Cummings, Sanders propose bills to reduce drug prices

Maryland 7th Congressional District Representative Elijah Cummings and Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, along with other Capitol Hill legislators, introduce three bills that aim to fight the rising cost of prescription drugs.

Maryland congressional Democrats seek to shore up election security before midterms

WASHINGTON – All nine of Maryland’s Democratic lawmakers in Congress have asked Republican Gov. Larry Hogan to allocate the money needed to get federal aid to improve the state’s election system infrastructure and security. “With the 2018 midterm elections fast…

Despite Sunshine Week, critics say secrecy plagues Trump administration

WASHINGTON – It may be National Sunshine Week, but critics and the government’s own reports show that President Donald Trump’s administration is operating a lot in the shadows. Seventy-eight percent of the 823,222 FOIA requests processed during the first year…

In Congress, only one Maryland lawmaker gets NRA money

WASHINGTON — As congressional gun talks ramp up, advocates for stronger safety laws have called for their representatives to stop accepting campaign finance donations from the National Rifle Association. The gun rights advocacy group has given $263,818 to candidates in…

Democratic members of House oversight committee sue for details about Trump Hotel

Democratic members of the House Oversight Committee led by ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, from Maryland’s 8th District, have filed suit to get information about President Trump’s hotel in Washington. Maryland 7th District Rep. Jamie Raskin says that information is critical to determining whether President Trump is acting unlawfully by privately benefiting in some way from the hotel that bears his name.

Maryland lawmakers back U.S. strike on Syria, but many worried about what’s next

WASHINGTON – Maryland lawmakers on Friday supported the Trump administration’s decision to launch an airstrike on a Syrian airfield in response to that government’s recent chemical weapons attack. But most called on President Donald Trump to consult with Congress and…

Maryland Congressional Democrats react to Flynn resignation

WASHINGTON – Following the resignation of National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn, members of Maryland’s congressional delegation reacted to the news, calling for an investigation and increased scrutiny on U.S.-Russian relations.

Commission, Congress Evaluate SNAP and Needs of Hungry Americans

Forty eight million.

That is how many people lived in hungry households in the United States in 2014, according to the Food Research and Action Center.

In order to combat this huge problem, the National Commission on Hunger recently recommended that Congress and the Obama administration create a cross-agency, coordinated national plan to end hunger.

Cummings, House Democrats Create Task Force for Fair Drug Pricing

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Baltimore, and several other House Democrats launched a new task force on Wednesday to combat what they said is the inflation of prescription drug prices by pharmaceutical companies.

House Democrats Demand Documents From Planned Parenthood Video Producers

Democratic members of a House oversight panel sent a letter Tuesday to Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, requesting him to direct the anti-abortion activist who secretly recorded Planned Parenthood to turn over documents related to his videos.