongino, the former Secret Service agent running in Maryland's 6th Congressional District, raised more than $530,000 since July, significantly exceeding his past fundraising and nearly matching the incumbent's haul, campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show.
Eight Democratic members of Maryland's congressional delegation wrote President Obama Monday urging him to reconsider his administration's plan to allow seismic testing for oil and gas off the Mid-Atlantic coast.
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.
With talks on Iran's nuclear program likely to be extended, it's crucial that Congress continue to give the administration room to negotiate and not scuttle the chance for a deal with tough talk and unrealistic demands.
The mishandling of thousands of documents at the Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs delayed payments in excess of $25,000 for some veterans, according to new details about the incident made public Monday by the department's inspector general.
Maryland's congressional delegation was expected to coast to victory in Tuesday's primary, leaving Democrats positioned to dominate the state's House seats even in a year that's shaping up to be promising for the GOP nationally.
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, which supplies water to Prince George's and Montgomery counties, is under fire from many in Laurel for opening all seven floodgates of the T. Howard Duckett Dam April 30 following days of heavy rain.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles Lollar, an ordained preacher and former tea party activist, spreads a spirited message about rising above partisanship. He contends that he is the candidate best able to beat a Democrat in November.
Larry Hogan isn't pledging to turn deep blue Maryland red if he's elected governor. He doesn't even hold out a lot of hope for purple. He just thinks that if he can win the Republican primary, he can beat the Democratic nominee and fundamentally change the way the state does business.
President Barack Obama told donors in Maryland on Monday that this November's midterm election will be "critical" if Democrats hope to increase the federal minimum wage or approve major changes to U.S. immigration laws during his final years in office.
Comptroller Peter Franchot on Wednesday urged Gov. Martin O'Malley to veto a bill that would halt a major wind energy project on the Eastern Shore, arguing that Somerset County desperately needs the jobs the project would generate.
In a duel of sorts between two of Maryland's top Democrats, U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer came to Annapolis Tuesday to press for legislation opposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley that Southern Maryland officials insist is needed to protect their region's prized naval air base from an Eastern Shore wind energy project.
Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown joined the state's two U.S. senators and two of its congressional representatives Monday to tout the advantages of a Greenbelt location for the nation's new FBI headquarters.
The effort to lure the FBI to Maryland could have a profound payoff for the state's economy but the benefits could take years to materialize and the impact would hinge on how local officials handle the project, several of the state's top economists say.
Legislation that could kill a $200 million wind energy project on the Eastern Shore is moving through the General Assembly, pushed by Southern Maryland lawmakers who contend the 600-foot tall turbines threaten their region's most important job generator, Naval Air Station Patuxent River.
Today, U.S. businesses are moving manufacturing ack to the United States, opening new factories or expanding their existing operations and hiring new workers thanks to the growing abundance of low-priced natural gas. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that the domestic supply of natural gas will surpass demand by 2016. The EIA also says there will be enough natural gas produced in America that we can export some of the surplus with minimal impact on natural gas prices. So,
More than 500 people rallied Thursday in Baltimore against plans to export liquefied natural gas from a southern Maryland facility, chanting and carrying signs past the office tower where state regulators were considering one aspect of that proposal.
President Barack Obama told House Democratic lawmakers on the Eastern Shore Friday that Congress must focus on increasing the federal minimum wage and changing immigration laws ahead of a midterm election that he acknowledged could be difficult for his party.
Business leaders are investing in education in Baltimore, and not just out of charity, or to "give back." While both are worthy purposes, our business leaders recognize the bottom line value in a growing and diverse Baltimore economy. Investment in education will make that a reality. Various levels of government are reciprocating, and the legislative session and upcoming gubernatorial race offer a perfect time to take that work to the next level