New congressional maps could impact incumbents

New U.S. congressional maps from Maryland’s redistricting groups could impact incumbents and voters by drawing districts that don’t include the homes of their current representatives. The Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission proposed a map which would draw two districts where no current incumbents live.

House condemns Trump’s Syria policy

WASHINGTON – The House on Wednesday issued a bipartisan rebuke to President Donald Trump’s abrupt withdrawal of U.S. troops in northern Syria that has led to attacks on Syrian Kurds by Turkey. More than 100 House Republicans joined all of…

Van Hollen and Graham seek sanctions against Turkey for attack on Kurds

WASHINGTON — Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham intend to press next week for the passage of a bipartisan bill that would impose severe sanctions on Turkey for its attack on Kurdish forces in Syria…

Pelosi sets formal impeachment inquiry into Trump; Maryland Democrats concur

WASHINGTON – For the fourth time in history, Congress is opening an impeachment inquiry into the president of the United States, an extraordinarily fast-moving development after months of debate among Democrats over whether to proceed with such a constitutionally serious…

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…

Federal workers to get back pay, but tales of woe mount

WASHINGTON – Furloughed federal workers will be compensated for the time they spent working without pay, thanks to a bill sponsored by Maryland’s senators and signed into law Wednesday by President Donald Trump. The bill, sponsored by Maryland Democratic Sen.…

Maryland lawmakers eulogize Bush as engaging statesman willing to compromise

WASHINGTON – Maryland lawmakers mourned the loss of George Herbert Walker Bush Tuesday, commending the 41st president as a decent man who bravely served his country. Bush, 94, died Nov. 30 at his home in Houston. His body will lie…

Trone wins, will join Maryland’s mostly Democratic House delegation

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland — Voters across Maryland braved rainy weather and, in some cases, long lines to cast ballots that appeared to heavily favor incumbent Democrats to represent the state in the U.S. House. Based on slow returns late Tuesday night,…

Battle for Maryland’s only open House seat puts focus on Trump policies

GAITHERSBURG, Maryland – President Donald Trump wasn’t in attendance during a Tuesday debate in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District, but his controversial comments and policies came up several times during the night.   That was not much of a surprise in…