In honor of Maryland black WWI vet, Van Hollen introduces bill to ‘right historic wrongs’

CAMBRIDGE, Maryland – During World War I, Army Sgt. William Butler charged a squad of Germans and overran their position “single-handedly” with an automatic weapon slung over his shoulder, freeing U.S. prisoners, and “taking some of his own,” according to…

Maryland lawmakers blister Trump acts in Mueller report, stop shy of impeachment call

Maryland’s Democratic lawmakers on Thursday expressed outrage at President Donald Trump’s conduct detailed in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report but stopped short of saying whether Congress should initiate impeachment proceedings.

Maryland officials join opposition to seismic tests in the ocean

WASHINGTON — Maryland officials have joined a host of congressmen in opposing the Trump administration’s plan to start underwater seismic testing along the Atlantic coast, operations that could lead to increased domestic production of oil and gas, but also could…

Amtrak to make $90 million in renovations to Baltimore station

BALTIMORE – Baltimore’s landmark Penn Station, a hub for Amtrak and Marc commuter rail service, is slated to undergo $90 million in renovations, Amtrak announced Thursday. “By investing in the modernization of Baltimore Penn Station, Amtrak seeks to transform central…

After Wow Air closes, critics see flaws in U.S. regulation

WASHINGTON – A purple Airbus jetliner with bright white lettering sat in silence in a dark corner of Newark Liberty International Airport. Another was parked at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The idle jetliners are remnants of Wow Air,…

Democrats seek billions of dollars with small Wall Street tax

Congressional Democrats have proposed legislation to establish a tax on Wall Street transactions that would generate billions of dollars in revenue.  

Maryland lawmakers back sweeping education overhaul plan

WASHINGTON – Maryland’s congressional delegation has voiced strong support for a sweeping plan to reform the state’s educational system. The Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education has been investigating how to improve Maryland’s public schools for more than two…

Maryland lawmakers have mixed reviews of 2019 State of the Union

One day after President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union Address, Maryland’s two senators and its lone Republican congressional representative offer differing views on the President’s comments on investigations, funding the government, and the southern border.

Maryland legislators disappointed with Trump’s State of the Union address

WASHINGTON – Maryland’s Democratic lawmakers were cold to President Donald Trump’s call for unity in Tuesday’s State of the Union, saying it failed to break any new ground. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Mechanicsville, said he didn’t want to call…

Maryland legislators pleased with shutdown deal, but Democrats hit Trump

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has come to an agreement with Democrats to reopen the government for three weeks. Several Maryland lawmakers quickly responded that they hoped to find a path to avoiding another shutdown. Minutes…

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