45 Years Later, Tydings’ Gun Control Bill Remains a Cautionary Tale
As Congress debates new gun control measures, former Sen. Joseph Tydings’ story is increasingly relevant as an example of what can happen when a politician draws the ire of the gun lobby.
Cardin Puts Concerns to Defense Secretary Nominee Hagel
Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel said he had a “good conversation” with Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin Wednesday, but Cardin was mum on whether the nominee allayed his concerns about past comments on Iran and Israel.
Census: Redistricting Predictably Alters Two Districts in Maryland
Maryland’s redrawn congressional map significantly altered the makeup of two of the state’s eight congressional districts, as expected, according to recently-released demographic estimates.
Citing Personal Tragedy, Cummings Sponsors Bipartisan Gun Control Bill
U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Baltimore, joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in announcing a bill Tuesday to combat weapons trafficking, an issue he said is personal.
Delaney Adds to Maryland’s Roster of Congressional Power Brokers
Rep. John Delaney, Maryland’s newest member of Congress, has bolstered the state’s already outsized influence on the Hill.
Economy Tops Obama Second-term Agenda
President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday to focus on an economy that continues to struggle toward recovery and to lobby for better gun laws to stem the tide of violence that claimed two more student lives in Maryland.
Gaithersburg’s Mr. Sesma Goes to Washington
Gaithersburg had its day in Congress Friday as City Council Vice President Michael Sesma testified about the ways cities like his can act to protect the environment.
Japanese Cars Represent Best, Worst of Maryland Auto Emissions Tests
Marylanders looking to purchase an environmentally friendly car should look east, Far East, new data shows. Japanese automakers Lexus, Subaru and Honda had the lowest failure rates on emissions tests in Maryland in 2010 and 2011, according to a Capital News Service analysis of more than 3 million test records.
Love Trumps Politics for Some Maryland Officeholders
Valentine’s Day is a special time for Maryland’s politicians; a chance to sneak away from the office and spend time with loved ones.
Maryland Highway Safety Wins Good Grade
Maryland received a good rating for its highway safety laws in a report released Tuesday by a national advocacy group, but the organization says the state has more work to do.