Maryland Democrats join in pressuring White House on Russia

WASHINGTON – Maryland lawmakers on Wednesday joined Democratic efforts in Congress on several fronts to hold the Trump administration accountable on its policies toward Russia and controversial dealings with that nation’s officials. House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Mechanicsville, introduced bipartisan…

Maryland lawmakers urge Howard County sheriff to resign

By MINA HAQ and SYDNEY TONIC Capital News Service WASHINGTON – Five Maryland members of Congress on Thursday called on Howard County Sheriff James Fitzpatrick to resign after a year-long county probe alleged he engaged in discriminatory behavior and created…

Blimp Escape Prompts New Scrutiny by Congress

A giant balloon — dubbed the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System — or JLENS for short — broke free from its mooring station at Maryland’s Aberdeen Proving Ground on Oct. 28.

Maryland House Members Split on Restrictions Against Syrian Refugees

If passed, the bill would lead to comprehensive and time-consuming background checks on refugees from Syria, Iraq.

Ruppersberger Ponders Senate Race, Stresses Bipartisan Approach

There may be a U.S. Senate campaign in Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger’s future. Then again, there may not.

Students Talk National Security with Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger

A small group of Dundalk High School students get to talk national security with Maryland Second District Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, ranking member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence.

Md. Rep. Ruppersberger Proposes Changes to NSA Data Collection

Maryland Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger unveiled a bipartisan bill Tuesday that would end the mass collection of metadata and instead allow the government to order communication companies to search their files for more specific information.

Obama Orders Changes to NSA Telephone Data Collection

President Barack Obama ordered changes to the controversial NSA telephone data collection program.

Maryland’s Congressional Delegation, Minus One, Aims for Gun Control

Maryland’s congressional delegation generally supports new gun control legislation proposed in the wake of the Dec. 14 shooting in Newtown, Conn., that claimed the lives of 20 schoolchildren.

Democrats Deadlocked in 1st District; No Concession in Sight

Wendy Rosen leads John LaFerla in the race for the Democratic nomination in Maryland’s 1st Congressional District, which spans the Eastern Shore and some Baltimore suburbs, but LaFerla says uncounted absentee ballots could put him over the top.