After House approval of bill legalizing marijuana nationwide, attention turns to Senate

Earlier this month, The House passed a bill legalizing marijuana nationwide. Now the focus shifts to the Senate to see if the Democratic majority passes similar legislation.

Lawmakers and advocates see new tool against hate crimes as lynching becomes federal crime

Legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime was introduced and failed over 200 times in Congress, the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism reported in November.

Bill to “ban the box” would end federal employer requests for criminal histories

WASHINGTON — Former felons could have more success securing employment under bipartisan legislation introduced Thursday that would bar federal employers from asking requests for applicants’ criminal histories before conditional job offers. Reps. Elijah Cummings, D-Baltimore, and Doug Collins, R-Georgia, joined…

Congressional staffers show off speed and humor in bipartisan fun run

WASHINGTON — When it comes to running in the nation’s capital, most think of running for the Senate or the House, especially with the 2018 midterms in November looming. But on a crisp Sunday morning, the Capitol Hill Competition within…

Congress, Advocates Call for Post-Prison Job Reforms

Bipartisan group of lawmakers aims to help former inmates find federal work.

Cardin and Other Democrats Offer Plan to Strengthen Iran Deal

Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin announced new legislation Thursday intended to strengthen the Iran nuclear deal.