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…

Gun safety bills pushed in Congress after Florida shooting

WASHINGTON – Some members of Congress are pressing for action on new gun safety measures following last week’s mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school. Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Upper Marlboro, said he is planning to introduce legislation that would…

Trump temperament gives senators nuclear jitters

WASHINGTON – Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, and Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, led an unusual hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday examining whether the United States’ nuclear first-strike authority should be maintained solely by the president or shared with Congress.…

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